As we know, the new national standards for math in K-12 education have gone from being completely ho-hum and ignored to becoming a hot-button political issue. What should we make of the controversy? What role, if any, should college faculty play in terms of the Standards? Noted educational researcher, consultant, and reformer Grant Wiggins will try to shed more light than heat on this important topic.
Grant Wiggins is the President of Authentic Education in Hopewell, New Jersey. He earned his Ed.D. from Harvard University and his B. A. from St. John's College in Annapolis. Grant and his AE colleagues consult with schools, districts, state and national education departments on a variety of reform matters. He and his colleagues also organize conferences and workshops, and develop print and Web resources on key school reform issues.
Grant is perhaps best known for being the co-author, with Jay McTighe, of Understanding by Design®, the award-winning and highly successful program and set of materials on curriculum design used all over the world; and of Schooling by Design. He is also a co-author for Pearson Publishing on more than a dozen textbook programs in which UbD™ is infused. His work has been supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.