Spring 2005 Activities at
University of California, Santa
- Summer Institute
During the summer of 2005, CEMELA-UCSC will be working with over 100 K-12 teachers in a week-long mathematics institute sponsored by one of our partnering districts, North Monterey County Unified School District. The thrust of our work with these teachers focuses on mathematics teaching strategies for English Learners and Latinos/as. Our goals for this work are to increase teacher understanding of the following:
- Language/culture can be a resource (rather than a barrier) for mathematics learning and teaching.
- Latinos/English Learners can successfully engage in high level mathematics dicussions and problem-solving activities.
- Teachers have a critical role in promoting mathematical discourse that supports student access to and advancement in mathematics.