Nikki Shechtman is a senior researcher at SRI International. Her work focuses on using dynamic representational technology to support mathematics learning, engagement, and motivation in the middle school classroom, on teacher professional development to support classroom mathematical argumentation, and on how to bring productive playfulness into serious classrooms.She is the principal investigator of an NSF-funded research project whose goal is to understand the complexities of engagement in the middle school math classroom, and examine what it takes to engage different types of learners. She received her B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and her PhD in psychology from Stanford University. Shechtman is a representative of the NSF-funded Scaling Up SimCalc Project.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Nikki Shechtman and other top speakers and celebrities.