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."

For are virtual colloquium please e-mail Prof. Albert at for Zoom links.

2022-2023 Colloquium Schedule

December 8th, 2022

Speaker: Prof. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Campion Hall, Room 139

Title: Redesigning curriculum and instructional practices to foster an inclusive, equitable and culturally relevant pedagogy in mathematics education

Abstract: In this talk, we will introduce some conceptual frameworks that focus on the importance of inclusive and equitable instruction with a culturally relevant pedagogy in mathematics education. Through examples and vignettes, we hope to unpack ways teachers can leverage their deep understanding of learning trajectories to amplify the mathematics and to connect the mathematics content to the lives of their learners using real-world scenarios, lived experiences, classroom discussions, and formative practice.

February 22, 2023

Speaker: Dr. Amber Willis, Program Director, Deans for Impact

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Via Zoom (please email organizers for the link)

Title: Narrowing the Gap Between Observation and the Work of Teaching

Abstract: A learning space where mathematics teachers can observe and work on teaching practice gives them valuable opportunities to see, unpack, and develop their approaches to the work of teaching. It offers an opportunity…but is not promised. As experienced teachers, we will consider how the complex interplay of mathematics instruction, identity, and perception of children affects our collective efforts to develop a professional vision that promotes equity for all students.

April 13, 2023

Speaker: Dr. Adrian Mims, The Calculus Project, Inc.

Time: 4:15 p.m.

Location: Campion Hall, Room 139

Title:  The Calculus Project: Creating Pathways for Black, Hispanic, and Low-Income Students to Earn Degrees in STEM

Abstract: The Calculus Project (TCP) is distinguished by its comprehensiveness, high expectations, cultural awareness, and commitment to sustainability. Programs for the Calculus Project involve students, parents, and teachers over a five- to six-year span and start in middle schools before moving on to high schools. The Summer Academy, the Academic Center, the Pride Curriculum, the Student Cohorts, and peer teaching are some of the components of the work that are supported by this work.


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