This episode we talk with the lead authors of the recent TODOS Blog post on voting, voter rights and suppression, and new considerations for voting in the time of COVID. Thank you to Dee Crescitelli, Juan Gerardo, Silvia Llamas-Flores and Carlos LópezLeiva.
Read the entirety of the blog post at https://www.todos-math.org/the-todos-blog
How do teachers and families work together towards educational change, utilizing organizing traditions? Melissa Adams Corral, a teacher from Texas who is now in graduate school at the Ohio State University, and who has a background in community organizing, shares her perspective and experiences with us on how to approach genuine collaboration with parents – particularly parents from historically marginalized populations.
Read an article she wrote for the Heinemann blog on organizing parents for educational change:
And read her chapter in the NCTM published Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education, 2018: https://www.nctm.org/Store/Products/Annual-Perspectives-in-Mathematics-Education-2018/
Link to TODOS Commentary Papers including the one on parents as Educational Partners here: https://www.todos-math.org/statements
Today our guests are the guest editors of a new two-part special issue of Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (TEEM)on multilingual learners in mathematics classrooms. Zandra de Araujo, Sara Roberts, Craig Willey and Bill Zahner as the talk about the new research articles, translanguaging, and the connections between teaching mathematics to multilingual students and current debates on immigration.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
English Learners in the K-12 Mathematics Classroom: Review of the Research
What will the 2020-2021 school year be like? What are teachers looking forward to, worried about, hoping for their students' families and communities? In the second of a 2-part episode, 2 Spanish dual-immersion elementary school teachers share their thoughts as their school years begin. This episode is primarily in Spanish.
Frank Lara, San Francisco Unified School District (California)
Sonia Girón, Albuquerque Public Schools (New Mexico)
There's a part in this episode where Frank shares how his filters on zoom work. Images at the doc linked below:
What will the 2020-2021 school year be like? What are teachers looking forward to, worried about, hoping for their students' families and communities? In the first of a 2-part episode, 3 high school mathematics teachers share their thoughts as their school years begin.
Ana Miguel, Coachella Valley Unified (California)
Lisett Sierra, Salt Lake City Schools (Utah)
Schavion Smith, Fairfax County Schools (Virginia)
We end our first podcast season with a topic that is on all of our minds: relationships! How do we search for and cultivate meaningful professional relationships as mentors or mentees? What does it mean to decolonize the mentor/mentee relationship? Briana Rodriguez of Los Angeles, CA was a mathematics high school teacher prior to her move, and is currently a doctoral students and advisee of Dr. Kari Kokka at the University of Pittsburg, PA. They reflect on their advisee/advisor relationship with each other, and what is means to build meaningful relationships with students in high school classrooms.
Links to learn more about the research and activism of Dr. Kokka: www.karikokka.com
How are you doing right now? What is the moment we are in and what might we reflect on prior to the start of a new school year? Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid is a teacher, activist, and researcher in healing and wellness. She joined us for a conversation about health, teaching, and learning in pandemic times. Get ready for real talk that is inspirational and deeply reflective.
Check out Farima's work here:
Farima's Collection of Hella COVID-19 Teaching/Learning/Wellness Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LMJeebStOBVFpey9AnV9OCvU2JuDXXAsTxBfMuhOawY/edit?usp=sharing
Keynote for 2020 3rd Annual Central Coast Social Justice Education Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NchK3Gxuxrg&feature=youtu.be
The Flourish Agenda: https://flourishagenda.com/
Her academic profile can be found here https://usfca.academia.edu/FarimaPourKhorshidPhD
What is meaningful mathematics assessment, particularly for high school and undergraduate mathematics courses? Is our current pandemic a good time to rethinking assessment practices? This episode features audio from the webinar they hosted on April 9, 2020, as well as audio from a conversation they had a few weeks later. Dr. Ruiz and Dr. Nguyen stir up some ideas and share some examples.
Watch the full webinar and access their resources at our TODOS Live webpage: https://www.todos-math.org/todos-live-#April9
Luis Antonio Leyva, Assistant Professor of Education at Vanderbilt University, joins us to share his work on transforming undergraduate mathematics classrooms to be spaces where relationships, identities, and intersectionality matters. From his roots in New Jersey, he tells us everything he's up to in Nashville, Tennessee.
MAA Values blog feature on the COURAGE project: https://www.mathvalues.org/masterblog/challenging-operationalizing-and-understanding-racialized-and-gendered-events-courage-in-undergraduate-mathematics
Check out Luis's published work:
Leyva, L. A. (2018). The counter-storytelling of Latinx men’s co-constructions of masculinities and undergraduate mathematical success. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & S. Brown (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20thAnnual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 1031-1040), San Diego, CA.
Leyva, L. A., & Alley, Z. D. (accepted and under revision). “Speaking up more” and “talk[ing] less and less about my goals”: A counter-storytelling on the role of voice in undergraduate Latinx women’s identity constructions as mathematics students and aspiring engineers. Invited book chapter in J. Adams, P. Sengupta, M. Shanahan, & M. Takeuchi (Eds.), Epistemologies in the learning sciences: An emerging portrait.
Carlos Nicolas Gomez is an assistant professor of Mathematics Education at Clemson University. He joined host Maria Zavala for a conversation in early February on the research he is launching on elementary school Latinx students in the south and beyond. He talks about "failing" into teaching, and the journey he is on to bring lessons from young Latinx children to the mathematics teacher education classroom.
You can read more about the National Science Foundation CAREER grant that will help support his team's work: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1941952&HistoricalAwards=false