CTLM Awarded Another Title IIB Grant to Provide Funding for Courses

The Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics at UNI was recently awarded a Mathematics and Science Partnership Title IIB grant. The Title IIB grant entitled, “Making Sense of Mathematics and Teaching: Learning and Leading (MSMT II),” will provide ongoing funding for Making Sense of Mathematics and Teaching (MSMT) professional development courses.

The Title IIB grant will support professional development over three years, beginning in Summer 2012. In collaboration with Heartland AEA, Prairie Lakes AEA and Green Hills AEA, the CTLM will serve 50 elementary teachers in four school districts: Creston Community Schools, Saydel Community Schools, Fort Dodge Community Schools and Waterloo Community Schools.

Six MSMT professional development courses will be offered focusing on numbers, operations, geometry, measurement, algebraic thinking and rational numbers. The courses are aligned to the Characteristics of Effective Instruction and the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. The MSMT professional development courses are designed to increase elementary teachers’ mathematical content knowledge for teaching, improve their instructional practices, and as a result, improve their student’s achievement in mathematics.

For more information on existing mathematics professional development offered by the CTLM, please visit their website at www.uni.edu/ctlm/content/supporting-teachers.