Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University

Program ID: ISU-MOCA [#626]
Program Title: Mathematicians of Color Alliance
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Ames, Iowa 50011, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2018/03/02 (posted 2018/01/02, updated 2017/11/28)
Program Description:    

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The Mathematicians of Color Alliance(MOCA) Network will be hosting a one week workshop for mathematicians of color to collaborate with a secondary mathematics teacher in their local community. Mathematicians will share their expertise, experiences, and time with mathematics teachers in an effort to provide new perspectives, opportunities, and access to the teachers and their students of color.

The workshop will take place at Iowa State University (Ames, IA) on August 6-10, 2018. Participants will receive a stipend in the amount of $1000 for participating in the workshop and periodic school-based collaborations. An application consists of a CV, personal statement, and completing a survey. The survey will be sent to applicants after the apply on MathPrograms. Postdoc, graduate students, and mathematicians in business, industry, or government are encouraged to apply also.

The Mathematicians of Color Alliance(MOCA) Network, is a network whose mission it is to create substantial and transformative relationships with students of color and their teachers in the school setting. The MOCA Network's goals include collaborating with teachers to develop and implement engaging mathematics with students of color in order to provide access to greater opportunities and to ensure these students are able to develop productive relationships with mathematics as a field that is welcoming and exhilarating.

In your personal statement, use personal experiences to address the following questions.

1. How do you see the work of teaching mathematics in grades 6-12 to students of color? What do you think some of the challenges are? What do you think would be particularly interesting? What would it look like to partner with a 6-12 mathematics teacher?

2. What role do social justice and activism play, when teaching mathematics to students of color?

3. Thinking about students of color, what assests do they bring to the mathematics classroom and what challenges do they face?

4. Why are you interested in participating in the Network? How will this benefit you and your practice? What are you hoping to bring to the Network?

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Math Department
Iowa State University
396 Carver Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2064

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