What We Do (continued)
We support teachers by offering the Making Sense Professional Development courses. These innovative courses for elementary teachers are designed to improve teacher practice in order to enhance student learning. A team of course developers from across Iowa collaborated on content and shared their pedagogical expertise to create these high-quality, research-based professional development courses that enhance math instruction in the elementary classroom. As a result, students develop a deeper understanding of mathematics and improve achievement. To learn more about our educational courses, please click on the link of interest to you below.
Additionally, the CTLM has partnered with the Waterloo Community Schools to provide instructional coaching in both Cunningham and Irving Elementary Schools through the 2013-2014 academic school year. With a focus on changing teachers’ beliefs and classroom practices, University faculty will collaborate with Building Interventionists and District Math Coaches, to provide intensive modeling, coaching, and professional development to the elementary teachers. The instructional focus will be on successful implementation of the newly adopted TERC Investigations series. Success criteria for the project include an increase in teacher content knowledge of mathematics, improvement in teachers’ implementation of instructional strategies aligned with the adopted district mathematics curriculum, and an increase in mathematics achievement by the elementary students.
To meet our Instructional Coaching team, please click here.