TODOS Live! began with funds obtained through a NCTM MET grant. Through the years TODOS Live! has had many excellent sessions and presenters. A list of previous recordings and upcoming sessions is below. Please note that due to limitations to online storage we have lost access to some of our sessions. Currently, sessions are being stored on a TODOS Live! Vimeo Channel.

Upcoming Sessions

Deep Dive into What We Do When Fairness Fails Us from the Powerful Mathematicians Who Changed the World Book Series

May 30, 2024, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Toya Frank, Zandra de Araujo, and Maria del Rosario Zavala

During this session, the authors of the Powerful Mathematicians Who Changed the World Book high school series will share about the development of the first book in the series, What We Do When Fairness Fails Us. They will also offer suggestions for using the text and its supporting materials, and the community will have an opportunity for questions and reflection on the book. ---Toya Jones Frank is a mathematics educator who works as an Associate Professor at George Mason University and staff at the National Science Foundation. Her research focuses on how racialized experiences influence teaching and learning. She is a former high school mathematics teacher and has served in several roles, including, teacher educator and consultant, with numerous stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels.Zandra de Araujo serves as the mathematics principal at the Lastinger Center for Learning. Her research examines teachers’ instruction in algebra with students who are primarily English learners. Zandra began her career as a high school math teacher, she has served as a board member of prominent professiona. As a leader in higher education, she has served organizations including TODOS: Mathematics for All, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Maria del Rosario Zavala (she/ella) is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at San Francisco State University, and the daughter of Peruvian immigrants. Her career in education began over twenty years ago as an undergraduate Mathematics major and has led her in and out of K-12 classrooms, teacher education, and now into the literary world of realistic fiction in pursuit of helping everyone understand their potential as mathematical people.

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Past Sessions 2024

Cultivating Mathematical Hearts in Elementary Classrooms

April 24, 2024, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Maria del Rosario Zavala and Julia Maria Aguirre

Mathematics that is joyful, creative, rigorous, and meaningful can happen in classrooms when we teach in ways that embrace each child's brilliance and humanity. In this session, we share a definition, framework, and classroom strategies for culturally responsive mathematics teaching that will support cultivating mathematical interest, identities, and connections – from the heart. Though examples will stem from K-5 classrooms, we invite all educators across the TK-12 experience to join us to explore the ideas in this session.

The Mystery Underground featuring Agnes Meyer Driscoll

April 11, 2024, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Kari Jurgenson, Cynthia E. Taylor, Christa Jackson

In this webinar, we describe how teachers and teacher educators may use the mathematical contributions of Agnes Meyer Driscoll, the featured mathematician in the Powerful Mathematicians who Changed the World Grade 6-8 book, The Mystery Underground. Agnes Meyer Driscoll was a key player in foreign intelligence and a pioneer in the field of cryptology. Her contributions are highlighted throughout the story, which follows a group of middle school students who learn about Agnes Meyer Driscoll’s work and use it to create and crack secret messages throughout the story. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in mathematics related to cryptology as well as learn about ways teachers and teacher educators may use this book in their classroom. The presenters will share mathematical problem solving opportunities embedded in the story as well as supplemental resources provided with the book.

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Using Storybooks to Engage Children in Mathematical Investigations and Social Justice Topics

March 20, 2024, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Amy Napoli, Kelley Buchheister

In this session, we will discuss how teachers and teacher educators can use Dazzling Us with Data to engage young children in math and social justice conversations and activities. Dazzling Us with Data, from the Powerful Mathematicians Who Changed the World series, was written for prek-2 children, teachers, and families. Edited by Christa Jackson and illustrated by Estrella Bascuñan, the Powerful Mathematicians Who Changed the World book series centers underrepresented mathematicians we do not typically hear or learn about in school.


Using Knotting Numbers, the Grades 3-5 Powerful Mathematicians who Changed the World book with teachers and students

April 1, 2024, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Eva Thanheiser & Naomi Jessup

In this webinar, we share ways of using Knotting Numbers which introduces Marcia Asher and Ethnomatheamtics in 3-5 classrooms and in teacher education to create a sense of belonging in the mathematics spaces and broaden students' view of (a) who can do mathematics and (b) what it means to do mathematics. We will share excerpts of the book and how we have used them to engage students.


Strategies to Balance Social and Math Goals in Social Justice Mathematics Lessons

March 12, 2024, at 5:30 PM Pacific

Presenters: Brent Jackson, Jill Neumayer DePiper, Maria Salciccioli

We will present our research on the implementation of "off-the-shelf" social justice mathematics lessons. We observed and analyzed more than 15 teachers’ enactment of various social justice mathematics lessons. We will present three strategies to balance social justice goals with mathematics goals while implementing off-the-shelf social justice mathematics lessons. We will share common challenges we observed and strategies that can be used to maintain rigorous and conceptual mathematics. Teachers' use of these strategies create opportunities to bolster students’ engagement with Standards for Mathematical Practice. Brent, Jill, and Maria are research associates in mathematics education at WestEd. Their current work includes the Citizen Math Impact Study.


Strategies to Balance Social and Math Goals in Social Justice Mathematics Lessons

March 12, 2024, at 5:30 PM Pacific

Presenters: Brent Jackson, Jill Neumayer DePiper, Maria Salciccioli

We will present our research on the implementation of "off-the-shelf" social justice mathematics lessons. We observed and analyzed more than 15 teachers’ enactment of various social justice mathematics lessons. We will present three strategies to balance social justice goals with mathematics goals while implementing off-the-shelf social justice mathematics lessons. We will share common challenges we observed and strategies that can be used to maintain rigorous and conceptual mathematics. Teachers' use of these strategies create opportunities to bolster students’ engagement with Standards for Mathematical Practice. Brent, Jill, and Maria are research associates in mathematics education at WestEd. Their current work includes the Citizen Math Impact Study.

