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1 Cultivating Leaders: Toyota Math and Technology Leadership Academy Dr. Janet Lynne Tassell, Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh, Dr. Marge Maxwell, & Terri Stice Western Kentucky University

2 Children need to do what real mathematicians do – explore and invent for the rest of their lives. - Susan Ohanian, from Garbage Pizzas, Patchwork Quilts and Math Magic

3 Initiative $500K for 3 years $500K for 3 years April 2010-April 2013 April 2010-April 2013 Professional development initiative for elementary math teachers of grades K-6 in the Bowling Green Independent Schools and Warren County Schools. Professional development initiative for elementary math teachers of grades K-6 in the Bowling Green Independent Schools and Warren County Schools.

4 Initiative Designed to improve student and teacher dispositions and beliefs, increase student learning, and increase family involvement in math and technology. Designed to improve student and teacher dispositions and beliefs, increase student learning, and increase family involvement in math and technology.

5 Design 3-year award encompasses 14 teachers: 3-year award encompasses 14 teachers: Three courses for nine credit hours, all expenses paid Three courses for nine credit hours, all expenses paid Seminars sprinkled throughout the duration of MTLA Seminars sprinkled throughout the duration of MTLA Coursework is focused on a comprehensive math and technology approach that will improve teachers knowledge and instructional practices in math, technology, diversity, leadership, and assessment. Coursework is focused on a comprehensive math and technology approach that will improve teachers knowledge and instructional practices in math, technology, diversity, leadership, and assessment.

6 Design Faculty members from Western Kentucky University serve as directors and instructional leaders for MTLA. Faculty members from Western Kentucky University serve as directors and instructional leaders for MTLA.

7 Housing Authority Connection The instructional modules at the Housing Authority of Bowling Green as well as at the participants school. The instructional modules at the Housing Authority of Bowling Green as well as at the participants school.

8 Mini-Grants In the second and third year of MTLA, participants lead other teachers in professional development and implementation of the instructional modules in their schools. In the second and third year of MTLA, participants lead other teachers in professional development and implementation of the instructional modules in their schools. Mini-awarded for administering and leading a math and technology initiative in your school. Mini-awarded for administering and leading a math and technology initiative in your school.

9 How will Teachers benefit? A $2000 stipend per participant upon completion of the grant award requirements A $2000 stipend per participant upon completion of the grant award requirements Nine hours of graduate credit upon successful completion of the course in spring 2011 Nine hours of graduate credit upon successful completion of the course in spring 2011

10 How will Teachers benefit? Strengthened math and technology knowledge and instructional practices in classroom settings Strengthened math and technology knowledge and instructional practices in classroom settings Strengthened understanding and skill sets in leadership, assessment, and diversity to help implement change in the school culture Strengthened understanding and skill sets in leadership, assessment, and diversity to help implement change in the school culture

11 Year 1 Offer three graduate courses, each course runs 10 weeks Offer three graduate courses, each course runs 10 weeks ELED 571 – Leadership, Math and Technology ELED 571 – Leadership, Math and Technology ELED 572 – Math and Technology Methods for Diverse Learners ELED 572 – Math and Technology Methods for Diverse Learners ELED 573– Math and Technology Assessments, Interventions, and Success ELED 573– Math and Technology Assessments, Interventions, and Success

12 Year 1 (cont.) Toyota MTLA participants will plan their Math & Technology Leadership Growth Plan that includes the following components: Toyota MTLA participants will plan their Math & Technology Leadership Growth Plan that includes the following components: Describes strengths and growth area in Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists and International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) Teacher Standards Describes strengths and growth area in Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists and International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) Teacher Standards Develop Plan of Action that describes programs that they will implement and provide over the next two years of the Toyota MTLA Academy Develop Plan of Action that describes programs that they will implement and provide over the next two years of the Toyota MTLA Academy

13 ELED 571: Digital Storytelling

14 How to Choose a Field Trip First, we surveyed (A) Mrs. Evans on how to choose a field trip that is appropriate. Mrs. Evans said, It needs to match the curriculum on what theyre learning about. Then she said, It needs to be safe and not like an amusement park because you can get injured, and no out of state field trips. First, we surveyed (A) Mrs. Evans on how to choose a field trip that is appropriate. Mrs. Evans said, It needs to match the curriculum on what theyre learning about. Then she said, It needs to be safe and not like an amusement park because you can get injured, and no out of state field trips.

15 Student Problem Solving http://jamierector.wordp ress.com/ http://jamierector.wordp ress.com/ http://jamierector.wordp ress.com/ http://jamierector.wordp ress.com/ Digital Story created by special education students Digital Story created by special education students Digital Story created by special education students Digital Story created by special education students

16 How to Choose a Field Trip (cont.) Prioritize Criteria Prioritize Criteria

17 Field Researchers"

18 ELED 571: Problem Solving Task Sample 1 st Grade… 1 st Grade… Problem Solving Scenario: The leopard and the antelope are playing a game. A leopard can leap 7 meters in one jump. The antelope can leap 10 meters in one jump. The antelope jumped three times. How many jumps does the leopard need to make to catch up?

