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|Dates: March 1st and March 2nd,2018
Location: Alliance Academy International and School Site Visits
Summary:Engage with Math Professors from the United States on how to make Math more relevant for your students. The emphasis of this conference will be on using "real world" examples to help bring Math concepts to life.
There is no cost for the conference.
The Conference will be hosted by Alliance Academy International, in conjunction with T2T Global and sponsored by AASSA.
Thursday, March 1:
12:00-12:45pm- Working lunch in AAI Dining Commons with Conference speakers
1:00-2:30pm- Breakout Session #1
2:45-4:15pm- Breakout Session #2
Friday, March 2:
Site visits will be organized based on interest.
To register for the conference, please use the following link:
Tim Erickson is a freelance math and science educator, currently specializing in how to teach about modeling and data using technology. He has worked in the US, Germany, Costa Rica, and Ecuador, and has developed data literacy materials for the Sudan. He helped design two data analysis environments for students, DataGames and Fathom, and is currently working with Tuva and CODAP. Tim has worked with educational centers such as the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Exploratorium; with publishers and developers such as the Concord Consortium, Key Curriculum Press, and W H Freeman; with foundations such as Annenberg and CIENTEC (in Costa Rica); and with schools and districts all over the place. He has even held actual teaching positions at the high-school and college levels. Tim is also the author of several books for math and science teachers, including Data in Depth, Fifty Fathoms, Get It Together, United We Solve, and A Den of Inquiry.
Chadd McGlone is co-founder and Executive Director of Teachers2Teachers Global, as well as creator of Global Math Stories. Before founding T2T-International (as it was originally called) in 2013, Chadd taught middle school mathematics and science for more than 15 years. He is also president of the North American chapter of the International Study Group on Ethnomathematics. Chadd has worked to help teachers make global connections in their classrooms and has delivered numerous presentations and workshops around the US and in other countries. Chadd earned his PhD in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Helen. He looks forward to his older daughter and Global Math Story author, Charlotte, moving back to NC soon.
Hanna Haydar is the Head of the program in Childhood Mathematics Education at the City University of New York-Brooklyn College where he also teaches graduate mathematics education method and research courses. Hanna serves also as a doctoral faculty in the Urban Education program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He was previously the Curriculum Standards and Professional Development adviser at RAND Education and the Supreme Education Council in Doha- Qatar. Hanna received his PhD in Mathematics Education from Teachers College-Columbia University. His research interests and publications focus on educational policy, beginning mathematics teachers, inclusion, lesson study and teachers' use of the clinical interview. He conducted many studies with the MetroMath (The Center for Mathematics in America’s Cities at the Graduate Center- CUNY in NYC). Hanna's international experience includes research studies and consultancies in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Recently, Dr. Haydar served as a consultant to the Ministry of Education in Oman, UAE and schools in Jordan on curriculum standards development and mathematics education improvement projects.
Callie Herring is an instructional coach at Martin Millennium Academy, a K-8 Global School with a Spanish Immersion program in Tarboro, North Carolina. She is working on a graduate degree in Bilingual Education through the University of Texas at the Permian Basin, and has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Callie taught in North Carolina in conjunction with Teach for America, and later returned to work with them regarding their summer preparation program for incoming Corps Members. She lived and taught in both Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, and continues to work seasonally in Costa Rica leading experiential service-learning opportunities.
Arthur B. Powell
Arthur Powell is Professor of Mathematics Education at Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey, the Associate Director of the Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning of the Graduate School of Education, and directs the Research Group on Communication, Technology, and Mathematics Learning. His research interests include ethnomathematics, critically and socially responsive mathematics education, the subordination of mathematics teaching to learning, and computer-supported collaborative learning. Among Arthur’s books are Math: A Rich Heritage, Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education, and Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education. He was Co-Chair of the AERA SIG/Research in Mathematics Education. Before his travels began with T2TGlobal, Arthur had taught in Brazil, China, Canada, Haiti, and Mozambique.