Fostering Mathematics and Collaborative Learning through Model Eliciting Activities

February 8, 2024, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Luis Montero-Moguel, Dr. Verónica Vargas-Alejo, Dr. Guadalupe Carmona, and Dinorah Méndez-Huerta

This webinar, aimed at mathematics educators and researchers, will focus on discussing the results of research that contributes to the necessity of expanding learning environments encouraging undergraduate students to develop collaborative work skills and apply their knowledge in the classroom to solve real-world problems. Utilizing qualitative methods, we examined the effects of interaction between two teams of students from a university in Mexico while solving a model-eliciting activity, based on the theoretical framework of Models and Modeling Perspective. Our analysis shows that the students had two opportunities for interaction, within the team and between the modeling teams. Through these interactions, the students refined their models in three directions: mathematical knowledge, interpretation and modeling of the phenomenon, and mathematical representations. The findings of this study emphasize the significant value of Model-eliciting activities in enhancing students’ collaboration and modeling abilities.

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"Learn from everybody’s strengths": Developing Confident Math Modelers through Routines and Formative Assessment

January 18, 2024, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenter: Lochani Senia

This session introduces participants to mathematical modeling routines for grades 3-5 that develop and formatively assess modeling competencies, and cultivate positive mathematical identities and a sense of agency in students. We will share video clips of modeling routines enacted in a diverse 4th grade classroom, and discuss strategies that teachers use to support equitable participation, distribute intellectual authority, and cultivate positive math identities for all students.Lochani Senia is in her 6th year teaching 4th and 5th grade at the Tucson Unified School District in Southern Arizona. Prior to this, she taught English as a Second Language in K-12 classrooms in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and China. Knowing first-hand what it is like to be ridiculed and chastised for struggling with math at school, Lochani is defiant about ensuring her learners experience math differently. As they figure problems out, make mistakes, and debate strategies - all as one tight-knit class community - Lochani and her young mathematicians realize math is meaningful, fun, and humanizing.

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Past Sessions 2023

Queer High School Students and the Teaching of Mathematics for Social Justice

November 30, 2023, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenter: Weverton Ataide Pinheiro

This presentation will explore Queer high school students' participation in teaching mathematics for social justice (TMSJ). The study from which this presentation originates aimed to introduce TMSJ to Queer students to understand their experiences with this teaching approach. The primary study was centered on a transformative paradigm and employed a post-structural approach to understand identities. Additionally, TMSJ lessons were implemented in the primary study through three lessons to address the injustices that Queer high school students face in their education due to gender and/or sexuality. We will discuss the students' experiences with TMSJ and the suggestions these students have for this teaching approach.

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Creating Community-Based, Discipline-Rich End Products for Project-Based Learning

November 7, 2023, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Sheila Orr, Sarah DiMaria, Carlee Madis

Project-based learning is a powerful opportunity to bring students’ cultural experiences and backgrounds to the classroom. In this session, we will begin with a framework designed to support mathematically-rigorous projects that also provide authentic and relevant opportunities. Building on this framework, participants will identify project end product ideas from your students' communities while ensuring the project is aligned with the mathematical standards in a discipline rich way.

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Social Justice Math in the Middle School Classroom

April 25, 2023, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Amanda Ruiz, Eva Thanheiser, Basil Conway, Odesma Dalrymple

In this webinar, we will offer a working definition and related ideas to what social justice math could look like in a middle school classroom. We will share core ideas and a lesson example from a new book on teaching mathematics for social justice to middle school students (6-8th).

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Youth Participatory Action Research in a Statistics Classroom: Repurposing Mathematics

April 5, 2023, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenter: Larissa Peru

Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) involves young people studying social problems affecting them and their communities and determining how to enact change (Cammarota & Fine, 2008). In a mathematics classroom, students must first shift their relationship with mathematics and redefine its purpose. This session will detail one mathematics educator's experience in laying the foundation to implement a YPAR structure in a high school mathematics course.

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Developing Powerful and Supportive Mathematical Groupwork

March 21, 2023, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenter: Anthony Muro Villa III

Groupwork is a powerful educational tool. It has the potential to offer students authority over their own thinking processes and develop language and communication skills. Yet, to develop a classroom culture that values all voices equitably may go beyond setting up talk structures and choosing the right task. Histories, politics, and context matters. This session will use classroom video and artifacts to think about the classroom conditions needed to mitigate status differences and develop a community with shared authority over the mathematics. We will use or collective experiences to rethink how authority operates in a mathematics classroom and its implications for how we can use groupwork to support students' deep mathematical thinking.

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Understanding Stealth Racist Abuse in College Algebra

February 8, 2023, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenter: Naomi Nishi

Because race as a topic doesn't tend to come up in the mathematics classroom, the ways that race and racism work in the classroom are often unseen and not considered. In this presentation, I will describe what stealth racist abuse is and how it work in the mathematics classroom setting and group work. Based on my research, I'll offer examples, the implications, and strategies to acknowledge and combat stealth racist abuse.

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Past Sessions 2022

Bringing Social Justice to the Upper Elementary Math Classroom: From Student Questions to Taking Action

December 12, 2022, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Tonya Gau Bartell, Cathery Yeh, Mathew D. Felton-Koestler, Robert Q Berry III

Teaching Math for Social Justice (TMSJ) is much more than the lessons teachers might implement in their classrooms. It is about the relationships they build with and among students; the teaching practices that help them do that; and the goals to develop positive social, cultural, and mathematics identities—as authors, actors, and doers. During this workshop, educators will engage in the use of a social justice mathematics lesson framework to examine ways to design lessons to teach mathematics for and with social justice.

