Attending to Equity in Mathematics During a Pandemic: Supporting Inclusion, Access, Fairness and Respect for All – 5/26/20

Attending to Equity in Mathematics During a Pandemic: Supporting Inclusion, Access, Fairness and Respect for All

Presenter: Ruthmae Sears and Caree Pinder

Date: May 26, 2020

This presentation will describe means to attend to equity in the era of a pandemic. We will describe factors that can impact equitable learning outcomes, and identify strategies that can address equity when teaching remotely.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

NOTE: Due to the file size of this recording, it has been split into two pieces.

Hosted by: Sheila Orr

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Attending-to-Equity-in-Mathematics-During-a-Pandemic-Supporting-Inclusion-Access-Fairness-and-Respect-for-A

Deliberate Practice: How Math Teachers Can Close the Professional Development Gap – 5/19/20

Deliberate Practice: How Math Teachers Can Close the Professional Development Gap

Presenter: Chase Orton

Date: May 19, 2020

I have a confession—math class isn’t working for some of my students. Despite my best efforts, I continue to struggle to meet the myriad of social, emotional, and academic needs of all my students while also moving learning forward for the whole class. Maybe you or someone you work with is also facing this same challenge. Maybe math class isn’t working for some of your students too. If so, please know it’s not your fault. Math teaching is a difficult and complex task, and I know we all want to get better at it. But to get better, we need to close the gap between the PD we’re offered and the PD we need. In this webinar, I will share my thoughts on what’s wrong about our current approaches to PD while also offering you a pathway for a more coherent, teacher-centered approach to your professional learning as a math teacher. While teachers of mathematics are the intended audience, this webinar has value for any educator vested in improving the quality of teaching in the math classroom.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

NOTE: Due to the file size of this recording, it has been split into two pieces.

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Deliberate-Practice-How-Math-Teachers-Can-Close-the-Professional-Development-Gap

 

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Making (Math) Thinking Visible: Embracing Edtech to Help Students Demonstrate Understandings – 5/12/20

Making (Math) Thinking Visible: Embracing Edtech to Help Students Demonstrate Understandings

Presenter: Stacey Roshan

Date: May 12, 2020

This session will examine specific examples using Pear Deck, Flipgrid, and Sutori. Participants will learn how to create student-paced Pear Deck activities with embedded Flipgrid prompts to create exercises that allow students to reflect on how they are understanding the new information they are receiving. At the conclusion of the Pear Deck activity, teachers can use Pear Deck Takeaways to have students revise errors and talk about how their understanding of the topic has improved to help them arrive at a new solution to the problem. Having students evaluate how they approached problems done in the past is an important component of the learning process. By actively reflecting on what they learned and how they learned it, students are able to grow their understandings beyond rote memorization. And in the reflection process, students become aware of holes in their knowledge. This awareness is a powerful component in helping students learn how to learn.

Sutori is another edtech tool that will be showcased in this session. Participants will be walked through an activity asking students to look back on past work and document how it relates to their new knowledge. Reflection is key to learning, and this project provides students the opportunity to tap into prior knowledge and form a deeper understanding of connections between the chapters being studied. As with the Pear Deck activity, Flipgrid is infused into this activity to allow students the opportunity to talk out their thought process directly to their webcam.

Recommended Grade Level: K – 12

Hosted by: Amanda Riske

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Making-Math-Thinking-Visible-Embracing-Edtech-to-Help-Students-Demonstrate-Understandings

Rich math tasks & 5 practices in online teaching – 5/5/20

Rich math tasks & 5 practices in online teaching

Presented by: Theresa Wills

Presented on: May 5, 2020

Explore strategies to implement rich mathematical tasks and discussions in your synchronous online classroom. In this webinar, you will engage in interactive slides to complete a task. You will incorporate multiple representations such as using concrete, pictorial, and abstract. Then, all participants will engage in a math talk that utilizes the 5 practices. Register to see how to transition your pedagogical practices into the online environment and keep your math class fun, interactive, collaborative, and rigorous.

Recommended Grade Level: K-Alg 2

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Rich-Math-Tasks-5-Practices-in-Online-Teaching

NOTE: It is probably better to watch the presentation than to listen to the podcast for this episode. There was a gap where people watched a video without sound and commented in the chat and this is a tech heavy session.

Utilizing Math History to Embrace Equity, Failure, and Authentic Problem Solving in Leadership Communities – 4/28/20

Utilizing Math History to Embrace Equity, Failure, and Authentic Problem Solving in Leadership Communities

Presented by: Sunil Singh

Presented on: April 28, 2020

In order to move forward in math education with clarity, conviction, and passion for equity, we need to have a broader lens. Specifically, one that looks back at our past and the multitude of interwoven stories from thousands of years of global contributions. The thematic development of mathematics, with all of its historic struggles, human resilience, and collective journeys, must be braided into our equity goals and mandates for the math leaders of today and tomorrow.

