Megan FrankeProfessor, Urban Schooling, University of California, Los Angeles
Megan Loef Franke is Professor and Chair of the Department of Education at the University of California-Los Angeles. Her research focuses on understanding and supporting teacher learning, particularly for elementary mathematics teachers. Dr. Franke, through UCLA’s Center X, works with UCLA’s Teacher Education Program, the California Subject Matter Projects, university researchers and community administrators and teachers to create and study the development of learning opportunities for students in Los Angeles’ lowest performing schools. For the past 25 years Dr. Franke, along with her colleagues, has been supporting and studying teachers as they make use of research based information about the development of children’s mathematical thinking (CGI).