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TODOS Live! Math Circles of Chicago: Free high quality math enrichment at scale

October 13, 2022, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenter: Sara Rezvi

he mission of the Math Circles of Chicago (MC2) is to create opportunities for all children across Chicago to develop a passion for mathematics. In ten years MC2 has grown dramatically, with programs in 56 sites around the city serving more than 1,000 children. MC2 has developed partnerships with community centers, homeless and domestic violence shelters, other STEM organizations, universities, and schools, and hosts annual events like its annual math symposium, QED. This presentation will provide an overview of MC2, focusing on our development of versatile activity plans and how we support our diverse teacher community.

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TODOS Live! “How do I work with my newcomer students?”: Labels and their Implications for Teaching

October 6, 2022, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Gladys Krause and Melissa Adams-Corral

It is undeniable that working with students always teaches us something, and many of us feel we often learn more than the students from our work together. In this webinar, we want to share learning experiences working with students in two U.S. high schools. We center our discussion on what we learned about our instruction of mathematics, the curriculum in place for teaching these students, the labels used to place students in the classrooms, and the dreams they are working towards. Specifically, we interrogate the labels newcomers and English Learners and the terms’ power to shape teacher perceptions and expectations, as well as students’ experiences. We also explore what it might mean to listen to these students and center their thinking and desires at school. This webinar invites the audience to reflect on the implications of labels in education and, more specifically, in teaching mathematics in both tracked and de-tracked schools.

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TODOS Live! What Does 2SLGBTQIA+ Identity Have To Do With Mathematics Teaching & Learning?

September 21, 2022, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenter: Dr. Brandie E. Waid (she/ella/they)

In this session we will discuss the relationship between 2SLGBTQIA+ identity and mathematics teaching and learning. Participants will learn how fostering positive 2SLGBTQIA+ identity can positively impact students' mathematics identity and how this relates to increasing the number of 2SLGBTQIA+ identified individuals in STEM fields. These conversations will be used to discuss why it is essential to begin including 2SLGBTQIA+ identity in conversations and initiatives to diversify STEM and to engage in equitable mathematics teaching. Participants will also learn one or two steps they can take today to begin attending to 2SLGBTQIA+ identity in their mathematics instruction.

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TODOS Live! Social Justice Math in Early Elementary Classrooms

September 14, 2022, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenter: Maria del Rosario Zavala and Jennifer Ward

Young children are curious about the world in all its complexities. They ask big, deep questions. Rarely are they supported to explore their questions and take action on issues they care about through mathematics. In this session, Jennifer and Maria share core ideas and a lesson example from a new book on teaching mathematics for social justice to early elementary children (PreK to 2nd grade).

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TODOS Live! Beyond Land Acknowledgements: A Conversation Around the Significance for Mathematics Education

August 31, 2022, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Florence Glanfield, Rochelle Gutiérrez, Belin M. Tsinnajinnie

It's become a common practice for many educational institutions to acknowledge the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples. You might see the territorial acknowledgements in signature lines on email messages; on websites; and you might hear them when groups of people are gathered. Each of the three panelists will share their interpretations of the significance of land acknowledgements in relation to mathematics teaching and learning.

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De Cualquier Manera: Norms Around Choice for Multilinguals with Dis/abilities

June 14, 2022, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenter: Juanita Silva

This session presents the teaching practices used to support the mathematical agency of three students who were multilingual with learning dis/abilities. The students were able to exhibit mathematics agency by using their own math strategies, explaining their thinking, convincing peers of their ideas, and take risks during group discussions. In this session you will learn what is possible when teachers use the strengths of students to support the learning of mathematics word problems.

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My Students Scored 0%! What Should I Do Next?

June 8, 2022, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenters: Jenny Cheng and Cecilio Dimas

Let's explore the power of using students’ thinking to address emerging understandings. Participants will engage in a low-floor/high-ceiling task using a “Launch, Explore, Summarize” lesson structure with embedded Math Language Routines to contextualize student thinking for purposeful next steps.

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Past Sessions 2021

CYFEMAT: International Network of Math Circles and Festivals

December 1, 2021, at 4 PM Pacific

Presenter: Hector Rosario

Join us for an informative session about the outreach work of CYFEMAT across Latin America, Africa, and the US. This currently happens in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, with plans for more languages. We will also share how to organize and run math festivals or math circles locally.

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Description: In this session, we will discuss our examination of the experiences in mathematics education of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) immigrants as a way to highlight the complexities of attending to multiple versions of Blackness for classroom teachers. This work seeks to expand our understanding of Blackness and the Black experience in mathematics education and to help teachers see their Black students as more than just a monolithic Black group, encouraging that recognition through the idea of the particularity of the African immigrant experience. We will extend this discussion by also attending to the impact of coloniality on the mathematics learning experiences of SSA youth.

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Description: September 30, 2021 was the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. October 11, 2021 was known in some states as Indigenous Peoples' Day. These days are reminders that experiences of Indigenous peoples, nations, and lands are often not included in particular discourses around equity, inclusion, and diversity. In this session I will share my journey as a human being that identifies as Métis (one of the recognized Indigenous nations in Canada) and as a woman in the fields of mathematics and mathematics education. I will share the ways in which my early experiences in post secondary mathematics informed my work as a secondary mathematics teacher, and continue to inform my work and passion as a volunteer, university professor, researcher, and administrator.

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Description: For too many underserved students, mathematics means confusion, failure, heartache, and feeling inadequate. Rather than risk failure, they simply choose not to "play" the game of school. In this presentation, participants will learn to use strategies of an equity pedagogy framework for engaging all students.

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For too many underserved students, mathematics means confusion, failure, heartache, and feeling inadequate. Rather than risk failure, they simply choose not to "play" the game of school. In this presentation, participants will learn to use strategies of an equity pedagogy framework for engaging all students.

