Teaching Geometry for Teachers in the Time of Covid-19
Summary: This semester, Julia adapted her GeT course to accommodate in-person students, remote synchronous students, and remote asynchronous students. In this seminar, she will share some information about how her class was structured, how this class was different from other semesters, challenges she experienced, and tips and suggestions for those who will be teaching a GeT course next semester. While this seminar will focus mostly on Covid-19 related changes, she will also share some improvements and strategy changes she made this semester that she suspects will continue to be helpful outside of a Covid-19 context.
Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Online seminar via Zoom web meeting software with questions and discussion. Detailed instructions for joining the seminar will be emailed to registered participants.
Julia St. Goar is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Merrimack College. She received her undergraduate degree in mathematics at Agnes Scott College and her PhD in mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she completed her dissertation in the field of discrete fractional calculus. Since arriving at Merrimack College, she has transitioned her research to focus on math education, including a focus on how future teachers learn geometry proofs from a transformation perspective. Although she teaches courses throughout the math sequence, she has a special focus on teaching future teachers.