Reston, Va., May 16, 2013— Rose Mary Zbiek, a professor of mathematics
education at Pennsylvania State University, has joined the Board of Directors
of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The 14-member board
serves as the chief policymaking body for NCTM.
Zbiek began her three-year term
(2013–2016) at the conclusion of NCTM’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition in
Denver on April 20. NCTM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the
teaching and learning of mathematics, and supports mathematics educators
in all 50 states and Canada.
Zbiek’s interests include investigating the intersections of
mathematics with teaching and of practice with research, providing support for
daily classroom practice, and developing new strategies for teaching in our
work with NCTM includes chairing the Making It Happen writing
team (2010–11) and serving as technology group co-leader of the Research Agenda
Conference (2008). She was an associate editor for the Journal
for Research in Mathematics Education (2007–12) and a writing team
member for Curriculum Focal Points (2006). She is the series editor of the Essential Understanding Series (2005–).
She was also a member (1999–2003) and chair (2000–02) of the Mathematics
Teacher Editorial Panel. In addition, she served as co-chair for
the Des Moines Regional Conference (1999).
In addition membership in NCTM,
Zbiek has professional affiliations with the American Educational
Research Association, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, the
Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Mathematical Association of
America, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the
Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Zbiek earned a bachelor’s
degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from
Bucknell University. She also earned a PhD from
Pennsylvania State University.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of
mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional
development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest
quality for all students. With 80,000 members and more than 200 Affiliates,
NCTM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving mathematics
education in prekindergarten through grade 12. The Council’s Principles and
Standards for School Mathematics includes guidelines for
excellence in mathematics education. Its Curriculum
Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for
Coherence, released in 2006, identifies the most important mathematical
topics for each grade level. Focus
in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making advocates
practical changes to the high school mathematics curriculum to refocus learning
on reasoning and sense making. NCTM is dedicated to ongoing dialogue and
constructive discussion with all stakeholders about what is best for our
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