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.
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 $3,700 per participating Mathematics Teacher Mentor.
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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, 2016 and July 31, 2017 including all of the following:
Orientation Session (includes required pre-assessment), choose either June 4, 2016 or June 9, 2016
Summer Institute, choose either, June 13-17, 2016 or July 11-15, 2016
Making Sense of Student Work, September 24, 2016 (Saturday)
Proportions in the Middle Grades, November 5, 2016 (Saturday)
Building Concepts of Ratios and Proportions, February 4, 2017 (Saturday)
Region 4 Mathematics Conference, January 21, 2017 (Saturday)
Debriefing Session (including required post-assessment) in June 2017
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 2017 STAAR® Mathematics Assessment no later than June 15, 2017.
What is an Immersion Campus?
If you are applying for an MTM position, AND you work directly with 8th grade students, you have the additional option to apply as an Immersion Campus. Immersion MTMs agree to mentor every 8th grade mathematics teacher on their campus. If you are a campus/district specialist supporting 8th grade math teachers, you are also eligible for Immersion Program participation. The 8th grade 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 21, 2017.
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, 2016.
The application period for 2016-2017 is open through May 2, 2016, or until all openings are filled. The first notifications of acceptance will be sent via email no later than May 31, 2016.
Interested applicants should:
- 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, 2016.
- submit an application no later than May 2, 2016.
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