Fostering Culturally Sustaining Math Teacher Development
When in a global pandemic why not do a presentation in Hawaii?
The STEMS² Symposium was put on by the University of Hawaii and offered an opportunity to engage in a conversation around the ideas of Culturally Sustaining Teacher Development that I have been thinking about since my sabbatical. Below is my description of the session, my slides, a link to the STEMS² website (with a video of the presentation), a citation of the presentation, and links to related episodes of the Amidon Planet Podcast.
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy is teaching through the resources, contexts, and practices of a community to teach those within that community, but to also feed back into the development of the community? But what does it look like to facilitate the development of mathematics teachers who not only teach in a way that reflects the tenets of culturally sustaining pedagogy but also own and refine their own development as teachers of mathematics. This presenter will use his own experience in regional and international contexts to present vignettes and examples of what Culturally Sustaining Mathematics Teacher Development may look like but will also draw on the expertise of the participants to further refine the model of teacher development.