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Supporting Mathematics in STEM Education


Supporting Mathematics in STEM Education

Supporting Mathematics in STEM Education (SMSE) is a Teacher Quality Grant Program funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. SMSE runs from February 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018. It provides 100-110 hours of professional development over the course of the year.

Three Strands (1 & 2 2016-2017; all three 2017-2018):

1) 8th Grade Mathematics and Algebra 1 (including Algebra 1 taught at the middle school and at the high school)

2) Algebra 2 and Precalculus (also Mathematical Models with Applications)

3) Dual Credit Mathematics (focused on Math 1314, 1324, 1325, and 2312) – Openings Available

2017-2018 Expectations and Application Link
Note: Applications to 1) 8th Grade Mathematics and Algebra 1 & 2) Algebra and Precalculus will be on a wait list. Application to 3) Dual Credit Mathematics (for anyone expecting to teach dual credit mathematics in 2017-2018) is not full.

Some comments from participants in the face-to-face sessions for the Dual Credit group June 12-15:

"I enjoyed hearing Dr. Barroso present her ideas on goal-setting. Even though I had participated in this activity last year, I discovered that my definition and actual goal writing was stronger and more focused than it was the previous year."

"Dr. Allen discussed the differences between high school and college and the struggles kids have when getting to college. I enjoyed listening to his insight and have been thinking about how I can address those things in my classroom."

"...I believe the bouncing ball activity will be very interesting for the students. The questioning techniques Dr. Nite used for walking activity would be really helpful to lead the students to curiosity beforehand and they will be trying to see how each differentiation will affect the graphs."

"...the afternoon was spent playing with the circuit boards. I worked with push buttons, the Piezo buzzer/sound, photo resistor, and spinning a motor...I am really excited about this project in order to let my students demonstrate their creative side."

"I think the last day was the combination of all three days we had. It was really fun and productive, and included almost everything from each day...I can easily say that I really enjoyed every single minute I had in this PD and tried to value everything I experienced...."

Face-to-face for the other groups is coming soon. We are so excited for it!

2017-2018 Tentative Schedule

Summer 2017
8th Gr/Alg 1, 2/ Precal
Fall 2017
8th Gr/Alg 1, 2/Precal
Spring 2018
8th Gr/Alg 1, 2/Precal
Summer 2017
Dual Credit
Fall 2017
Dual Credit
Spring 2018
Dual Credit
Tue-Thu, Jul 11-13
9 am-12 noon, 1-4 pm
Mon, Sep 11 7-9:30 pm Mon, Jan 15 7-9 pm Thu-Fri, Jun 8-9
9 am-12 noon; 1-4 pm
Tue, Sep 12 7-9:30 pm Tue, Jan 16 7-9 pm
Mon-Thu, Jul 17-20, Face-to-Face, College Station Mon, Sep 18 7-9:30 pm Sat, Jan 20
Conference in College Station
Mon-Thu, Jun 12-15, Face-to-Face, College Station Tue, Sep 19 7-9:30 pm Sat, Jan 20 Conference in College Station
Mon-Wed, Jul 24-26,
9 am-12 noon
Sat, Sep 23 9 am-1 pm Mon, Jan 22 7-9 pm Mon-Fri, Jul 24-28,
9 am – 12 noon
Tue, Sep 26 7-9:30 pm Tue, Jan 23 7-9 pm
Mon, Sep 25 7-9:30 pm Mon, Jan 29 7-9 pm Sat, Sep 30 9 am – 1 pm Tue, Jan 30 7-9 pm
Mon, Oct 2 7-9:30 pm Tue, Oct 3 7-9:30 pm
Mon, Oct 9 7-9:30 pm Tue, Oct 10 7-9:30 pm
Sat, Oct 14 9 am-1 pm Tue, Oct 17 7-9:30
Mon, Oct 16 7-9:30 pm Sat, Oct 21 9 am – 1 pm
Mon, Oct 23 7-9:30 pm Tue, Oct 24 7-9:30 pm
Mon, Oct 30 7-9:30 pm Tue, Oct 31 7-9:30 pm
Mon, Nov 6 7-9:30 pm Tue, Nov 7 7-9:30 pm

 



Additional Information

For additional information, contact Sandra Nite (TAMU Teacher Quality Grants Director).


Schedule for 2016-2017

Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017
Tue, July 12 8-3 online Mon, Sep 12 7-9:15 pm Mon, Jan 23 7-9:15 pm
Wed, July 13 8-3 online Sat, Sep 17 9 am – 4 pm Mon, Jan 30 7-9:15 pm
Thu, July 14 8-3 online Mon, Sep 26 7-9:15 pm Mon, Feb 6 7-9:15 pm
Mon-Fri July 18-22, Face-to- Face, College Station Mon, Oct 3 7-9:15 pm Mon, Feb 13 7-9:15 pm
Tue, July 26 8-3 online Mon, Oct 10 7-9:15 pm Mon, Feb 20 7-9:15 pm
Wed, July 27 8-3 online Sat, Oct 15 9 am – 4 pm Sat, Feb 25 9 am – 1 pm
Mon, Oct 24 7-9:15 pm
Mon, Oct 31 7-9:15 pm
Mon, Nov 7 7-9:15 pm
Mon, Nov 14 7-9:15 pm


Last update - April 10, 2017