The purpose of the Program is to offer an opportunity for teacher participants to be engaged in a high quality mathematics education program. This will allow participants to acquire pedagogical skills that meet the high demands of the New York State Math Curriculum and the Common Core State Standards. Since the program is fully funded by NYSED, it is tuition-free and each teacher participant will receive a nominal stipend upon completion of the course. Since the program entails 60 hours of intensive instructional development, we recommend that school districts award 4 in-service credits to each member of the class.
Instruction will incorporate the six principles of learning:
The responsibilities of the participants include but are not limited to:
•Share what they learn at the Institute with faculty and at their home school.
•Collaborate with colleagues, administrators and project staff to implement new strategies in their districts.
•Create an integrated mathematics technology unit for their students which incorporates what they learned in class.
•Write a weekly reflection on their teaching and learning.
•Mandatory attendance at annual Long Island Mathematics Conference (LIMAÇON).
•A member of the project staff will observe each participant in the K-6 program at the participant’s school. These visits will include a classroom observation and a follow-up consultation to assist the participants and to evaluate their progress.