Recommended Grade Level: K-12

Hosted by: Rana Hafiz

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Utilizing-Math-History-to-Embrace-Equity-Failure-and-Authentic-Problem-Solving-in-Leadership-Communities

Creating an Inclusive Environment Using Project Based Learning in Middle School Mathematics – 4/21/20

Creating an Inclusive Environment Using Project Based Learning in Middle School Mathematics

Presented by: Rhonda Hewer

Presented on: April 21, 2020

Is there a way for students to engage in the mathematics outlined in the curriculum in a relevant, practical way that will improve understanding and retention? Answer: YES! In this webinar the audience will be exposed to the components of a quality project based learning program in math through the narrative of the geodesic dome project. It will be evident how this type of “instruction” supports diverse cultural and learning needs of the classroom while digging into rich mathematical thinking at a level appropriate for all learners. The project involves multiple strands from the mathematics curriculum while developing global competencies of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and citizenship. Register now to hear how this group of grade 8 students developed a strong understanding of math by using their toolbox of strategies to solve practical problems for an authentic audience.

Recommended Grade Level: 6-8

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Creating-an-Inclusive-Environment-Using-Project-Based-Learning-in-Middle-School-Mathematics

 

The Power of Words – 4/14/20

The Power of Words

Presented by: Diana McClean, Sam Kaplan

Presented on: April 14, 2020

Evaluating our word choice can help change our thinking. Overtime we (educators) have become numb to the powerful student facing descriptors that when used haphazardly can define student identity. This talk will put forward ideas to think deeply about ways we can shift our language to improve student identities.

Recommended for: All Teachers and Administrators

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/The-Power-of-Words

 

Six (Un)Productive Practices in Mathematics Teaching – 4/7/20

Six (Un)Productive Practices in Mathematics Teaching

Presented by: Juli K. Dixon

Presented on: April 7, 2020

Juli Dixon reveals six ways we undermine efforts to increase student achievement and then she goes on to share what to do about them. These teaching practices are commonplace and often required by administrators. Many of them may have been generated from practices in English language arts (ELA) and might work very well in that content area. As a result of this session, you will understand that they are often unproductive when applied during mathematics instruction and may even lead to issues of access and equity. This session helps you to see why these practices are unproductive and also assists you in generating a plan for what to do about them. Participants will: · Make sense of six (un)productive mathematics teaching practices; · Explore reasons for why the practices exist; and · Learn productive strategies to counteract the madness ☺.

Recommended Grade Level: K-12

Hosted by: Leigh Nataro

Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Six-Un-Productive-Practices-in-Mathematics-Teaching

 

Supporting Math from Outside the Classroom – 3/31/20

Supporting Math from Outside the Classroom

Presented by: Matt Vaudrey

Presented on: March 31, 2020

We’re responsible for the math learning of all students, even when Math Education isn’t our daily practice anymore. As a math teacher, then instructional coach and consultant, then an administrator, Matt Vaudrey has gathered some insights. In a quick hour, we’ll: –Offer math teachers sentence frames to demand the support they need (while being open to needs they might not notice) –Offer coaches some practices (and case studies) to support math education when you don’t have any skin in the game. –Translate some values, so teachers and teacher-leaders can both speak a common language as we improve math education for all students. Includes lifetime support, puns, and probably a Britney Spears reference.

Recommended for: Leaders/ Coaches/ Administrators

Hosted by: Sheila Orr

Watch the full presentation at:https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Supporting-Math-from-Outside-the-Classroom

 

GIRLSwSTEAM: Finding opportunities to Enrich and Empower Girls in Education – 3/24/20

GIRLSwSTEAM: Finding opportunities to Enrich and Empower Girls in Education

Presented by: Natalie L Latrice Holliman + Girls w/STEAM

Presented on: March 24, 2020

Girls in American classrooms are eager to learn in the STEM and STEAM disciplines, but they bring with them isolating histories related to gender in these fields. “Although there is a general perception that men do better than women in math and science, researchers have found that the differences between women’s and men’s math and science-related abilities and choices are much more subtle and complex than a simple ‘men are better than women’ in math and science” (Halpern, Aronson, Reimer, Simplkins, Star, and Wentzel, 2007). This presentation will refocus our attention on gender specific theories associated with histories, powers, and freedoms for women and girls, and the lack there of, that contribute to how they see themselves in American classrooms today. Tenets of equity will be analyzed to depict practices we can pragmatically implement to empower girls in classrooms in the era of gender fluid classrooms. Statistics associated with girls in STEM classrooms and fields will be illuminated to examine the future for mathematics given contributions of girls in the future. Rochelle Gutierrez (2018) stated, “People don’t need mathematics, Mathematics needs people.” This statement reiterates that mathematics as field will need the diverse perspectives of a variety of people. Girls have the potential to bring fresh, new, creative, and innovative ideas to the table of the science. Lastly, we will set our sights on areas of improvements outlined by the U.S. Department of Education to propel girls, young ladies, and women forward in classrooms today and in the future.

Recommended Grade Level: K-12

Hosted by: Amanda Riske

Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/GIRLSwSTEAM-Finding-opportunities-to-Enrich-and-Empower-Girls-in-Education