Jo Boaler Workshop

Jo Boaler, Nominelli-Olivier Professor of Education (Mathematics) & Co-Founder of

Cathy Williams, Mathematics K-12 Specialist & Co-Founder of

21st Century Teaching and Learning

What & How Should We Be Teaching?

May 7, 2021 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Virtual Conference

Link To Join Conference Will Be Shared With All Participants

About This Program:

Recent years have seen an explosion of scientific evidence showing that there is a different way to learn, lead, and live available to us all. When people take a limitless approach to learning - in mathematics and in life - different pathways open up, leading to higher, more equitable and more enjoyable achievement. In this session, we will consider what this different approach is, thinking about the ways we can teach students to increase equity, engagement, and achievement.

We will also consider the nature of the content we are teaching. We are in an exciting time in terms of the knowledge we can all access, and the ways knowledge is being communicated. Our world is filled with data and data visualizations and a new, important goal for our teaching is to help students become data literate, learning to make sense of data in their lives and separate fact from fiction. All teachers can teach with a data perspective, integrating the ideas from data science into their teaching. This session will invite you to think about the ways we can teach and learn with a 21st century perspective.

About our Presenters:

Jo Boaler is a guru on how to teach mathematics for a growth mindset. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education in England, and a math teacher in London Comprehensive Schools. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education. She is the author of fourteen books, numerous research articles and several online courses. Her latest book is Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead & Live Without Barriers.

Cathy Williams in the Executive Director of youcubed. Previously, Cathy served as the Director of K-12 Mathematics in the Vista Unified School District where her professional development series earned a California State Golden Bell Award. She has also served in the roles of a high school mathematics teacher, AVID coordinator, ,and mathematics department chair and district curriculum leader. Her key projects included developing the book and professional development program, Math Language That Works and the online math teacher support program, Getting Ready for Algebra.

Registration Fees:

WASCD Member Fee: $249

Non-Member Fee: $299

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