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Dear Friends and Colleagues,I hope this message finds you as well as possible in these difficult times.   I’m writing about something that gives me hope: the magnificent cast of #ownvoices authors and illustrators behind our Storytelling Math books. Together, we strive to change views of who is a mathematical thinker and to engage families in reading rich mathematical stories. These authors will be featured in a set of e-panels on Oct 24. We’d love for you to attend; please feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.  You can come for as much of the afternoon as you wish: the entire thing is free.

The Voices Behind Storytelling Math Join us on October 24th from 1 pm to 5 pm EST to celebrate
math, diversity, and the power of story. 
Storytelling Math books combine joyful stories, characters of color, and rich math to empower young children.
Developed by Charlesbridge in partnership with TERC and
the Heising-Simons Foundation. Hosted by Executive Editor Alyssa Mito Pusey and
Senior Scientist Marlene Kliman from TERC. This event features amazing authors from the series, including Caldecott Honoree Grace LinJaNay Brown-Wood, and Rajani LaRocca. Expert speakers include Dr. Krista Aronson from the Diverse BookFinder, Vera Ahiyya aka The Tutu Teacher, and Julie Roach from the Cambridge Public Library.  We’ll explore the ideas behind the series, the importance of representation in math picture books, and connections between math and culture.  
The event schedule is below.  Register here: The event will screen on Charlesbridge Youtube:    

SCHEDULE:  October 24, EST 1:00 pm – Opening speakers   Alyssa Mito Pusey, Charlesbridge Executive Editor Liz Simons, Heising-Simons Foundation Kim Brenneman, Heising-Simons Foundation Grace LinAuthor 1:15 pm – Panel: The Story of Storytelling Math Development of Storytelling Math: how we are creating this groundbreaking series Speakers: Alyssa Mito Pusey, Jon Simeon, Marlene Kliman, Grace Lin Moderated by Hanna Lafferty from Charlesbridge 2:05 pm – Panel: Representation in Children’s  Literature  The state of diversity in children’s literature  Speakers: Art Coulson, JaNay Brown-Wood, Jenny Lacika, Amitha Jagannath Knight Moderated by Krista Aronson from the Diverse BookFinder 2:50 pm –Bank Street Book Fest Storytelling Math video with Grace Lin, Alyssa Mito Pusey, and Marlene Kliman 3:05 pm – Panel: Representation in Early Math for Schools and Libraries The importance of representation in math  Speakers: Julie Roach, Vera Ahiyya Moderated by Marlene Kliman from TERC  3:50 pm – Panel: #ownvoices in Children’s Math Stories    The role of #ownvoices and culture in math stories Speakers: Natasha Yim, Ana Crespo, Rajani LaRocca Moderated by Karen Boss from Charlesbridge 4:45 pm –  Closing remarks Preview of next books in the series, Alyssa Mito Pusey Final words from Kim Brenneman  Learn more about Storytelling Math:

Posted October 16, 2020 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized