Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Unpacking Challenges,
Critical Conversations, and Next Steps
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Workshop Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Materials pickup: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $145 with conference / $185 workshop only
Speakers: Karen Graham and John W. Staley
Audience: Grades 6-12 Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Instructional Coaches, and Administrators
How might we make high school mathematics work for more students? From the essential concepts all students need to increase their opportunities to the policies, practices, and procedures that exist in many schools, we will unpack the issues, engage in critical conversations, and look to next steps to make high school mathematics education work for each and every student.
Participants will gain an understanding of-
- challenges related to high school mathematics and ways to initiate critical conversations;
- issues related to teacher and students tracking and the structural barriers that need to be addressed;
Concepts and how they can be used as a framework to focus instruction;
- ways to organize the Essential Concepts into pathways so that every student has access; and
- actions they can take to begin changing high school mathematics.
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
||Registration and Materials Pick up |
|9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
||Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Catalyzing Change |
|9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
||Broadening the purposes for high school mathematics |
|10:30 a.m.– 10:45 a.m.
|10:45 a.m.– 11:45 a.m.
||Dismantling structural obstacles |
|11:45 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
|12:30 p.m.– 1:30 p.m.
||Implementing equitable instructional practices |
|1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.
||Identifying Essential Concepts |
|2:30 p.m.– 2:45 p.m.
|2:45 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
||Organizing the high school curriculum |
|3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
||Planning for actions to initiate critical conversations
|4:00 p.m.– 4:15 p.m.
||Closing & Evaluation