Theme of the month

Theme of the Month

Join us each month as we focus on a topic of interest to STEM Teacher Leaders with a webinar panel, open discussion, resources and blog post. 

August 2020

Race, Equity and Mathematics Education

Joi Spencer

This month's theme, moderated by Joi A. Spencer, will explore 4 intersecting topics: (1)Instructional practices that impede and those that promote African American mathematics learners, (2) Mathematics Identity Development of African American students, (3) The racialized experiences of African American learners in mathematics, and (4) Culture in the mathematics classroom. Be sure to view the webinar recording, read the intro blog, join the online discussion, & browse related resources.

Tornette FranklinAmy Bergeron
Tichina Ward-PrattDorothy White

Webinar Panel: Race, Equity and Mathematics Education
Date: August 11, 2020 at 3:00PM EDT
Facilitator: Joi A. Spencer
Panelists: Tornette Franklin, Amy Bergeron, Tichina Ward-Pratt, and Dorothy Y. White

* If you plan to attend this webinar, please read the resource The Racialization of Mathematics Education prior to attendance.



Intro Blog

Joi Spencer
Joi Spencer kicks off this month's theme with a blog post that addresses key issues of Race and Equity in Mathematics Education. She invites you to take an active part in the upcoming webinar and the discussion.

Webinar Panel


In this facilitated discussion starting August 11th, we will move beyond a discussion of the achievement gap and instead focus on how best to promote African American student success, curiosity and engagement in mathematics. We invite your participation!

Synthesis Brief

Brian Drayton
In this brief, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Race, Equity and Mathematics Education," that highlights the challenges and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.