The Mathematically-Connected Communities (MC2) Leadership Institute for Teachers (LIFT) project is a partnership among mathematicians, education faculty, and school district leaders to develop a cadre of 60 mathematics teacher leaders that have a deep conceptual knowledge of K-12 mathematics, as well as the knowledge, skills and dispositions to facilitate growth in mathematics teaching and learning environments in schools or districts. The institute provides a two year cycle of professional development through intensive summer study as well as a follow-up academic year program that includes application of teachers' learning in their school or district setting. The program leads to a Masters of Arts in Teaching Mathematics. The first cohort of 31 elementary, middle and high school teachers began in summer 2010. A second cohort will begin in summer 2012.
National Science Foundation/ New Mexico State University
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The first cohort of MC2-LIFT participants was open to teachers and math coaches from Alamogordo, Gadsden, Hatch, Las Cruces, and Ruidoso.
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