Patrick “Rick” Scott
Rick Scott is a professor emeritus of mathematics at New Mexico State University, where he has been a faculty member for 19 years. He has been involved in higher education since graduating with a doctoral degree in mathematics education from Teachers College of Columbia University. Among his other contributions have been serving as the Program Director for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, as well as the Bureau Chief for Math and Science for the New Mexico Public Education Department. He was honored with an appointment to the US National Commission for Mathematics Instruction, charged with promoting mathematics education throughout the world. His publications include co-authoring the text Mathematics and Its Teaching in the Southern Americas.
Andi Green is an instructional coach at Martin Millennium Academy, a K-8 Global School in Tarboro, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in K-6 Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MAED in K-8 Mathematics from East Carolina University. Ms. Green taught first grade for 24 years before moving into an instructional coach position. Her passion is helping to create learning environments that are Happy, Safe, Calm, and Learning for ALL students.
Herta Calvo-Faugier is an undergraduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology. She is currently a research assistant for Professor Ron Eglash on the NSF-Funded "Culturally Situated Design Tools" project. Her STEM education work on Latin American weaving and beadwork can be accessed online at https://csdt.rpi.edu/culture/
Matika Warner is a passionate dancer and award-winning modern/contemporary choreographer from Saratoga Springs, UT. She attended Utah Valley University on a full-tuition dance scholarship, and performed in their Modern Dance program for 3 years. Backed by 10 years of teaching experience, she decided to open her own dance school (The Verve Contemporary Dance Center), in the Summer of 2016. Matika loves teaching, and sincerely believes that dance has the power to impact people and change the world!
Troy Jones currently teaches high school mathematics at Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs, Utah. He has been teaching math for 28 years in both rural and suburban schools, from middle school to university level. Troy leads the Utah Math Teachers Circle sponsored by the University of Utah Mathematics Department, and is a Master Teacher with Math for America. He advises the math club at his high school, and prepares them for various math competitions throughout the year. Troy has presented at several local, regional and national math conferences, as well as math conferences in Lima, Peru and Medellin, Colombia. Troy is married and has three adult daughters and one teenage son.
Henry is a math teacher at Magna Stansbury Academy. He teaches Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus, and Geometry. He also teaches Spanish and French. He received a B.S in Chemistry and an MBA from Brigham Young University. He is originally from Colombia, and went on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-days Saints (Mormon) for 2 years there. He has lived in the USA for the last 30 years. His hobbies are airplanes, plants, swimming and keeping up with many friends by traveling and communicating. He also enjoys meeting people and doing charitable work and service.
Ana Paola Castillo Domenech
Paola Castillo works as a full-time math teacher at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), in Ecuador, preparing and designing statistics lessons for engineering and social sciences students. She has a B. S. in Mathematics, graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude) from USFQ. She is working on her Master’s degree in Education through the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, in which she is the recipient of an Academic Scholarchip. She is a member of the Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Matemáticas (SEDEM) and is part of the recently created Mathematics Education Commission. She has been working on Mathematics Teaching – Learning research, as part of the Ecuadorian Delegation of the Capacity and Networking Project (CANP- 5) organized by the Internacional Comission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI). Her interests include teaching mathematics, giving education seminars, writing children’s songs, playing soccer, painting with watercolor and spending time with her two kids.
Andrea Ayala studied civil engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. She has a B.S. in Education at Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja and a Master Degree in Applied Mathematics from Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She has been working on Mathematics Teaching-Learning research, as part of the Ecuadorian Delegation of the Capacity and Networking Project (CANP-5) organized by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruccion (ICMI). She is the coordinator of Shift Academy, Science and Engineering College, at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). One of her responsibilities is to develop new methodologies of teaching and to motivate teachers at USFQ to make a change in their teaching to respond to the XXI century educative needs.
At the moment, she also teaches calculus and she is the chief of the educative project: Ciencia al Rescate. Ciencia al Rescate is an alternative of entertainment for motivating children and adults to study science, it includes music, shows, magazines, experiments, videos, and so on.