Special Education Directors,
Please share the following virtual math professional learning opportunity with general and special education teachers who teach mathematics.
Creating Accessible Mathematics Classrooms (Grades K–5)
Register in advance for Creating Accessible Mathematics Classrooms.
Presenter: Andrew Gael
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Format: Virtual (Zoom Meeting)
Participants: Educators in Grades K–5
This workshop aims to provide a foundation for mathematics teachers to work successfully with all students in grades K–5. Participants will critique and construct their understanding of ability and disability and how this understanding applies to the mathematics classroom. They will activate prior knowledge of Universal Design for Learning and reflect on best practices for working with students with disabilities. A major focus of the workshop is the design and implementation of instructional routines and activities as a way to increase student access to mathematical content.
About Our Speaker:
Andrew Gael is a national speaker who is the Curriculum Director of Mathematics, grades K–12, at the Cooke School and Institute, a school for students with disabilities in the neighborhood of Harlem in New York City. He also has worked with pre-service teachers at The City College of New York (CCNY). Additionally, he has consulted with Illustrative Mathematics and Desmos on the development of their middle school curricula. He has also developed and facilitated professional development courses for Mathematics in the City at CCNY and Mount Holyoke College.
He has been a member of NCTM’s Publishing Committee, where he was instrumental in the publication of Humanizing Disability in Mathematics Education: Forging New Paths. He has also contributed to publications such as: NCTM’s Math Tasks to Talk About blog, Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had, Motivated, and the Global Math Department newsletter.
Please email Jenifer Fernandez or email Rob Hilliker with any questions.
Note: Accommodations must be requested at least one week in advance of the webinar.