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Tri-County Culturally Responsive Mathematics Institute

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Culturally Responsive Speaker Series

Join us as we collectively deepen our understanding of Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching and Learning!

The Tri-County Culturally Responsive Mathematics speaker series is a collaboration between Oakland Schools, Washtenaw ISD’s Responsive Teaching Institute, and Wayne County RESA. The project is designed to provide opportunities for math teachers across our three counties and the state to learn how to engage all students in meaningful culturally responsive mathematics, to increase engagement and relevance for all students. We invite you to join us in developing a shared understanding of culturally responsive mathematics instruction, explore ideas of how to nurture and develop students’ mathematical identities and learn how to enhance/transform current mathematics practices to become more culturally responsive.

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Why Cultural Responsiveness Matters with Dr. Christopher Emdin

In this interactive session Dr. Chris Emdin will introduce educators to components of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and explore why it is necessary for the learning of ALL students.
Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Masters degrees in both Natural Sciences and Education and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry. He is the author of numerous award winning works including the award-winning, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and the New York Times bestseller, For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll too. His latest book. Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Excellence and STEM STEAM Make Dream
Date: February 2nd, 2023
Time: 4:30 pm-6:30 pm EST.- Virtual

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Creating a Culturally Responsive Mathematics Environment

Join us as we learn how to create more culturally responsive mathematics environments to build meaningful relationships and experience led by Nicole M. Joseph Ph.D.

Nicole M. Joseph Ph.D is an associate professor of mathematics and science education in the department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Joseph's work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Education/Spencer.

Date: February 16th, 2023

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST.- Virtual

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Creating Culturally Responsive Mathematics Tasks

Join us as we learn to revise our current mathematics instructional resources to become more culturally responsive to our students.

Facilitators:Aris Winger Ph.D. and Curtis Taylor Ph.D.

Dr. Aris Winger is an assistant professor of mathematics at Georgia Gwinnett College. He has been teaching and tutoring for over 25 years. His many projects have all been in areas of increasing the visibility of underrepresented populations in STEM and in particular mathematics. He is co-author of Asked and Answered: Dialogues On Advocating for Students of Color in Mathematics.

Dr. Curtis Taylor is the Director of Teaching & Learning Improvement Coach at High Tech High's Center for Research on Equity and Innovation. Taylor's passion is for every student to see themselves as brilliant mathematician. He is part of a Mathematical Agency Improvement Community that is working toward abolishing the phrase " I am not a math person".

Date: March 7th, 2023

Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm EST. - Virtual

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Meaningful Mathematics and STEM Showcase June 2nd, 2023

The showcase is an opportunity for students to apply what they know and have learned in a real world context. The learning goals of the showcase are as follows:

  • Challenge students to examine real situations- in their school, community, or the world at large - identify how mathematics is present in the issue.
  • Demonstrate how mathematics can be used to understand and address challenges in our world.

  • Encourage students to apply mathematics to matters that exist beyond their textbook.
  • Along with presenting their projects, students can look forward to participating in engaging STEM activities provided by community partners.

Tri-County Culturally Responsive Mathematics Summer Institute June 19th - June 29th, 2023 Monday - Thursdays

We are excited to invite a cohort of teachers, high school students , and preservice teachers to work collaboratively to write culturally responsive mathematics tasks. These tasks will be piloted in teachers' classrooms in the first semester of the 2023-2024 school. Researchers in the field of culturally responsive teaching and mathematics education will work with teams to support the development of creating high quality culturally responsive tasks, and provide feedback on finalized tasks. The institute will take place during the last two weeks of June 2023.

Stipends will be available to participants.

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Questions - Contact the Tri-County Culturally Responsive Mathematics Lead Team

Dr. Jennifer Banks


Yarisha Johnson


Cherron Ramsey