Dr. Christopher Emdin

Tri-County Culturally Responsive Mathematics Institute

Reality Pedagogy

Join us as Dr. Emdin facilitates an interactive professional learning session about what it means to engage in culturally responsive teaching in STEM content areas. We will collectively explore Reality Pedagogy which asks us to focus on the cultural understandings of students with in a particular social space, like a mathematics classroom.



Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of the Science Education program and Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He is the author of the award winning book, 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.



May 13th, 2021

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Please join us June 3rd for a panel discussion with Dr. Christopher Emdin, Dr. Ernest Morrell, & Dr. Rich Milner. The discussion will be centered on our personal accountability for engaging in anti-racist education.


June 3rd, 2021

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


***FREE to all educators in Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Discount Code: CRMT

Summer Institute - CRM Teaching, Learning and Tasks Development

We are excited to invite a cohort of teachers, high school students , and preservice teachers to work collaboratively to write culturally responsive math tasks. These tasks will be piloted in teachers' classrooms in the first semester of the 2021-2022 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.

Stipends will be available to participants:

  • Teachers will recieve up to $30 per hour
  • Students will also be eligible for a monetary stipend.

Priority will be given to teachers from schools with a designation of TSI, CSI, ATS, or partnership districts. However, all teachers are eligible and encouraged to apply.


Please complete the short questionnaire below, if you are interested in participating in this project. If you have any questions please contact your respective ISD contact listed below:

Summer Institute - Teacher Application

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Summer Institute - Student Application

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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 counties 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 practice to become more culturally responsive

Speaker Series Session Dates


  • January 19, 4:30-6:30 pm - Mathematical Identities
  • February 24, 4:30-6:30 pm - What is CRMT?
  • March 2, 4:00-6:00 pm - Cultivating Genius*
  • March 23, 4:30- 6:30 pm - Taking Action
  • April 27, 4:30-6:30 pm - Taking Action Continued
  • May 18, 4:30- 6:30 pm - CRMT in Practice
*Special Session with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad author of Cultivating Genius
Speaker Series - Register Here

Participation is FREE to educators in Oakland, Washtenaw & Wayne counties. Please note you will need to register for each session seperately. Use Discount Code: CRMT