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Caren Holtzman

Director, Partners At Learning (PAL) Program, Continuing Lecturer

Caren teaches a range of EDS classes, including Partners At Learning (PAL) service-learning courses, practicum classes for the EDS minor, and methods classes (math and arts) for the multiple subjects/M.Ed. students.

Caren was a classroom teacher (grades 2-6) in Oceanside Unified School District for 10 years. She worked on math curriculum development projects for the California Department of Education and was part of the California Math Leadership Project.  Caren has served as Mathematics Consultant for Manhattan District #2 in New York City.  She has been a teaching consultant for Marilyn Burns Education Associates and has written several children’s books, published by Scholastic.  She is the co-author (with Rusty Bresser) of Developing Number Sense: grades 3-6,  Mini Lessons for Math Practice: K-2, and MiniLessons for Math Practice: 3-5 published by Math Solutions Publications.  Her latest co-authored book, Object Lessons: Teaching Mathematics Through the Visual Arts was published by Stenhouse in 2012.

Caren’s work as Director of both the PAL Program and the UCSD Artsbridge Program allows her to collaborate extensively with UCSD colleagues, local community colleges, P-12 schools, and community organizations. She facilitates numerous local, national, and international projects and grants.  Caren received the UCSD Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002.