Dr. Karen Hollebrands, professor, North Carolina State University**Friday, Nov. 1, 2019**3-4 p.m.

Walker Hall, Room 103A

*This talk is free and open to the public.*

Dr. Karen Hollebrands is a professor and graduate coordinator in mathematics and statistics education at N.C. State. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics education and conducts research related to the use of technology to support the learning and teaching of mathematics.

She earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to attending Penn State, Hollebrands taught high school mathematics in New York, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. She earned her M.Ed. at North Carolina State University and B.S. at the State University of New York College at Oswego. Hollebrands’ current interests include understanding students’ mathematical understandings in technological contexts and preparing prospective and practicing teachers to incorporate technology into classroom instruction.

At this talk, findings from a study of early career teachers uses of technology to teach mathematics will be shared. In particular, factors that influence beginning mathematics teachers’ decisions to use technology to teach mathematics will be described. In addition, colloquium attendees will have the opportunity to explore open-access curricula for mathematics teacher educators that were designed to support the preparation of mathematics teachers to teach mathematics with technology.

Hollebrands was inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at N.C. State in 2009, was named an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor in 2014 and a University Faculty Scholar in 2015. She has served in various leadership roles for NCTM, PME-NA, AMTE, and SIG-RME. She currently serves as the Editor of the Mathematics Teacher Educator journal co-published by AMTE and NCTM.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Please contact Quinn Morris morrisqa@appstate.edu or Travis Weiland weilandtj@appstate.edu or visit the department colloquium website https://mathsci.appstate.edu/activities-outreach/department-colloquia for more information.

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**About the Department of Mathematical Sciences**

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in actuarial science and mathematics, with concentrations in business, computation, life sciences, physical sciences, secondary teaching and statistics, plus a general, self-designed concentration. The department also offers the Master of Arts in mathematics, with concentrations in college teaching and secondary teaching. Learn more at https://mathsci.appstate.edu.

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