About this Event
Beyond Traditional Instructional Practices: Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Learning Experiences in Mathematics Classrooms with Dr. Crystal Morton
3:30-4:30 PM EDT [2:30 CT; 1:30 MT]
This Learning Network Cohort EquiLearn Virtual Roundtable is designed to assist educators in developing lessons that support equitable and responsive mathematics learning experiences, so that they are better able to provide empowering mathematics learning experiences.
An EquiLearn Virtual Roundtable is a live online synchronous learning experience aimed at providing an opportunity for participants to talk with and ask questions of a Subject Matter Expert, as well as engage in discussions and activities, which are uniquely different than more didactic focused webinars.
In this EquiLearn Virtual Roundtable, hosted by Cadre I Technical Assistance Specialist Dr. Angelina Castagno, facilitator and subject matter expert Dr. Crystal Morton will:
- Provide an overview of five equity-based principals for teaching mathematics in a culturally responsive manner
- Engage participants in two mathematics learning experiences where they will analyze using the five equity-based principals
- Provide resources to support the development of equitable and responsive learning experiences
About Dr. Crystal Morton
Dr. Crystal Morton is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis and Associate Director of Research at the Great Lakes Equity Center.
Her research is driven by a passion to understand why African American students, particularly females, are disproportionately underachieving in mathematics. She is also a former high school mathematics teacher. She seeks to uncover the barriers that hinder many African American female students from being successful in their mathematics-education courses and from pursuing advanced study in the subject. Her collaborative research agenda centers around three broad areas: 1. Developing an in-depth understanding of the development of African American females as mathematical learners; 2. Developing an understanding and critique of factors outside of the learner (both African American males and females) that adversely affect their teaching and learning; 3. Developing interventions aimed at improving the mathematics teaching and learning of African American male and female students. Focusing on mathematics and science development of African American students, Dr. Morton has co-designed and implemented several summer programs engaging girls and young women in mathematics in order to increase their confidence and interest in STEM-related careers.