Shelly M. Jones, PhD
Professor of Mathematics Education, Central Connecticut State University
Understanding today’s classrooms are very diverse it is important for teachers to be familiar with and implement culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP). My colleagues and I (Matthews, Jones, & Parker, 2013) designed a framework and rubric for creating and assessing culturally relevant cognitively demanding (CRCD) mathematics tasks. Participants will discuss the salient features of CRP and use the CRCD Rubric to engineer tasks that will empower their students. Appropriate implementation of these tasks can help to develop positive student math identity and agency. In addition to task creation, participants will share other culturally relevant math resources.
Audience: K-16 Educators, Teacher Educators, Administrators
Host: Kenn Heydrick, EdD, Accelerated Learning Inc., National STEM Manager