19 ELED 572: Spreadsheet Module with HEAT Google Forms Results Google Forms Results

20 Helping Hands Project Google Form Results Google Form Results

21 Recommendation from Project: Our Recommendation: Your donation of $1,000 can assist 400 homeless individuals in maintaining proper hygienic appearance and well being. For as little as $2.31, one person can be given the daily hygiene supplies that could help improve their life! Your donation of $1,000 can assist 400 homeless individuals in maintaining proper hygienic appearance and well being. For as little as $2.31, one person can be given the daily hygiene supplies that could help improve their life!

22 Recommendation from Project: Our Recommendation: When interviewing for a job, a clean appearance is a must. In order to work their way out of homelessness, individuals must be given a chance. Your donation can reach 400 individuals who need a helping hand. With an improved appearance, comes a positive attitude. This attitude will also lend itself to helping the homeless overcome their temporary downfall and improve their life circumstances. When interviewing for a job, a clean appearance is a must. In order to work their way out of homelessness, individuals must be given a chance. Your donation can reach 400 individuals who need a helping hand. With an improved appearance, comes a positive attitude. This attitude will also lend itself to helping the homeless overcome their temporary downfall and improve their life circumstances.

23 ELED 573: MTL Content Project http://www.xtranormal.c om/watch/12123611/fast er-isnt-smarter http://www.xtranormal.c om/watch/12123611/fast er-isnt-smarter http://www.xtranormal.c om/watch/12123611/fast er-isnt-smarter http://www.xtranormal.c om/watch/12123611/fast er-isnt-smarter http://neesarichardson.g logster.com/neesas- mtla-glog/? http://neesarichardson.g logster.com/neesas- mtla-glog/? http://neesarichardson.g logster.com/neesas- mtla-glog/ http://neesarichardson.g logster.com/neesas- mtla-glog/

24 Year 2 MTLA Scholars wrote and were awarded mini- grants to support their planned projects for their schools. MTLA Scholars wrote and were awarded mini- grants to support their planned projects for their schools. Scholars implement mini- grants. Scholars implement mini- grants. Scholars implement HABG project and document on blogs. Scholars implement HABG project and document on blogs.

25 Year 2 Scholars present at local or state conference. Scholars present at local or state conference. Attend seminars for PD – iPad applications. Attend seminars for PD – iPad applications. Collect parent outreach data. Collect parent outreach data.

26 HABG & Mini-Grant Professional Development Professional Growth Plan Documentation: Professional Growth Plan Documentation: http://neesarichardson.w ordpress.com/pgp- projects-documentation/ http://neesarichardson.w ordpress.com/pgp- projects-documentation/ http://neesarichardson.w ordpress.com/pgp- projects-documentation/ http://neesarichardson.w ordpress.com/pgp- projects-documentation/ HABG HABG http://s1205.photobucket. com/albums/bb423/nees arichardson/ http://s1205.photobucket. com/albums/bb423/nees arichardson/ http://s1205.photobucket. com/albums/bb423/nees arichardson/ http://s1205.photobucket. com/albums/bb423/nees arichardson/ http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=f_ZoTTa49og http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=f_ZoTTa49og http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=f_ZoTTa49og http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=f_ZoTTa49og

27 HABG & Mini-Grant Professional Development Lenses on Learning PD: Lenses on Learning PD: http://s1205.photobucket.c om/albums/bb423/neesari chardson/Lenses%20on%2 0Learning/ http://s1205.photobucket.c om/albums/bb423/neesari chardson/Lenses%20on%2 0Learning/ http://s1205.photobucket.c om/albums/bb423/neesari chardson/Lenses%20on%2 0Learning/ http://s1205.photobucket.c om/albums/bb423/neesari chardson/Lenses%20on%2 0Learning/

28 Year 3 Continue implementation of mini- grants. Continue implementation of mini- grants. Scholars complete final mini-grant report. Scholars complete final mini-grant report. Attend evening seminars for PD. Attend evening seminars for PD.

29 Initiative Goals Increase teacher efficacy in math and technology Increase teacher efficacy in math and technology Increase student achievement in math and technology Increase student achievement in math and technology Develop national model for teacher preparation and professional development Develop national model for teacher preparation and professional development

30 Initiative Goals Increase family involvement in math and technology education Increase family involvement in math and technology education Increase access to math and technology opportunities for diverse populations Increase access to math and technology opportunities for diverse populations

31 Evaluation/Resear ch Qualitative and quantitative results pre- assessment data collected Qualitative and quantitative results pre- assessment data collected Pre-assessments surveys collected from Toyota MTLA participants, a control teacher for each participant, and each principal Pre-assessments surveys collected from Toyota MTLA participants, a control teacher for each participant, and each principal Math Efficacy Survey Math Efficacy Survey Leadership Survey Leadership Survey Technology Integration Survey (LoTi) Technology Integration Survey (LoTi) Parent Survey and Communication Parent Survey and Communication

32 Evaluation/Resear ch (c0nt.) MTL Growth Plan, Professional Portfolio, Mini-grants MTL Growth Plan, Professional Portfolio, Mini-grants In each course participants will create one section of their MTL Growth plan outlining their strengths and areas of growth with national standards. They will also describe projects they will complete in year two and three. In each course participants will create one section of their MTL Growth plan outlining their strengths and areas of growth with national standards. They will also describe projects they will complete in year two and three.

