Bring Equity to Your K-12 STEM Classroom with Equatio Mathspace

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 16
Experience live: All-Access Package

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Tinashe Blanchet  
Kori Perkins  

Equatio Mathspace can bring STEM topics to life for diverse learners. Using a suite of award-winning tools, teachers will learn to personalize their instruction, make difficult topics more accessible, and assign/evaluate fun, hands-on, paperless STEM activities.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Equity and inclusion
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session
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Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to introduce participants to the interactive functionality of EquatIO Mathspace through the lens of equity in the STEM classroom. Science and math teachers, who often incorporate manipulatives, experiments and handwritten calculations into their instruction, may find it difficult to identify tools that can be used effectively online or in a digital learning environment. Millions of teachers worldwide have used EquatIO's award-winning software to make math accessible to students online.

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Tinashe Blanchet, Texthelp

Tinashe Blanchet is a former high school math teacher with over 16 years of experience in education and teacher training. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer who has trained thousands of teachers. Tinashe has presented at local, state, national, and international education conferences. With a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, she has served as a non-profit founder and director, college instructor and independent educational consultant. She is now a professional development specialist at Texthelp, a company that creates an award-winning suite of products that helps millions of people read, write and research with confidence worldwide.

Kori Perkins, Gonzales Middle School

Kori Perkins is a secondary math teacher with 7 years of experience in education. Her dedication to leveraging technology resources as a key component of her pedagogy, has opened doors for her to host professional developments, teacher training events, and share her experience with other educators across the U.S.. With a Master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership, she is adept at identifying the usefulness of both web and application based education services. She has further utilized her Master's training in an instructional design capacity to create educational training videos and digital learning aids aimed at both educators and students.

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