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Fri, Aug 04, 2017
During last week's TMC conference a lunchtime conversation was held on the second day that gave people a place to air the thoughts that followed from Grace Chen's keynote. During this conversation notes were taken, a hashtag was spawned, and a number of avenues for further conversations were discussed. The entirety of the conversation was captured in the notes from Norma Gordon. This post contains some additional notes and threads from the conversation that may be valuable to some people. If it's valuable to you, please leave a note in the comments. Tracking was a considerable problem in a number of schools. Black and Hispanic students make a disproportionate number of students in certain classes lower level. Many people present also spoke about the lack of Black and Hispanic in Physics and other advanced classes, in ways that were very disproportionate to the actually student populations. Bringing up the issues among adults Read the full post...
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Sun, Jul 30, 2017
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I still feel kind of weird saying this but, I just gave a keynote at Twitter Math Camp! Actually I gave it a day ago, but I had to process the whole thing, travel home, and help @BwalkerQ get his blog up and running. So anyways, here is the stuff from the presentation for anyone that is interested, and a little explanation of my process after that. Presentation info Video: @carloliwitter's Keynote is up! 3 parts. 1. https://t.co/0uaLcXTHu2 2. https://t.co/FngE3fdn4f 3. https://t.co/RyOdqUPk6f #TMC17 #MTBoS — TMathC (@TmathC) July 29, 2017 Slides: Periscope: Forgot to put this up easier. Thanks to Sadie Estella for recording this! Part 1 & Part 2 Desmos Activity: The people at Desmos gave this one some extra juice, so I can't share the activity builder yet, but if you want, you can go through and participate it in here. MTBoS Roll Call This website links the pictures of people with their first time posting on #MTBoS. This is Read the full post...
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Fri, Jul 28, 2017
So there I was enjoying time with fellow TMC newbies at a dinner. We had just finished singing Moana's theme when my attention was drawn to my phone by a recent new blog post that read like a charge to fracture end of the group that I was happy to be dining with, or at least the name that the group has called itself for the last 4 years. I had trouble making sense of what this was, and naturally assumed it was a broadside at the whole thing. So I replied… Do you want #Mtbos to be called #iteachmath, or do you want MTBoS to BE something else? Just notation, or norms, or this whole thing here? — Carl Oliver (@carloliwitter) July 28, 2017 …and then my phone died. And my phone backup charger was at the hotel. Because of that I had some time to think and reflect as I waited for Read the full post...
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Mon, Jun 12, 2017
Thursday was Brooklyn-Queens day, the NYC-specific holiday that excuses students from school, and gives the teachers a professional development day. Our school was attended the 7th annual Transfer School Conference along a thousand or so other transfer school educators. These are high schools that serve kids who needed to transfer from their original high school for many dozen reasons. Our schools are spread out all around the city, so there was lots of warm greetings among distant friends as we filed into the auditorium of Brandeis High School for the keynote. My colleague and I were talking about the conference when I saw that the opening keynote would be delivered by Chris Emdin. Chris Emdin is a rising figure in education who recently secured a position at Columbia, speaking gigs at TED, SXSW Ed and every in between, and a New York Times best seller. When I saw his face looking Read the full post...
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Tue, Aug 09, 2016
One of the reasons I haven't kept up with blogging is because I always want to wait until I have the final, perfect draft before I post to my blog. But the thing is, I never have final perfect drafts of anything. So I have to get over that. What I do have is a lot of decent ideas and thoughts in the Notes App in my iPhone. Yesterday, as I pushed my five-month-old around the neighborhood, I wrote out 4 goals for this school year in my Note as she slept. Now mind you, this is a draft. But the beauty of sharing it before it's finalized is that I can get feedback from all the (zero) folks reading my blog. So what I have here are my goals and shorter “titles” for the goals. Neither is an expanded version of the goal, but if I wait until Read the full post...
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