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We invite you to join authors Marian Dingle and Nichole Lindgren for the new TODOS Live! version of a "fireside chat" of the recently released "Where is Manuel? A Rejection of 'Learning Loss'". "Platica" means "talk", so we encourage you to download and read this thought-provoking statement beforehand ( and be ready to participate in discussion with other participants. Register today, get to reading and drop in during this Platica. Together we will share, plan and work towards continuing to advocate for our students and how they "bring brilliance to us in many forms".

August 26, 2021, at 5 PM Pacific

Title: TODOS Live! Back to School Special - A Conversation with the TODOS Antiracist Position Statement Authors

Presenters: Maria del Rosario Zavala, Ma Bernadette Andres Salgarino, Amber Candela, Nichole Lindgren and Erin Sylves

Please join us as we kick off another amazing year of TODOS Live! sessions. This webinar offers an opportunity to have a conversation with the authors of the award-winning 2020 TODOS Position Statement, The Mo(ve)ment to Prioritize Antiracist Mathematics: Planning for This and Every School Year. The authors will share insights around the ideas and themes included in the main position paper and the four commentaries. This timely conversation will spark some ideas for impacting change in your classrooms, schools and communities as we prepare for another scholastic year.

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March 31, 2021, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice

Presenters: Robert Q. Berry III, Basil M. Conway IV, Brian R. Lawler, John W. Staley

Teaching Math for Social Justice (TMSJ) is much more than the lessons teachers might implement in their classrooms. It is about the relationships they build with and among students; the teaching practices that help them do that; and the goals to develop positive social, cultural, and mathematics identities—as authors, actors, and doers. Join the authors, Robert Q. Berry III, Basil M. Conway IV, Brian R. Lawler, and John Staley, of "High School Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice" as they unpack ideas from the book to promote thought and action toward TMSJ in the high school classroom.

March 4, 2021, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Using Math Pathways to Promote Conversations about Equity

Presenter: Lindsay Fitzpatrick

This webinar will look at how teachers and other district leaders can use the principles of mathematics pathways along with data to reframe discussions around expectations for students. This reframing can help departments, schools and districts shift perceptions away from “getting students through” math and towards using math as a tool in helping students achieve their goals and aspirations.

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March 3, 2021, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Historical and Contemporary Implications of Tracking: What do we need to consider as we attempt to “modernize” mathematics education?

Presenter: Oren McClain

This webinar will discuss tracking in American school, with a particular focus on mathematics, delving into how tracking has persisted and the impact it has had on Black and Latino students as well as student from low-income backgrounds.

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March 2, 2021, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: The Role of Curriculum Design in Promoting Equity in Mathematics

Presenters: Frank Savina and Josh Recio

Outside of the contact with their teacher, a large portion of students’ experiences with mathematics are defined and shaped by curricular materials. How does the design of those materials influence students’ views of mathematics and of themselves? We will have a conversation with two Dana Center course design specialists, Josh Recio and Frank Savina, on how they bring an equity lens to curriculum design for both high school and college course materials. 

February 23, 2021, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Changing How We Think about Mathematics and Mathematicians

Presenter: Deven Shah

Math is the epitome of humanity. We need to treat it as it is, filled with tools to help us describe the patterns of relationships we see in the world. The first step is to build a relationship with those tools within all mathematicians, which includes all people.

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February 17, 2021, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Where are you in your Equity Journey?

Presenter: John Staley

During the webinar participants will engage in reflection about their equity journey and how they might take action to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for each and every student. Resources from several mathematics education organizations will be highlighted as we consider current issues that are often encountered along the journey.


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January 26, 2021, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: The Systemwide Efforts of California State University in Building a Diversified STEM Teaching Workforce

Presenter: Fred Uy

This session will focus on various projects and programs developed at California State University for the purpose of attracting more STEM educators to the system. Learn ways you too can do the same at your institution. Bring your questions and ideas.

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January 19, 2021, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Developing ELs’ Math Language

Presenter: Jim Ewing

This motivating session reveals how you can develop English Learners' math language. There is a myth that math is universal, but ELs can better develop mathematical arguments if we develop their math language. After experiencing an "EL simulation," you will be ready to learn proven strategies.

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December 1, 2021, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: CYFEMAT: International Network of Math Circles and Festivals

Presenter: Hector Rosario
Join us for an informative session about the outreach work of CYFEMAT across Latin America, Africa, and the US. This currently happens in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, with plans for more languages. We will also share how to organize and run math festivals or math circles locally.
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Past Sessions 2020

December 1, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Disrupting Mathematical Microaggressions

Presenter: Robert Q. Berry, III

Microaggressions are brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities—whether intentional or unintentional—which communicate negative slights and insults to people. Francis Su defined mathematical microaggressions as ways we communicate to students "you don't belong in mathematics." This session unpacks microaggressions and mathematical microaggressions in mathematics teaching and learning.

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November 11, at 5 PM Pacific

Title: The Power of Gradual Reveal in Nearly Everything We Teach in Math

Teachers have known for years the power of gradual reveal when teaching reading. It’s time to apply this strategy to mathematics. In this session we’ll look at using the easy to adopt technique of gradual reveal with word problems, tables of data, graphs, patterns and geometric figures – all in support of generating higher levels of interest, encouraging greater motivation and making the mathematics much more accessible to all students.

Presenter: Steve Leinwand



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October 29, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Teaching Fraction Concepts in a Remote Learning World

Fraction concepts may be one of the most challenging topics to teach and learn -- and now we face the challenges of teaching them remotely. Let's look together at a few fraction concept lessons and explore together how to make them more dynamic and effective in a COVID challenging environment!

