Developing Algebraic Thinking

  • Zeidler-Watters, Kimberly (PI)

    Grants and Contracts Details


    This project is addressed at improving teachers' proficiencies in algebraic ideas content and pedagogy in all elementary schools in Lee and Carter Counties. However, products that are produced will be shared across the state to potentially impact all students. Consequently, the majority of requested funds fall within these categories: salaries/personnel, substitutes, stipends, instructional materials, office suppiles, equipment, visiting speakers, and indirect costs. There is cost sharing in this project and it is outlined in the budget summary. This project will impact a total of 80 teachers from all the elementary schools in two high need school districts: Lee and Carter counties. 40 teachers will be directly impacted each year of the project and an additional 60 will be mentored by the teachers attending the cadre meetings and will also attend 3 of the 5 days of the summer event. Approximately 2299 students in Carter will be impacted: Carter Elementary 140 students; Heritage 445; Olive Hill 640; Prichard 681; Starr 143; and Upper Tygart 250. Approximately 650 students in Lee County wifi be impacted: Beattyville Elementary 329; and Southside Elementary 221. Participating in the project as both learners and participants are two mathematicians. Other personnel essential to this project are: the Project Director and two Regional Teacher Partners who have both received extensive training in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. All elementary principals and 2 district level administrator will be involved from the start of the project and will be integral to the project and they will be examining mechanisms to provide teachers with common planning time and other time to work as a professional learning community after the project ends. 30
    Effective start/end date7/1/089/30/09


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