Social Justice Math Study Group (18-19)

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Alameda County Office of Education

313 W Winton Avenue

Hayward, CA 94544

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There are many interpretations of what it means to lead with a Social Justice lens in math education. Participants in this Community of Practice will engage in a survey course exploring entry points to ensure that Alameda County’s most under-served mathematics students have access to high quality mathematics educational experiences that equip them for success in college, career, and also to be civically engaged in their communities. Sites and districts are encouraged to register as teams, to support the learning process and a systematic, sustained implementation of strategies and approaches discussed during our sessions. Participants are expected to attend all sessions, as the action research and continuous community of practice are essential elements of the professional learning process. Meeting locations may rotate on occasion to allow for access to different classrooms (TBD in our sessions).

Topics include:

  • Math Literacy as a Justice Issue
  • Introducing Social/Economic Justice Issues into the Classroom
  • Culture and Mathematics: Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices
  • Language, Equity, and Mathematics
  • Culture and Mathematics: Ethnomathematics

Dates: Wed. from 4:30-630pm: Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15

Target Audience: PK-12 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators (site and district)

Sign-in begins 30 minutes before start of session. Light refreshments will be served at each session.

Testimonials from previous participants:

  • "This was an amazing experience! A safe, trust filled space where we could all grow as educators. I was able to put to practice Social Justice Mathematics learning in the moment with the teachers and students I collaborated with. Inspiration!"
  • "It changed the entire way I teach math. It made me get more in line with what I learned in grad school...that I let go because I was dealing with classroom management."
  • "...my primary takeaway was the practice of asking [...] the ways in which I include equity for "sub-populations" in my lessons, and the way that Maths are a lane changer - fast or slow. And how far students go in Math helps determine the options and availability of choices for them."
  • "Actual hands on math problems [on social justice issues related to wealth distribution] today with Stanford presenter was incredible and FUN."
  • "I learned that the discipline of mathematics is NOT void of bias, cultural relevance, and opportunities to break down barriers."

Cost: $125/person for the year. Register 3, get 1 free.

Questions? Contact Celine Liu, Program Manager - Mathematics, cliu@acoe.org

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