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Ellen May Davidson

Ellen May Davidson

Associate Professor of Practice

Ellen May Davidson
  1. 617-521-2549
  2. Main College Building, W-304I

Education

M.A.
State University of New York, New Paltz

B.A.
Antioch College 


Community Work

Prospect Hill Academy K-12 Charter School, Somerville and Cambridge, MA. Member Board of Trustees. Chair Academic Affairs Committe.
http://www.prospecthillacademy.org

Mathematics K-12 Program Review Committee, Public Schools of Brookline, Brookline, MA. Committee Member. June, 2004-present.

Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Selection Committee, Public Schools of Brookline, Brookline, MA. Committe Member. September 2005-present.

Diversity Committee, Driscoll School, Brookline, MA, committee member.

Brookline-Boston Learning Teaching Collaborative, Member/ Co-Facilitator, Steering Committe, Professional Development Committee.


Publications

Schniedewind, Nancy and Davidson, Ellen (2006). Open minds to equality: A sourcebook of learning activities to affirm diversity and promote equity (3rd ed.). Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Rethinking Schools.

Beers, Donna and Davidson, Ellen (2006). Prospective teachers bridge content and pedagogy. 2006 MathFest of the Mathematical Association of America.

Grant, C. M., Nelson, B. S., Davidson, E., Sassi, A., Weinberg, A. S., & Holland, S. B. (2005). Lenses on Learning—Supervision: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking. Parsippany, NJ: Pearson Learning.

Davidson, Ellen and Schniedewind, Nancy. (2005). Class difference: Economic inequality and the classroom. In Deborah Byrnes (Ed (3rd ed.), Diversity in the classroom: Teaching about differences and common bonds. Washington, DC: Association of Childhood Education International.

Grant, C. M., Nelson, B. S., Davidson, E., Sassi, A., Weinberg, A.S., & Bleiman, J. (2003). Lenses on learning: Observing Today's Mathematics Classroom. Parsippany, NJ: Pearson Learning.

Grant, C. M., Nelson, B. S., Davidson, E., Sassi, A., Weinberg, A.S., & Bleiman, J. (2003). Lenses on learning: Teacher Learning for Mathematics Instruction. Parsippany, NJ: Pearson Learning.

Grant, C. M., Nelson, B. S., Davidson, E., Sassi, A., Weinberg, A.S., & Bleiman, J. (2003). Lenses on learning: Instructional Leadership in Mathematics. Parsippany, NJ: Pearson Learning.

Schniedewind, Nancy and Davidson, Ellen (2000, September). Differentiating instruction with cooperative learning: Challenging all students in heterogeneous groups. Educational Leadership.

Schniedewind, Nancy and Davidson, Ellen (1998, Fall). Integrating humanistic and social justice education: A sequenced approach for teaching about diversity. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice.

Nelson, Barbara Scott, Davidson, Ellen and Sassi, Annette. (1998, April). Building new knowledge by thinking: How administrators can learn what they need to know about mathematics education reform. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Davidson, Ellen, Hammerman, James and Schniedewind, Nancy. (1997, F). Educating for equity: Acting on critical consciousness. Democracy and Education.

Davidson, Ellen and Kramer, Leslie. (1997). Multicultural and gender equity in the mathematics classroom: The gift of diversity, 1997 Yearbook. In J. Trentacosta (Ed.), Integrating with integrity: Curriculum, instruction and culture in the mathematics classroom. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (131-141).

Davidson, Ellen, Goldowsky, Alexander and Hammerman, James. (1997). The Carmen Sandiego Times. Student newspaper to accompany "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?" TV show. Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation.

Davidson, Ellen and Schniedewind, Nancy. (1996). Diversity in the classroom: Teaching about differences and common bonds. In Deborah Byrnes (Ed.), Class difference: Economic inequality and the classroom (2nd ed.), Washington, DC: Association of Childhood Education International. (49-63).

Davidson, Ellen. (1995). Women: Images and realities — a multicultural anthology of women in the United States. In A. Kesselman, L. McNair and N. Schniedewind (Eds.), Communal living. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publications. (383-387).

Davidson, Ellen and Hammerman, James. (1994, W). Working together for a change. Cooperative Learning. 14, 2.

Davidson, Ellen and Prendergast, Laurie. (1993). Fires in the mirror: Educational materials. Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Print and Outreach.

Davidson, Ellen and Hammerman, James. (1989, F). Reaching all students with mathematics. In M. Driscoll and G. Cuevas (Eds.), Homogenized is only better for milk. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (197-211).

