Women in Mathematics and Science
Explore the significant contributions of women in math and science, and be inspired by those who made strides and conquered several obstacles. Women faced prejudice in the pursuit of excellence. Inspire your students by sharing the experiences of the women who opened the doors of opportunity for women in a predominantly male-dominated field. The reasons why women in the field of math and science are underrepresented will be explored. Important contributions made by women will be acknowledged and geared for grades 3-12. This course will be an enticing study of the contribution of women in math and science.
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As a beginning mathematics teacher at an urban high school, I quickly realized that drawing on student interests and experiences was essential to engaged learning. This insight has guided my work in education as a K-12 instructional coach, a developer of mathematics curriculum, and an instructor of professional development. My courses aim to create space for teachers to gather around relevant ideas and practical experiences as they deepen their knowledge and professional practice. Course topics reflect the concerns and curiosities of practicing teachers, equipping them to directly apply learning to classroom teaching. I value the diverse perspectives that Fresno Pacific University students bring to the learning community, and I hope that participants in my courses will be as inspired as I have been by the ideas and dialogue generated here.