Professor Elham Kazemi at Lakeridge Elementary

Elham Kazemi, Geda and Phil Condit Professor in Science & Math Education, has received the Washington Educational Research Association's 2014 Distinguished Paper Award for a paper describing the University of Washington College of Education's innovative work in math education at Renton's Lakeridge Elementary School. The Seattle Times recently highlighted the College's work helping Lakeridge significantly improve student academic achievement by building a professional learning community based on the latest research in mathematics education.

Kazemi co-authored the paper "Innovations in improving mathematics instruction: One school's story of implementing job-embedded school-wide professional development," published in the Summer 2013 edition of the Washington State Kappan, with Allison Hintz, assistant professor of education at UW Bothell; Jessica Granger, principal of Lakeridge; Lakeridge math coaches Teresa Lind and Becca Lewis; and Lakeridge teachers Lynn Simpson and Drew Crandall.

The paper was recognized for its significance and quality, and will included in a session at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting taking place in April 2015.


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