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School of Education

Developing course curricula is typically a solitary process. Teachers review their material, create lesson plans and make adjustments based on their students’ outcomes. Instead of using shared experiences to implement known improvements, teachers find themselves making changes based on trial and error. Faculty in the University of Delaware’s Mathematics Education Undergraduate Program for Elementary Teachers have developed a better system — implementing and encouraging the use of research-based collaboratively developed lesson plans. As a result of their work, they received the 2013 Wisniewski Teacher Education Award from the Society of Professors of Education. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. The award, named for former dean of education at the University of Tennessee, Richard Wisniewski, is presented each year to an institution that has excelled in contributing to the theories and practices of teacher education. Please see the full story online.