The Math Forum @ Drexel has a grant from the National Science Foundation to introduce middle grades teachers to software tools for teaching mathematics from the NSDL (National Science Digital Library).
The Math Forum has engaged teachers as collaborators and co-researchers in novel and exciting ways over a dozen years. As an example, you might look at the BRAP Project where teachers worked as educational researchers and co-authored a video-paper that they presented at a workshop at MIT. See also our other summer leadership institutes.
Through this new NSDL program we wish to both introduce new technology resources to the broad audience of middle grades mathematics teachers and support those individuals who would like to become leaders in this community, conducting local workshops or offering online support. In the first year of this project, we conducted several face-to-face workshops and we are currently offering an online version. See the links in the left navigation bar.
This summer we will be offering two-day workshops in both Philadelphia and Houston. In addition to learning about the software tools and teaching strategies, participants will also be introduced to opportunities to continue participation during the school year and for student engagement in related activities. Participants will also be eligible for leadership support in the form of stipends and further professional development.
© 2014 The Math Forum @ Drexel, part of NSF's NSDL
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DUE-0226284. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.