Carnegie Fellow Jim Stigler highlights how if teachers create recurring and sustained exposure to three key learning opportunities (productive struggle, explicit connections, and deliberate practice), students can become flexible experts.
Karon Klipple, Director of Carnegie Math Pathways, introduces Quantway, which aims to help students develop the quantitative reasoning skills to use numerical reasoning for decision making and sense making about real-world questions.
Karon Klipple, Director of Carnegie Math Pathways, introduces Statway, which provides students the opportunity to apply statistics to real world problems, tackling them through group work with their peers.
Rachel Mudge, an instructor at Foothill College, and former faculty-in-residence at Carnegie, explains what it means to be a part of the Pathways community and how that involvement played out in the classroom.
James Willis, a member of the Carnegie Math Pathways Networked Improvement Community (NIC), describes the importance of social connections within the NIC as a key resource for innovation diffusion and support.
Carnegie's Pathways are design and testing around arousal reappraisal, which instructs individuals that the physiological arousal experienced during stress is not harmful, but rather can be conceived of as a coping resource that aids performance.
In designing two alternative mathematics pathways for students taking college developmental math classes, Carnegie has acknowledged student baggage as one of the key drivers that must be addressed to fully support student success.
Statway student Rikki Vick explains how Statway changed her mindset about her math ability. In addition, the collaborative group work was also important to her, knowing that not only the teacher, but her classmates were rooting for her to succeed.
In early 2014, Achieving the Dream, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and Jobs for the Future will jointly explore with community colleges, higher education organizations, philanthropy, and other stakeholders the feasibility of creating a “Breakthrough Collaborative” to address the alarming failure rate of students in post-secondary remedial mathematics…
In its second year, Carnegie’s Community College Pathways program sustained its high level of student success while also experiencing a growth in the number of students enrolled and the number of campuses teaching Pathways.
Carnegie’s Pathways have had notable success in their first implementation. In addition to their high success rates, Rob Johnstone finds that Statway and Quantway very well may make money for an institution.
This Change Magazine article captures the unique experience of Pathways students and faculty and highlights the power of improvement science to generate transformational learning opportunities and increase student success.
At Carnegie’s Pathways National Forum faculty members, administrators, institutional research staff, and education researchers gathered to continue their efforts to reclaim the mathematical lives of students who place into developmental mathematics.