Presenter: Shelley Kriegler

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October 28, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Middle School Mathematics: Supporting Your Student with Math at Home

We will look at some strategies and best practices for supporting students with math. We will explore a few resources and do some math together.

Presenter: Suzanne Damm

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October 27, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Mathematical Games as Springboard Activities to Different Types of Proof

Mathematical games are great opportunities to introduce students to important practices like making and investigating mathematical conjectures as well as developing and evaluating arguments. In this webinar a game will be presented, and the players, while looking for a winning strategy, will have fun and do significant mathematics.

Presenter: Greisy Winicki-Landman

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October 22, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Moving Achievement Together Holistically: Elder Inspired Approach to Math Education

In this session, I will share understandings developed from long-term collaborative work done in Mi’kmaw communities of Atlantic Canada. The session will explore ways to teach mathematics from an Indigenous perspective, looking beyond ethnomathematical investigations to explore the ways in which Mi’kmaw epistemology or L’nui’ta’simk, can be used to root pedagogical approaches in indigenous knowledge systems. I will show examples from an on-going research project called Moving Achievement Together Holistically (MATH) as a way of demonstrating what it looks like to teach from this culturally-based approach. Sample activities will be shared and we will discuss how these ideas are good for all students but essential for some.

Presenter: Lisa Linney Borden

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October 21, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Exploring Social Justice Through Mathematics: The Possibility and Necessity of Social Justice Mathematics

This 60-minute workshop will have two core elements.

1. We will do mathematics together as a community by examining some prescient social justice topics that are impacting marginalized communities and how mathematics can be used to explore those situations. Participants will be working/doing mathematics in small groups and presenting findings in through whole group discussions.

2. We will discuss why this work is necessary and vital, what needs to be done before we as teachers attempt to do this work and how this framing is critical to understanding the potential of exploring mathematics in BIPOC communities. Moreover, we discuss how through the work of Rochelle Gutiérrez, Danny Martin, David Kung and others that we have the opportunity to reframe and redefine math circles using an equity and social justice framework.

Presenters: Belin Tsijannie and Aris Winger

October 19, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Toxic Trauma, Stress and the Brain

We now know that a child’s brain is most flexible during the first few years of life.  These early years are a critical period for learning, growth, and development.  Brains grow through touch, talk, sight, and sound.  What happens when children don’t get this? What happens in early childhood can matter for a lifetime.  We must recognize and address problems before they get worse.  Research shows that toxic stress and adversity, such as poverty, abuse, or neglect can weaken the developing brain architecture and permanently set the body’s stress response system on high alert.  The good news is that science shows that providing stable, responsive, nurturing relationships with children and adolescents can prevent and even reverse the damaging effects of early life stress.  The number of caring adults in a child’s life is directly related to their success."

Presenter: Lisa McKenzie

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August 18, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Virtual Math Talks, Exploring Ways to Stay Rooted in Meaningful Collaboration and Discourse

Participants will engage in discussion about attributes of powerful Math Talks and how to replicate them in the virtual space. Additionally, we’ll experience & reflect upon 2 virtual Math Talks as a community of learners.

Presenter: Cecilio Dimas

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August 11, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Subversive Teaching to Rehumanize Mathematics

The combined events of Covid, Black Lives Matter, and climate change have opened the door for many teachers to question what is happening in the world and what is our place in it? This session supports teachers to reflect on what is considered “normal” in mathematics teaching and learning and what it will take to rehumanize mathematics when so many people and institutions are actively protecting the status quo. 

PresenterRochelle Gutiérrez

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July 22, at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Global Mathematics: An Elective Mathematics Class for ALL Students

This session will describe how one school created an elective course, Global Mathematics, that helps students understand and critique the world while also experiencing wonder, joy, and beauty. This course engages students at every ability level through the study of the history of mathematics and the usefulness of mathematics to address global, regional, and local

PresenterDave Ebert

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July 14, 2020 at 4 PM Pacific

Title: Supporting the Learning of All Students by Working Smarter: A framework for Math Teaching and Learning Presented by Teruni Lamberg

Supporting student learning involves taking into account the process of teaching that includes setting up the physical space, developing routines, planning lessons and facilitating discussions. These are things that teachers naturally do. However, how these activities are enacted impacts student learning. Learn how to support the learning of all students by using a simple framework designed to improve teaching. The goal is to work smarter, not harder to get results in student learning.

PresenterTeruni Lamberg

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July 10, 2020

Title: The Changing Landscape of Mathematics Education

The current health pandemic has brought equity and social justice issues to the fore, while concurrent social movements have helped build momentum towards antiracist teaching in mathematics education. The potential in this mo(ve)ment is what brings us together, to reflect and consider what we must do going forward.

Five panelists from around the United States representing various positions in mathematics education will share their reflections and ideas on the following questions:

  • What do schools need to be prioritizing around mathematics teaching and learning for this fall?
  • What do schools need to prioritize long term?
  • What actions could and should the world of mathematics education be taking?

Panelists: Margarita Barraza, Marian Dingle, Linda M. Fulmore, Rochelle Gutiérrez, Lisett Sierra

Moderator: Luz Maldonado Rodríguez

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June 24, 2020

Title: Rethinking the SummerSlide: A TODOS Live! event FOR PARENTS and teachers (K-5 focus)

Many parents and teachers dread the loss of academic learning that happens during the summer months. This phenomena has been termed “the Summer Slide”. In this session, we’ll discuss how to rethink the summer slide from an asset-based perspective, drawing on the strengths of students and their most valuable learning resource, their families! Parents will leave with practical ideas of how to evaluate online resources, games, and household activities as part of supporting your student to maintain or rekindle their interest in mathematics, reclaim your own mathematics identities, and embed mathematics as a frequently occurring aspect of living your life in your home communities.

