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Directions 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:

Axiom 1
    Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
Axiom 2
    Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
Axiom 3
    Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.
Axiom 4
    Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.


Winter 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 Kenya
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
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 students.

Eventbrite Registration Link - PSCTM Spring Dinner 2018
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 non-members, payable at the door or by mail.  If you prefer to send in your payment in advance, the Dinner Registration and Membership Form is contained in this linked pdf.  Members (even those who join at the door) are entered in the drawing for the Penewell Prize, a $100 gift certificate to buy materials for your classroom.