Desiree Pointer Mace
Desiree Pointer Mace
Desiree Pointer Mace, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of Education at Alverno College, and the author of "Teacher Practice Online: Sharing Wisdom, Opening Doors" (Teachers College Press, 2009; http://tinyurl.com/276u9fb). Dr. Pointer Mace's work focuses on envisioning and inventing ways of representing teaching and learning using new media and online technologies, and advocating for high educational outcomes for all students. Dr. Pointer Mace is the conceptual architect and multimedia curator of Inside Mathematics (http://www.insidemathematics.org), a project of the Noyce Foundation.
Dr. Pointer Mace developed multimedia websites of exemplary practitioner inquiry for
many years, beginning with my work at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching. There, Dr. Pointer Mace co-directed the Goldman-Carnegie Quest Project
for Signature Pedagogies in Teacher Education, focused on the use of such websites
in pre-service teacher education, and the Noyce-Carnegie Quest Project for Elementary
Literacy, which documented the relationship between classroom practice and professional
development in elementary writing workshop. Dr. Pointer Mace was a founding co-editor
of Inside Teaching ( www.InsideTeaching.org ) , a “living archive” of teaching practice,
and was the lead designer and creator for Inside Writing Workshop (www.insidewritingworkshop.org)
and Inside Mathematics (www.insidemathematics.org), both of which were funded by the
Dr. Pointer Mace taught elementary school for many years as a Spanish bilingual teacher and bilingual resource specialist in Oakland and San Francisco Unified School Districts. Dr. Pointer Mace has worked with students from kindergarten through doctoral level in the United States, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador, and have consulted in the development of Spanish language videos for Children's Television Workshop. Dr. Pointer Mace received her B.A. in cognitive science from Vassar College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in education with a concentration in language, literacy and culture from UC Berkeley.