Login and Logistics for this course…
This is a virtual experience. You will need to use the WebEx platform on your computer, coupled with a working webcam and microphone, to fully engage with this experience. If you have any technical difficulties you should reach out to your facilitator ASAP. Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before the session begins to account for any technical difficulty.
Session-Specific Information: For relevant assignments, links, and resources, please see the appropriate headings under each session. These will be updated prior to each session.
Login Address: https://teachforamerica.webex.com/meet/etsmith
Meeting ID: 798 743 841
Student and Teacher Series Outcomes:
Teachers will understand diverse ways in which mathematics can be a tool to discuss issues of social justice, and will design instruction and tasks with students’ whole identities in mind.
Students will see mathematics as a tool for critically understanding and changing the world.
Session 1: Viewing Math Broadly
Tuesday, August 30, 6:00-7:30 PM
- Read Part I, pages 1-60 (time will vary)
- Complete this brief google form by EOD Monday, August 29 (5 minutes).
- What brings us here? What do we need?
- Discussion – Part I: Viewing Math Broadly
- Application and ownership of our next two discussions
- Questions Worth Knowing About Students and their Families
- Questions Grounded in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Session 2: Infusing Social Justice into Math Class
Tuesday, September 13, 6:00-7:30 PM
- Finish the reading! Finish reading chapters 8-19 in “Rethinking Mathematics” and be prepared to discuss what you thought.
- Talk to your students. Ask your students some or all of the questions that from session 1. Links to the questions can be found on our professional development page here.
- Check to see when/what you are presenting. Check this document to see what you are presenting and when you are presenting it. If you are presenting this week, see items 3 and 4. If you need some ideas, feel free to check out this write up on a lesson that Megan adapted from this book last year.
- Teach your lesson and collect artifacts! Share your student work to your CM portfolio by the end of the day on Monday. (I’m so excited to see the brilliant work I know your students will produce.
- Type a 1-2 paragraph reflection and prepare slides! Submit a 1-2 paragraph reflection on your lesson to your CM portfolio. Send me any slides you would like to share by EOD Monday for inclusion in the slideshow for Tuesday’s session.
Session 3: Moving Forward in This Work
Tuesday, September 27, 6:00-7:30 PM
- Finish Rethinking Mathematics, pages 154-270 (time will vary)
- (For those presenting) Collect artifacts and prepare to share your work with your peers. Email artifacts and any PowerPoint slides to Ethan and Nicole by EOD September 26.