At USMRC we are constantly learning from others. Below are a few of the organizations that we have found helpful resources for our growth to support us in expanding our thinking around math and equity. All titles are hyperlinked to the organization.
Bright Mornings with Elena Aguilar
I first learned of Elena Aguilar through her book Coaching for Equity.
I then discovered her organization which offers many helpful free resources to support coaching work specifically.
Mission: Bright Morning is an international education, coaching, and consulting firm that exists to bring new learning practices to organizations that aspire to interrupt inequities, build resilient communities, and heal and transform the world. Our work transforms schools into equitable places of learning where every child gets whatever they need, every day, in order to be successful and to thrive. Process matters. The journey is the destination. Therefore, we lead processes of creation and transformation that honor and nurture all of those involved.
Youcubed – Jo Boaler – Stanford
The goal of Youcubed is to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on maths into accessible and practical forms.
There are many free visual tasks, articles, and videos to support your work.
Mission: Mathematics for ALL is to advocate for equity and high-quality mathematics education for all students— in particular, Latina/o students.
Learning for Justice seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center:
to be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.
We support this mission by focusing our work with educators, students, caregivers, and communities in these areas:
1. Culture and Climate
2. Curriculum and Instruction
4. Family and Community Engagement
Since our founding as Teaching Tolerance in 1991, we have had a strong foundation of providing educational resources, and we are building on that foundation with expanded engagement opportunities for communities, especially in the South.- from their website
TNTP’s mission is to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom.
Our mission is to transform the experiences, outcomes, and life options for children and families who have been historically underserved by our institutions and systems.
Our Mission: We believe that you have to understand what you are teaching to teach for understanding. Because of this, we believe that teachers and caregivers must understand what early math is, as well as understand precursor concepts that lead to mathematical thinking. It isn’t just counting and it isn’t just rote memorization of shape names.
We have identified Big Ideas and Precursor Concepts to help understand the many facets involved with early math teaching and learning. They are organized under topics that teachers of young children need to explore in order to support the development of everyday math thinking from birth to eight years.
Together, we are transforming the understanding, teaching, and learning of early mathematics from the ground up. Join us!
Mission: to transform the spaces we work and live in.