to Bishop Blanchet High School:
From the North: Take the 85th Street exit from I5 (just after
Northgate) and turn left on Wallingford.
From the South: Take the 85th Street exit from I5 (just after Lake City
Way) and turn left on Wallingford.
Fall Dinner - Monday, October 16, 2017
Jayadev S. Athreya
Director, Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab
Department of Mathematics, University of Washington
I share in Federico Ardila-Mantilla's axioms:
Mathematical talent is distributed equally among
different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic
Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering
Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can
be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their
Every student deserves to be treated with
dignity and respect.
Dinner - Monday, February 12th, 2018
Shifts in What It Means to be
a Good Math Teacher and Student Over My 53 Years as a Teacher:
Reflections Inspired by My Recent Experiences Working with Teachers in
Dr. Gini Stimpson
UW Extension and Teachers Development Group
As a member of a team of STEM educators working with secondary teachers
in Southeast Kenya, work sponsored by Rotary International, I felt
challenged anew to consider
- how to surface and honor current knowledge and
- where to begin developing research-based
- to learn and experience technology that
provides the greatest value added.
Together we will deepen our understanding of the characteristics of
good teaching and learning and then compare and contrast those
characteristics to current practices in Kenyan schools where students
and teachers have been taught through repetition and drill.
Gini Stimpson is a nationally recognized mathematics educator who has
served as a co-principal investigator on professional development and
research-focused grants for more than 35 years. She works to bridge the
worlds of math education research and the teaching and learning of
mathematics in schools, supporting districts with a long-term vision
for systemic change. Stimpson is involved in researching and developing
leadership content knowledge, including as the internal evaluator of
the NSF-funded grant Lenses on Learning: Understanding Mathematics
Instruction at the Secondary Level. In addition to working with the
Studio model, she has explored what teachers need to learn in order to
be prepared to address the Common Core State Practices. She is the
former chair of the research advisory council of the National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics.
Spring Dinner -
Monday, May 14th, 2018
Math Strong: Rethinking
Routine Practices to Engage and Empower Young Mathematical Minds.
Julia Aguirre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Education, UW Tacoma
We will explore our math vision for children and youth and how we can
make small adjustments to instruction that promotes positive math
identities and learning K-12.
Dr. Julia Aguirre is part of a $1.5 million NSF grant to make
mathematical modeling relevant to elementary school students. Her
scholarship and professional development work focuses on mathematics
teaching and learning, teacher knowledge and practice, and culturally
responsive mathematics pedagogy. The work critically examines the roles
race/ethnicity, culture, class, and language play in mathematics
teaching and learning. Her primary goals for this work are to
mathematically empower students, families/communities and teachers to
strengthen mathematics education access and advancement for all our
Social Hour at 5:00
Dinner at 6:00
Presentation at 7:00
The social hour, dinner, and presentation are open to all, but we need
to have you pre-register so that we can order the right number of
meals. The cost for dinner is $15 for members or $20 for
payable at the door or by mail. If you prefer to send in your
in advance, the Dinner Registration and Membership Form is contained in
this linked pdf.
Members (even those
join at the door) are entered in the drawing for the Penewell Prize, a
$100 gift certificate to buy materials for your classroom.