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Grants

Current Grants:

A new approach to personalized learning: Students as authors of their own “algebra stories”
Spencer/National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant
Duration: January 2015 – May 2016
Commitment: 25% time Spring 2015, 50% time Fall 2015, 25% time Spring 2016
Amount: $55,000
See abstract
here.

How Readability and Topic Measures of Mathematics Story Problems are Associated with Student Performance on Large-Scale Assessments
AERA Research Grant
PI: Candace Walkington
Co-PIs: Virginia Clinton (University of Wisconsin - Madison) and Paul Yovanoff (Southern Methodist University)
Duration: January 2014 – January 2015
Amount: $20,000

Building Online Systems for Personalized Learning in Mathematics
Sam Taylor Fellowship, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Church
PI: Candace Walkington
Duration: Jan 2014 – December 2014
Amount: $2000

Personalizing Algebra Instruction to Student Interests
Funded through “Motivation and Metacognition” Thrust of Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center
PI: Candace Walkington
Other PIs: Matthew Bernacki (University of Nevada – Las Vegas) & Ryan Baker (Teacher’s College, Columbia University)
Duration: Sept 2012 – Sept 2014
Amount: $400 + programming support (valued at ~$15,000)

Past Grants

Active Geometry: Learning By Doing
Funded through Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Southern Methodist University
PI: Candace Walkington
Duration: Feb 2013-Feb 2014
Amount: $2500

Robust Learning in Culturally & Personally Relevant Algebra Problem Scenarios
Funded through “Diversity and Student Learning” award of Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center
Co-PIs: Anthony Petrosino (UT Austin) & Jim Greeno (University of Pittsburgh)
Duration: 2008-2010
Amount: 2 semesters GRA support (valued at ~$10,000-15,000) + $9700

 

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