The webinar link will be emailed the week of each event. Feel free to attend any or all of the webinars listed below! For those that cannot attend the live event, the webinar will be recorded and emailed to all registered. It will be available for two weeks. After that, ICTM members will have access by logging into iowamath.org.
Be sure to also attend India's session at the fall conference, Saturday, October 14, in Ankeny. She has an exciting "Equity Challenge" to share!! Registered for the conference at iowamath.org
Session 1 August 16 from 10-11am. "What is Equity?"
In this session, we will talk about what is equity and how it became a topic of discussion in the way of education. We will discuss the history of education, along with various laws that affected that history which led to equitable practices being embedded in the classroom. We will discuss various ways to address issues of equity in the math classroom, as well as assure that all attendees are comfortable with what equity really is when faced with misconceptions and underlying societal views that could affect student achievement.
Session 2 October 16 from 6-7pm "Math Identity: Can I really do Math?"
In this session, we will talk about students who struggle with low confidence in the math classroom. Teachers will be provided with strategies for building mathematical identities of learners while helping them defeat anxiety they may have during productive struggle. Teachers will learn tips for building mathematical discourse for all learners while helping them see themselves in the math.
Session 3 January 18 from 6-7pm "Building relationships: I don’t like math and I don’t like you!"
In this session, teachers will learn how to connect with students from all backgrounds through relationship building. Teachers will be equipped with strategies for culturally responsive teaching, ice breaker strategies and communication skills that will help break down existing barriers while establishing trust with leaners. Students will be convinced that their math class is a safe place for them that they belong and are celebrated in the classroom.
Session 4 April 16 from 6-7pm "Equity in Action: Hitting the Ground Running with Equitable Practices"
In this session, teachers and leaders will build upon their knowledge of what equity is as well as understand how they can approach implementing equitable practices in the classroom. Further, we will discuss concrete strategies needed to build upon equitable practices and discuss evidence needed to confirm that instruction is not leaving any child behind. We will address any concerns or questions that are specific to your state/district needs to best equip you to hit the ground running with equitable practices in the math classroom.