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Mathematics Access and Equity Conference Event Series

The Mathematics Access and Equity Conference (MAEC) Event Series Committee is committed to organizing remote opportunities for fellowship, engagement, and dialogue around using Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) to create more equitable mathematical spaces for all students.

Our annual, face-to-face conference for summer 2020 had to be cancelled. We still believe that opportunities for fellowship are very important, maybe more important this year than ever. In response, we are moving our multiday conference to an online platform and holding a monthly event. We hope you can join us to make new friends and engage in important conversations.

We are currently curating resources that are available online and on-demand. These resources will serve as springboard for small-group discussions about how to implement CGI in ways that explicitly promote access and equity for all students.

How It Works

  1. Register to participate in the events.
  2. Before each live event, watch, read, or listen to the associated resource and reflect on the following questions:
    1. How does this relate to CGI?
    2. Do I feel discomfort? Why?
    3. How do my lived experiences relate to what I saw, read, or heard?
    4. What are actionable steps I can take as result of this learning?
  3. Consider the community agreements you’ll need you and your colleagues to commit to in order to feel safe, supported, and open during the real-time conversation.
  4. Join the live event to discuss the resources and its implications with fellow CGI educators.

Upcoming Events

“The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children” by Gloria Ladson-Billings [Part 2]

Friday, June 25, 2021
12:00-1:30PM EDT

Dreamkeepers

In this event, we will be continuing our conversation surrounding Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings’ book, “The Dreamkeepers.” The Dreamkeepers challenges us to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives of not just African American students, but all children.

Click here to Register!

“The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children” by Gloria Ladson-Billings [Part 1]

Friday, June 18, 2021
12:00-1:30PM EDT

Dreamkeepers

In this event, we will be discussing Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings’ book, “The Dreamkeepers.” The Dreamkeepers challenges us to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives of not just African American students, but all children.

Click here to Register!


Past Events

Rich Identity Tasks Workshop with Lachanda Garrison

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
4:15-5:45PM EDT

Rich Identity Tasks

This event features a live interactive workshop with a 2021 DoDEA Europe South District Teacher of the Year Lachanda Garrison. Lachanda offers the following information about her Rich Identity Tasks work:

Every student comes into our classroom with a variety of life experiences. How do we learn more about our students through their stories to help them better engage with mathematics? Can helping our students acknowledge their story better help us provide a richer mathematical learning environment where all students feel respected and safe to learn?

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There is no required pre-reading or listening before the event.

10 Questions with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings on Building Culturally Relevant Schools

Thursday, April 22, 2021
4:15-4:30PM EDT Social
4:30-5:30PM EDT Discussion

Questions with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings on Building Culturally Relevant Schools

This is the second event in our series on the work of Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings and Culturally Relevant Teaching and CGI. Before the event, we'll be watching her talk, “10 Questions with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings on Building Culturally Relevant Schools” (1hr 2mins), which can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOs8CqhvnqU.

Please be sure to watch the recorded talks prior to the event.

Building Culturally Relevant Schools Post-Pandemic with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
4:15-4:30PM EDT Social
4:30-5:30PM EDT Discussion

Building Culturally Relevant Schools Post-Pandemic with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

This event is the first in our series on the work of Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings and Culturally Relevant Teaching and CGI. Before the event, we'll be watching her talk, “Building Culturally Relevant Schools Post-Pandemic with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings” (1hr 12mins), which can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr2monteBbo.

Please be sure to watch the recorded talks prior to the event.

Deborah Lowenberg Ball 2018 AERA Presidential Address

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

>Deborah Lowenberg Ball 2018 AERA Presidential Address

Prior to the Live Event, watch Deborah Lowenberg Ball’s Presidential Address presented at the 2018 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, entitled “Just Dreams and Imperatives: The Power of Teaching in the Struggle for Public Education” You can access the video via YouTube (starting at 53:32): https://youtu.be/JGzQ7O_SIYY?t=3212.

Crip Camp Documentary

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Crip Camp Documentary

Prior to the Live Event, watch Crip Camp. Crip Camp is a documentary film (1:46:42) that shares the experiences of a group of “disabled young people and their journey to activism and adulthood, and in doing so, provides an opportunity for all to delve into the rich and complicated history of disability activism, culture, and history.” It is available through several services providers, including Netflix. It is available for free at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFS8SpwioZ4.

Additional Resources

Archived Events