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Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative

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Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative
 

The Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative is a member of the Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching (TRC), an award-winning statewide network of 58 P-16 partnerships that provides sustained and high intensity professional development to P-12 teachers of mathematics across the state.

 


Program Overview
The Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative will focus on proportional and algebraic reasoning in grades 5-8.  Each Mathematics Teacher Mentor (MTM) will receive a minimum of 100 hours of professional development in proportional and algebraic reasoning as well as instructional strategies to raise student achievement. As a member of Region 4, there will be no charge to attend any of the Collaborative professional development sessions at Region 4. The goal of our program is to develop the capacity of the mentors in three ways:

  • Build teacher content knowledge, with a focus on proportional and algebraic reasoning.

  • Provide research-based instructional strategies for the mathematics classroom.

  • Provide tools to collaborate with their colleagues in order to increase student achievement in mathematics.

The professional development and materials provided through the Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative are valued at approximately $3,500 per participating Mathematics Teacher Mentor.  
 

Submit an Application

 



What are the requirements to be a Mathematics Teacher Mentor (MTM)?
Attend a minimum of 100 hours of professional development offered through the Region 4 Mathematics Collaborative, between May 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018 including all of the following:

 

  • Orientation Session (includes required pre-assessment), choose either June 3, 2017 or June 9, 2017

  • Summer Institute week of  July 17-21, 2017

  • Monthly Saturday Professional Development Sessions on

    • September 23, 2017

    • October 21, 2017

    • November 18, 2017

    • December 2, 2017

    • February 10, 2018

    • March 10, 2018

    • April 7, 2018

  • Region 4 Mathematics Conference, Saturday,  January 20, 2018

  • Debriefing Session (including required post-assessment), choose either June 7, 2018 or June 9, 2018

 

Additionally, participating Math Teacher Mentors agree to: 

  • mentor at least 2 teachers and provide documentation through mentoring logs of at least six contact hours per semester.

  • submit student data from the 2018 STAAR® Mathematics Assessment no later than June 15, 2018.


 

What is an Immersion Campus?
If you are applying for an MTM position, you have the additional option to apply as an Immersion Campus. Immersion MTMs agree to mentor every 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or algebra I mathematics teacher on their campus. If you are a campus/district specialist supporting teachers in these grades, you are also eligible for Immersion Program participation. Those teachers become part of the Immersion Cadre for that campus.


 

What are the benefits to participating in the Immersion Program?
In addition to the 12 hours of mentoring that every Cadre Member receives, the Immersion Cadre Members receive additional benefits including:

  • paid registration fees for attendance at the Region 4 Mathematics Conference on January 20, 2018.

  • paid registration fees for attendance at one day of approved Region 4 Mathematics professional development (up to $100).

  • substitute cost reimbursement (up to $85) to support attendance at one day of approved Region 4 Mathematics professional development. The campus will be reimbursed upon verification of attendance.

If you would like to participate as an Immersion Campus, you must submit a letter of support signed by your campus administrator. The letter must include the paragraph referring to participation in the Immersion Program. An actual signature is required and letters must be scanned and emailed to R4MathCollaborative@esc4.net no later than May 2, 2017.

 


 

Application Information

The application period for 2017-2018 is open through May 2, 2017, or until all openings are filled. The first notifications of acceptance will be sent via email no later than May 31, 2017.

Interested applicants should:

  1. submit a letter of support signed by the campus administrator or district superintendent. Signed letters should be scanned and emailed to R4MathCollaborative@esc4.net no later than May 2, 2017. 
  2. submit an application no later than May 2, 2017.

 


 

For more information view the Frequently Asked Questions or contact:


Kim Seymour
Phone: 713.744.8163
Email: R4MathCollaborative@esc4.net

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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