The underrepresentation of people of color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has become a crisis of significant proportion. With only 2% of STEM jobs held by Black women nationwide, there exists an important need for diverse representation, exposure, and mentoring of Black girls who are interested in STEM professions. There will not be more Black women in STEM fields until fundamental changes are made in how Black girls are educated and trained. These changes must include how teachers are trained and supported throughout the student’s entire educational experience. Overall, career development for Black women in STEM fields begins within family and community and is influenced by societal messages about women. Early interest in STEM fields is fueled or diminished in public schools, often resulting from the intersection of race, class, gender, and social class. Six identified key factors that perpetuate Black women STEM gaps are social challenges, gender stereotypes, male-dominated culture, few representations of Black women, mindset, and math anxiety.
Dr. Steele is a math educator and consultant by trade and adventurer by night. Her life philosophy is: "do your best, forget the rest." Dr. Steele has a Ph.D. in Math Education and uses her skills to mostly assist parents, guardians, teachers, and students in math. She loves seeing the light bulb go off and she is on a mission to change the face of STEM.
She has over 18 years of experience in education, both online and face-toface, using different, engaging, creative, and innovative teaching techniques. She also has experience in professional development facilitation, internship coordination, project consultation, STEM program direction, research, and curriculum writer. She has been a speaker at national conferences and coached teachers and administration on the implementation of evidence-based math. Basically, she is a teacher's teacher!
Being African American, she has dedicated her career to making math relatable to a diverse population. She believes every child has a right to equal educational opportunities regardless of their race or where they live.
● Learning the concepts of Common Core division ensures that all students, regardless of where they live, their economic background or race, have equal opportunities for graduating from high school and are better prepared for college and the workforce.
● In our increasingly competitive global economy, all students must now compete with not only American peers in other states but with students from around the world. Common Core math is designed to prepare students to succeed in this highly competitive environment.
● The Divide and Conquer course provides guardians and teachers with a comprehensive understanding of the Common Core division concepts. These concepts will be needed to help support and reinforce learning this math standard at home or in the classroom.
● Common Core math develops higher-level thinking skills in students. This deeper learning of how you arrive at a solution, instead of just following an algorithm, ultimately leads to better problem-solving skills and increased reasoning.
● This course is beneficial for guardians or teachers in helping them expand the knowledge base of the community, build confidence in understanding and learning Common Core math concepts, and building a strong math foundation.
Six easy to understand self-paced modules - everything from why Common Core math is used to division concepts and how to apply them.
Email support for any questions you might have about the course or for help with any of the modules.
Dedicated Facebook group where you can connect with other guardians and teachers and ask additional questions.
Free 15 minute Zoom call with the instructor for added support and specific course questions.
Money-back guarantee if you go through the entire course, utilize the email support and Zoom call, but did not learn the Common Core division concepts.