Sam Otten, the Dr. Lois Knowles Endowed Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, was awarded the 2019 Nadine Bezuk Excellence in Leadership and Service Award from the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) this February.
AMTE is the largest professional organization devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education. The Nadine Bezuk Excellence in Leadership and Service Award is intended to recognize a colleague for a unique contribution in service that has made a significant and lasting contribution to mathematics teacher education, directly and indirectly. The award is given every three years.
As the recipient, Otten was recognized at the annual AMTE meeting and gave a featured presentation, “Creating lesson plans that teachers want to use: One-page formats and cinematic structures.”
In addition to teaching courses in the Mathematics Education program, Otten is a primary researcher on a National Science Foundation funded study on flipped mathematics instruction. He is also the host of the Math Ed Podcast.