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Lane Walker

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Lane Walker is a National Board Certified high school teacher in the Francis Howell School District.  She holds a doctorate from the University of Missouri in St. Louis with an emphasis on STEM integration in algebra, and her work has been peer-reviewed and published. The Boeing Community Fund has supported her work by furnishing her classroom with Chromebooks.

 She has presented on topics ranging from homework to best practices in content in conferences in- and out-of-state.  In 2013, she was a Missouri State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and served as a panelist at the, Common Core Curriculum Controversies televised event at The Thomas B. Fordham Institute in Washington, D.C.  She is continuing her research into the effects of inquiry-based learning in high school mathematics.

 In recent years, Dr. Walker has assisted with mathematics curriculum, assessment, and professional development at national, state, and local levels. She has reviewed for Ed Reports, a nonprofit organization producing nationally subscribed, evidence-based reviews of mathematics textbooks and related instructional materials. She has taught mathematics in two public school districts and two colleges in subjects ranging from remedial pre-algebra to calculus.  Her blog, Math-World Liaison is internationally circulated. In her prior life, she was a stay-at-home mom working as a part-time secretary and technical writer. 

Publications

Walker, Lane H.  (2018). “STEM Career Integration in Math:  A Social Justice Issue,” ASCD Express: Vol 14: No. 8. Available at http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol14/num08/stem-career-integration-in-math-a-social-justice-issue.aspxhttp://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol14/num08/stem-career-integration-in-math-a-social-justice-issue.aspx

 

Walker, Lane H. and Sherman, Helene J. (2017). "Common Core and STEM Opportunities," The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 14 : No. 1 , Article 23. 
Available at: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol14/iss1/23

 Guest Contributions

 CPM (2019).  https://pdfs.cpm.org/newsletters/CPM_NL_Sep_2019.pdf

 Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics (2018).  (publication reviewer)

 Alligned (2018), “5 Concerns about Inquiry-based Learning.” Available at:  https://achievethecore.org/aligned/5-concerns-inquiry-based-learning-answered/

 Alligned (2017), “8 Questions About High School Math and STEM.” Available at:  https://achievethecore.org/aligned/8-questions-about-high-school-math-and-stem/

 Alligned (2017), “The Math Gap Between High School and College.”  Available at:  https://achievethecore.org/aligned/math-gap-high-school-college/

 Alligned (2017), “STEM Integration in Algebra: A Bridge to Opportunity.”   Available at:  https://achievethecore.org/aligned/stem-integration-in-algebra-a-bridge-to-opportunity/

 Alligned (2017), “A Case for High-Quality Instructional Materials.”    Available at:  https://achievethecore.org/aligned/a-case-for-high-quality-instructional-materials/

  Alligned (2017), “ The Power of Strong Assessments — The Danger of Bad Ones.” Available at:

 https://achievethecore.org/aligned/the-power-of-strong-assessments-the-danger-of-bad-ones/

Nixthetricks (2015). Available at:  http://nixthetricks.com/Download.html

 

Blogs:

https://lanewalker2013.wordpress.com/

https://gotgettransfers.wordpress.com/