The goal of this session is to give workshop participants an opportunity to reflect on some of the things that can go wrong when students work together in groups in the classroom. We’ll look at a (enacted) video of groupwork not going well, and then consider different ways instructors can support more equitable and productive groupwork from Day 1.
Drawing on 15 years classroom experience teaching college mathematics with inquiry, Nina White has been supporting other instructors in teaching with inquiry since 2015, and in 2018 joined the AIBL Workshop Developers team to provide this support nationally. She also leads a regional community of instructors using inquiry in Michigan (amiibl.org), is director of a Math Teachers' Circle for Detroit-area teachers, and founded a local Learning Community for Inclusive Teaching (LCIT) in Mathematics at University of Michigan.
Robin Wilson is a Professor of Mathematics at California Poly Pomona where has taught mathematics courses at all levels since 2007. Dr. Wilson is currently Co-Director of the California Math Project at Cal Poly Pomona, a program that supports the professional development of K-12 teachers. He has been teaching using inquiry based learning since 2017 and began leading professional development for instructors in 2019 when he joined the AIBL Professional Development Workshop team. His current research interests include both low-dimensional topology and math education. He will be joining the Department of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University in Fall 2022.