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Social Justice and Mathematics: An Opportunity for Teachers


An Invitation for you
to join us at
Mathematics Teaching and Society
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mathematics Education and Society, MES 8, is an international conference that provides a forum for discussing the social, political, cultural, and ethical dimensions of mathematics education. This year the conference is being held at Portland State University, 21-26 June 2015.

On Wednesday, 24 June, the focus of the conference will be on Mathematics Teaching and Society. It will be an event to give local public school and community college teachers the opportunity to discuss local, national, and global issues with their counterparts attending MES8.

The day will start with a plenary talk given by Bob Peterson, an education activist and one of the founding members of Rethinking Schools. The title of his talk is Weaving Social Justice in Elementary Mathematics. The plenary will be followed by small group discussions around the ideas from the plenary. After lunch, roundtable discussions about issues that currently impact the professional work of teaching, such as teacher accountability in K-12, and the impact of the Completion Agenda on pre-college mathematics at community colleges.

K-12 and post-secondary teachers are invited to register for this one-day event at a cost of $50, which includes lunch. Participants are eligible for one continuing education credit through Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education.

Contact Dr. Ann Sitomer at ann.sitomer@gmail.com for more information about credit for participation. Register at: https://regstg.com/Registration/Registration.aspx?rid=df270137-e0c2-44a9...

Note that there will be a limit on numbers if necessary, with precedence being given to those who are currently classroom teachers.

Portland Area Rethinking Schools has a 30+ year history of working to support public education and progressive reform in the schools. We are teachers, parents, students, community activists and teacher educators who believe excellent and equitable public schools are essential for all students to reach their potential and for the creation of a just and democratic society.