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Community Phenomena Walk – Engaging Learners Where They Live

April 6, 2024

Getting to know students and their community can be daunting for new and experienced teachers, especially those who teach in communities that vary widely from the ones in which they live or grew up. Understanding how to make content relatable to students and connected to the “real world” can also be challenging.  In this session we will do a “Community Walk” in which participants engage in how to explore their students’ local communities and discover how math and/or science is used and experienced by members of the community, to be able to take back to your classrooms and engage your students. Credit – Dr. Michele Korb, Dr. Julie McNamara, Cal State East Bay


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