The Vision of Region 3 Education Service Center is to be the preferred and most trusted provider for educational products and services that guarantee viable solutions. The program goals and strategies of the Region 3 Math Collaborative support the vision of Region 3 ESC. The program goal of the Region 3 Math Collaborative is to improve 6-8th grade math teachers’ content and instruction, focusing primarily on algebraic and proportional reasoning. Program outcomes will be measured by pre and post-tests of teachers’ content knowledge, training evaluations, surveys, and participating teachers’ students’ results on STAAR 2017.The Region 3 Math Collaborative will serve middle school math teachers within the 39 districts of Region 3 and provide professional development to a minimum of 35 Math Teacher Mentors and 35 Cadre Members from May 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. The professional development of MTMs will include at least 100 hours of training. In order to impact more students within Region 3, MTMs will be required to mentor at least one math teacher (cadre members) on their campus and provide documentation of 12 hours of mentoring.
Region 3 Education Service Center in collaboration with the University of Houston-Victoria will be providing the professional development for the grant cycle. The major activities of the Region 3 Math Collaborative include: A Summer Institute to include a mini-CAMT, Proportional Reasoning for Middle School, Formative Assessment in the Math Classroom: Studying Student Work, ELPS training, and a summer book study. MTMs will also be required to attend 2 additional training days during the school year. Optional conferences that MTMs may attend include CAMT and the TRC Annual Meeting. Throughout the year, MTMs will also have opportunities to attend optional math STAAR related professional developments offered at Region 3. These include Fostering Algebraic and Geometric Thinking, Focus on Algebra Series, and Thriving After Surviving grades 6-8 Math.
The Region 3 Math Collaborative will have an 8th Grade Math Immersion Project with at least 5 campuses participating. Improving 8th grade math content knowledge of math teachers through sustained professional development as well as improving instructional skill in the areas of 8th grade math is the focus of the immersion requirement.
Kristi Greaves Middle School Mathematics Specialist firstname.lastname@example.orgLaura DeissElementary Mathematics and Science SpecialistPamela YoskoHigh School Mathematics Specialist
- Texas Regional Collaboratives