Davidson, Ellen, Goldowsky, Alexander and Hammerman, James. (1992-1995 one set each year). Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Activity Guide and Newspaper. Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Print and Outreach.

Schniedewind, Nancy and Davidson, Ellen. (1987). Cooperative learning, cooperative lives: Learning activities for building a peaceful world. Dubuque, IA: W. C. Brown.

Schniedewind, Nancy and Davidson, Ellen. (1980). Won for all: A cooperative game about minorities and women in American history. Washington, DC: Women's Educational Equity Act Program, Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Davidson, Ellen. (1979). Confronting Racism and Sexism: A Practical Handbook for Educators. New perspectives about ourselves and others. New Paltz, NY: Common Ground Press.


National Conference Presentations (a sampling)

Davidson, Ellen (2007, April) How Unfair Is It? Analyzing World Resource Distribution in Mathematically Rigorous Ways. Creating Balance in an Unjust World National Conference on Math Education and Social Justice.

Davidson, Ellen (2007, April) Get Rid of the Tripod: Shifting our Focus to Children's Thinking and to Mathematical Content. Instructional Coaching in Mathematics: Researchers and Practitioners Learning from Each Other —A Teacher Professional Continuum Conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Beers, Donna and Davidson, Ellen (2006, January) Poster presentation: A Learning Community in Mathematics for Pre-Service Elementary School Teachers: Principles and Practices. Developing Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, Part 2. The Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor conference in Irvine, California.

Davidson, Ellen and Allen, Angela (2006, November) A Soul-stirring Journey to Mathematically Honor Multicultural Communities in a Contested Land. National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) 16th Annual International Conference.

Schniedewind, Nancy and Davidson, Ellen (2006, November) We're in the Same Boat Now: Integrating Multiple Stories of Discrimination. National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) 16th Annual International Conference.

Davidson, Ellen and Beers, Donna. (2006, June). A Learning Community for Prospective Elementary School Teachers. Northeastern Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

Davidson, Ellen and Campbell, Daryl. (2005, November). Educational Equity: How One School Is Securing Fair Education for All Its Students. National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) 15th Annual International Conference.

Davidson, Ellen and Schniedewind, Nancy. (2004, October). Educating to Make Connections: Social Justice Legacies of the Past and Challenges of the Present. National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) 14th Annual International Conference.

Davidson, Ellen and Schniedewind, Nancy. (2001, April). Cooperative learning, cooperative lives. Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Miles-Grant, Cathy, Davidson, Ellen, Weinberg, Amy, Lester, Jill and Gagnon, Jeanne (2000, April). Lenses on learning: Administrators as learners and leaders. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Davidson, Ellen, Russo, Joe and Goldman, Lisa. (1999, April). A model for home and school collaboration for promoting children's mathematical learning. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Davidson, Ellen and Miles-Grant, Cathy. (1999. April). Helping administrators develop discerning eyes for reform practice in mathematics teaching and learning. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Davidson, Ellen and Miles-Grant, Cathy. Lenses on learning: A new focus on mathematics and school leadership. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Nelson, Barbara Scott and Davidson, Ellen. (1998, December). Learning to listen to children's thinking and implications for staff development. National Staff Development Council (NSDC) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

One of 30 participants invited to the nationwide "New Technologies for the Study of Teaching" Conference. (1998, June). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Davidson, Ellen, Lui, Stuart and Musso, Sara. (1997, April). Redefining collegiality: Urban teachers collaborate to investigate practice. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Schniedewind, Nancy and Davidson, Ellen. (1997, March). Teaching for diversity, equality and social justice: Two recent sourcebooks for social justice educators. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Davidson, Ellen. (1996, April). Learning recursively: an image for developing professionally as we teach. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Davidson, Ellen. (1992, April). Class difference: Economic inequality and the classroom. Panel presentation, "Diversity in the classroom: Teaching about differences and common bonds." National Conference of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), Chicago, IL.


Local and Regional Workshops (A Sampling)

The following are a selection from the more than 200 presentations and workshop series that I have taught from 1989 to the present:

Davidson, Ellen and Heuer, Loretta (2006, August; 2006, December; 2007, March; 2007 August) Lenses on Learning—Supervision: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking. Chicago Public Schools, Office of Mathematics and Science.

Davidson, Ellen and Schniedewind, Nancy. (2005, October) No More an 'Either-Or': Teaching About Multiple Forms of Discrimination Through Multicultural Education at the Connecticut Conference on Multicultural Education.

