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Drew Polly


  • ED MSP Program
    • Roles: Project Director, Project Researcher, Project Professional Developer


  • Higher Ed: Mathematics, Higher Ed: Education, Researcher 


Drew Polly is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education at UNC Charlotte. His research interests include examining the influence of learner-centered professional development on teachers' instructional practices and student learning related to mathematics and technology integration. Drew is the Co-PI on a Mathematics Science Partnership grant and an NC Quest grant, totally over $2.4 million in funding. 


Professional development, mathematics education, technology integration, standards-based mathematics 


Polly, D. & Hannafin, M.J. (in press). Examining how learner-centered professional development influences teachers' espoused and enacted practices. Journal of Educational Research.

Polly, D. & Hannafin, M.J. (2010). Reexamining technology's role in learner-centered professional development. Educational Technology Research and Development. 58(5), 557-571.

Polly, D., Mims, C., Shepherd, C.E., & Inan, F. (2010). Evidence of impact: Transforming teacher education with preparing tomorrow's teachers to teach with technology (PT3) grants. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26, 863-870.

Hannafin, M.J., Shepherd, C.E., & Polly, D. (2010). Video assessment of classroom teaching practices: Lessons learned, problems, and issues. Educational Technology, 50 (1),32-37.

Polly, D., & Mims, C. (2009). Designing professional development to support teachers' TPACK and integration of Web 2.0 technologies. In T.T. Kidd & I. Chen (Eds.). Wired for Learning: Web 2.0 Guide for Educators, 301-316.