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Ethnomathematics professional development participants in Kalaupapa


We create opportunities to develop teachers as leaders through the following program objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of culturally-sustaining mathematics content aligned with K–12 federal and state standards and values-based frameworks such as Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Nā Hopena A‘o (HIDOE, 2015);
  • Prepare teachers as leaders to provide instruction and professional development in ethnomathematics in their schools, districts, and communities; and
  • Strengthen sustainable campus-community networks leading to college, career, and community readiness.

Our foundation is built on respecting, celebrating, and sustaining all participants’ inventions, experiences, and applications of mathematics in a shared commitment to equity, empowerment, and dignity.