10 episodes

The Global Math Department is a group of math educators sharing what they’ve learned. Professional development among colleagues who are also friends. Fun, immediately useful and interesting! We host a webinar each Tuesday evening at 9pm ET and post a podcasts of the presentations here. For more information or full video recordings, visit bigmarker.com/globalmathdept.

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The Global Math Department is a group of math educators sharing what they’ve learned. Professional development among colleagues who are also friends. Fun, immediately useful and interesting! We host a webinar each Tuesday evening at 9pm ET and post a podcasts of the presentations here. For more information or full video recordings, visit bigmarker.com/globalmathdept.

    Finding Joy in Math

    Finding Joy in Math

    Finding Joy in Math



    May 30, 2023



    It is common for a math educator to hear “I’m not a math person” or “Oh, I hate math.” How can we show that math as a subject is something to go towards rather than avoid? In this talk, we will discuss ways of finding joy in doing math inside and outside of the classroom.



    Presenter: Howie Hua



    Hosted by: Leigh Nataro



    Recommended Grade Level: K - 16



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Finding-Joy-in-Math

    • 54 min
    Building Thinking Classrooms: Six Years Later

    Building Thinking Classrooms: Six Years Later

    Building Thinking Classrooms: Six Years Later



    May 16, 2023



    There is no denying it—teaching is different now. We all feel it. And we see it manifest in our schools and communities, as well as in state and national politics. So, at this moment of inflection in K12 education, where do we go from here? Join me as we ask some big questions, share our collective experience, and begin to reimagine the next phase of our educational practice. Let's chat about grading and assessment, culturally and historically responsive pedagogy, and steps we can take to ensure our classrooms cultivate genius and joy for all students.



    (Note: Due to technical difficulties, about 6 minutes of the audio was edited out.)



    Presenter: Peter Liljedahl



    Hosted by: Leigh Nataro



    Recommended Grade Level: K - 12



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Building-Thinking-Classrooms-Six-Years-Later

    • 1 hr
    Grading and Assessment (and more): Where Do We Go From Here?

    Grading and Assessment (and more): Where Do We Go From Here?

    Grading and Assessment (and more): Where Do We Go From Here?



    May 2, 2023



    There is no denying it—teaching is different now. We all feel it. And we see it manifest in our schools and communities, as well as in state and national politics. So, at this moment of inflection in K12 education, where do we go from here? Join me as we ask some big questions, share our collective experience, and begin to reimagine the next phase of our educational practice. Let's chat about grading and assessment, culturally and historically responsive pedagogy, and steps we can take to ensure our classrooms cultivate genius and joy for all students.



    Presenter: Nolan Fossum



    Hosted by: Leigh Nataro



    Recommended Grade Level: K - 12



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Grading-and-Assessment-and-more-Where-Do-We-Go-From-Here

    • 1 hr 1 min
    What We Learned about Math, Teaching and Technology While Building Desmos

    What We Learned about Math, Teaching and Technology While Building Desmos

    What We Learned about Math, Teaching and Technology While Building Desmos



    April 18, 2023



    For the last ten years, Desmos has worked to help students learn math and love learning math. We are at a pivotal moment as colleagues, as is Global Math Department, so several of us wanted to offer a reflection on what we've learned about math, teaching, technology, and work of education. Join us for a series of presentations and a Q&A afterwards.



    Presenters: Dan Meyer, Eli Luberoff, Faith Moynihan and Stephanie Blair



    Hosted by: Leigh Nataro



    Recommended Grade Level: K - 12



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/What-We-Learned-About-Math-Teaching-and-Technology-While-Building-Desmos

    • 58 min
    Street Data from Implementing Building Thinking Classrooms in Middle School

    Street Data from Implementing Building Thinking Classrooms in Middle School

    Street Data from Implementing Building Thinking Classrooms in Middle School



    April 4, 2023



    This is a story of a coach and a teacher moving from playing with non-curricular tasks last spring to implementing the BTC framework regularly with curricular tasks this year. Our journey is not over, but our street data are showing a powerful shift toward a thinking classroom. As students begin to view each other as sources of knowledge, we are seeing transformations in the role of the teacher and in the mathematics identities of students. I will share one teacher's process, as well as resources she has developed along the way. You will have the opportunity to analyze student reflections and join us in crafting next steps.



    Amy Chang



    Hosted by: Leigh Nataro



    Recommended Grade Level: K - 12



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Street-Data-from-Implementing-Building-Thinking-Classrooms-in-Middle-School

    • 49 min
    Using CODAP to Teach Statistics and Data Concepts

    Using CODAP to Teach Statistics and Data Concepts

    Using CODAP to Teach Statistics and Data Concepts



    March 21, 2023



    Come and engage with a free online data tool, CODAP, for exploring bigger datasets and learning key statistics and data practices and concepts. The activities shared will be appropriate for middle and high school students. Participants will also be introduced to a new professional learning platform for teachers (instepwithdata.org) to pursue their own goals for improving their teaching of statsitics and data science.



    Presenter: Hollylynne Lee



    Hosted by: Leigh Nataro



    Recommended Grade Level: 6 - 12



    Watch the full presentation at: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Using-CODAP-to-Teach-Statistics-and-Data-Concepts

    • 1 hr

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