Dr. Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen Featured in FIELDS: A tribute to Bob Moses: Math educator, civil rights leader and forward thinker (February, 2022)
IDEASˢ Lab is Proud to Announce its Participation in the ISTAS21 Conference October 31st (October, 2021)
IDEASˢ Lab is Proud to Announce its Participation in the ISTAS21 Conference October 31st
STEM counterspaces are emerging as important communal spaces that support women and their identity development in STEM. Counterspaces are community-driven, safe spaces that nurture a sense of belonging through strategies that are validating for intersectional identity development. In this paper, we review existing research about counterspaces that support women and women of colour in STEM and use the framework of Feminine Ethics of Care to analyze these spaces.
Dr. Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen, Katelin Hynes, Sanya Cardoza, & Jenn Muchmaker will be in attendance representing their team and presenting their paper Towards a Community of Care: Counterspaces for Women in sTem Education.
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IDEASˢ Lab & Future Black Female Presents: Building STEM Capital Virtual Conference September 13th, 2021 (September, 2021)
IDEASˢ Lab & Future Black Female Presents: Building STEM Capital Virtual Conference
September 13th, 2021
Future Black Female (FBF) and IDEASˢ Lab at Ontario Tech University present a knowledge synthesis of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) women in STEM. Join our virtual conference to uncover the systemic factors impacting BIPOC women in universities. What does it take to success in the face of underrepresentation; under resourcing; and high dropout rates?
Come Learn, inspire, and wonder through prevocalic conversations. Let us advance the successes and representations of BIPOC women in STEM.
Panel 1 - Empowerment Through Research (10:30am-12:00pm)
Panel 2 - Counterspace & Community (3:00pm-4:30pm)
Panel 3 - Identity (5:30pm-7:00pm)
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IDEASˢ Lab & Future Black Female Presents: Gaining STEM Capital (Pre-Conference) August 30th, 2021 5:30-7:30 (August, 2021)
IDEASˢ Lab & Future Black Female Presents: Gaining STEM Capital (Pre-Conference)
August 30th, 2021 5:30-7:30
Join us for a round table highlighting BIPOC woman student's experience in university STEM programs. On this evening we will be discussing themes of Intersectionality, Counterspaces and Community, Empowerment Through Research, & STEM Identity.
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FIELDS MathEd Forum: April 24th, 2021
FIELDS MathEd Forum: April 24th, 2021
In response to Ontario's recent addition of social-emotional learning (SEL) to the new (2020) elementary mathematics curriculum, we will be exploring the broader topic of the affectual side of learning and what this means for mathematics teaching and research. Join us for a keynote speaker, a panel discussion, and a breakout room activity.
Key Note Speaker: Dr. Tapo Chimbganda, Future Black Female
Panel Host: Dr. Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen
Panel: Luxshu Ambigaibagan, Toronto District School Board, Judy Larsen, University of the Fraser Valley, Olga Fellus, University of Ottawa, Marc Husband, Toronto District School Board
Breakout Room Leaders: Keisha Deoraj, Ontario Tech University, Andrew DiVito, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Katelin Hynes, Ontario Tech University
Online April 24th, 2021 10:00am-1:30pm EDT
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The Importance of social emotional learners for the inclusion of all learners
Dr. Tapo Chimbganda (Future Black Female)
Abstract: "Careers that require the mastery of social-emotional skills have outpaced growth in all other occupations- and employers increasingly look for these skills in their employees. 79 percent of employers overwhelmingly identify social- emotional skills as being the most important qualities needed for success-and at the same time, the hardest qualities to find in the labor force." cfchildren.org
Why do we educate children? Is it to prepare them for life as responsible citizens? Or perhaps we want them to make lots of money and become wealthy? Maybe, we don't really think about the why and simply follow the dictates of society, the laws of the land, the expectations of our peers. Whether we think about the reason as educators or parents, we need to broaden the scope of education to include social-emotional learning. As a lifelong learner, a psychotherapist, and an educator, my journey has been traumatic to say the least. The skills that have counted the most and enabled me to develop resilience, tenacity, and creativity are emotional regulation, self-control, communication, and positive thinking. These are social-emotional skills. And these were skills I needed when I was learning maths.
Panel on Social Emotional Learning
Panelists: Luxshu Ambigaibagan, Toronto District School Board, Judy Larsen, University of the Fraser Valley, Olga Fellus, University of Ottawa, Marc Husband, Toronto District School Board
Abstract: Panelists will share perspectives on the ways that social-emotional learning is being translated into practice and research. What does SEL mean to each panelist in context to their work in mathematics education?
Breakout Rooms, followed by Q&A
Abstract: Create a Problem Tree and use the problem tree to come up with 3 questions. Breakout Room participants later have an opportunity to pose questions to the panel and to Dr. Tapo Chimbganda.
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Faculty of Education researcher receives funding to explore the retention of Women of Colour in STEM degree programs (March, 2021)
Faculty of Education researcher receives funding to explore the retention of Women of Colour in STEM degree programs
Dr. Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, and Dr. Tapo Chimbganda, Founder and Executive Director, Future Black Female, recently received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Ryerson Future Skills Centre to examine retention efforts for Women of Colour in post-secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Two Ontario Tech University students will join Dr. Ruttenberg-Rozen and Dr. Chimbganda in this research: Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology student Chantal McKenzie, and Master of Arts in Education student Katelin Hynes.
The team will explore successful and unsuccessful retention efforts in North American colleges and universities. They also seek to identify how digital tools and technology can be used or developed to leverage support efforts.
Click to read the final report here.
Dr. Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen Featured in Oshawa This Week Article: Why is there an achievement gap for Black students in Durham? (February, 2021)
Dr. Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen's Research Recognized by MPP Marit Stiles (NDP) in Provincial Parliamentary debate on math testing of teachers. (March, 2019)
Dr. Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen Featured in Education News Media Article: Doing the math: Does Ontario's elementary mathematics approach add up? (September, 2018)
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