Dr. Michele Carney joined the faculty of the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies in the College of Education at Boise State University in 2012. Prior to this appointment she had served as the associate director of the Initiative for Developing Mathematical Thinking through the Center for School Improvement at Boise State, and as a professional development contractor for the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction program for the Idaho State Department of Education. Dr. Carney also has served as the Meridian (Idaho) Joint School District’s mathematics curriculum coordinator and secondary math academic coach, and taught high school math and science. She received her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State in 2002, her Ed. Specialist in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho in 2007, and her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Idaho in 2011. Her main focus has been in professional development for teachers of mathematics. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education and Mathematics Teaching and Learning, and maintains memberships in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, and the American Educational Research Association.
The Relationship between High-School Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs and their Practices in Regards to Intellectual Quality (with Jonathan L. Brendefur), In Review (2012)
This study examines the relationship between teachers’ beliefs and instructional practices related to learning, pedagogy,...
Mathematical Thinking for Instruction Workbook: 4-8 (with J. L. Brendefur, S. Strother, and G. Hughes), DMT Institute, Boise, ID (2011)
Mathematical Thinking for Instruction Workbook: 6-12 (with J. L. Brendefur, G. Hughes, and S. Strother), DMT Institute, Boise, ID (2011)
Mathematical Thinking for Instruction Workbook: K-3 (with J. L. Brendefur, S. Strother, and G. Hughes), DMT Institute, Boise, ID (2011)
Mathematical Thinking for Instruction: Year 3 Technical Report (with J. L. Brendefur), Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies. Boise, ID: Boise State University (2011)
Analyzing a Progression of Proportional Reasoning Strategies (with Gwyneth Hughes), National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (2013)
Proportional reasoning is a key feature of the middle school Common Core State Standards for...
Impact of a state-mandated K-12 mathematics professional development course on teachers’ beliefs and knowledge (with Jonathan L. Brendefur), American Educational Research Association (2013)
Analysis of a Statewide Scale-up of a Mathematics Professional Development Course, 16th Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematical Teacher Educators (2012)
A statewide professional development course was implemented for all K-12 mathematics teachers and administrators. This...
Mathematical Thinking for Instruction and the Common Core State Standards, Mathematical Thinking for Instruction Leadership Conference (2011)