|Leadership for Implementing the Investigations Cirriculum |
Goal:The focus of this project is to develop a cadre of facilitators that will help lead the Milwaukee Public Schools in the implementation of the Investigations in Number, Data, and Space curriculum. The 1999-2000 school year is the first year of district-wide implementation of this new curriculum.
|The MPS participants involved in this project are working to meet the following expectations: |
In the process of meeting the above expectations, members of the cadre are achieving the following goals:
- Use the Investigations curriculum while examining the philosophy and approach to learning mathematics.
- Plan and conduct school-based and district-wide professional development sessions on the Investigations curriculum.
- Collect student work samples and video samples for use in professional development.
- Participate in UWM project courses, complete course assignments, and earn five undergraduate or graduate credits.
- Develop leadership and facilitation skills for professional development.
- Become more familiar with the philosophy, strategies, components, and organization of the Investigations curriculum.
- Deepen understanding of children's development of mathematical knowledge.
- Examine effective professional development and change strategies.
- Learn strategies to support colleagues using the Investigations curriculum.
- Participants meet during a summer institute and continue to meet for fifteen project sessions during the school year. Participants also engage in ongoing discussion and sharing of ideas and activities through the Internet.
|Wisconsin Eisenhower Professional Development Program |
|DeAnn Huinker |
|May 1999 - July 2000 |