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1 Professional Development and Research at UNM CEMELA Retreat May 24, 2005

2 Summer 2005 Institute  38 K-5 participants from three partner districts.  Sylvia’s class: Language, Culture, and Mathematics.  CGI training.  Starting in fall, participants will be mentored in their classrooms.

3 Roosevelt Elementary School Study Group  teachers will begin meeting in fall of 2005 for two hours, every three weeks.  Focus of meetings will be: (1) integration of students’ cultures and languages with mathematical problem solving (CGI); (2) assessment; and (3) family math.

4 Two, Full Day Conferences  Roosevelt Elementary School study group participants will lead/facilitate conferences for Summer Institute participants (one in fall and one in spring).

5 Research of PD Activities  Study group participants at Roosevelt use mix of qualitative methods to examine the three foci of group (best practices presented at conferences for Summer Institute participants).  Research conducted with teachers by CEMELA Fellows and Faculty.

6 Question for Break Out Groups  How will your local PD activities both address and impact teachers’ knowledge and beliefs about Latino students’ linguistic and cultural backgrounds to create highly effective mathematics learning environments?

7 Groups organized by the following four areas of research (1) Explore teachers’ integration of mathematics reform practices with effective principles of instruction for Latinos; (2) Investigate teachers’ discourse in Spanish and in English to mediate learning of high level mathematics (e.g., probability and algebraic thinking); (3) Examine teachers’ conceptions of the integration of language development, culture, and mathematics; and (4) Utilize case studies to exemplify teachers’ practices in mathematics within the context of language and culture.


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