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Creative Expression
Students choose one concept from the class and express is in anyway they choose. There are many different options to choose from, but students present their projects to the class. http://www.creatingbalanceconference.org/resources/wpcontent/uploads/formidable/TeachingProject.docx
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Critical Education in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Group (CESMT)
http://www.creatingbalanceconference.org/resources/wpcontent/uploads/formidable/CESMTGroup2016CreatingBalanceConference.pdf http://www.creatingbalanceconference.org/resources/wpcontent/uploads/formidable/2016CreatingBalanceConferenceHandout.pdf
Getting the Most Out of a Test
Examples of questions that we’ve used in the past and present to help us better assess what our students understand. Website: https://sergtpeppa.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/creatingbalanceinanunjustworld2016/ Resources: PRESENTATION: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HvKw01xSfZRNa3A4onJepbw3D0aa_QHhXP2eAQVcUQ/edit?usp=sharing DOWNLOAD: http://www.creatingbalanceconference.org/resources/wpcontent/uploads/formidable/Story1Examplesofgenerativevs.nongenerative.docx DOWNLOAD: http://www.creatingbalanceconference.org/resources/wpcontent/uploads/formidable/Story2QuestionTypeChart.docx DOWNLOAD: http://www.creatingbalanceconference.org/resources/wpcontent/uploads/formidable/Story3GroupTestReviewDayIndividualTestSampleCycle.docx
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Talking Back to the Statistics: How does gun violence affect children and teens?
I got most of my statistics and graphs on gun violence from the Children’s Defense Fund report, “Protect Children, Not Guns” from 2010. http://www.childrensdefense.org/childresearchdatapublications/data/protectchildrennotguns.html The Children’s Defense Fund website also has plenty of other data on social justice issues affecting … Continue reading
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Slides from ‘Classroom Experiments’ presentation
These are the slides used in the ‘Classroom Experiments’ workshop, in which we reported on a set of action research projects that we conducted to try to teach mathematics more equitably. Download
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Equity for underserved students: Using placebased mathematics in the classroom
Placebased education, which connects issues of local relevance to educational goals, can engage and inspire students of mathematics. However, examples of curricula are not widely distributed and are difficult to find. In this interactive session, several examples of placebased mathematics … Continue reading
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