CTLM: Did You Know?

You may think the Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics only focuses on mathematics, but did you know:

• The CTLM has two distinct grant funded projects — one focused on mathematics professional development and
the other on learning outside of school resources for military families.

• CTLM and Waterloo Community Schools (WCS) recently negotiated a contract to provide instructional coaching to
 teams of teachers at Cunningham and Irving elementary schools. Six UNI mathematics education faculty members
are spending one day per week in WCS classrooms.

• In conjunction with Green Hills Area Education Agency, the CTLM is facilitating six mathematics professional development courses during the 2011-2012 year. The six courses focus on numbers, operations, geometry, measurement, rational numbers and algebraic thinking.

• The CTLM provides research-based educational resources that support military families as a contributor to Student
Online Achievement Resources (SOAR). Check out www.SoarAtHome.com.

• As part of SOAR, the CTLM produces Making Sense Family Resources videos and supplementary educational materials (videos, activities, links and references) for military families and their children in the areas of mathematics, literacy and early learning. Check out the www.MakingSenseOnline.org

• The Making Sense Family Resources have been adapted to meet the needs of summer campers on military bases around the world. In collaboration with Camp Adventure, the Making Sense Summer Camp Resources were piloted in 2011, with an anticipated expanded use during the summer of 2012.

• The Making Sense Family Resources have also been adapted to meet the needs of students in after school programs on and near military bases. The Making Sense After School Resources will be piloted at Fort Bragg North Carolina, Fort Riley Kansas and Camp Pendelton California.

• In collaboration with Professor Gretta Berghammer, Theatre Department, the CTLM is developing a new brand of videos called Spectrum Parenting Resources to assist families with children on the autism spectrum.

• The CTLM will be broadcasting public service announcements on the Armed Forces Network focused on the importance of family engagement in their children’s education.