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1 Massachusetts Intel  Mathematics Initiative   (MIMI) Strand 5: Strengthening STEM Fundamentals Strand 5: Strengthening STEM Fundamentals STEM Summit V: Implementing the Plan STEM Summit V: Implementing the Plan Sturbridge, MA Sturbridge, MA October 28, 2008 October 28, 2008
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2 Speakers Life LeGeros MA Department of Elementary and Secondary  Education Rob Richardson Intel Massachusetts Catherine Roberts MIMI Instructor Dona Apple Math Learning Communities
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3 Research Shows that Teacher Content  Knowledge is Key National Math Panel Report – “Research on the  relationship between teachers’ mathematical  knowledge and students’ achievement confirms  the importance of teachers’ content knowledge”  (p. xxi) Effect size of mathematical knowledge for  teaching on student performance equivalent to  2-3 extra weeks instruction or socioeconomic  status (“Knowing Mathematics for Teaching” by  Ball, Hill, and Bass, in Fall 2005 American  Educator)
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4 Math PD by the ESE Office of Math, Science,  and Technology / Engineering Past efforts  Professional Development Institutes (PDIs, formerly Content Institutes) Contracted by ESE, focused on urban districts; serve a variety of levels  (from beginning teacher to coach) and foci (math foundations to special  populations); 700-800 teachers per year (half math, half STE) Title IIB Math Science Partnership program (Federal grant) Partnerships of high-need districts, higher education institutions, and other  organizations; typically 1000 teachers per year (half math, half STE) Future vision Teacher Academy Courses that provide professional progression offered around the state;  linked to licensure; MIMI as the mathematical foundation
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5 MIMI Overview MIMI in 2008 – 150 teachers  3 cohorts in Boston, 3 in Springfield, 1 in New Bedford, 1 in Worcester Similar numbers in 2007 Partner Responsibilities ESE – Recruit and pay instructors, select and support districts,  supplement teacher stipends Intel – Develop and provide curriculum, train instructors, evaluation UMass Medical – Develop materials for Math Learning Community  (MLC), train facilitators Districts – Recruit teachers, coordinate logistics (including site), pay  stipends for coursework and MLC Intend to expand by leveraging grants and state funding, pursuing new grants
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