Lisa Brown, M.A., Course Program Specialist, Secondary Mathematics

Lisa Brown, M.A., Course Program Specialist, Secondary Mathematics

Phone: 512.471.3331
Email: lisabrown@austin.utexas.edu

Dana Center Role

Lisa works on middle school and Academic Youth Development (AYD) online course programs in collaboration with Agile Mind, Inc. She is project lead for multiple grant-funded projects focused on supporting and evaluating the AYD family of programs and serves in a consultative role for the New Mathways Project’s Frameworks for Mathematics and Collegiate Learning course. Lisa also collaborates with the Center’s K–12 Services team to design and deliver professional development in middle school mathematics and AYD.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Lisa has extensive experience in educator professional development and as a classroom teacher of secondary mathematics. Her prior work includes leadership at the campus and district levels and professional development of educators at the state and national levels.

Education

M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin

B.A., History, The University of Texas at Austin

Selected Work

Minding mindsets in middle school mathematics. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) regional conference, Houston, TX (November 2014).

What’s all this fuss about mindsets? Presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Fort Worth, TX (July 2014).

Brown, L., & Seeley, C. (2012). Transitions from middle school to high school: Crossing the bridge. In C. Hirsch, G. Lappan, & B. Reys (Eds.), Curriculum issues in an era of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Brown, L. (coauthor). (2009). Summary of results from the 2008 evaluation conducted on Academic Youth Development: Improving achievement by shaping the culture of Algebra classrooms. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Brown, L. (coauthor). (2009, 2nd edition). Algebra I assessments. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Brown, L. (coauthor). (2008, 2nd edition). Mathematics standards in the classroom, grades 6–8. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.