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Laura Gellert

Assistant Professor


School of Education


Teaching Learning and Culture: Undergraduate Childhood Education, Mathematics Education


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  • Education

    Ph.D.    The Graduate Center, CUNY
    Urban Education Science, Math, Technology Strand, 2008
    Dissertation Title:  New Elementary School Teachers and Mathematics:  An Investigation through a Community of Practice

    M.S.      The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
    Mathematics, 1999

    A.B.        Bryn Mawr College
    Mathematics, 1993


  • Courses Taught


    EDCE 6100C How Children Learn Mathematics: Grade 1 - 6
    EDCE 6000C How Children Learn Mathematics: Birth - Grade 2
    EDCE 5950C Mathematics for Teachers
    MATHE 8106N: Algebra for Middle School Teachers
    MATHE 8107N Geometry for Middle School Teachers


    EDCE 32200 How Children Learn Mathematics


    edTPA workshop for graduate and undergraduate childhood education students

  • Research Interests

    Mentoring in Mathematics Education
    STEM Integration
    Inclusive education in conjunction with mathematics teaching and learning
    Communities of Practice
  • Publications

    Offenholly, K., Gellert, L.M., and Kotelawala, U.M., (2015) “Digital Games for Future Math Teachers: Transforming Undergraduate Education” Journal of Game-Supported Interactive Learning, (In Press, expected publication 2015).  

    Gellert, L. M. (2013). “Elementary School Teachers and Mathematics: Communities of Practice and an Opportunity for Change.” Journal of Education & Learning, 2(4).  
    Crismond, D., Gellert, L., Cain, R., and Wright, S. (2013) “Minding the Missteps: A watch list of misconceptions for beginning designers.” Science and Children., pp. 80-85  

    Gellert, L. (2012) “Creating Communities of Learners Among Beginning Teachers:  A Matter of Social Justice.”  Education in a Democracy: A Journal of the NNER (Vol. 4)  

    Gellert, L. and Gonzalez, L. (2011). “Teacher Collaboration: Implications for New Mathematics Teachers.”  Current Issues in Education, 14(1).

    Foote, M., Smith, B., and Gellert, L. (2011) “Evolution of (Urban) Mathematics Teachers' Identity.” Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, December 2011, 4(2). pp. 67–95


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