Fostering Equity in the STEM Classroom

Aris Winger to lead STEM equity workshop
Aris Winger, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Mathematics Enrichment for Diversity and Learning (MEDAL), will lead the Fostering Equity in the STEM Classroom professional development workshop where participants will learn equity and inclusion best practices a

Fostering Equity in the STEM Classroom is a professional development experience for educators, administrators and community members prioritizing equity, diversity and inclusion.

Brought to you by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, this two-day virtual workshop will be facilitated by Aris Winger, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Mathematics Enrichment for Diversity and Learning (MEDAL). Winger is an assistant professor of mathematics at Georgia Gwinnett College and mathematics director at Hybrid Education of Greater Atlanta. He collaborated with Michael Young, assistant professor of mathematics at Iowa State University, and others to develop the Mathematician Affiliates of Color Network, a network of support for students of color who are interested in mathematics. He was also an expert contributor to America’s Strategy for STEM Education.

Winger completed his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Howard University. He earned his Master of Science and Doctoral degrees at Carnegie Mellon University where he discovered a passion for teaching, and specifically in making mathematics more understandable within the classroom.

“When I enter a classroom I don’t see a classroom of students, I see 25 individuals,” said Winger. “My intent is to connect with students as individuals and adapt my teaching and behavior to make sure they are seen and heard.”

With the belief that small changes compound to large transformations, Winger will guide participants of this professional development experience to think critically about their practice, commit to making changes and implement those changes in a way that is pragmatic and meaningful, culminating in a classroom experience where all students in their classroom will feel seen, valued and validated.

This workshop will be held virtually on June 18 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and June 19 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM for up to 100 participants. Three 60-minute webinars will be scheduled to follow the workshop. Additional registrants will be added to the waitlist and notified if an opening comes available.

Licensure renewal credit is available to participants at no cost, compliments of the STEM Council. Stipends totaling up to $300 per participant will also be available for qualifying individuals.

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