Gemma’s current work focuses on instructional design, content development and research for the Institute’s current series of Mathematics MOOC-Eds, focusing on teaching with technology and teaching statistics. She earned her B.S. in Mathematics at East Carolina University, and she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, with a minor in Statistics, from NC State University. Her previous professional experiences include teaching mathematics at rural and urban secondary public schools in North Carolina. She has also taught mathematics methods courses and mathematics content courses for elementary and secondary prospective and practicing teachers, as well as other mathematics education courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests include designing and exploring the types of experiences in teacher education and professional development that support teachers in creating learning environments that supports students’ mathematical thinking.
Staff Spotlight: Dr. Gemma Mojica
In our first staff spotlight we ever created, Friday Institute Research Scholar Dr. Gemma Mojica shares her work on CODAP and the ESTEEM project, which builds statistics education materials for stats and math teacher educators.
Friday Institute Partnership with Sampson County Schools Brings Data-Rich Activities and Resources Into Classrooms
A team of statistics educators and researchers at the Friday Institute and the NC State College of Education recently worked with Sampson County Schools (SCS) teachers across disciplines to incorporate data into their classroom practices and help students understand how to critically analyze scientific phenomena and make evidence-based decisions.
Professor Hollylynne Lee Continues to Help Teachers Prepare Data Literate Students Through $2.9 Million NSF Grant
Professor Hollylynne Lee believes many high school graduates are underprepared with the necessary statistics and data science skills to pursue a STEM career. She is now using an NSF grant to curate and create online resources to help statistics teachers prepare data literate students.