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AMTNJ Virtual Offerings

Telling The Story: Learning In A Global Classroom Through Mathematics: Susan Totaro & Melissa Pearson

Zoom Virtual Event

Description: Participants will experience strategies that empower students to see mathematics through the lens of relationship building at a global level. Using shared activities, you will be guided to engage in an empathy challenge, investigate resources such as Harvard GSE's Zero Out of Eden, and Better World Ed. in order to better understand the connections […]

Math & Inclusion Are Not Mutually Exclusive: Tanya Tenturier-Brinkley

Zoom Virtual Event

Description: Participants will learn why it’s important to acknowledge diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, & create equitable conditions in the classroom. As they unpack the aforementioned terms, participants will engage in hands-on tasks to scaffold instructional strategies they can effectively & efficiently apply in their classrooms on the next instructional day.

Microaggressions and the Classroom: Jessica Cincotta

Zoom Virtual Event

Description: Participants will be challenged to reflect on and think deeply about unconscious biases and how those biases influence our teaching, classroom environment, and interactions with families and the community. During the session the group will learn what microaggressions are, finding when they are used in the classroom and learning replacement thinking and language so […]

Equity via Coding & Fizz Buzz: Tom Steinke & Robyn Poulsen

Zoom Virtual Event

Description: Fizz Buzz is a beautiful, low-floor high ceiling coding task that all learners can be successful with! Our coding solution is a portable, offline programming solution, overcoming access issues for students without devices or high-speed internet. Our solution provides a grades 7-10 menu-driven solution that bridges the elementary block coding solutions with more sophisticated […]

Low Floor And High Ceiling Math Tasks: Caitlin Murphy & Dana Corasaniti

Zoom Virtual Event

Description: This session will focus on the importance of low floor and high ceiling math tasks. These tasks will be accessible to all students in a classroom while giving the freedom and flexibility for students to explore mathematics. Our goal is to engage all our students and make them feel that they can achieve deep […]

We are all in this together: Julie Norflus-Good

Zoom Virtual Event

Description: On a daily basis educators are challenged to meet the needs of all learners in their classrooms. Understanding differentiated instruction in regards to equality vs equity can assist all educators/administrators when planning and implementing instruction. We will also discuss strategies that can immediately be implemented in the classroom.

Equity 101: Dianna Sopala

Zoom Virtual Event

Description: With the pandemic, educational inequity has been magnified. How can we do our part, as mathematics teachers, to provide equity in the mathematics classroom? This introductory equity session will provide the opportunity for mathematics educators and administrators to discuss equity, race, and pedagogical practices and begin reducing racial disparities in their mathematics classrooms. Participants […]

The Power of Words: Using Strength-Based Language in a Mathematics Classroom: Susan Totaro

Zoom Virtual Event

Description: Working from a strength or “asset-based” mindset increases equitable outcomes for our mathematicians. This session will identify language that creates a deficit mindset for our students and teachers, and provide an opportunity for participants to shift that language to convey the strengths ALL students bring.

Creating A More Equitable Mathematics Classroom: Mark Russo

Zoom Virtual Event

Description: In this session, participants will consider how individual students and groups of students may be experiencing math class. Issues will include tracking, labeling, classroom environment, language and opportunity contexts.