Join us for the first WALS webinar with WALS Councillor Akihiko Takahashi and Shelley Friedkin.

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Mathematics educator Dr. Akihiko Takahashi is an Associate Professor of mathematics education at DePaul University in the United States and a Specially-Appointed Professor at Tokyo Gakugei University in Tokyo Japan. He has served as Visiting Professor at National Institute of Education in Singapore, National Science University Malaysia, and Khon Kaen University in Thailand. At DePaul University he teaches mathematics teaching and learning, and mathematics for prospective teachers and practicing teachers.

He was a teacher in Japan before becoming an educator of mathematics teachers. During his teaching career, he was nationally active in mathematics lesson study in Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; his dissertation research focused on internet use in mathematics education.

He has published over 45 journal articles and book chapters and given over 50 presentations and keynote at conferences and workshops in Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippine, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, and United States.

Akihiko Takahashi 
Shelley Friedkin joined the Mills College Lesson Study Group in 2000 as Project Coordinator, a position which allowed her to oversee many facets of project management. In 2008, she joined the research team, where her responsibilities include: school site liaison, management of data collection, and participation in developing and testing a conceptual model of teachers’ learning during lesson study.Shelley graduated from Brunel University in England with an elementary teaching credential and taught in Central London before coming to live in the U.S. She received her Doctorate in Education from Mills College. Her interests include teacher learning, professional noticing, and teachers’ use of data during practiced-based professional development.
Shelley Friedkin
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