Abriendo Caminos Recognition Event

Keynote by Math Equity Scholar Dr. Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis

Saturday April 28, 2018, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Barrick Museum @ UNLV!

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Please JOIN US! as we bring together and Recognize! all the partners and participants in the Abriendo Caminos/Opening Pathways for Students of Color into the Teaching Profession project from 2017-2018! The event will highlight the collaborative participation of high school students, teachers/counselors, and UNLV team members in the #Love2TeachLV! programs at Chaparral, Desert Pines, Legacy, Rancho, Sierra Vista, and Valley high schools! The event will also acknowledge the extraordinary support of students' parents and other family members, including the project's parent volunteers! School site, CCSD, UNLV College of Education, NDE, and State educational leaders, scholars, and policymakers will join us! Please come CELEBRATE with us!

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Please watch our Abriendo Caminos/OpeningPathways project video to learn more about our work!

The event will take place Saturday, April 28th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at UNLV's Barrick Museum/Xeric Garden (MSM-HRC) (click link for Building and Parking map). PLEASE NOTE, PARKING IS FREE ON SATURDAYS IN STUDENT AND STAFF AREAS!

We are delighted to host Math Equity Scholar, Dr. Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis, as our keynote speaker. Her remarks, titled "Sí Se Puede”: Advocating for Broadening the Participation of Underrepresented Students in STEM," will focus on using equity and advocacy lenses, and asset-based approaches, to teach mathematics in order to broaden the participation of underrepresented students in STEM. She will describe how valorizing all students' cultural and linguistic funds of knowledge as intellectual capital is critical to achieve educational equity, especially in mathematics education.

#Love2TeachLV! Collaborating Teacher/Counselor team members, please invite your #Love2TeachLV! students and their parents/family members to attend!

Please RSVP for this event! (see link below)

Event Details

Keynote Address

Student/Teacher-Counselor/Parent/School Recognition

CCSD and UNLV Student Cultural Performances


ASL Accessible

Hosted by the UNLV College of Education's

Department of Teaching & Learning

Funded by the Nevada Department of Education:

Great Teaching & Leading Fund Grant (GTLF)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Norma A. Marrun

In Cooperation with

Clark County School District's

Equity and Diversity Education Department




Opening Pathways/Abriendo Caminos Project

Abriendo Caminos Project In-the-News

Abriendo Caminos/Opening Pathways Recognition Event

Saturday, April 28th, 9am-12pm

UNLV Campus, Barrick Museum/Xeric Garden (MSM-HRC)

UNLV Campus, Barrick Museum/Xeric Garden (MSM-HRC)

(click link for Building and Parking map)


Directional signs with the MESA logo will also be posted at the site to help you find us!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Afternoon PD Event for CCSD Teachers with Dr. Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis

Saturday April 28, 2018, 1-4 p.m.

UNLV Campus, Hendrix Auditorium (HEA)

(click link for Building and Parking map)



CCSD Equity and Diversity Education Department

Partnership Professional Development Event with

Keynote Speaker Dr. Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis

Advancing the Mathematics Education of

Underrepresented Students through Access and Equity

Using video clips and student work as examples from the field, this session will engage participants in discussing research-based teaching approaches that can advance the mathematics education of all students, particularly for underrepresented students in science, teaching, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Access and equity are foundational components of the work of all teachers, including mathematics teachers. The following promising mathematical teaching approaches will be discussed: 1) creating a mathematics discourse community; 2) positioning students as competent problem solvers; 3) using multimodal representations; and, 4) advocating for students.

CCSD Teachers Register through CCSD Pathlore System

(Contact Chuck Sebek sebekcw@nv.ccsd.net FMI)

Free and Open to the Public, Limited Additional Seating

(Contact Christine Clark chris.clark.unlv@me.com FMI)

See Dr. Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis on YouTube

and check out her recent publications about:

Mathematics Equity at Highly Effective Schools That Serve the Poor

Mathematics Equity & Students Who Speak English as a Second Language

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