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CRMSE Colloquia

Upcoming CRMSE Colloquia

Click on colloquia titles to download abstracts.
All colloquia are held in Suite 128, 6475 Alvarado Rd., unless otherwise noted. (Suite 218 is at the same address.)

Samer Haber (Lebanese American University) 
Reslience through Teaching Innovations
Friday, January 31, 2020  12:00-1:00 PM.
Suite 218

Samer Habre 

Recent CRMSE Colloquia

Click on colloquia titles to download abstracts. Click on the links below the entries for Josephine Relaford-Doyle & Rafael Núñez, Saúl Maldonado & Melissa Navarro, Leslie Banes, and Judit Moschkovich to view the videos of their talks.

David Barner (UC San Diego) 
Language, Perception, and the Conceptual Origins of Arithmetic
Friday, December 13, 2019  12:00-1:00 PM. 
Suite 218
 David Barner
Nick Johnson (SDSU / CRMSE) 
Unpacking Competence as a Lens for Understanding Learning and Teaching in Classrooms
Friday, October 4, 2019  11:00 AM-12:00 noon. 
Suite 218
Nick Johnson 
Cathery Yeh (Chapman University) 
Foregrounding Dis/ability in Mathematics Education: A Call for Culturally Responsive and Relational Inclusion
Friday, May 10, 2019  12:00-1:00 PM. 
Suite 218
 Cathery Yeh

Regis Komperda (SDSU/CRMSE)
Unpacking Active Learning: Modeling how constructivist learning environment factors influence student outcomes in undergraduate chemistry courses
Friday, March 15, 2019  12:00-1:00 PM.
Suite 218

Regis Komperda
CRMSE Brown Bag
Thomas Carey (CRMSE), Joel Dmitruk, and David Carey
Design Thinking in Secondary Schools as a Foundation for Professional Work
Wednesday, January 30, 2019  12:00-1:00 PM.
Suite 218
  Tom Carey
María S. García González (Autonomous Univeristy of Guerrero, Mexico)
The Emotional Knowledge of Mathematics Teachers
Monday, June 11, 2018  11:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Maria Garcia
Sherice Clarke (UCSD)
The Process of Change: Examining Teacher Growth in Orchestrating Dialogic Science Discussions
Friday, April 20, 2018  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Sherice Clarke
Sinem Siyahhan (CSU San Marcos)
Families at Play: How Video Games Support Family Connection and Learning
Friday, March 9, 2018  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Sinem Siyahhan
Lena Wesel (University of Education, Freiberg)
Insights into Design Research on Language-responsive Mathematics and Tertiary Mathematics Education
Monday, February 26, 2018  12:30-1:30 PM.
Lena Wesel
Yasemin Copur-Genturk (USC Rosssier School of Education)
Key Professional Development Strategies for Teacher Knowledge Growth
Friday, February 16, 2018  12-1 PM.
 Yasemin Copur-Genturk
Paola Sztajn (North Carolina State University)
Research, Professional Development, and Research on Professional Development in Mathematics Education
Friday, January 26, 2018  12:30-1:30 PM.
 Paolo Sztajn
Cliff Konold (University of Massachusetts)
Conceptions of and Tools for Handling Multi-level Data
Friday, October 13, 2017  12:30-1:30 PM.
Josephine Relaford-Doyle & Rafael Núñez (UCSD)
When does a ‘visual proof by induction’ serve a proof-like function in mathematics?
Friday, April 21, 2017  1:00-2:00 PM.

 Josephine Relaford-DoyleRafael Nunez
Saúl I. Maldonado & Melissa Navarro (SDSU)
Cultivating English-language learners’ competence in mathematics and science
Friday, April 14, 2017  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Saul MaldonadoMelissa Navarro
Yannis Liako (CRMSE Visiting Scholar, Universitetet i Agder)
Mathematical Modelling and Mathematical Competencies: The case of Biology students
Wednesday, March 22, 2017  12:00-1:00 PM

Sei Jin Ko (SDSU, CRMSE)
Effect of Female Peer Role Models on Math Students' Sense of Belonging and Self Efficacy
Friday, March 17, 2017  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Sei Jin Ko

Brian Katz (Augustana College)
Epistemologies of Mathemetics
Thursday, February 16, 2017  12:00-1:00 PM.
 Brian Katz
Elizabeth van Es (UC Irvine)
Pre-service Teachers’ Noticing Practices of Ambitious Instruction
Friday, February 3, 2017  12:00-1:00 PM.
Elizabeth van Es

Matthew Voigt (SDSU, MSED)
Enriching the Flipped Classroom for All Students
Friday, December 9, 2016  12:30-1:30 PM.

