Preconference Workshop

  • Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Unpacking Challenges, Having Critical Conversations, and Taking Next Steps

    November 28, 2018 • Seattle 

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    Plan to attend this additional workshop to round out your conference experience! Preregistration is required. Reserve your space now when you register by selecting the workshop in the Optional Events step or log in to add it to an existing registration.


    Workshop Overview

    How can we make high school mathematics work for more students? How can we promote learning that is meaningful, relevant, and accessible? Participate in discussions on the essential concepts needed by all students to increase their opportunities as well as recommendations for policies, practices, and procedures that exist in many schools. We will unpack these discussions, engage in critical conversations, and look to next steps to make high school mathematics education work for each and every student.

    9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Materials pick-up 8:00 – 9:00)

    Outcomes

    Participants will gain an understanding of:

    • Challenges related to high school mathematics and ways to initiative critical conversations
    • Issues related to teacher and students tracking and the structural barriers that need to be addressed
    • Strategies to empower students and build their mathematical identity and agency
    • Essential Concepts and how they can be used as a framework to focus instruction
    • Ways to organize the Essential Concepts into pathways so that each and every student has access
    • Actions they can take to begin changing high school mathematics

    Speakers 

    • John Staley, Baltimore County Schools          
    • Karen Graham, University of New Hampshire   

    Who Should Attend

    • 9-12 Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instructional Coaches, Administrators 

    Max Number of Attendees: 120                                        

    Schedule

    8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Materials Pickup

    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
    Recommendation 1: Each and every student should learn the Essential Concepts in order to expand professional opportunities, understand and critique the world, and experience the joy, wonder, and beauty of mathematics.

    10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    Break                                                                                                        
    10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Dismantling structural obstacles
    Recommendation 2: High school mathematics should discontinue the practice of tracking teachers as well as the practice of tracking students into qualitatively different or dead-end course pathways.
    11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch                  
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Implementing equitable instructional practices
    Recommendation 3: Classroom instruction should be consistent with research-informed and equitable teaching practices.                
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Identifying Essential Concepts
    Revisiting Recommendation 1: Each and every student should learn the Essential Concepts in order to expand professional opportunities, understand and critique the world, and experience the joy, wonder, and beauty of mathematics.             
    2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break                                  
    2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Organizing the high school curriculum
    Recommendation 4: High schools should offer continuous four-year mathematics pathways with all students studying mathematics each year, including two to three years of mathematics in a common shared pathway focusing on the Essential Concepts.
    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                                 

    Registration Information

    Preregistration required. Lunch is provided.

    Rates per workshop: 
    With Conference: $145         
    Workshop Only: $185