Project NExT

"Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences (including pure and applied mathematics, statistics, operations research, and mathematics education). It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities. "---From the Project NExT Website.

For the last several summers I have had the pleasure of working with the NExT fellows at their Mathfest workshop.

Different Approaches to Teaching---Panel Discussion. I was one of three presenters (along with Gavin LaRose and Holly Zullo) who each talked about a particular aspect or feature of their teaching. I was asked to talk about Inquiry Based Learning. Here is the powerpoint presentation that I used to help illustrate my points.

Teaching Real Analysis: An Active Approach---This was one of the 70 minute workshops arranged for the NExT fellows as part of their Mathfest experience. Powerpoint slides (both the animated version that I used for the talk and a "still" version that will be easier to read), the handout, and other information can be found here. **(This is essentially a reprise of the presentations given in Hartfort in 2013, Madison in 2008 and Portland in 2009 and Lexington, 2011)**

Choosing a Way to Teach---Panel Discussion. I was one of three presenters who each talked about a particular aspect or feature of their teaching. I was asked to talk about Inquiry Based Learning. Here is the powerpoint presentation that I used to help illustrate my points.

What is the Definition of Definition? and other mathematical cultural conundrums --- Plenary Address. Powerpoint slides (both the animated version that I used for the talk and a "still" version that will be easier to read) can be found here.

Teaching Students to Prove Theorems**---**This was one of the 70 minute workshops arranged for the NExT fellows as part of their Mathfest experience. Powerpoint slides, handouts, and other information can be found here.

The Faculty Member as Teacher and Scholar---Panel Discussion. I was one of four presenters. Each presenter represented a different kind of institution. I teach at a small liberal arts college and therefore represented that point of view. Here is the powerpoint presentation that I used in that discussion.

E-mail: *schumacherc@kenyon.edu*