April 2024

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Radical Equations Webinar & Twitter Chat

On Monday, June 25, with support from the Benjamin Banneker Society, Crystal Morgan is leading a nation-wide book discussion of Radical Equations online.

Introduction to Road Coloring unit and training for classroom implementation

July 23rd-26th 9 am to 4 pm This event was held for Algebra 1 teachers who anticipated implementing the 10 day unit during 2018-2019 academic year. Students from schools in the St. Louis Metro East region participated as well. It was held on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Illinois. Facilitated by Alan… Read More

New Beginnings Schools Foundations Summer Institute for Teachers, New Orleans, LA

The Southern Initiative Algebra Project (SIAP) provided a 1-week summer institute for New Beginnings Schools Foundation (NBSF) teachers, introducing SIAP’s PK-16 Model and SIAP/Algebra Project (AP) pedagogy as an example of modeling to achieve conceptual understanding. A modified Math Lab for Teaching (MLT) component was a significant focus in determining whether conceptual or procedural understanding… Read More

Youth Leadership Development Institute, Lincoln University, PA

The Southern Initiative Algebra Project (SIAP) held an intensive, 2-week Youth Leadership Development Institute at Lincoln University from May 20-June 1, 2018. The institute had four main strands: 1. Leadership Skills a. Building Helping Relationships b. Active Listening and Barriers to Communication c. Flexible Interviewing 2. Mathematics–Curriculum Transitions a. Elementary to Middle School—Flagway b. Middle… Read More

WTU/Algebra Project Shared Vision Conference

Through workshops, discussions, and demonstrations, conference attendees explored breakthrough, award-winning pedagogical techniques for the teaching of math developed by Civil Rights icon Dr. Robert Moses. Dr. Moses led the Mississippi voter rights struggle in the 1960s and believes that today, the key Civil Rights issue in America is equity in education and that for all… Read More

Executive Director of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)

About the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers IRT is changing the composition of the nation’s school systems in order to build a more diverse cadre of teachers, school leaders, and professors who will elevate the quality, expand the scope, and enrich education at every level. Despite best intentions and numerous efforts, America’s educational system lacks… Read More

Youth Leadership Development Workshops

The Southern Initiative Algebra Project (SIAP) conducted an Youth Leadership Development Workshop on January 20-21, 2018 for Virginia State (VSU), Virginia Union (VUU), and Lincoln (LU) and on February 17-18, 2018 for Dillard and Xavier Universities. The agenda for this training, regardless of dates, included 1) exploring the mathematics in the Flagway Game; 2) playing… Read More

Classroom Visits/Saturday Workshop—Orleans Parish Schools (OPSB), New Orleans, LA

Each quarter, the Southern Initiative Algebra Project (SIAP) conducted classroom visits of OPSB teachers at Mary McLeod Bethune (PK-8), Benjamin Franklin (PK-8), Mahalia Jackson (PK-8), and McDonogh 35 (9-12)–assisting teachers and students and meeting with teachers to determine in what areas students were having difficulty. Trainers Jessie Cooper-Gibbs, Sharon Spencer, and Bill Crombie (AP/SIAP) visited… Read More

SIAP/ETS Conference: Reimagining PK-16 Education—Using Student, Teacher and Community Voice to Expand Opportunity and Promote Success for All, Washington, DC

The Southern Initiative Algebra Project (SIAP) and collaborative partners held a two-day conference in Washington, DC at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). One of the goals of this conference was to develop a logic model that represented the complex nature of the interactions of the SIAP PK-16 Model’s four components: 1) Professional… Read More

Tutoring in New Orleans, LA

The Southern Initiative Algebra Project (SIAP), in partnership with Xavier University and Dillard University, placed university students in New Orleans schools to provide mathematics tutoring. Xavier University student mentors were identified in fall 2017 in attendance at SIAP’s Saturday Workshops, provided training in February 2018, and assigned to participating New Orleans schools. They worked in… Read More