Summer 2003 Courses
Mathematics Mentoring and Leadership Project June 23-26, 30 and July 1-2, 2003
8 am - 12 noon
The goal of this course was to develop a a cadre of 40 school-based teacher leaders who use mentoring to provide support and leadership for the implementation of a standards-based mathematics curriculum in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). It focused on the implementation of their adopted curricula, Investigations in Number, Data, and Space, and will also train the teachers in the use of Cognitive Coaching. Participants completed an application process to be accepted into the class in May. The course continued during the 2003-04 school year. 5 free graduate credits were awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Mathematics and Science Beginning Teacher ProjectJune 23-26, 2003
12 - 4 pm
Mathematics and Science Beginning Teacher Project entered its fourth year of supporting first and second year teachers in MPS so they can make a successful transition into the teaching profession as effective instructors of standards-based mathematics and science. The two-year project has continued to support a group of thirty beginning teachers in MPS from the 2002-03 school year, and had an additional thirty teachers that are "graduates" of the project from its first offering three years ago. After the summer session, these participants continued during the 2003-04 school year, receiving free classroom materials and earning 7 free undergraduate or graduate credits through UWM upon successful completion of the two-year program.
Teaching Integrated Mathematics in the High SchoolAugust 18-21, 2003
8 am - 4 pm
This project prepared teachers of mathematics to implement one year of an integrated high school mathematics curriculum, Contemporary Mathematics in Context (Core-Plus). The course provided hands-on experience with the Core-Plus curriculum, offered techniques on how to facilitate collaborative learning, demonstrated how to integrate technology into the curriculum, and demonstrated strategies for gaining support from parents and administrators. This project also continued into the 2003-04 school year and awarded 3 free undergraduate or graduate credits to participants who completed the course.