ESC Region 04 Mathematics Collaborative_Houston

Director

Ms. Kim Seymour
Education Specialist
kseymour@esc4.net
7137448163

Abstract

The Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative is committed to furthering the long-range goals of the Mathematics and Science Partnership Program and the Texas Mathematics Initiative to enhance mathematics teaching inTexas through sustained and high quality professional development focused on algebraic thinking and reasoning. The Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative will increase the number of qualified mathematics teachers by developing a cadre of teacher leaders known as Mathematics Teacher Mentors (MTMs). This will occur through comprehensive and intensive classroom-focused efforts to develop teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical understandings related to algebraic thinking and reasoning. MTMs will extend the reach of the Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative by providing mentoring, professional development, and support to other mathematics teachers from the districts, charter schools, and private schools represented by the cadre. The Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative will focus on recruiting and developing a minimum of 34 MTMs, at least 80% of whom serve students in secondary grade levels. Teachers selected to participate in the collaborative will be teachers who typically instruct underserved/underrepresented populations. The Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative will sustain the efforts of a minimum of three different high-need Local Education Agencies by targeting teachers in districts that serve a student population that is at least 40% economically disadvantaged. Additionally, at least five campuses will be immersion campuses and will target the eighth-grade mathematics programs, focusing on algebraic thinking and reasoning. Each MTM will earn a minimum of 100 contact hours including 40 hours focused on algebraic thinking and reasoning and 12 hours of mentoring cadre members. Professional development will equip teachers with instructional materials and strategies that engage students in meaningful, relevant, mathematics- based experiences focused on algebraic thinking and reasoning and the integration of technology. MTMs will also develop andstrengthen their mentoring skills.


Team Members

NameProfessional Title
Ms. Kim Seymour
Amy KominczakSupport Staff
Dr. Sharon BensonMathematics Director

Training Events

EventDates
Summer Institute Part I06/03/2017 - 06/03/2017
Summer Imstitue Part I06/08/2017 - 06/08/2017
Summer Institute Part II07/17/2017 - 07/21/2017
Summer Institute Part III07/17/2017 - 3/30/2018
Region 4 Mathematics Conference: Cornerstone for Success01/20/2018 - 01/20/2018
MTM Campus Visit10/01/2017 - 04/15/2018
Region 4 Mathematics Professional Development05/01/2017 - 7/23/2018
Statistics in the Middle Grades Day 109/23/2017 - 09/23/2017
Statistics in the Middle Grades Day 210/21/2017 - 10/21/2017
Integrating Math and Science TEKS12/2/2017 - 12/2/2017
Formative Assessment Lessons: Classroom Challenges for Mathematics Instruction 2/10/2018 - 2/10/2018
MTM Debriefing 06/07/2018 - 06/07/2018
MTM Debriefing06/09/2018 - 06/09/2018
TI Technology Day4/7/2018 - 4/7/2018
Focus on Multiple Representations: Grades 6-83/10/2018 - 3/10/2018
Fall Mentoring9/1/2017 - 12/18/2017
Spring Mentoring1/3/2018 - 5/25/2018
CAMT 20177/10/2017 - 7/12/2017
UT Online FOA: Intro to Linear Functions2/15/2018 - 3/12/2018
Math That Sticks: Discourse Grades 6-82/15/2018 - 2/15/2018
Prep for R4 Math Conference11/1/2017 - 1/19/2018
TRC 24th Annual Meeting6/25/2018 - 6/28/2018
CAMT 20187/16/2018 - 7/18/2018