CV

Contact Information

Mailing Address: Science Teaching Dept., Weizmann Institute of Science, 234 Herzl st.                                 Rehovot 7610001 Israel

Phones: 972-8-9346671 (office), 972-50-5109686 (mobile)

E-mail Address: ronnie.karsenty@weizmann.ac.il

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Sept. 2001- Aug. 2004

Field of Study: Mathematics Education

Ph.D. Degree

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, graduated 2001, summa cum laude.

Thesis Advisor: Shlomo Vinner.

Thesis Title: Mathematics, years after the matriculation exams: Cognitive and affective characteristics of adults recalling mathematics.

M.Sc. Degree

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, graduated 1993, summa cum laude.

Thesis Advisors: Shlomo Vinner and Rahel Zorman

Thesis Title: Students' responses to unusual questions in mathematics.

B.Sc. Degree

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, graduated 1987, magna cum laude 

Field of Study: Mathematics

Employment History

Employment History
Oct. 2018-ongoing

Senior Scientist and Faculty Member at the Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

June 2012- Sept. 2018

Associate Scientist and Faculty Member at the Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

2004-May 2012

Head of the SHLAV Project for advancing low achievers in mathematics at the secondary level, Davidson Institute of Science Education, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

2008-2012

Adjunct lecturer, Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

2004-2008

Adjunct lecturer, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

2004

Adjunct lecturer, Talpiot College of Education, Tel Aviv, Israel

1996-2006

Adjunct lecturer, School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

1989-1999

Research Assistant, Department of Science Teaching, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

1992-1994 Mathematics high school teacher (grades 10-12), The Ziv & Marks High School, Jerusalem

Reviewer and Editor Responsibilities

Reviewer and Editor Responsibilities
2020-2022 Co-Guest Editor (with Prof. Karin Brodie) of the Special Issue "What Went Wrong? Learning from Less Successful Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers", to appear during 2022 in Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education (JMTE).
2021-ongoing Invited member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education (JMTE).
2019 Reviewer for the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development.
2018 Reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation.
2016-2017

Co-Guest Editor (with Prof. Miriam Sherin) of the Special Issue "Video as a Catalyst for Mathematics Teachers’ Professional Growth", appeared September 2017 in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education (JMTE).

2014-ongoing Reviewer for ESM (Educational Studies in Mathematics).
2014-ongoing Reviewer for the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
2006-ongoing Reviewer for JMTE (Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education)
2004-ongoing

Reviewer of research reports submitted to the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

National and International Recognition

Prizes and Awards

Prizes and Awards
2018

The Maxine Singer Prize for outstanding scientists, awarded by the Scientific Council of the Weizmann Institute of Science

2015

The Zahava and Zvi Friedenberg Prize of the Israel Science Foundation for outstanding research proposal

2003-2004 The Sir Charles Clore Postdoctoral Fellowship, Weizmann Institute of Science.
2002 Kennedy-Leigh Prize for outstanding Ph.D. thesis
1998 Rector's List of top faculty teachers, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1998

Luxembourg Scholarship for highly qualified Ph.D. students.

1986-1987 Dean's List, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Roles in Organizing Committees, Invited International Visits

Organizing Committees and Projects
2021 Invited member of the CERME-12 Early Bird Committee (Supporting researchers from countries under-represented at CERME (Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education).
2019-ongoing Leader of the Thematic Working Group (TWG) 27: The Professional Practices, Preparation and Support of Mathematics Teacher Educators, in CERME-12 (The 12th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education) to be held in February 2022 in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
2019 Invited member of the International Program Committee for ICMI Study 25 (Teachers of Mathematics Working and Learning in Collaborative Groups).
2019 Invited visiting scientist, Rhodes University, South Africa, July 14-18, 2019.
2019 Invited visiting scientist, Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2-4, 2019.
2014-2016 Elected member of the Program Committee for JCRME (The Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education; held annually), February 2014-March 2016.
2016 Organizer of the 3rd International Symposium and Workshop on Video Resources for Mathematics Teacher Development, the Weizmann Institute of Science, May 31-June 3, 2016.
2014 Organizer of the 2nd International Symposium and Workshop on Video Resources for Mathematics Teacher Development, the Weizmann Institute of Science, January 7-10, 2014.
2013 Organizer of the 1st International Symposium and Workshop on Video Resources for Mathematics Teacher Development, the Weizmann Institute of Science, January 1-3, 2013.
2010 Invited visiting scientist, the National Science and Mathematics Project, Riga, Latvia, August 5-19, 2010.
2007 Invited member of the Australian YALP project team, in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, aimed at advancing Aboriginal students, Adelaide, Australia.
2004 Member of the organizing team of TSG-5 (Topic Study Group on activities and programs for students with special needs), ICME-10 (the 10th International Congress on Mathematics Education), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Talks in International Meetings, Conferences and Seminars

