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Virtual PD: Academic Safety: Promoting Student Self Worth & Representation in Mathematics
Monday, July 20, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM MST
Category: CCTM Events

Geoff Krall will present Academic Safety: Promoting Self Worth & Representation in Mathematics.

Presentation Description:
Academic safety has perhaps never been as crucial as it is in this moment. How do students view themselves, each other, and the very discipline of mathematics? Academic safety encompasses the social and emotional safety of the student as well as the student’s perception of his or her own mathematical ability. In this session, we will learn about the concept of academic safety through hands-on experiences, data, and discussion. Special attention will be paid to strategies that create an environment of active caring, a state of student-teacher relationships that demonstrate to each and every student they are an invaluable asset to the classroom and the mathematics community.

About the Presenters:
Geoff Krall is an experienced educator, blogger, author, speaker, professional developer and mathematician. He taught math in Texas for eight years before moving to Colorado to obtain a masters degree. He then joined the New Tech Network of schools as a math coach, delivering coaching, training, and professional development to teachers across the country. While there he pioneered Problem-Based Learning as the primary mode of instruction at NTN schools, training hundreds of teachers and dozens of colleagues along the way. His first book, Necessary Conditions: Teaching Secondary Math with Academic Safety, Quality Tasks, and Effective Facilitation was published in 2018 and is currently available from Stenhouse Publishers. He writes about math and education generally at emergentmath.com. Geoff lives in the foothills of Fort Collins, CO with his wife, two kids, three cats, and four chickens.

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