Bringing Culture to the Math Classroom with Custom HeroCards in Albuquerque
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Sep 13, 2022 7:54:45 AM •
Written by: Nikki
Our roster of ClassHero HeroCards are a beautifully designed, fun, engaging, and educational way for students to learn about an array of culturally diverse historical figures, mathematicians, inventors and scientists from around the world.
But in New Mexico we went one step farther. After the Albuquerque Public School district adopted ClassHero as their primary language tool in math classrooms, we worked closely with district leader Jessica Villalobos to customize a set of HeroCards that represent local and regional heroes, as well as historical figures with special cultural importance. From the namesake of Susie Rayos Marmon Elementary School, an influential Laguna Pueblo educator, to Cesar Chavez and Deb Haaland, we are excited we have the capability to ensure our HeroCards feel authentic to the educators and students of the Albuquerque Public School district, and hope to continue this tradition of free customized HeroCards for districts in the future.
At ClassHero, we know home language and culture are assets in the classroom. Students who see themselves and their culture woven into the fabric of their learning environment are better off socially, emotionally, and academically.
Check out some of the designs we created in collaboration with Albuquerque PSD below: