Author Talks - Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations

05/16/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grade levels:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher ed
Content areas:
Math, STEM
Topics:
Catalyzing Change, NCTM
District/Organization:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

This webinar provides an overview of Catalyzing Change and initiates critical conversations centering on the following serious challenges: explicitly broadening the purposes for teaching high school mathematics beyond a focus on college and career readiness; dismantling structural obstacles that stand in the way of mathematics working for each and every student; implementing equitable instructional practices; identifying Essential Concepts that all high school students should learn and understand at a deep level; and organizing the high school curriculum around these Essential Concepts in order to support students’ future personal and professional goals. Catalyzing Change is written to engage all individuals with a stake in high school mathematics in the serious conversations that must take place to bring about and give support to necessary changes.