Dr. Jo Boaler presents Mindset Revolution: Central Valley Parents Night December 5
Leading math education reformer to speak to parents and educators
Tulare County is experiencing a math revolution. Leading the charge is a British-born Stanford University professor named Dr. Jo Boaler. Earlier this year, Dr. Boaler began working in Tulare County as part of a three-year grant partnership with Educational Resource Services (ERS). She and the team of math curriculum specialists from ERS are training 68 fifth-grade teachers from schools within Burton School District, Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified, Dinuba Unified, Exeter Unified, Tulare City School District and Visalia Unified, as well as teachers from Valley Life Charter School and Sycamore Valley Academy.
This month, Dr. Boaler will take her revolutionary message to the masses at a symposium on Monday, December 5 from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. at the Fox Theater in Visalia. Central Valley parents, students, teachers and administrators are invited to attend the free event. Dr. Boaler will share her research and experiences in classrooms, plus offer advice on how parents can support math learning and advocate for strong math supports in their schools. In addition, teachers are welcome to submit examples of their students’ work to be included in Dr. Boaler’s presentation. For registration and teacher participation details on Dr. Boaler’s Mindset Revolution: Central Valley Parents Night, visit commoncore.tcoe.org/math. The event will be translated into Spanish.
Bridging neuroscience, the psychology of fixed mindsets and educational research, Dr. Boaler and her team are working to help Central Valley students realize their full potential in the study of math. Dr. Boaler’s community presentation on December 5 is designed to reinforce parents’ positive influence in their children’s perception of math.
For more information about the Central Valley Parents Night, contact Shelah Feldstein at (559) 651-2130.
Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
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