On Saturday, March 19, the Connecticut Noyce Math Teacher Leader Program held a kickoff event at the Connecticut Association of Schools in Cheshire, Connecticut. The event featured remarks by Charlene Russell-Tucker, Connecticut’s Education Commissioner; Neag School Dean Jason G. Irizarry; and Steve Leinwend, math education change agent. The MTL project team, the, inaugural cohort of 20 MTL Fellows, along with principals and superintendents from Fellows’ Alliance school districts. Check out photos from the kickoff on the Neag School of Education’s Facebook page.
Next month, the Connecticut Noyce Math Teacher Leaders (MTL) Program will kick off its five-year project with a gathering in Connecticut featuring several guest speakers, introducing its MTL Fellows, and sharing information on the program’s timeline and logistics, which include nearly $2 million in support from the National Science Foundation as well as private funding.
The MTL Program, led by Principal Investigator and Neag School Associate Professor Megan Staples, aims to support the development and retention of exceptional math educators in the state’s highest-needs school districts. In addition, the project strives to build infrastructure to enhance future leadership capacity in math education.
Staples and her team have recruited an experienced group of 20 math teachers in grades 7 through 12 from Connecticut’s Alliance Districts who have committed to engaging in a five-year professional learning and service program launching this year. The program will focus on developing these teachers into leaders and mentors in math education. MTL Fellows will take part in coursework; a series of individualized leadership projects executed in collaboration with school or district leaders; and conference presentations, among other activities. In addition, they will have the opportunity to work alongside UConn’s Center for Teaching and Learning to create online learning modules for other math teachers to enhance their own practice and math teacher leadership.
The project is a collaboration between UConn’s Neag School of Education, UConn’s Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Connecticut State Department of Education. Meet the team.
- Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
- Time: Special Guests and Remarks from 9-10:30 a.m., with workshop for MTL Fellows to follow
- Location: Connecticut Association of Schools, 30 Realty Drive, Cheshire, Connecticut
Featured speakers will include Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker; Jason G. Irizarry, dean of the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education; and Steve Leinwand, math education change agent.
Please reach out to Kenya Overton, Program Manager.
Thanks to $1.5 million in federal funding from the National Science Foundation, plus another $250,000 in support supplied by private donors, researchers at UConn’s Neag School of Education and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as the Connecticut State Department of Education, are now forging a path to ensure that students receive high-quality instruction in math. Read more.