This regional, face-to-face discussion and lunch for under-served teaching professionals in under-served communities in Contra Costa County, California brings together teachers and tutors who teach AP Statistics and undergraduates Statistics to share challenges and solutions for engaging statistics students. The event is held before eCOTS so that participants will be able to bring a broader perspective as an audience member of the upcoming eCOTS breakout sessions and virtual posters.
Professional tutors have long been excluded from events for teachers, teaching opportunities, and speaking opportunities yet they have more one-to-one exposure with students and have insights that many instructors and professors do not possess simply because of the high student to teacher ratio in most classrooms. Richmond, California including surrounding cities of Pinole, San Pablo, and Crockett, are some of the most under-served communities in Contra Costa County, one of the nine Bay Area counties. In 2017, Richmond had a crime rate that was higher than 94.2% U.S. cities, which is an indication of the conditions under which faculty must teach and students must learn and both must live. Contra Costa College (Richmond, CA) is one of the four community colleges serving Contra Costa County students and its student:teacher ratio is 40:1 and 90% of the student body are racial/ethnic minorities.
This regional event would bring together statistics tutors and teachers in Crockett and Richmond to (1) discuss strategies that help mathematically unprepared students understand data and what they can learn from it, (2) develop strategies for integrating tutoring with teaching to support students academically in a way that is ethically consistent with the student code of conduct, and (3) draft a best practices document for the top ways for local schools and colleges to engage tutors to help engage statistics students. These strategies would be discussed within the context of the needs of the student body at Crockett's John Swett High School and Contra Costa College in San Pablo and help participants bring a broader perspective to upcoming eCOTS sessions.
More information: www.mleeandcompany.com
Location: M. Lee & Company
628 2nd Avenue, Suite #106, Crockett, CA 94525
Saturday, May 16th, 2020 from 12:30pm – 5:00pm [Postponed]