33 Evaluation/Resear ch (c0nt.) The participants Professional Portfolio will present evidence of their completion of leadership, math, and technology projects. The participants Professional Portfolio will present evidence of their completion of leadership, math, and technology projects. Toyota MTLA participants will write mini-grant proposals and final reports. Toyota MTLA participants will write mini-grant proposals and final reports.

34 Outcomes to Date Development of Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) Endorsement, P-5: The courses developed for the Toyota MTLA initiative are the pedagogy courses were accepted for the EMS Endorsement. Development of Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) Endorsement, P-5: The courses developed for the Toyota MTLA initiative are the pedagogy courses were accepted for the EMS Endorsement.

35 Outcomes to Date 7 of the remaining 14 Toyota Scholars are completing the EMS Endorsement Fall 2011. 7 of the remaining 14 Toyota Scholars are completing the EMS Endorsement Fall 2011. Through an excess of tuition funds amount in the budget within the Toyota Award, the 7 scholars received $700 scholarships for each of the remaining 2 courses that were taught through the MATH department. Through an excess of tuition funds amount in the budget within the Toyota Award, the 7 scholars received $700 scholarships for each of the remaining 2 courses that were taught through the MATH department.

36 EMS Endorsement Pedagogy requirements - 9 hours Pedagogy requirements - 9 hours ELED 571: Leadership, Math, and Technology Education (3 credit hours) ELED 571: Leadership, Math, and Technology Education (3 credit hours) ELED 572: Math and Technology Methods for Diverse Learners (3 credit hours) ELED 572: Math and Technology Methods for Diverse Learners (3 credit hours) ELED 573: Math and Technology Assessment (3 credit hours) ELED 573: Math and Technology Assessment (3 credit hours) Mathematics content requirements – 6 hours (selected with advisor approval) Mathematics content requirements – 6 hours (selected with advisor approval)

37 EMS Endorsement Required (unless student completed MATH 411 as part of baccalaureate program): (0-3 hours) Required (unless student completed MATH 411 as part of baccalaureate program): (0-3 hours) MATH 411G: Problem Solving for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers (3 hours) MATH 411G: Problem Solving for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers (3 hours) Restricted elective(s): (3-6 hours) Restricted elective(s): (3-6 hours) MATH 507: Math for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers (3 hours) OR MATH 507: Math for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers (3 hours) OR MATH 508: Number Concepts for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers (3 hours) MATH 508: Number Concepts for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers (3 hours) Total: 15 hours Total: 15 hours

38 Readings… Bender, W. N. (2010). Differentiating math instruction: Strategies that work for K-8 Classrooms. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. Bender, W. N. (2010). Differentiating math instruction: Strategies that work for K-8 Classrooms. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. Depka, E. (2007). Designing assessment for mathematics. Thousand Depka, E. (2007). Designing assessment for mathematics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. Oaks, CA: Corwin. Gardner, H. (2008). Five minds for the future. Boston: Harvard Business Press. Gardner, H. (2008). Five minds for the future. Boston: Harvard Business Press. Instructional leadership in mathematics: Readings. (2003). Parsippany, NJ: Dale Seymour Publications (Pearson Learning Group). Instructional leadership in mathematics: Readings. (2003). Parsippany, NJ: Dale Seymour Publications (Pearson Learning Group). Instructional leadership in mathematics. (2003). [DVD]. Parsippany, NJ: Dale Seymour Publications (Pearson Learning Group). Instructional leadership in mathematics. (2003). [DVD]. Parsippany, NJ: Dale Seymour Publications (Pearson Learning Group). Prensky, M. (2010). Teaching digital natives: Partnering for real learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. Prensky, M. (2010). Teaching digital natives: Partnering for real learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. Seeley, C. (2009). Faster isnt smarter. Seeley, C. (2009). Faster isnt smarter.

39 Final Thoughts… Pure mathematics is the worlds best game. It is more absorbing than chess, more of a gamble than poker, and lasts longer than Monopoly. Its free. It can be played anywhere – Archimedes did it in a bathtub. - Richard J. Trudeau, Dots and Lines Pure mathematics is the worlds best game. It is more absorbing than chess, more of a gamble than poker, and lasts longer than Monopoly. Its free. It can be played anywhere – Archimedes did it in a bathtub. - Richard J. Trudeau, Dots and Lines

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