Program Profile: MathPOWER Supports Success in Math through Teaching Social-Emotional Skills and Math Practices
Teaching middle school students to understand and apply math practices, MathPOWER supports its students’ success in math by fostering perseverance and critical thinking and solidifying their understanding of core math concepts.
“Our mission is to promote advanced mathematics in urban schools,” says Emily Duncan, Director of Programs at MathPOWER. “We have seen that when students struggle with foundational skills like basic operations with rational numbers, percents, decimals, and fractions, they are unable to do higher level math even if they understand the concepts.”
PEAR Program Quality Action Planning Workshop Materials
On November 10th, Boston After School & Beyond hosted a PEAR Action Planning Workshop in which participants learned how to create intentional action plans based on program quality data, incorporate practical skill development strategies into program design plans, set goals and indicators of success, and facilitate action planning with staff.
Materials from the workshop can be accessed here. If you were unable to attend this workshop, it will be offered again on February 15th.
Resource Spotlight: 9 Talk Moves and Talk Primer
Created by the Inquiry Project and Talk Science, these resources provide educators with concrete strategies to promote and shape different types of scientific discussions with students. If you are interested in using dialogue to foster content learning and create a community of scientists and engineers within your program, check them out!
Partner Events and Announcements
MathPOWER Job Opening
MathPOWER is currently seeking a Math*STARS Site Director to manage its afterschool program at the Curley School in Jamaica Plain. Click here for more info
Lena Park CDC Job Opening
Lena Park Community Development Corporation is currently seeking a part-time Fab Lab Coordinator. Click here for more info
Computer Science Education Week
During the week of December 5th-11th, join educators worldwide in celebrating Computer Science Education Week. Click here to learn more
BPS Hour of Code Kickoff
On December 5th, join BPS at the Roxbury Innovation Center to kick off Hour of Code for BPS Students in grades 6-12. Click here for more info
Museum of Science Computer Science Education Weekend
On December 10th and 11th, join the Museum of Science as it celebrates Computer Science Week by hosting a variety of educational hands-on activities and do-it-yourself-projects for both students and adults. Click here to purchase tickets
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership Statewide STEM Survey
The Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership (MAP) is gathering data about the various STEM afterschool programs in Massachusetts in order to gain a more complete picture of informal STEM in Massachusetts. Click here to take the survey