Davidson, Ellen (2005, January) What is Place Value? At the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts (ATMIM) 2005 Winter Conference: "Footprints to Success: Scaling Up the Mathematics".

Davidson, Ellen (2004, June) A three-day workshop for classroom teachers on designing pre-assessments for TERC Investigations (1st-5th grades) and MathScapes (6rh-8th grades) units.

Davidson, Ellen (2003, November) Strategies to Focus Administrators on Mathematics. The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics/Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England 100th anniversary meeting in Manchester, NH.

Davidson, Ellen (October, 2004). What is constructivism? Workshop for parents of the Choice Program at The Healey School, Somerville, MA.

Davidson, Ellen (2001-2002, 2000-2001). A series of workshops with the full faculty of the Choice Program at The Healey School, Somerville, MA. Work with faculty on constructivism and development and revision of lesson design.

Davidson, Ellen. (2000, Summer). A series of workshops consulting with the teachers and tutors for the Simmons collaborative work with the Mary Curley Middle School for seventh graders who have failed mathematics.

Davidson, Ellen and Winokur, Jeffrey. (2000, January 19 and March 24; 1999, August 18 and 19). Principal Institute for Mathematics, Science and Technology Reform. Massachusetts PALMS Regional Providers, Worcester, MA.

Davidson, Ellen and Weinberg, Amy. (2000, March 20). Developing "an eye" for standards-based classrooms. Bridgewater State Curriculum Leadership Center, Bridgewater, MA.

Davidson, Ellen. (2000, March 17). Administrators working for change: How administrators can learn what they need to know about mathematics education reform. New Jersey SSI Regional Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Nelson, Barbara Scott and Davidson, Ellen. (1999, January 20). Lenses on learning: Classroom observation and teacher supervision. CESAME Statewide Implementation Program. Boston, MA.

Davidson, Ellen and Russo, Joe. (1997-98). Understanding mathematics reform curriculum. A series of 7 workshops for parents. Driscoll School, Brookline, MA.

Davidson, Ellen. (1997, F). Mathematics textbook selection: A discovery process. Dover, MA. Series of meetings with selection committee to facilitate informed curriculum choice.

Davidson, Ellen. (1995, S). Understanding the mathematics we teach. Agassiz School, Boston, MA. Series of four workshops for elementary teachers.

Davidson, Ellen. (1994, W and S). Teaching to the NCTM standards. A series of four full day workshops for all primary grade teachers in Wellesley, MA.

Davidson, Ellen. (1993, May). Rethinking curriculum: Integrating content, pedagogy and practice. Workshop on multicultural mathematics, Independent Schools Association of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

Davidson, Ellen. (1992-1993). Implementing the NCTM teaching standards across the curriculum. Deering Junior High School, West Warwick, RI. A series of eight full day workshops.

Davidson, Ellen. (1992, November). A patchwork of understanding. Educators for Social Responsibility, Boston, MA.

Davidson, Ellen. (1992, September). Transformative pedagogy/ Transforming the curriculum: Faculty sharing stories about teaching. Panel member, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.

Davidson, Ellen. (1992, April). Cooperative learning and multiculturalism in mathematics. Educators for Social Responsibility, Boston, MA.

Davidson, Ellen and Prendergast, Laurie. (1991, May). Socio-economic class issues in the classroom. At conference entitled Embracing our multicultural future: Building institutions for all of America's peoples. Wheelock College, Boston, MA.

Davidson, Ellen. (1990-91, S). Making math meaningful. Carlisle, MA. Series of three all day workshops.

Davidson, Ellen. (1990, Fall). Cooperative learning: Cooperative lives. Groton-Dunstable Regional Schools, Groton, MA. Keynote speaker, followed by six workshops.

Davidson, Ellen. (1990, S). Cooperative learning in the classroom. Deering Junior High School, West Warwick, RI. Six days.

Schifter, Deborah, Davidson, Ellen and Hammerman, James. (1990, F). Covering the table to dis-cover new insights. Association for Constructivist Teaching Conference, Northampton, MA.

Davidson, Ellen. (1989, November). Unlocking their minds without key words—real life problem solving. Workshop at Statewide Chapter I Conference, Math Marches On. Weston, MA..

Davidson, Ellen. (1989, F). Cooperative Learning. Boston, MA. Series of four workshops for bilingual resource room teachers.