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Dan Petrak

Dan Petrak is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Liaison to Distance Education at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa.  He has been passionately researching and implementing new technologies and methods into his math courses for the past twenty years.  Dan has been active in professional development by presenting at conferences, designing and implementing faculty training, and redesigning online and face-to-face math courses.  He is a former high school math and computer science teacher and a co-author of the Iowa Model Core Curriculum, which emphasizes a deep conceptual and deep procedural approach to learning mathematics.  Dan earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Buena Vista University, and his Masters in School Mathematics from Iowa State University. He is currently leading an online community initiative to network faculty to each other in order to share best practices and improve the consistency and quality of teaching and learning at Des Moines Area Community College.     [ Click for More ]