It is with great pleasure that we announce UIC’s very own Dr. Kathryn Chval will lead a special 3-hour workshop to round out or Summer Institute, Spark Joy in Your Mathematics Classroom, on July 28, 2022.
Meet Kathryn Chval
Dr. Kathryn Chval is the Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Her commitment to educational solutions in education is rooted in her early experiences in under-resourced schools in the U.S. Her research focuses on effective preparation models and support structures for mathematics teachers, effective elementary mathematics teaching for multilingual learners, and curriculum standards and policies.
Her leadership, research, and service have been recognized with several awards, including the TODOS Iris M. Carl Equity and Leadership Award, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Early Career Award, and National Science Foundation Director’s Award for Program Management Excellence.
About Dr. Chval’s Workshop
Learning from Inspirational Teachers: Positioning Multilingual Learners for Success in Elementary Mathematics
Teachers and leaders have the pivotal responsibility to establish and maintain conditions that facilitate the success and inclusion of children learning mathematics in languages that differ from their first languages—multilingual learners. The positioning of multilingual learners affects their identities, participation, agency, and abilities to develop communicative, social, and academic competencies. Kathryn Chval will share how exceptional teachers establish conditions for student success in elementary school mathematics classrooms. She will discuss specific strategies and images of practice that facilitate access, engagement, and inclusion of multilingual learners. It’s time to reimagine what’s possible, humanize mathematics, celebrate the brilliance multilingual learners bring to mathematics classrooms, and position them as leaders.
Additional session information and registration will be available soon. Visit https://mcmi.uic.edu/summer-institute/ for the latest information and updates.