PresenterMaria del Rosario Zavala

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June 10, 2020

Title: Exploring the Shifts in our Student's Social/Emotional Well-Being

Educators will be invited to reflect on the changing patterns of human interactions that impact instruction. We will share how we are navigating social distancing and what we are doing to adjust to new norms in the school experience.

PresenterAmy Brooks

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June 2, 2020

Title: Four Tools to Engage ELs in Math, for both the Classroom and Distance Learning

Teachers and administrators, your effort during Covid-19 has been exemplary. Now, let’s get ready for the fall and learn strategies that are effective both in the classroom and remotely.

PresenterJim Ewing

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May 20, 2020

Title: Four-Dimensional Education: Equity and Access to Education and Jobs

Among those who teach Juveniles, the Incarcerated, and Adults, building curriculum around the concept of Four-Dimensional Education (Fadel, Bialek, & Trilling, 2015) is a way to innovate our curriculum and to help teach our students the creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills that they will need to move up the socio-economic ladder in the 21st Century.

PresenterGreg Ludwa

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May 13, 2020

Title: Using Math Language Routines to Launch Performance Tasks, Explore the relationship between language & math to shift mindset & identity

Participants will engage in routines that develop both language and mathematics in an authentic & purposeful way, while moving away from answer getting or re-stating steps.

PresenterCecilio Dimas

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May 7, 2020

Title: Supporting Preservice Teachers: Responsiveness to Students During COVID-19 and Transition to Online Courses in Teacher Ed

In this QTE Trevor Warburton discusses what his students (preservice teachers) are experiencing during COVID-19, how that impacts their learning from home, and his attempts at equitable teaching during this time.

Presenter: Trevor Warburton

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April 14, 2020

Title: Disruptive Numbers: The Chaos Numbers Bring to Uncover Hidden Stories

In the pursuit to challenge inequities in math teaching and learning "Disruptive Numbers" is a tool to provoke math discourse in class to unravel the chaos that numbers bring to uncover hidden stories that perpetuate partisanship in our society.

PresenterMa Bernadette Salgarino


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April 9, 2020 

Title: Tests, Assessments and Learning Math: Equitable Alternatives in Pandemic Times

While many schools are moving towards online, we have the opportunity to create engaging learning environments for students. This webinar will investigate traditional definitions of success and learning while offering practical alternatives to testing in the online setting. In addition, considerations for challenges in implementation will be discussed as we transition into distance learning and remote instruction. Audience: Grade 6 through college; teaching remotely

Panelists: Dr. Vanson Nguyen and Dr. Amanda Ruiz


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April 7, 2020

Title: Educator-Led Professional Development to Support Equity and Access: The Instructional Leadership Corps

In the Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC), California educators organize local professional development to spark iterative changes in practice. The ILC develops and supports educators to lead ongoing learning within their own communities. In this webinar, participants will learn about the ILC model and how it supports equity and access across grade levels and content areas by highlighting ILC work in Madera Unified School District.

Panelists: Melissa Gilbert, Linda Tolladayn, and Dion Burns


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March 24, 2020 

Title: Pop-Up Panel/Webinar, "Math When Schools are Closed"

Panelists: Maria Del Rosario Zavala, Melissa Adams, Luz Maldonado, Gloria Brown Brooks, and Ricardo Martinez


Origami Links

Patolli Resources

MAPPS Math and Parent Partnerships (Kyndall Brown, Marta Civil)

CRR Impact Workshops are open for all teachers and parents

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Season Nine

Title: Mathematics Intervention: Structures and Strategies to Support Struggling Learners

Struggling learners deserve programs that help them catch up. Yet typically support classes focus on below grade level skills – an insidious form of tracking that does little to help students to do better in their core mathematics class. Based on research and reality, we will explore six principles that may promote shifts in traditional thinking about mathematics intervention, experience principles in the context of proportional reasoning, and leave ready to address this important equity issue.

PresenterShelley Kriegler


Title: Countering Deficit Myths of Students with Dis/Abilities and Conceptualizing Possibilities: A Culturally Responsive and Relational Approach to Mathematics.

Presenter: Cathery Yeh



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Season Seven

Title: 7.1 Effective Teaching Practices to Support English Language Learners

Learn about the specific demands of teaching mathematics for English Language Learners, especially related to modeling and communication math practices. Support students to make assumptions and reflect on their solutions by means of technology, comparisons of word and modeling problems, and well-planned interrelated social and analytic scaffolding.

Presenter: José Francisco Sala García


Title: Talk Less, Listen More

Listening is one of the most important tools in a teacher’s toolbox. In this session, we’ll explore a variety of rich mathematical tasks, focused on early number, operations, and equality concepts that provide authentic opportunities for us to learn to better listen to our students. We’ll also engage in some mathematical activities as an exercise in learning how to truly listen to our student’s ideas and conceptions.

Presenter: Zachary Champagne


Title: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Resources for Teaching and Learning

This presentation centers the idea of diversity as a resource for mathematics teaching and learning. The focus is on how to build on the diversity present in our classrooms (in particular, language and cultural diversity) to enhance the mathematics learning opportunities for all of us (teachers, students, and parents). Marta will discuss the concept of valorization of knowledge and how that may affect how we interact with diversity in the classroom.

Presenter: Marta Civil



Season Six

Title: 6.1 Weaving Indigenous Perspectives & Mathematics: Landscape of Success for ALL Learners. Effective Teaching Practices to Support English Language Learners

PresenterFlorence Glanfield

Recording of Part 1
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Title: 6.2 Maximizing Algebra Access through Conversational Lecture and Tablet technology

In this session, Angela discussed her journey in learning how to give students who have previously failed a mathematics course a positive, uplifting experience through conversational lectures and using a tablet. She demonstrated how she uses the tablet to improve the experiences of students with a wide variety of needs.

