Janine Remillard, Caroline Ebby: Spencer Foundation Grant

Janine Remillard, professor in the teaching, learning and leadership division of Penn’s Graduate School of Education, and Caroline Brayer Ebby, adjunct associate professor also in GSE’s teaching, learning and leadership division and senior researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), have received a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation for the project “Transitions to the First Year of Teaching in Urban Schools: Learning to Enact Dialogic Instruction in Mathematics.”

Dr. Remillard is an expert in teacher education and professional development, with a focus on how math is taught and how math curriculum is used. She helped create the Community Based Math Project, which creates and shares locally relevant and social justice oriented lesson ideas for mathematics that teachers can modify to fit the needs of their classrooms. Dr. Remillard also specializes in preparing teachers to work in urban schools and working with school leaders to support them.

Dr. Ebby is an expert in how math is taught and how math instruction can be improved. She co-created the Community Based Math Project. Dr. Ebby, an adjunct associate professor at Penn GSE and a senior researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, also studies the implementation of standards-aligned math curriculum and the use of formative assessment and learning trajectories to improve K-8 mathematics teaching and learning.