Purpose: To create a Mathematics and Leadership Institute serving 240 identified teachers by grade band: K – 2; 3 – 5; and 6 – 8 based on teacher identified needs in implementing the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for mathematics. The grant will impact teachers by increasing their understanding of content, Problem-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning, and pedagogical knowledge through access to high-quality math content and Problem and Project-Based professional development and curricular materials. Teachers will collaborate with university faculty to strengthen content knowledge and instructional skills needed to support students at all readiness levels. The project will provide access to a digital repository of reform-based curricular materials and a professional online learning network. Students will increase their procedural math fluency and knowledge of math content. Over time, this project is expected to have a significant positive impact at both the district and state levels. There will be an external evaluation of the project.
Grant Amount: $1.6 Million
Duration of Grant: 2015 – 2018
Grant Partners: Alamance-Burlington Schools, Davidson County Schools, Lexington City Schools, Mt. Airy City Schools, Randolph County Schools (five low-wealth districts), Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL)/Wake Forest School of Medicine, University of Texas at Dallas, and Piedmont Triad Education Consortium
Delivery: Summer Institutes; Fall and Spring Retreats; and School-Based Instructional Coaching