Mathematics Education Colloquium Series

This lecture series in Mathematics Education is supported by Teachers for a New Era (TNE), and is organized by Profs. Juliana Belding, CK Cheung and Solomon Friedberg (Mathematics) and Prof. Lillie Albert (Teaching, Curriculum, and Society). It is intended for math educators at all levels, school administrators and support staff, mathematicians interested in K-12 math education, and future math educators. In-service mathematics teachers are especially encouraged to attend, as are all Noyce Master Teaching Fellows who are participating in BC's NSF funded program "Developing Exemplary Mathematics Teacher Leaders for High-Need Schools: Content, Equity and Leadership."

Until further notice the series will be on-line; please e-mail Prof. Albert at lillie.albert@bc.edu to get the link.

2020-2021 Colloquium Schedule


November 12, 2020

Speaker: Prof. Aris Winger, Department of Mathematics, Georgia Gwinnett College

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Campion Hall, Room 139, Boston College

Title: Acknowledgement as a Requirement for Equity Work within the Mathematics Classroom

Abstract: This talk centers around Acknowledgement as a precursor to any form of equity work within the mathematics classroom. How can we foster equity, visibility, and validity within our classrooms if we, as teachers, have not done the work required to critically examine how our identities, privileges, and comfort continue to render some of our students invisible. In this talk, we will discuss what acknowledgment looks like, why it is necessary, why comfort is the enemy of progress, and why if we don't start consistently and critically questioning our work that those students who are invisible to us will remain so.

January 14, 2021

Speaker: Prof. Marta Civil, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Campion Hall, Room 139, Boston College

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

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