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DMC Launches Advocacy & Outreach Efforts
Putting Equity Principles into Action Math Conference
Helping Every Student Reach Her or His STEM Potential
Martin Luther King Center, Delaware State University
On March 11th, the Delaware Mathematics Coalition (DMC) launched the organization’s Advocacy & Outreach efforts with a Math Equity Conference focused on Putting Equity Principles into Action. The conference was sponsored by the DMC and partners at Delaware State University’s Center for Teaching & Learning and the Cyber Infused Mathematics Initiative (CIMI). The featured keynote for the conference was past NCTM President, author, and leader of reform in mathematics equity Dr. Cathy Seeley.
Helping Every Student Reach Her or His STEM Potential (Seeley, March 2017)
Using Math & Science to Open the Door to Our Children’s Future (Seeley, 2017)
Math for Citizenship [Civil Engagment] (Ray-Riek, 2017)
The Role of Mathematics Instruction in Building a Socially Just and Diverse Democracy (Ball, Goffney, Bass, 2005)
Which One Doesn’t Belong Website
Math and Social Justice Community Collaboration Site
The conference provided K-20 educators, STEM-focused business partners, Department of Education leaders, parents, and students with opportunities to participate in meaningful sessions related to ways to promote more equitable conditions in STEM in our state. The event was followed with a Math Equity Summit involving a small group of thought leaders from the DMC Leadership Team, the Delaware Foundation for Science and Math Education, DuPont, the STEM Council, the Delaware Department of Education, and math educators from local institutes of higher education. The event marks the beginning of the DMC’s efforts to broaden their reach and positively influence the direction of equity conversations related to mathematics/STEM in the state.
Delaware’s Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting helped supporters launch the Summit by sharing a few words about her past, present, and future vision for promoting meaningful inquiry-based mathematics learning opportunities for every student in every classroom in the state. As part of the evening’s program, the organization leaders focused on ways to promote greater synergy in support of STEM learning conditions in our state. DMC leaders would like to thank the Delaware Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education and the DuPont Company for their generous support of their work and the funding for the event. For more information about the Delaware Mathematics Coalition’s Advocacy & Outreach efforts, please contact Dr. Jamila Riser [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Ceremony
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is highest honor bestowed to a K-12 mathematics or science educator in the United States. Congratulations to Kristin Gray (Cape Henlopen) Kimberly Simmons (Capital), John Scali (MOT Charter) & Robin Corrozi (Cape Henlopen) for being selected as Delaware’s 2014 & 2015 PAEMST awardees. The teachers were recognized at the PAEMST Awards Ceremony held on Thursday December 1, 2016 at Delaware State University’s Martin Luther King Center.
Also honored at this year’s dinner were the finalists for the 2016 PAEMST Award. They include Brandy Cooper (Milford), Christa Ferdig (Indian River), Leona Williams (Brandywine), & Wendy Turner (Brandywine).
2017 PAEMST GRADES 7-12 APPLICATION