Political Conocimiento in Contemporary Times: Honoring LGBTQ+ Youth in Our Math Classrooms
Presented by Brandie E. Waid
CRT (critical race theory) bans, antitrans sports bills, and “don’t say gay” laws are being introduced in state legislatures across the country in record numbers. These legislative attacks have had a significant impact on the mental health of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students, families, and teachers in our PK–12 schools. How does mathematics fit into this conversation, and what can we—as math teachers, teacher educators, math coaches, school administrators, and leaders of school districts and professional organizations—do to honor the brilliance of the LGBTQ+ youth, especially LGBTQ+ identified BIPOC youth, in our mathematics classes? In this session, you’ll learn this and more, gaining an understanding of, as Dr. Gutiérrez writes when speaking of political conocimiento, “how politics permeates everything we do.”
Jun 07, 2022 07:00 PM : MTLT Journal Club Meeting
Join us for the <i>MTLT</i> Journal Club’s June 7 meeting, from 7:00–8:00 p.m. Eastern. <i>MTLT</i> Department Editor, Lou Matthews, will facilitate a discussion on Nicole R. Rigelman’s legacy article, <a href="https://pubs.nctm.org/view/journals/tcm/13/6/article-p308.xml">"Fostering Mathematical Thinking and Problem Solving: The Teacher's Role," from the February 2007 issue of Teaching Children Mathematics (Vol. 13, Issue 6)</a>. NCTM members and nonmembers are welcome. Registration is required.