Where We've Been (continued)

The Mathematics Department at the University of Northern Iowa has provided professional development to teachers around the world for the past 20 years. What began as a contract with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) to extend high-school teacher learning in mathematics has evolved into innovative and responsive professional development opportunities for all teachers of mathematics.

1993

A University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Mathematics Department proposal was funded through the Office of Naval Research to launch an in-service project for Department of Defense secondary mathematics teachers.

1993-2002

The UNI Department of Mathematics provided professional development for Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) secondary mathematics teachers.

2002-2004

The professional development offerings by UNI for secondary DoDEA mathematics teachers expanded to include middle grade (6-8) teachers.

2004-2008

The UNI professional development offerings for DoDEA teachers expanded again to include elementary teachers.

2007-2008

Professional development efforts continued for DoDEA teachers and also included teachers from the Hawaii Public School District.

More than 1,000 DoDEA and Hawaii teachers received professional development as a result of contracts with the UNI Mathematics Department.

2009

The Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics received a $48,000 grant to modify one of the DoDEA courses to align with the Iowa Core Curriculum (ICC). 25 teachers piloted this course in the spring of 2009 in Pocahontas, Iowa.

2009-2010

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds ($50,000) were accessed fall of 2009 to facilitate the course that was piloted in Pocahontas the previous spring and to align a DoDEA course with the ICC.  25 teachers piloted these two courses in Creston, Iowa.

2010-2012

A $424,338 Mathematics and Science Partnership grant was funded by the Iowa Department of Education to facilitate the two courses previously piloted and an additional four courses in Creston and in Red Oak for 50 educators.

2011-2014

In collaboration with UNI’s Mathematics Department, a $297,500 partnership with the Waterloo Community Schools was established to provide instructional coaching in both Cunningham and Irving Elementary Schools.

2012-2015

A $448,895 Mathematics and Science Partnership Title IIB grant was funded by the Iowa Department of Education to facilitate six mathematics professional development courses in the Creston, Ft. Dodge, Saydel, and Waterloo school districts.

For more information on funded projects at CTLM, click here.

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