Tri-County Culturally Responsive Fall Conference

September 22, 2022 | 09:00 AM EST


The Tri-County Culturally Responsive Mathematics Institute is a collaborative project with Oakland Schools, Washtenaw ISD, and Wayne County RESA. The project is designed to provide opportunities for educators across three counties to learn how to engage all students in meaningful culturally responsive mathematics, to increase engagement and relevance to all students. Our hope is to make these opportunities and resources available across the state.


9:00 -10:15 am

Opening Keynote
Respect the Process: Examining Our Social Justice Perspectives

Dr. Bettina Love

10:30 -12:00 pm

Equitable Practices in a Mathematics Classroom, and Supporting the Development of Students' Positive Mathematical Identities

Dr. Aris Winger

Leadership: Cultivating a Culturally Responsive Environment

 Dr. Muhammad Kalifa

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Lunch Keynote
Creating a Sense of Belonging in the Mathematics Classroom

Dr. Yolanda Sealy Ruiz

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success

Dr. Chris Emdin

Trauma Informed Teaching

Dr. Richard Milner IV

3:15 - 4:45 pm

Transforming Tasks to be More Culturally Relevant

Dr. Curtis Taylor

De-tracking Classrooms, Schools and Districts in Mathematics

Dr. Toshalis

5:00 - 6:30pm

Creating Culturally Relevant Math Tasks: A Process Approach

Dr. Pamela Seda and Dr. Kyndal Brown

Engaging Data Science for Culturally and Historically responsive Teaching in Mathematics

Dr. Nathan Alexander

We are excited to present to you this phenomenal opportunity. Please take a moment to review our lineup of presenters. Upon registration, you will have the option to decide which sessions you would like to attend. We hope you take advantage of this free opportunity to connect, learn and engage with these awesome presenters as well as our great colleagues across the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to facilitator preference some of the sessions will be recorded and made available to participants of the conference


Jennifer Banks, Ph.D

Director of Instruction

Washtenaw ISD


Yarisha Johnson

Mathematics Education Consultant

Oakland Schools


Cherron Ramsey

Mathematics Education Consultant

Wayne RESA