Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Videobite from the Math & Social Justice Conference April 4-6, 2008: title="1498586954"

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About the "Creating Balance" Conference

From April 4 - 6, over 400 educators, parents, students, activists, and community members from around the country participated in the second Creating Balance in an Unjust World conference on math education and social justice. Held at Long Island University's Downtown Brooklyn campus, participants from 26 states and 3 countries attended:

  • 36 different workshops, 13 of which were facilitated by young people
  • a panel discussion on community organizing and math education
  • Keynote speeches from Joan Countryman and Monty Neill
  • a lunchtime networking session
  • Action Groups on topics including fighting high-stakes testing, organizing social-justice-themed schools, and working with pre-service teachers
  • school visits at 9 NYC public schools

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