 Matt Voigt
Daniel Reinholz (SDSU, CRMSE)
Sustainable Change: Making STEM Education Transformations Last
Friday, December 2, 2016  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Daniel Reinholz

Leslie Banes (UC Davis)
Exploring Mathematical Writing in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
Friday, November 18, 2016  1:00-2:00 PM.
 Leslie Banes
Judit Moschkovich (UC Santa Cruz)
A Socio-cultural Approach to Academic Literacy in Mathematics for Adolescent English Learners
Thursday, October 27, 2016  4:30-5:30 PM.

Judit Moschkovich

Dustin Thoman (SDSU, CRMSE)
The Social (and Cultural) Nature of 'Intrinsic Motivation': Implications for Student Interest Development and Broadening Participation in Math and Science
Friday, October 21, 2016  1:00-2:00 PM.

Dustin Thoman

Carolina Guerroro-Ortiz (Pontifica Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile)
Visualizing, Interpreting, and Modeling in the Context of Using Digital Tools
Thursday, October 13, 2016  12:30-1:30 PM.

 Carolina Guerroro-Ortiz
Catherine O'Connor (Boston University)
Participation in classroom discussion and learning outcomes
Wednesday, May 25, 2016  4:00-5:00 PM
Catherine OConnor
 David Marx (CRMSE, SDSU)
How peer role models protect women’s math test performance under threat
Friday, April 29, 2016  1:00-2:00 PM
  David Marx
Julia Aguirre (University of Washington, Tacoma)
Beyond reform mathematics: Preparing culturally responsive mathematics teachers to cultivate a more just and equitable mathematics education
Thursday, March 17, 2016  2:00-3:00 PM
 Julia Aguirre
 Zandra de Araujo (University of Missouri), Sarah Roberts (UC Santa Barbara), Craig Willey (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis), and William Zahner (SDSU)
Implementing Cognitively Demanding Mathematics Tasks with English Learners: Prior Research and New Directions
Friday, February 26, 2016  12:30-2:00 PM
Francesca Ferrara and Giulia Ferrari, University of Torino, Italy,
Time-lapse of a learning assemblage: How coordination and agreement inform movement in technology-based activities in the mathematics classroom
Thursday, February 11, 2016  1:00-2:00 PM
 francesa ferraragiulia ferrari
Casey Hawthorne, San Diego State University,
Using Algebraic Generalization as a Road to Symbolization and Structural Understanding
Monday, November 30, 2015  12:30-1:30 PM
 Casey Hawthorne
John Gruver, San Diego State University,
Investigating Discursive Interactions that Are Connected to Students’ Development of Conceptual Understandings
Friday, December 4, 2015  12:30-1:30 PM
 John Gruver
Matt Anderson, San Diego State University,
The Learning Glass
Friday, November 20, 2015  1:00-2:00 PM
 Matt Anderson

Tamara Holmlund Nelson, Washington State University Vancouver,
Making Sense of STEM Education: Professional Development and Classroom Implementation
Friday, October 30, 2015  1:00-2:00 PM

Tamara Nelson

Beth Chance
, Cal Poly – San Lus Obispo,
Student Performance in Curricula Centered On Simulation-Based Inference
Monday, October 12, 2015   11:00 AM-12:00 Noon GMCS 405, SDSU
Joint seminar: CRMSE and the COS Statistics Seminar Series


Xuefen Gao, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University,
Research on Concept Construction of Calculus
Friday, September 18, 2015  1:00-2:00 PM

Xuefen Gao

Ricardo Nemirovsky, San Diego State University
Why Is Learning Mathematics Important? Is It? In What Ways?
Friday, May 15, 2015  1:00-2:00 PM

