Preconference Workshops

Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics 


DeAnn Huinker & Anne Marie Marshall

Title:
Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics: Dismantling Inequitable Structures, Nurturing Math Identities, and Planning Actionable Steps  

Dates: April 20, 2021, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST 
Cost: $85 with purchase of Full Virtual Conference Registration / $99 to attend only the Preconference Workshop
 

Description:
How might we ensure that each and every child is afforded opportunities to develop into a mathematically confident and capable learner? How do we develop high-quality mathematics programs that are equitable, just, and inclusive and that emphasize the wonder, joy, and beauty of mathematics? In this workshop, we will present four recommendations for engaging early childhood and elementary school stakeholders in critical and needed conversations. Explore, discuss, and plan actions for broadening the purposes of learning mathematics, creating equitable structures, implementing equitable instruction, and developing deep mathematical understanding.

Participants will:

  • Investigate tasks, children’s work samples, and classroom vignettes that highlight exemplary mathematics teaching practices.
  • Examine and reflect on the power of mathematical identities for students and teachers.
  • Surface and discuss inequitable structures that inhibit children’s mathematical agency and hinder access to deep mathematical understanding.
  • Develop action steps to initiate needed changes in early childhood and elementary school mathematics.

Presenters:
DeAnn Huinker, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Anne Marie Marshall, Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY

 

   

Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics


Sarah Bush & Christa Jackson   

Title:
Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics: Engaging in Critical Conversations and Planning Actionable Steps  

Dates: April 21, 2021, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST 
Cost: $85 with purchase of Full Virtual Conference Registration / $99 to attend only the Preconference Workshop
 

Description:  

How might we ensure that each and every middle school student develops into a mathematically literate and engaged member of a democratic society? How do we develop a high-quality mathematics program that is equitable, just, and inclusive? In this workshop, we will engage in critical conversations, and discuss and plan action steps that will cultivate students’ positive mathematical identities as they develop deep mathematical understanding, understand and critique the world through mathematics, and experience the wonder, joy, and beauty of mathematics.

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Ways to initiate critical conversations to address barriers that limit access to high-quality middle school mathematics
  • Inequitable structures including student and teacher tracking that inhibit students' agency regarding who can and cannot do mathematics
  • Equitable mathematics instruction that fosters students’ positive mathematical identities
  • Action steps that will initiate change in middle school mathematics

Presenters:  

Sarah Bush, Board of Directors, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, Virginia, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Christa Jackson, Iowa State University, Ames