EnCorps Speaker Series and Workshops

The EnCorps Speaker Series and Workshops are professional development sessions for EnCorps Fellows and STEMx Tutors. The Speaker Series and Workshop offer you the option to attend the live event or watch a recording followed by a live discussion with your fellow EnCorps Educators. Save Your Seat Today!

Relationship Building with a DEIJ Lens

Live Event: September 18, 2023, 5:00 – 6:15 PM PST

Group Discussion: October 3, 4:30 PM PST

EnCorps recognizes that the key to creating impactful learning environments starts with building and maintaining relationships throughout the school year.  In the Relationship Building with a DEIJ Lens workshop, EnCorps Educators will gain personal awareness, culturally responsive tools, and tangible action items to create a safe and effective learning environment for this upcoming school year.

You must be an EnCorps Fellow or STEMx Tutor to attend. Register today!

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Cathleen Beachboard

MEET YOUR HOST – Jessica Velasco

Jessica is an effervescent speaker with ten years of experience as an educator, diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, and group facilitator.  Jessica works with executive leaders, managers, educators, individual contributors, and students worldwide to learn, unlearn, and create brave learning spaces. Jessica can ease complex characters while holding space for audience members through engaging and memorable learning experiences.

How to Make Math Interesting, Engaging & Cool

Live Event: October 25, 2023, 5:00 – 6:15pm PST

Group Discussion: November 8, 4:30 PM PST

Before students can be motivated to achieve in math, they must first see its value in their own lives. Engaging, effective teaching speaks to students where they live. This session offers teachers the tools, courage and expertise to combat negative stereotypes of mathematicians as “nerdy” and “boring” and delivers easy-to-implement, hands-on strategies that turn even the most hardened student into one that says, “Hey, that’s pretty cool – and so is my teacher!” In this fast-paced and engaging session, we’ll cover how to:

  1. Help students see the true value of math in their own lives.
  2. Persevere in math despite frustration.
  3. Deliver short & highly engaging math activities that will excite and engage students!

You must be an EnCorps Fellow or STEMx Tutor to attend. Register today!

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Alex Kajitani

MEET YOUR HOST -Alex Kajitani

Alex is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is known around the world as “The Rappin’ Mathematician,” and his videos and programs have received hundreds of thousands of views. He is the creator of the wildly popular times tables program MultiplicationNation.com, and is the author of several books, including Owning It, which was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex has a popular TED Talk, and was honored at The White House and featured on The CBS Evening News, where Katie Couric exclaimed, “I LOVE that guy!” (and you will too!). For more, visit www.AlexKajitani.com.