Adrienne Calomino reflects on BAKE activities at Chabot. Mar 11: This web log is based on my Conversations with Dean Tram Vokumamoto and my own personal experinces at Chabot. I am currently discussing how to introduce BAKE to the faculty.
1) Chabot math faculty is very interested in Statpath and hosted a presentation by Tue and the LMC faculty on their work. 2) Over the past couple years they have worked with unique cohort learning communities that promote completion of basic skills in math. I have personally wokred with two of these at Chabot.
* One was with a learning community that supported early childhood development workers through completion of their associate’s degree.
* The second is a pilot East Bay Teacher Pathways cohort program which is a joint program with the Davis Street Family Resouce Center serving local students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This cohort has a counselor present in the classroom with them at all times.I am including a quote from Dean Tram about some characteristics of exemplary Math teaching at Chabot. We have discovered that establishing a classroom culture is critical in working with these unique student groups:"... she was challenged with establishing a classroom that promoted learning in math. She believes in supporting student learning through building a classroom environment that cultivates confidence through practice and positive reinforcement. Once she has created a culture of learning in her classroom, she is then able to focus on math and student learning."