CMSER Receives Funding for Three Eisenhower Projects
The Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research (CMSER) recently received funding for three new projects from the Wisconsin Eisenhower Professional Development Program. Dr. DeAnn Huinker, director for the CMSER, wrote and is directing the grant for "Leadership for Investigations and Connected Mathematics in the Milwaukee Public Schools" (LICM). She has received $47,376 to support her project which is a one-year professional development program. It aims to develop a cadre of teacher leaders who will help the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) facilitate professional development of other teachers on the implementation of their newly adopted curricula, Investigations in Number, Data and Space in grades K-5 and Connected Mathematics in grades 6-8.
Dr. Huinker is also the director of the "Mathematics and Science Beginning Teacher Project" which will support beginning teachers in the Milwaukee Public Schools so they can make a successful transition into the profession of teaching as effective teachers of standards-based mathematics and science. This two-year project has been funded by the Wisconsin Eisenhower Professional Development Program in the amount of $48,737. MPS is also helping fund this project by contributing $14,000. For more detailed information on this project and how to participate in it, click here.
The third project is directed by Dr. Henry Kepner who has received $49,924 from the Eisenhower Program. His project, entitled "Supporting Teachers Using an Integrated High School Mathematics Curriculum in Urban Schools," aims to bring new mathematical content, and instructional skills, as well as a fresh perspective to the teaching of mathematics for high school mathematics teachers. It implements an integrated high school curriculum which has evolved through the call in the NCTM Standards. Dr. Kepner has received an additional $4,000 from Texas Instruments to fund this project.