Presenters: Shenique Mens-Smith - Curriculum Associates
Grade band: K - 5
Districts all over the nation are wrestling with the clear and present danger of inequities in our educational system. The access gap is very real. Many talented teachers and educational leaders have realized that the goal of equity requires honest insight into the current content knowledge of students, increased bias awareness, and a sincere shift in
instructional design. In this workshop, participants will explore the power of student discourse as an equity tool within the mathematics classroom. We will review the combinations of data that lead to targeted teacher actions. Attendees will experience a well-structured discourse-based routine for their math classes which will elevate the level of student discourse while increasing access to grade level content. This will be practical, transformative, inspirational, and fun!
Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
PO Box 73593
Richmond, VA 23235