Elementary Approaches with Michael Greenlee & Tracey Ramirez (Charles A. Dana Center)

180 Days Education

Jun 17 2021 • 58 mins

In part 2 of our 3-episode series on professional development and supporting systemic educational change, we talk with Michael Greenlee and Tracey Ramirez from Charles A. Dana Center’s Leadership Team at The University of Texas in Austin, TX. Join us for a conversation on systemic change in mathematics and science education at the elementary level.

Michael Greenlee and Tracey Ramirez are both Professional Learning Facilitators at the K-12 Mathematics and Science, K-12 Services, at the Dana Center. Michael and Tracey work with teachers and school leadership, and collaborate with districts and states to address specific concerns at a system level to foster equity and access for all students, with particular emphasis at the elementary level. They provide professional learning experiences on instructional leadership, high-leverage teaching practices, and relevant student learning practices.

They share about The Charles A. Dana Center’s role in supporting systemic change in mathematics and science teaching at the elementary level. They discuss the work they do with teachers and the challenges of creating systemic education change. They share their own personal experiences as teachers and how that helps in their work as facilitators, and share strategies and experiences that provide insight into how important research-based professional learning is to systemic educational change.

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