Ricardo Nemiroksy
Molly Kelton, MSED Student
I am the HULK! (and Other Tales of Mathematical Play)
Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:30-1:30 PM
(Brown Bag Seminar) 
 Molly Kelton
Fred Goldberg, San Diego State University
Following Student Thinking in a Physics Course for Prospective Elementary Teachers that Aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards
Friday, March 13, 2015  1:00-2:00 PM
Fred Goldberg 
Stephen Reed, Center for the Study of Language and Information
Stanford University
Creating Taxonomies and Ontologies to
Organize Research in the Learning Sciences

Friday, March 13, 2015  1:00-2:00 PM
Stephen Reed 


Cliff Konold, Director, Scientific Reasoning Research Institute
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Data Games: Learning statistics through analysis of data generated from computer games

Monday, December 8, 2014,  1:00-2:00 PM



Bridget Druken, MSED Student
Factors That Support and Constrain Mathematics Teachers Continuing Lesson Study After Infusion of External Resources
Friday, December 5, 2014, 12:30-1:30 PM
(Brown Bag Seminar)

 Bridget Druken

Mike Fredenburg, MSED Student
Factors Considered by Elementary Teachers When Developing or Adapting Mathematical Tasks to Support and Extend Children's Mathematical Thinking
Friday, November 21, 2014, 12:30-1:30 PM
(Brown Bag Seminar)

 Mike Fredenburg


Jeffrey Bennett, Astrophysicist and Educator
Strategies for Teaching Science

Thursday, November 13, 2014,  4:30-5:30 PM
Suite 218


Bill Zahner, San Diego State University & CRMSE
Exploring The Practice of Negotiated Defining as a Tool to Spark Meaningful Classroom Mathematical Discussions
Friday, November 7, 2014,  12:00–1:00 pm
Bill Zahner

Melissa Soto, San Diego State University & CRMSE
Analyzing Elementary Students' Mathematical Explanations and Attention to Audience with Screencasts
Friday, October 31, 2014,  1:00–2:00 pm

Melissa Soto

Laurie Edwards, Visiting Scholar, Saint Mary's College of California
"Reading" Gestures in Mathematics
Friday, October 24, 2014,  1:00–2:00 pm



Debora da Silva Soares, Visiting Scholar, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Emerging Tensions from the Development of Calculus Concepts Based on Model Analysis and Digital Technologies
Friday, October 17, 2014,  1:00–2:00 pm


Tommy Dreyfus, 
Visiting Scholar Tommy Dreyfus, Tel Aviv University and SDSU Mathematics Education Lecturer
Constructing abstract mathematical knowledge in context
Friday, October 10, 2014,  1:00–2:00 pm


Rich Levine, San Diego State University & CRMSE
Integrating Change in Mathematics Instruction: On the Use of Learning Analytics
Friday, May 9, 2014,  1:00–2:00 pm

Rich Levine

Fred Goldberg, San Diego State University & CRMSE
An Online Resource to Support Responsive Teaching in Science

Friday, April 18, 2014,  1:00–2:00 pm

Fred Goldberg

Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University, and
Craig Swinyard, University of Portland
Examining Students' Combinatorial Thinking through Reinvention of Basic Counting Formulas

Friday, March 14, 2014,  1:00–2:00 pm

Elise Lockwood  Craig Swinyard

Thomas J. Impelluso
Professor, Bergen University College, Norway
Math, Motion, and Visualization
Friday, January 24, 2014,  1:00–2:00 pm

Tom Impelluso

Jeff Rabin
Professor, University of California, San Diego
Double negative: Two classroom episodes, two analytic frameworks, and two pedagogical recommendations concerning negative number operations
Friday, January 31, 2014,  12:00–1:00 pm

Jeffrey Rabin

Alfinio Flores
Professor, University of Delaware
Double negative: Two classroom episodes, two analytic frameworks, and two pedagogical recommendations concerning negative number operations
Friday, February 21, 2014,  1:00–2:00 pm
Alfinio Flores

Colloqiuium Snapshots

Guerrero-Ortiz Colloquium 1

Carolina Guerrero-Oritz Colloquium, October 13, 2016
Guerrero-Ortiz Colloquium 2

 Carolina Guerrero-Oritz Colloquium, October 13, 2016