(1) Invited talks, seminars and workshops

Invited talks
2022 Plenary talk, The Training School for Early Career Researchers from Eastern Europe (supported by ERME), to be held in Slovenia, June 2022.
2019 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Seminar and workshop. July 2019. Topic: The VIDEO-LM framework for watching and discussing classroom video with secondary mathematics teachers.
2019 Rhodes University, South Africa. Seminar and workshop. July 2019. Topic: Analyzing data from mathematics teacher PD.  
2019 Plenary talk, the 7th Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education, Jerusalem College of Technology, January 2019. Topic: From a fine idea to wide implementation: Thoughts about upscaling of professional development programs for mathematics teachers.  
2016 University of Bristol, UK. Seminar for members of the Mathematics Education Research Network, November 2016. Topic: Professional development of mathematics teachers: Through the lens of the camera.
2016 The 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), Hamburg, Germany, July 2016. Topic: Professional development of mathematics teachers: Through the lens of the camera.
2016 Topic Study Group 50, The 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), Hamburg, Germany, July 2016. Topic: Enhancing reflective skills of secondary mathematics teachers via video-based peer discussions: A cross-cultural story (co-presenting with Gil Schwarts).
2015 The 2nd Conference on the Learning Sciences, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, February 2015. Topic: What change can we expect following peer-discussion of mathematics teachers around videotaped lessons?
2013 The 1st Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education, Jerusalem College of Technology, February 2013. Topic: Creative solutions of non-mathematically- oriented secondary school students.
2012 International Workshop of Israel Science Foundation: Exploring and Advancing Mathematical Abilities in High Achievers, the University of Haifa, October 2012. Topic: The profile of a successful mathematics teacher for gifted students: Realizing standards.
2010 Plenary talk, the National Science and Mathematics Project, Riga, Latvia, August 2010. Topic: Mathematical creativity in schools.

(2) Other talks, seminars and workshops

Other talks
2021 The 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-44), Khon Kaen University, Thailand (held virtually due to Covid-19). Topic: Challenges for publishing research results on mathematics professional development (Working Group, co-leading with Paola Sztajn, Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim, Jill Adler, Peter Liljedahl and Karin Brodie).
2019 The 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-43), University of Pretoria, South Africa. Topic: The use of video for the learning of teachers of mathematics (Research Forum, co-leading with Alf Coles, Kim Beswick, Greg Oates and Lawan Abdulhamid).
2019

The 10th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Topic: From judgmental evaluations to productive conversations: Mathematics teachers’ shifts in communication within a video club (co-presenting with Yochai Peretz and Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim).

2018

The 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-42), Umeå University, Sweden, July 2018. Topic: Exploring the role of facilitators in video-based professional development for mathematics teachers. (Working Group, co-leading with Alf Coles).

2018

The 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-42), Umeå University, Sweden, July 2018. Topic: A teacher's reflective process in a video-based professional development program (co-presenting with Gil Schwarts).

