Initiative for Developing Mathematical Thinking (IDMT)
The Initiatve for Developing Mathematical Thinking (IDMT) is committed to enhancing student achievement in mathematics by offering professional development for elementary and middle-school teachers. It is our view that all students can succeed in mathematics and that teachers have perhaps the most significant impact on student learning.
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Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI)The MTI course is built upon social and constructivist learning theories, which hold that students need to learn mathematics by constructing knowledge through meaningful classroom activities and discussion. It focuses on building connections between informal understanding and the formal knowledge of mathematics that develops over time. The course is divided into three grade-bands: K-3, 4-8, and 6-12.
Math Consulting Teacher Endorsement (MCTE)The Mathematics Consulting Teacher Endorsement (MCTE) is intended for individuals who want to develop the professional skills and knowledge to successfully work with teachers and students in developing mathematical understanding.
MTI Summer WorkshopsTeachers and Administrators will work in grade bands with the Regional Math Specialists to focus on the MTI instructional practices and the content and pedagogical standards in the CCSS-M. The workshop will include experiences and investigations with mathematical tasks focused on understanding the CCSS-M, assessing student learning and planning tasks.
Improving Teachers' Monitoring of Learning (ITML)The Institute for Education Sciences (IES) has funded the Improving Teachers' Monitoring of Learning (ITML) for three years. Drs. Thiede, Brendefur, Stewart and Osguthorpe from Boise State University will be working with the Meridian School District. At the heart of the ITML grant, is the examination of the effects of using assessments in the classroom to monitor student learning.