About the Math Center

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Lewis Clark State college houses the Idaho Regional Mathematics Center for Region 2. The center is directed by Kacey Diemert and supported by Ryan Dent, our Regional Mathematics Specialist. The intent of the center is to provide professional mathematics support with both content and pedagogy to K-12 teachers in Region 2. The members of the Regional Mathematics Centers have experience in K-16 mathematics education, designing and delivering professional development, instructional technologies, and educational research. We are able to provide both regional and school-specific support in mathematics education. We welcome input from schools and districts as to the type of professional development they need. Our professional development begins with promoting mathematical thinking, problem solving, and the habits of mind students need to effectively understand and apply mathematics.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Ryan Dent

Meet Our New Mathematics Specialist

Ryan Dent

Ryan will begin as the Region Math Specialist on July 1st! He has been serving as a K-12 District Math Administrator responsible for district-wide planning and implementation of ongoing, task-based professional learning experiences for teachers and administrators. With a clear passion for deep conceptual understanding in mathematics, student reasoning, problem-solving and productive disposition, Ryan has facilitat-ed professional learning at the local, regional and national lev-els on many pedagogical and mathematical topics. Having years of other experiences as an Elementary School Principal, Middle School Assistant Principal, Middle School Math Coach, Middle School Math Teacher, and Special Education Teacher, combined with his pedagogical content knowledge in math, en-ables wonderful opportunities to collaboratively support Region 2’s students, teachers and administrators. In his off time, Ryan loves spending time outside hiking, camping and snowboarding with his wife and their 3 children ages 9, 7 and 6. 

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