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Valerie Klein
Assistant Clinical Professor
Program Director for MS in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Program Director of Teaching Learning and Curriculum

Valerie Klein, PhD

Education

PhD, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
MA, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
BA, Amherst College

Program Affiliation

MS Mathematics, Learning and Teaching

Articles and Presentations:

  • Suppovitz, J. and Klein, V. (2003). Mapping a course for improved student learning: how innovative schools systematically use student performance data to guide improvement. Philadelphia: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • Silverman, J. & Klein, V. (February, 2015). Supporting Teachers' Professional Noticing with Technology. Paper presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference. Orlando, Fl.
  • Klein, V., Silverman, J., & Shumar, W. (July, 2014). Focus on student thinking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Vancouver, BC.
  • Shumar, W. Klein, V., & Silverman, J., (July, 2014). Noticing and wondering with technology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Vancouver, BC.
  • Silverman, J., Klein, V., Shumar, W., Fricchione, C., Roberts, C. & Matranga. (June, 2014). Characterizing teachers' analysis of student work. Poster to be presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences annual meeting. Boulder, CO.
  • Klein, V., Silverman J., & Fricchione C. (April 2014).  Describing vs. deducing: characterizing teachers’ analysis of student work. Poster presented at the annual meeting of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. New Orleans, LA.
  • Silverman, J., Klein, V. & Fricchione, C. (February, 2014). Cultivating community: building on teachers beliefs and experience to broker meaningful professional development. Paper presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. Irvine, CA.
  • Silverman, J., Klein, V., Fricchione, C. Roberts, C., Shumar, W. & Weimar, S. (November, 2013). Bridging communities online: the role of brokers in professional development at the Math Forum. Poster presented at the annual meeting of PME-NA: North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Group. Chicago, IL.
  • Klein, V. & Clay, E. (April, 2013). Deepening our understanding of elementary CCSS mathematics while practicing our teaching. Presented at the annual meeting National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Denver, CO.
  • Ray, M. & Klein, V.  (April, 2013). Pressing pause: an online professional development model that helps teacher take time to examine student thinking. Presented at the annual meeting National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Denver, CO.
  • Fricchinoe, C., Silverman, J., Roberts, C. Shumar, W. & Klein, V. (March, 2013). Bridging communities online: building on the experience of the Math Forum to broker meaningful professional development. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Educators. New Orleans, LA.
  • Klein, V. (April, 2012). Free Tools: financial education, math, & problem solving. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Clay, E. & Klein, V. (April, 2012). Supporting pre-service teachers in practicing instructional explanations using free technology. Presented at the annual meeting the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Clay, E. & Klein, V. (March, 2012). Improving mathematical content knowledge through the development of instructional explanations. Presented at the annual meeting at the National Association for Alternative Certification National Conference, Bethesda, MD.
  • Clay, E. & Klein, V. (June, 2011). Affordances of the online environment for reflective teaching practices. Presented at the annual meeting the International Society for Technology in Education. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Klein, V. & Weimar S. (April, 2010). Problem solving: a vehicle for integrating financial literacy and the mathematics curriculum. Presented at the annual meeting of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. San Diego, CA.
  • Klein, V. (February, 2006). Learning about money: student perspectives on financial education. Paper presented at the Urban Ethnography Forum. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Teachers’ use of formative assessment in mathematics
  • Creating opportunities for rich problem solving in the classroom
  • Examining teachers growth and change as mathematics teachers over time
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • The Math Forum, Professional Collaboration Leader (2010 –2015)
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley, Director of Program Quality, 2007 – 2010
  • Campaign for Working Families, Research Assistant, (2003 – 2007)
  • MetroMath: The Center for Mathematics in America’s Cities, Teaching Assistant (2004–2005)
  • MathPlus Research Project, Research Assistant (9/2001–9/2004)
  • Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Research Assistant, (2002)
  • Mathematica Policy Research, Research Assistant/Programmer (2000 – 2001)
Valerie Klein serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor and Program Director for the Mathematics Learning and Teaching Program in the School of Education. Her research interests include teachers’ use of formative assessment in mathematics, creating opportunities for rich problem solving in the classroom, and qualitative research methods. Most recently, she presented a paper on Supporting Teachers’ Professional Noticing with Technology at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference in Orlando, FI. Klein’s office is located in Room 375 at 3401 Market St. She can be contacted at 215-895-0946 and at valerie.e.klein@drexel.edu.