Written by Administrator
Friday, 29 April 2005
NC-PIMS is a partnership-driven initiative with a commitment to the quality, quantity and diversity of teachers, to challenging mathematics courses and curricula for students and teachers, and to supporting institutional sustainability within a framework of evidence-based outcomes.
As a joint effort between four partner institutions of The
University of North Carolina System, the North Carolina Department of
Public Instruction and it's twelve school district partners. NC-PIMS
provides professional development for teachers; the engagement of
professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians
(STEMs); the support of District Leadership Teams; and the delivery of
student encouragement activities. All of these efforts lead toward
improved mathematics achievement for all students and closing the
achievement gaps among subpopulations of students.
school districts increase student learning of mathematics while
decreasing current achievement gaps, NC-PIMS has three foci:
- District Leadership
To promote policies and district leadership that support high quality
mathematics instruction, continuous education reform requires everyone
to work in partnership with each other. With the establishment of
District Leadership Teams in partner districts NC-PIMS brings school
and community leaders together to integrate the project within district
reform efforts and align their resources and activities to support
student achievement in mathematics.
- Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers
NC-PIMS facilitates 12 hours of professional development annually for
all mathematics teachers in the partner districts. By hiring full-time
Facilitators to deliver professional development NC-PIMS is able to
work with Schools to identify curriculum needs and guide professional
development. Professional development opportunities support teachers
seeking mathematics certification, teachers with an interest in
enriching their knowledge of mathematics and teachers who are
interested in assuming leadership roles to improve K-12 mathematics.
- Student Encouragement / Parental Involvement
Community-based programs target PK-8 students and their
parents/guardians in each district to encourage students to remain
engaged in mathematics learning. Student programs focus on mathematics
performance and programs for parents and guardians encourage them to
become advocates and active participants in their children’s education.
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