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Math and PBL for Student Success

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 

MAPSS Year One - 2015

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The first summer of the Math and PBL for Student Success (MAPSS) program was a huge success!  Thank you to everyone who participated and was involved behind the scenes!  We had 71 teacher participants from five different counties who experienced Inquiry-Based activities including Problem and Project-Based Learning, content deepening, and leadership training.  During the second week of the institute teachers were able to implement all they had learned through the interactive PBL Camp with 101 students from the participating counties.  Participants will receive ongoing coaching support throughout the school year and will be attending the Fall Retreat on September 14th and 15th at Deacon Tower.  

MAPSS Year One Photos

MAPSS Year Two and MAPSS Expansion - 2016

We had a busy summer with not only one Math and PBL for Student Success (MAPSS) institute in June with 60 teacher participants, but a second MAPSS Expansion institute with 39 teacher participants in August!  Five different districts from the Piedmont Triad area of N.C. participated in MAPSS Year Two as well as an additional six districts in the MAPSS Expansion institute.  These teachers experienced Inquiry-Based activities including Problem and Project-Based Learning, content deepening, and leadership training with Dr. Larry Coble.  During the second week of the institute teachers were able to implement all they had learned through the interactive PBL Student Camp Day within their districts.  MAPSS Year One participants helped lead portions of the training as well as assist in the PBL Student Camp Day.  All participants will receive ongoing coaching support throughout the school year.  Visit our Recent Trainings webpage to see what the teachers had to say about their experience!  The Fall Retreat will take place on October 17th and 18th and the Spring Retreat will be April 3rd and 4th.  

MAPSS Year Two Photos

MAPSS Expansion Photos

Testimonial

"In my 13+ years in education, I have not been able to find another instructional tool that I have found to be as effective or easy to implement. I highly encourage all teachers to take advantage of the resources Wake PBL has to offer. You will NOT be sorry!" - Jayne W. Grubbs

How Can We Help You

Contact Us:

Mailing Address:
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157

Physical Address:
Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
475 Vine Street

Winston Salem, NC 27101

Phone: 336.713.2708
Email: wfpbl@wakehealth.edu