2018 The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Special Interest Group Conference: Teaching and Teacher Education in a Changing Society, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, June 2018. Topic: Talking about observed practices: Enhancing novice facilitators' proficiency to steer video-based discussions with mathematics teachers.
2017 The 17th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI-17), University of Tampere, Finland, August 2017. Topic: Videotaped lessons as means to enhance reflection and knowledge of secondary mathematics teacher.
2017 The 9th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDUlearn 2017), Barcelona, Spain. Topic: How do mathematics teachers learn from videotaped lessons of unknown peers? Exploring possible mechanisms that contribute to change in teachers' perspectives.     
2017 The 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-41), the National Institute of Education, Singapore, July 2017. Topic: Comparing different frameworks for discussing classroom video in mathematics professional development programs. (Working Session, co-leading with Alf Coles and Hilary Hollingsworth).
2016 The 2nd International Conference of ETE (Educating the Educators): International approaches to scaling-up professional development in maths and science education, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany. Topic: Preparing facilitators to conduct video-based professional development for mathematics teachers: Needs, experiences and challenges.

2016

The 3rd International Symposium on Video Resources for Mathematics Teacher Development, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Topic: Students, teachers, teachers of teachers, teachers of teachers of teachers…: Reflections on the “learning-teaching pyramid” (co-presenting with Abraham Arcavi).
2015 The 9th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME-9), Charles University, Prague. Topic: Video-based peer discussions as sources for knowledge growth of secondary teachers (co-presenting with Yael Nurick and Abraham Arcavi).
2014 The 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-38), University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Topic: Videotaped lessons as resources for professional development of secondary mathematics teachers.
2014 The 2nd International Symposium on Video Resources for Mathematics Teacher Development, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Topic: Teacher-centered discussions around videotaped mathematics lessons: What can be learned? (co-presenting with Abraham Arcavi).
2014 The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER-2014), University of Porto, Portugal. Topic: Videotaped lessons as learning objects for secondary mathematics teachers.
2013 The Oxford Education Research Symposium, Oxford, UK. Topic: Video-Based Professional Development for In-Service Mathematics Teachers: A Fresh Look.
2012 The 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, (ICME-12), Seoul, South Korea. Topic: Supporting mathematics teachers of at-risk students.
2010 The 6th International Conference on Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students (CMEG-6), Riga, Latvia. Topic: Mathematical creativity and
 low achievers in secondary schools: Can the two meet?
2009 The 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-33), Thessaloniki, Greece. Topic: When at-risk students meet national exams in secondary mathematics.
2008 The 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education, (ICME-11), Monterrey, Mexico. Topic: Teaching the mathematically gifted: A professional development course (co-presenting with Alex Friedlander).
2008 The 5th International Conference on Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students (CMEG-5), Haifa, Israel. Topic: Professional development of teachers of mathematically gifted students: An agenda under construction (co-presenting with Alex Friedlander).
2006 The 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-30), Prague. Topic: Advancing low achievers in secondary schools by using non-professional mathematics tutoring.
2002 The 4th International Conference on Teacher Education, Achva College of Education, Israel. Topic: Mathematics for low-achievers: Student-centered Teaching strategies.
2002 The 26th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-26), Norwich, UK. Topic: Functions, many years after school: What do adults remember?
2000 The 24th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-24), Hiroshima, Japan. Topic: What do we remember when it’s over: Adults’ recollections of their mathematical experience.
1992 The 6th International Conference on Geometry, Nasholim, Israel. Topic: To be or not to be minimal? Student teachers' views about definitions in geometry (co-presenting with Shlomo Vinner & Liora Linchevski).

Scientific Productivity

Grants

Grants
2021

Conceptualizing flipped classrooms as a tool for hybrid learning in elementary school mathematics

Competitive grant received from Weizmann institute of Science (CoronaVirus Fund: Coronavirus Challenges in Education)

Grant amount: 50,000 USD

Duration:  January 2021 - December 2022

PIs: Alon Pinto & Ronnie Karsenty

2021

Implementing an innovative video-based model for professional development of mathematics teachers

Grant received from MOFET Institute.

Grant amount:  449,240 NIS

Duration:  September 2020 - August 2022

PIs: Abraham Arcavi & Ronnie Karsenty

2020

Investigating the sustainability and effectiveness of an innovative video-based model for professional development of mathematics teachers

Grant received from Israel Science Foundation.

