MAA Hosts MTC Training Workshop
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The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) partnered with the MTC Network to offer a MTC Training Workshop at the MAA’s Carriage House in Washington, D.C., June 18-22, 2018. The workshop was designed for leadership teams of K-12 and higher-education mathematics professionals who are starting MTCs for teachers who work primarily with students from groups traditionally underrepresented in mathematics. Workshop participants included leadership teams from Dayton, Ohio; Merced, Calif.; New Orleans, La.; Savannah, Ga.; the State of Oklahoma; and the Navajo Nation. In addition to a variety of engaging MTC sessions, highlights of the week included a MAA Distinguished Lecture by Rochelle Gutiérrez (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), a screening of the documentary film Navajo Math Circles, and thought-provoking presentations about race, equity, and inclusion by Toya Frank (George Mason University), Aris Winger (Georgia Gwinnett College), and Michael Young (Iowa State University). While planning their own MTCs, participants also learned about related models such as Math Student Circles and Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals that provide additional opportunities for both in-school and out-of-school learning in mathematics.
This article originally appeared in the Fall 2018 MTCircular.