Lydia DeFlorio (Prentice Starkey) Preparing High-Need Children for Standards-Based Math Instruction in Elementary School

By Stephen Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities.

In this session, Lydia DeFlorio presents on behalf of WestEd’s Prentice Starkey, exploring mathematical interventions in school. The research of Prentice Starkey, Centre Co-Director from WestEd in San Fransisco, is shared, including findings on preparing high-needs children for standards-based math instruction in Elementary School through involvement in two years of mathematics enrichment



Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.