Grant amount: 644,000 NIS

Duration:  October 2020 - September 2024

PIs: Abraham Arcavi & Ronnie Karsenty

2018

Innovative Teaching Education in Mathematics (ITEM)

Grant received from the Erasmus Plus Program of the European Union - Capacity Building Project for Higher Education (with partners from 14 other Universities from Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Israel, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Uzbekistan, Spain and Sweden)

Grant amount: €999,557 (WIS Part: €77,769)

Duration: November 2018 – November 2021

PIs: Ronnie Karsenty, Boris Koichu, Alon Pinto

2017

Professionalization processes of facilitators in mathematics teachers' professional development: Toward an empirically-based theoretical framework

Grant received from the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF) 

Grant amount: €190,000 (WIS Part €95,000)

Duration: January 2018 - December 2021

PIs: Ronnie Karsenty, Susanne Prediger & Abraham Arcavi

2017

Academic consultancy to the municipal program for advancing high-track mathematics studies in the city of Beer-Sheva

Grant received from the Municipality of Beer Sheva, Israel.

Grant amount: 393,374 NIS

Duration: January 2017 - August 2022

PI: Ronnie Karsenty

2016

From mathematics teachers to facilitators of video-based discussions in low-track contexts

Grant received from JDC (Joint Distribution Committee) Israel.

Grant amount: 98,769 NIS

Duration: January 2016 - December 2016

PIs: Ronnie Karsenty & Abraham Arcavi

2016

Video resources for mathematics teacher development – The 3rd International Symposium and Workshop, held at the Weizmann Institute of Science on May 31-June 3, 2016

Grant received from The Goldschleger Foundation.

Grant amount: 16,000 NIS

Duration: June, 2016

Conference organizer: Ronnie Karsenty

2015

Upscale of the VIDEO-LM Project: Design, implementation and research of a model for training facilitators of video-based PD courses for mathematics teachers

Grant received from The Trump Foundation.

Grant amount: 1,900,000 NIS

Duration: March 2015 - June 2017

PIs: Abraham Arcavi & Ronnie Karsenty

2015

Processes of reflection and enhancement of mathematical knowledge for teaching following peer discussions of videotaped mathematics lessons

Grant received from Israel Science Foundation.

Grant amount: 480,000 NIS

Duration: September 2015 - August 2019

PIs: Abraham Arcavi & Ronnie Karsenty

2014

Lenses on the improvement of teaching

Grant received from JDC (Joint Distribution Committee) Israel.

Grant amount: 43,800 NIS

Duration: October 2014 - September 2015

PIs: Ronnie Karsenty & Abraham Arcavi

2013

The role of a university perspective on mathematics in the growth of mathematical knowledge for teaching in elementary school

Grant received from Israel Science Foundation.

Grant amount: 210,000 NIS

Duration: September 2013 - August 2015

PIs: Abraham Arcavi & Ronnie Karsenty

2013

Video resources for mathematics teacher development – The 2nd International Symposium and Workshop, held at the Weizmann Institute of Science on January 7-10, 2014

Grant received from The Goldschleger Foundation.

Grant amount: 16,000 NIS

Duration: January, 2014

Conference organizer: Ronnie Karsenty

2012

The VIDEO-LM Project: Design, implementation and research of a video resource center on mathematics teaching

Grant received from The Trump Foundation.

Grant amount: 4,373,000 NIS

Duration: June 2012 - May 2015

PIs: Abraham Arcavi & Ronnie Karsenty

2012

Video resources for mathematics teacher development – The 1st International Symposium and Workshop, held at the Weizmann Institute of Science on January 1-3, 2013

Grant received from The Goldschleger Foundation.

