Center for Teaching Excellence: Virtual Conference on DEI in Math Education

Mar 29, 2022 9:00 AM

FSU’s Center for Teaching Excellence will host a virtual conference, “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Math Education: Aligning Pedagogy, Purposeful Technology and Applications,” on Tuesday, April 19, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Faculty, staff and students from across Maryland higher education institutions are invited. The conference is free, and students are especially encouraged to attend. 

“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Math Education” will explore the gap and the opportunities to improve diversity, equity and inclusion among faculty and students in math and math-adjacent education. 

Early classroom experiences can be barriers, blocking educational pursuits and shaping career choices. Conventional math and math-adjacent fields’ emphasis on drills and contrived examples too often fail to develop quantitative reasoning skills that transfer to other subject matters, and are rapidly forgotten once the course is over. Join this conference to hear from national experts on how to better align pedagogy, purposeful technology and applications to boost students’ quantitative skills and redress disparities in opportunities and outcomes associated with math and math-adjacent education. 

Featuring a keynote talk by Edray Goins, professor of mathematics at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., and sessions presented by Roni Ellington, associate professor of mathematics education in the Graduate Program in Mathematics and Science Education at Morgan State University in Baltimore; Seema Iyer, associate director and research assistant professor for the Jacob France Institute in the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business; and Dale Johnson, director of digital innovation for the University Design Institute at the Arizona State University Tempe campus. 

For info and to register, visit the University of Baltimore Library's Thinking with Numbers web site.