PresenterAngela Thompson


Title: 6.3 Some Reflections about the Visual Aspects In the Mathematics Learning

The creation, interpretation, and reflection about visual displays, is a major component in the mathematics learning process at all levels. We will consider some of the different roles that visualization plays in that mathematics discourse, and we will reflect on ways teachers can support all the students in that process.

Presenter: Greisy Winiki Landman


Title: 6.4 Statistics: A Pathway through the Standards Presented

This session aims to give teachers a sense of the continuity in content as the study of data moves from elementary through middle school to high school by examining similar data displayed in graphs that change as students progress through the standards.

Panelists: Diane Kinch and Kyndall Brown


Title: 6.5 Burst Webinars: Expressions, Equations, Patterns, and Algebra.

The Pizza Place - A real-life context to introduce variables expressions and equations. 
Polygon Puzzle - A fun way to build meaning with expressions and equations. 
The Lake Problem - Students dive in and get involved in algebraic thinking.
Cutting the Rope - This one looks super difficult, but after students persevere a bit, and experiment with different cases, the answer often pops right out.

Presenter: Shelley Kriegler

Recording of The Pizza Place
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Title: 6.6 From Using to Understanding Tools: Reimagining the Protractor to Support Student Mathematical Agency.

PresenterJosé Manuel Martínez


Title: 6.7 Essential Understanding of Geometry for English Language Learners

This presentation shows a set of tasks that support the centrality of geometry. The formula for the area of a triangle and the Pythagorean theorem are explored using decomposition and rearrangement. The blackline masters have been designed in different language proficiency levels without modifying math goals so that students can respond to them in accordance with their language acquisition stage. Social and analytic scaffolding are interrelated, and mathematical discourse is focused on the key practices of argumentation, strategic usage of tools, and attention to precision.

Presenter: José Francisco Sala García


Title: 6.8 Using Discourse to Access Language and Mathematics for English Learners

Extensive use of discourse in the classroom is a key practice to support the learning of English while learning mathematics. English learners are in varying stages of English language development, and discourse will increase their productive (oral and written) and receptive (listening and reading) language functions in addition to their comprehension of mathematics concepts. The Standards for Mathematical Practice expect students to reason, construct viable arguments, and critique the reasoning of others, among other practices. Thus, classroom teachers need to provide support for students’ English language development to engage in these practices.

In this webinar, Dr. Susie W. Håkansson shares the rationale for using discourse in the classroom, the role of productive and receptive language functions in the learning of mathematics, as well as examples of how to increase discourse in the classroom. The presentation covers: Challenges in learning English Using discourse (including the role of productive and receptive language functions), Language in the mathematics classroom, Cognitively-demanding mathematics tasks, Examples of discourse in the classroom, Equity, and excellence Learn how to support your English learners while they are learning mathematics. This recorded webinar is designed for mathematics educators, administrators, coaches, classroom teachers, as well as mathematics teacher educators.

PresenterSusie Håkansson


Title: 6.9 Engaging the English Language Learner to Grasp Growing Sequences

Support language development and productive struggle, and motivate the English language learner in algebraic thinking by examining growing pattern tasks through well-planned interrelated social and analytic scaffolding. Also, engage in mathematical discourse focused on the argumentation, structure, and regularity

PresenterJosé Francisco Sala García



Season Five

Title: Our Questions and Their Discourse are the Keys to Their Engagement and Learning

Language rich classrooms where students are actively engaged in thinking, communicating, and problem-solving because the questions we ask and the discourse we enable are the classrooms in which children thrive. We'll look at a range of examples of the questions that stimulate discourse and the amazing things that emerge when an answer is only a first step.

PresenterSteve Leinwand


Title: Weaving Indigenous Perspectives & Mathematics: Landscape of Success for ALL Learners (Part 1)

In this session, we will explore the different ways in which Indigenous perspectives are woven into mathematics and mathematics teaching and learning and the ways in which those perspectives might inform success for ALL learners.

PresenterFlorence Glanfield

Materials: Recording

Title: Engaging Every Learner Through Hands-On Instruction

A solid understanding of fractions is critical for student success in mathematics. The language of fractions is precise and often confusing to learners. Manipulative models provide a structure for helping students master the vocabulary of fractions and see the connections between whole number operations and fraction operations. This workshop will share strategies for using manipulatives to model and build a conceptual understanding of fraction operations.

Presenter: Sara Moore


Title: STEM’ify Your Community: STEM for ALL and ALL for STEM

Stamford has instituted the Stamford STEMfest, which is a day of free activities centered around STEM. This festival is modeled after Ireland's Maths Week. The Stamford STEMfest goals include: 1) building an awareness about STEM for students and their parents, 2) demonstrating to students how much fun these disciplines can be, 3) showing students how these disciplines are inherent in many of the things we do every day, and 4) having students learn about the career and college opportunities in STEM. This event has been extremely successful in getting all students and the community to learn about STEM. The event is now being done in other cities around the country. Learn about this event, how it has impacted the community, and how you can get involved!

Presenter: Carrie Chiapetta


Title: Making Sense and Creating Connections with Transformations

One of the new content highlights of the CCSS-M is the use of transformations. During this session, teachers will make sense of their definitions, their progression, and the different roles they play in mathematics, not just in geometry. Teachers will be invited to reflect on the different modalities used to maintain rigorous but accessible discourse and to discuss how to implement these approaches with their own students.

PresenterGreisy Winicki Landman

Materials: Recording


Season Four

Title: Using Representations to Introduce Early Number and Fraction Concepts

Using various concrete materials and drawings can help elementary students make the connection to developing conceptual understanding. This connection is especially important for ELL students. This session will focus on concrete representations for key number concepts in the Common Core.