Grant amount: 16,000 NIS

Duration: January, 2013

Conference organizer: Ronnie Karsenty

Graduate Students

  • Co-Advisor to M.Sc. Thesis (with Abraham Arcavi), Yael Nurick, Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, graduated April 2015.
  • Co-Advisor to M.Sc. Thesis (with Abraham Arcavi), Gil Schwarts, Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, graduated December 2016.
  • Co-Advisor to M.Sc. Thesis (with Abraham Arcavi), Sigal Rotem, Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, graduated July 2017.
  • Co-Advisor to M.Sc. Thesis (with Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim), Yohai Peretz, Department of Education in Science and Technology, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, graduated August 2019.
  • Co-Advisor to Ph.D. Thesis (with Abraham Arcavi), Yael Nurick, Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, graduated September 2021.
  • Co-Advisor to Ph.D. Thesis (with Abraham Arcavi), Gil Schwarts, Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, started January 2017, ongoing.
  • Co-Advisor to Ph.D. Thesis (with Baruch Schwarz), Merit Deri, School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, started January 2016, ongoing.
  • Co-Advisor to M.Sc. Thesis (with Abraham Arcavi), Tzila Yarhi, Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, graduated October 2020.
  • Co-Advisor to M.Sc. Thesis (with Alon Pinto), Myriam Gur, Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, started October 2019, ongoing.

Teaching Experience

1. Pre-service teacher courses

Pre-service teacher courses

1996-ongoing

Learning Assessment in Mathematics and Science (given 1996-2006 annually at the School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; 2004-2008 annually at the School of Education, Bar Ilan University, Israel; 2008-ongoing biennially at the Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel).

2004-2008

Microteaching in Mathematics (given at the School of Education, Bar Ilan University, Israel)

2004

Strategies for Problem Solving in Mathematics (given at the Talpiot College of Education, Tel Aviv, Israel).

2. In-service teacher courses

In-service teacher courses
November 2019-onhoing

Establishing and Facilitating School-Based Math-VALUE Professional Learning Communities (in Hebrew: Kehilot Tafnit) (co-teaching with Abraham Arcavi). A 2-year course for lead teachers and teacher educators in secondary mathematics (given at the Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

2016-2019

Advisor and supervisor of the multi-location course “VIDEO-LM in schools". An annual professional development course for school teams of secondary mathematics teachers (this course was given concurrently by different facilitators in high schools across Israel).

March 2015- June 2016 Improving Teaching for Non-Mathematically-Oriented Students: Video-Based Professional Development. Two consecutive annual courses for mathematics teachers, in collaboration with the HOTAM program (given at the Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
November 2014- June 2016 Becoming a Facilitator of Video-Based Peer Discussions around Mathematics Lessons (co-teaching with Abraham Arcavi). Two annual courses for lead teachers, teacher educators and instructors in secondary mathematics (given at the Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
2013-2018 Advisor and supervisor of the multi-location course “Math on Screen”. An annual professional development course for secondary mathematics teachers (this course was given concurrently by different facilitators in several regional Teacher Professional Development Centers in Israel).
2007-2012

Coaching Mathematics Teachers of Low-Track Students (a summer course for mathematics counselors given annually at the Davidson Institute of Science Education, Israel).

2006-2011

Teaching Mathematics to Low Achievers in Secondary Schools (a summer course given annually at the Science Teaching Department and the Davidson Institute of Science Education, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel).

2006-2007

Teaching and Learning Strategies for Advancing Low Achievers in Mathematics at the Secondary Level (an annual course given at the Teacher Professional Development Center, Lod, Israel, and at the Teacher Professional Development Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel).

2007 Research in Mathematics Education - Review of Selected Literature (a one-semester course for leading mathematics teachers given at the Max Fein College, Tel Aviv, Israel).

3. Graduate courses

Graduate courses
2009-ongoing Mathematics for All (given biennially at the Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Membership in Israeli Committees, Advisory Boards and Executive Forums

2014-2016 Elected member of the program committee for JCRME (The Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education; held annually), February 2014-March 2016.
2012-2014 Member of the committee "An Education System for All and for Each and Every One", nominated by the Initiative for Applied Education Research, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, June 2012-June 2014.
2013 Member of the committee "How can teachers learn from filmed lessons?", nominated by the Initiative for Applied Education Research, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, January-April 2013.
2009-2012 Member of the executive forum of the Students Unit (TELEM), Davidson Institute of Science Education, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
2010 Member of the advisory committee for developing the new mathematics curriculum for students in vocational schools, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, Israel.
2006-2010 Member of the organizing committee and teaching staff of the "Promoters of excellence" program (A joint project of the Science Teaching Department and the Davidson Institute of Science Education, Weizmann Institute of Science, in collaboration with the Israel Center for Excellence through Education, Jerusalem).