Interactive Technologies and STEM
Early-Grades Teaching and Learning

Buffington Named ATMNE’s 2016 Richard H. Balomenos Lecturer

Interactive STEM principal investigator Pam Buffington has been selected as the 2016 Richard H. Balomenos Lecturer by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England, a consortium of math-teacher associations across the six New England states.

On Thursday, Oct. 29, she will present a lecture and lead a discussion on “Strategic Use of Mobile Technologies as an Equity Move” at ATMNE’s annual conference in Portland, Maine:

Mobile technologies are increasingly present in K–16 mathematics classrooms. While these technologies have the potential to assist in ensuring mathematical success for all students, they also have the potential for replicating classroom paradigms that are far from equitable or transformative. However, when strategically used in combination with high leverage practices, such as the eight Mathematics Teaching Practices outlined in the NCTM Principles to Actions document, mobile technologies can become powerful tools to enhance mathematics learning and teaching equity.

On Oct. 30, Buffington will speak on “Improving Early Mathematics Learning and Teaching in iPad-Infused Classrooms.” Both presentations will draw extensively on the Research + Practice Collaboratory Interactive STEM collaboration with Auburn Public Schools in Auburn, Maine, and Maine university researchers.