Mathematics Education Colloquium, October 2nd

  • Sep 19, 2019

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Mathematics Education Colloquium, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 3:00-4:30 pm in 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University. Dr. Elizabeth Mendoza from the University of California, Irvine, Mr. Justin TenEyck from the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, and Dr. Victoria Hand from the University of Colorado at Boulder will be presenting Toward Re-humanizing Mathematics Education: Participatory Approaches to Noticing in Mathematics Classrooms.

Abstract:  Researchers are increasingly calling for participatory approaches to educational research that center the voices, experiences, and participation of minoritized communities. This talk will report on the Co-Attend research project, which is grounded in a participatory approach to mathematics teacher noticing. The project involves mathematics teachers, leaders of local community-based organizations and university researchers in collectively understanding expansive, multisensory noticing that supports re-humanizing practices in mathematics classrooms. All participants are positioned as researchers and co-analyze project data in video club meetings and summer institutes. We will describe emerging findings from the project, both in terms of the noticing framework, as well as the participatory process. 

Noticing in Math Classroom Project photo


Elizabeth Mendoza PhotoElizabeth Mendoza is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. She earned her PhD in Educational Psychology/Learning Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her scholarship rests in the intersection of sociocultural theories of learning, critical theories of race, and participatory action research. Her most recent work seeks to design learning environments that center learning and healing.

Justin TenEyck PhotoJustin TenEyck was born and Raised in Boulder, CO. After seeing the ways race and class are intentionally used to create barriers for students’ access to and attainment of post-secondary education, he became a fervent advocate for both the completion of higher education for marginalized communities, as well as helping students and families break cycles of poverty. Justin went to CU Boulder for undergrad, and received a Master’s in Higher Education, Diversity and Higher Learning from the University of Denver. Now, he works at the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, cultivating high school and college students’ sense of civic leadership, building on their understandings of their social identities and how they interact with society, and nurturing their passions for social justice.

Victoria Hand PhotoVictoria Hand is an associate professor in mathematics education at the CU Boulder School of Education. Dr. Hand’s research focuses on the relations between learning, identity and broader sociopolitical processes in the context of mathematics teaching and learning. In particular, Dr. Hand is interested in the ways that broader sociopolitical narratives, frames, and positionings are taken up and resisted by classroom participants in their everyday interactions.

The Program in Mathematics Education sponsors this event.