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Bringing the Math Back: Lessons in Educational Recovery from Around the World

Tue, Dec 1, 2020 · 9:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

We've been told repeatedly that we are teaching in unprecedented times, but in fact this is not the first round of education recovery post-natural disaster in modern times. We will look at lessons from around the world and how various nations reshaped their mathematics classrooms after interruptions due to disease, war, and weather-related phenomena. In these stories of resilience and innovation, we will imagine how our own classrooms may be reimagined in the wake of Covid-19.

Recommend Grade Level: 9 - 14

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter GMD Host Coordinator - Leigh Nataro
Host Coordinator
I am a mother, wife and math teacher. I currently teach at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and my favorite class to teach is statistics! This is my 27th year of teaching and I am a Desmos fellow and Desmos certified presenter. @mathteacher24 is my twitter handle and I blog at mathteacher24.blogspot.com. I have several tech related videos for stat and TI-NSpire at www.youtube.com/mathteacher24. Feel free to ask me questions about National Board Certification (renewed in 2015). I also enjoy singing, reading and staying fit using workouts from Beachbody (P90X3/TurboFire/21DFX).
Webinar hosting presenter Amanda Riske
Doctoral Candidate
Amanda Riske is a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University in the Learning, Literacies, and Technologies Ph.D. program. Her dissertation research focuses on in-service education for K-12 mathematics teachers on statistical literacy, specifically designing professional development that supports statistics and data analysis for citizenship and social justice. Amanda is a CADRE Fellow, a professional growth opportunity through the National Science Foundation for early-career STEM education researchers that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Prior to graduate school, Amanda was an international secondary mathematics teacher in Norway, Germany, China, and Washington, D.C., and developed a curriculum for a traveling school. She holds a BA in Secondary Education Mathematics from Arizona State University and an MPhil in Comparative International Education from the University of Oslo, Norway. When she is not thinking about math and statistics education she enjoys spending time with loved ones, learning about art, cycling, gardening, and training her cattle-dog-mix rescue.
Webinar hosting presenter
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Brianna Kurtz is an associate professor of mathematics at Piedmont Virginia Community College. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. Her research interests focus on issues of global and international education within mathematics and statistics, particularly in the recovery of education after interruption due to natural disasters. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Kurtz was a mathematics and statistics instructor for over a decade at Daytona State College. Dr. Kurtz holds an M.S. in mathematics with focuses in applied mathematics and statistics from the University of Nevada, Reno and a B.S. in engineering sciences from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Kurtz has a variety of experiences in the international sector, having presented her research on three continents on issues regarding mathematics and statistics education. A Fulbright-Hays program participant, Dr. Kurtz traveled to Botswana and Namibia to investigate the meaningful integration of statistical information across the curriculum in government schools. She has received specialized training in international diplomacy through the United Nations Intensive Summer Institute, sponsored by UNA-USA and Seton Hall University. Dr. Kurtz is a two-time recipient of a TriO Excellence in Instruction award for her work with first-generation college students and served as the co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation Grant to fund underrepresented populations in their first two years of their collegiate STEM field pursuits. Her publications can be found in state and international journals, for both researchers and practitioners of mathematics. When taking a break from the world of education, Dr. Kurtz is an avid triathlete and musician.
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Global Math Department webinar platform hosts  Bringing the Math Back: Lessons in Educational Recovery from Around the World
The Global Math Department began as a group of teachers who knew each other through Twitter, math education blogs and Twitter Math Camp. Since 2012 The Global Math Department community has grown into a multi-faceted group of math educators who love to share their ideas related to teaching and learning mathematics. We recognize that as educators we are charged with promoting equity and access within mathematics instruction. In addition, we believe it is crucial that teachers be provided with quality resources and ideas that they can use immediately with their students. Lively and friendly conversations in our weekly webinars encourage all participants to share and continue to grow as educators.
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