Mathematics Online Summit

Leveling the Playing Field in Math

This event occurred on May 20, 2020 2:30 PM EDT and is only accessible to those who originally registered.
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It’s common to hear students say that they’re just not “math people.” But the idea that math is an innate ability can limit kids’ prospects and reinforce racial and gender stereotypes. In this summit our reporters and their guests will explore ways to support all students in math classrooms in elementary, middle, and high schools.

This afternoon’s discussions will also include a look at the potential of math coaches to improve instruction and the benefits of students talking together about their math thinking processes.


1:00–2:30 p.m. ET | Discussions Open

Education Week journalists and their special guests provide practical takeaways about leveling the playing field in math.
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Robert Q. Berry III
Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education, School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia, and Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Adrianne Burns
Math Coach De Pere Middle School, De Pere, Wis.
Aimee Ellington
Professor Virginia Commonwealth University
Amanda Jansen
Professor of Mathematics Education and author of Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn University of Delaware
Molly Schaefer
8th Grade Math Teacher Murray Hill Middle School, Howard County Public Schools, Md.
Bradley Witzel
Professor and Special Education Program Coordinator Winthrop University College of Education
Jon Wray
Coordinator of Secondary Mathematics Howard County Public Schools, Md.
Cathery Yeh
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Chapman University
Corey Mitchell was an associate editor who covers special education, English-language learners and other special populations.
Sarah Schwartz is a reporter for Education Week who covers curriculum and instruction.
Catherine Gewertz is a writer for Education Week who covers national news and features.
Madeline Will is a reporter for Education Week who covers the teaching profession.
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Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.