2015-2016 Innovation in K-8 Mathematics and/or K-12 Computer Science/Coding Professional Learning Grant Award Winners
Northwest Georgia RESA
Northwest Georgia RESA will partner will all sixteen member LEAs to create and scale an effective professional learning model supporting high-quality elementary mathematics teaching that will impact student learning by increasing the number of teachers earning the K-5 Mathematics Endorsement Credential, increasing teacher content and pedagogical knowledge in mathematics, and improving the skills required of principals to support high-quality mathematics instruction.
Richmond County Schools
In partnership with Georgia Southern University, Richmond County Schools will offer professional learning opportunities through which an 80-member cohort will participate in a Mathematics Academy for Teaching Excellence (MATE) with sessions focused on mathematical content, hands-on modeling, effective teaching strategies, and curriculum development in all mathematics domains but with specific concentrations in geometry, data, and measurement.
Southwest Georgia RESA
Southwest Georgia RESA will provide professional learning for K-8 mathematics teachers in a cyclical format focusing on the following: using a variety of critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to engage all students in making connections between content and process; building understanding of effective mathematics instruction; supporting collaborative professional learning in mathematics; developing assessments and evaluations in mathematics that are fair, transparent, and equitable to determine the mathematical literacy of all students; and facilitating access to mathematics learning resources.
Integrated Mathematics and Computer Science/Coding
Sandy Creek High School
Fayette County Public Schools
Sandy Creek High School will provide professional learning that supports the integration of authentic coding/programming experiences into academic instruction and that increases the exposure of non-traditional STEM students to STEM subjects. Professional learning will be provided to computer science teachers to apply visual programming, scripting, and programming using professional game engines, and to computer science, CTAE, and mathematics teachers to collaboratively develop school-wide, authentic, game programming projects that integrate math and computer science, and to design and develop integrated instructional materials, artifacts, and assessments.