Each year, 10 faculty members are chosen to receive Teacher-Scholar Awards at the Michigan State University Awards Convocation. Among the 2014 recipients is Kristen Bieda, assistant professor of teacher education.
Bieda will receive the honor at the All-University Awards ceremony at MSU’s Wharton Center on Feb. 11.
Bieda is an award-winning faculty member whose work ranges from innovative classroom approaches that improve how mathematics is taught to encouraging the professional development of graduate students. Her teaching methods promote authentic classroom experiences, and include mentor-guided lessons with educators in local schools.
With a heavy focus on mathematical argumentation and proof, Bieda’s research advances how mathematical reasoning can be taught in the classroom. In addition, she co-authored a book on the Common Core State Standards for the National Council on Teachers of Mathematics.
The Teacher-Scholar award is given to those faculty who, early in their careers, have earned the respect of students and colleagues. Each award recipient has displayed and proven their scholarly promise, devotion and skill in teaching.
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