The Bridge: Technology Integration to Support Learning in Mathematics Classrooms

This month, The Bridge Webinar Series focuses on technology integration in mathematics classrooms. Dr. Sam Otten, Assistant Professor of Math Education at the University of Missouri will join math teachers, and MAET alumni, Elizabeth Kupiecki and Ryan Brown, for an in-depth exploration of questions such as: What is the difference between using new technology, such as tablets, as a replacement versus as an innovation? How can teachers balance the use of general apps and math-specific apps to support students’ learning of important mathematical ideas? How can technologies enable students to represent their learning in multiple ways? and Can playing digital games really help students to learn math?

Please join us!

The conversation will run live on Tuesday, February 17  from 12PM-1PM Eastern at

If you miss the livestream, the conversation will be archived at too. Resources will also be openly shared on the embedded EtherPad for you to explore.

Date: Tuesday, February 17,  2014

Time: 12pm Eastern Time

Where: Watch the embedded livestream at

What: Learn from mathematics educators and researchers about their work. Learn promising tech integration practices that can support your students’ learning in math.

Watch: #MAETBridge and #MAET on Twitter for a link to the event!

Invited Guest Bios

Dr. Samuel Otten (@ottensam): Sam is a 2012 graduate of the mathematics education program at Michigan State and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri. His research focuses on student participation in secondary mathematics classrooms. He is currently leading the development of an online master’s program for mathematics teachers and has been active in a one-to-one tablet initiative in the secondary teacher preparation program at the University of Missouri. Sam also produces the Math Ed Podcast and is active in ed chats on Twitter. He has also tried his hand at producing YouTube videos related to public discussions of mathematics curriculum.

Elizabeth (Liz) Kupiecki: Liz teachs math at The Academy of Aerospace and Engineering/ Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science [AAE/GHAMAS] in Hartford, Connecticut. AAE/GHAMAS is a publically funded magnet school where students are selected by lottery. The school is currently ranked by US News as the best high school in Connecticut and as the 15th best school in the United States. Liz is 2014 MAET Alum and has experience teaching in urban, suburban, and rural high schools. Previously, she held positions including: coordinator of an online credit recovery program, special education teacher, and physics teacher.

Ryan Brown(@brownteaches): Ryan is a 2014 MAET graduate and has taught 11 years in Virginia and overseas. He is head of the middle school math department at the Anglo-American School of Moscow (AAS), Russia. The AAS student body of 1,200 students represents 63 nationalities. AAS implemented a BYOD program this year. Plus the school has document cameras and SMARTboards in almost every classroom. In the middle school, students attend Art, Drama, PE, Choir/Band/Strings, an assortment of electives, and their core subjects. Ryan has been a First Lego League Robotics coach for three years and a MathCounts coach for two years including coaching the State Department’s team at the National Competition in Washington DC. He also was asked to present at a VSTE annual conference on how to integrate SMARTboards and Mathematics.

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