PresenterLinda Gojak

Materials: Recording

Title: Strategic Uses of the Number Line

In this session, participants will experience and reflect on some activities developed for teachers and their students. Some of the hidden assumptions and conventions about the use of the number line in mathematics will be made explicit. We will particularly focus on its strategic uses while making sense of quantities and the operations among them (MP2).

PresenterGreisy Winicki

Materials: Recording

Title: Fractions on a Number Line

The CCSS-M emphasizes the use of the number line as a model for fractions. This session will increase teachers’ conceptual understanding of fractions using the number line approach through problem-solving and discourse and will include activities and materials for use in the classroom. The CCSS-M Standards for Mathematical Practice and the English Language Proficiency Development (ELPD) Framework will be infused.

PresenterSusie Håkansson

Materials: Recording


Season Three

Title: Enhancing the Common Core with Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching - General

As more states move to the Common Core, we must ask ourselves as teachers of mathematics how we will support all our students to meet these increasing content and practice standards. This webinar will discuss key principles of Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching in relation to Common Core mathematical practices and implementation. The focus will be primarily on k-8 mathematics with a special emphasis on children's mathematical thinking, discourse, language, culture, and social justice.

PresenterJulia Aguirre

Title: Integrating the Standards for Mathematical Practice with Polynomial Multiplication - Grades 9-12

Explore how the Standards of Mathematical Practice (SMP) can be integrated into a lesson on exploring multiple methods to multiply polynomials. Examine how the SMP can support the learning of all learners, with a focus on ELL learners in the mathematics classroom. Discussions will include strategies for integrating the SMP into lessons for English Language Learners and how these practices promote the success of all learners. Teachers are welcome to share their strategies for success, as well!

Panelists: Kim Csulak and Ann McCallum

Materials: Recording

Title: Formative Assessment in the Age of Common Core: What can we learn from SBAC and PARCC?

The CCSS Assessments are quickly approaching and many educators, are wondering what is in store and what steps they can take now to set their students(especially their ELLs) up for success.

Presenter: Melissa Hosten


Part 1 Recording

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Title: Facilitating the MPs from the CCSSM for ELLs. Who says Teaching is easy! (grades 3-5 focus)

The mathematical practices can be a framework to determine how successful our tasks are. Furthermore, we need to find tasks that facilitate all students participating in the MPs. Suggestions will be discussed for ways to promote the MPs to English language learners while meeting other students’ needs at the same time. Teachers are welcome to share their favorite tasks.

Presenter: Jim Ewing

Materials: Recording



Season Two

Title: Mixing in Math Webinar

Learn about the over 200 resources in Mixing in Math, a set of FREE materials in English and Spanish that add math to fitness, nature, cooking, and daily routines.

PresenterNuria Jaumot-Pascal

Materials: Recording

Title: Effective Mathematics Activities for English Language

PresenterDon Balka


Title: Learning from English Learners in Mathematics - Voices Unheard, Methodologies Unused.

PresenterHiginio Dominquez

Materials: Recording

Title: Mathematics and First Peoples of North America.

Presenter: Florence Glanfield

Materials: Recording

Title: Common Core State Standards (Part 1) - The Mathematical Practices in Action.

PresenterNora Ramirez

Materials: Recording

Title: Common Core State Standards (Part 2) - Where are we? Where are we going? How do we get there?

PresenterNora Ramirez


April 16 Recording

May 2 Recording

Title: Equitable Practices in the Math Classroom

Presenter: Judit Moschkovich

Materials: Recording

Title: Using Structure to Support ELLs: How the CCS for Mathematics Can Work for ELL Instruction (Part 1) 

Presenter: Melissa Hosten

Materials: Recording


Season One

Title: Using Concepts as Scaffolding for Mathematics English Language Development

Presenter: Harold Asturias

Materials: Recording

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Title: Achieving Excellence and Equity for Latino Students: A View through Their Eyes

Presenter: Kathryn Chval


Title: Multiple Representations for Rate of Change

Presenter: Ed Nolan

Materials: Recording

Title: Investigating With Concrete Models

Panelists: Heather Navarro and Noel Villegas

Materials: Recording

Title: Building the Bridge to Abstract Understanding

Presenter: Heather Navarro

Materials: Recording

Title: Beyond the Achievement Gap: Helping your Students Play/Change the Game

Presenter: Rochelle Gutierrez

Materials: Recording

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Title: Supporting Proof for ELLs, Struggling Learners, and Others

PresenterMelissa Hosten

Materials: Recording

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Title: Supporting Children’s Numerical Operations with Math Games and Graphic Organizer

Panelists: Allison Davis & Socorro Tapetillo

Materials: Recording

Title: Geometric Reasoning and Problem Solving

PresenterMark Driscoll

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Title: Thinking about a PLC/Lesson Study with a TODOS Twist?

Panelists: Bob McDonald & Nora Ramirez

Materials: Recording

Title: Supporting Students' Engagement in Meaningful Mathematics Through Play

PresenterAmy Parks

Materials: Recording

Title: Is it group worthy - What makes mathematics tasks worthy of group solving?

Presenter: Sandra Crespo

Materials: Recording


Other Past Sessions

Title: We All Can Focus on Excellence and Equity

PresenterSusie Håkansson


Title: QTE - Incorporating Equity into the Lesson Study Process - Including Q&A's

PresenterSusie Håkansson


Title: Promoting Algebraic Thinking through Visual Pattern Tasks for English Language Learners

Presenter: Jose Sala Garcia


Title: Visual Geometry Proofs: Creating Rich Language Experiences Without Language!

We will explore ways to simultaneously promote language development and concept development using visual proofs for areas and volumes of shapes. This was the first recording on our new platform, and there are some problems with the audio.

Materials: Recording