Storytelling Math Symposium Program


Welcome!
Please join us for a discussion of Storytelling Math, a groundbreaking series that shows teachers, librarians,
and parents how to help children grow as mathematical thinkers.


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■       1:00 pm - Opening speakers 

  • Executive editor Alyssa Mito Pusey
  • Liz Simons of the Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Dr. Kim Brenneman of the Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Grace Lin, author

■       1:15 pm - Panel: The Story of Storytelling Math

  • What does the publishing process look like for STM and how did we create partnerships with the Heising-Simons Foundation and TERC to create it?
  • Speakers: Alyssa Mito Pusey, Jon Simeon, Marlene Kliman, Grace Lin
  • Moderated by Hanna Lafferty from Charlesbridge

■       2:05 pm - Panel: Diversity and Representation in Children’s  Literature

  • What does representation in children's literature look like now?
  • Speakers: Art Coulson, JaNay Brown-Wood, Jenny Lacika, Amitha Jagannath Knight
  • Moderated by Dr. Krista Aronson of The Diverse BookFinder

■       2:50 pm - 15 minute break

■       3:05 pm - Panel: Representation in Early Math for Schools and Libraries

  • The importance of representation in classroom and library settings
  • Speakers: Julie Roach of the Cambridge Public Library; Vera Ahiyya, aka The Tutu Teacher
  • Moderated by senior scientist Marlene Kliman of TERC

■       3:50 pm - Panel: #ownvoices in Kid’s Math Stories  

  • The importance of #ownvoices stories and the significance of culture in Storytelling Math
  • Speakers: Natasha Yim, Ana Crespo, Rajani LaRocca
  • Moderated by Karen Boss of Charlesbridge

■       4:45 pm - Ending remarks

  • Preview of upcoming Storytelling Math titles with executive editor Alyssa Mito Pusey
  • Closing remarks from Dr. Kim Brenneman