Summer school for teachers and UMass Dartmouth faculty

Over 40 K-12 teachers and administrators from the Carver and Wareham school districts will join with professors from the UMass Dartmouth Center for Educational Advancement next week in an innovative and comprehensive effort to improve math education.

Summer school for teachers and UMass Dartmouth faculty UMass Dartmouth works with 40 Carver and Wareham teachers to improve math education 

Over 40 K-12 teachers and administrators from the Carver and Wareham school districts will join with professors from the UMass Dartmouth Center for Educational Advancement next week in an innovative and comprehensive effort to improve math education. 

The summer institute will continue Monday, August 23 through Wednesday, August 25 at the Wareham Middle School Library, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Unlike typical professional development programs, this summer institute is just the beginning of a long-term mentoring and research collaboration between the teachers and UMass faculty from the Center. UMass faculty will continue to visit the teachers in class and after school during the upcoming school year and communicate with teachers using specially designed web sites. 

UMass Prof. Stephen Hegedus, who co-directs the project with Wareham High School Mathematics Chair Christine Mars, said, “As the teachers begin to implement new activities and new approaches they will continue to share their experiences, build community and receive mentoring from UMD throughout the year.’’ 

Hegedus believes this initiative can be used as a model to improve math education across the country. 

Additional details of the initiative can be found at the following dedicated website: http://merg.umassd.edu/msp2004. 


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