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Alliance for the Improvement of Mathematics Skills PreK-16. Math Action Team MEETING April 13, 2005 Corpus Christi, TX http://www.delmar.edu/aims. Agenda for MAT Meeting March 13, 2003. AIMS Overview (Dr. Goode) Marci Cook Workshop (Ms. Nancy Knobles) Update on Road Map 2 Math Events

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Alliance for the Improvement of Mathematics Skills

PreK-16

Math Action Team

MEETING

April 13, 2005

Corpus Christi, TX

http://www.delmar.edu/aims

agenda for mat meeting march 13 2003
Agenda for MAT MeetingMarch 13, 2003
  • AIMS Overview (Dr. Goode)
  • Marci Cook Workshop (Ms. Nancy Knobles)
  • Update on Road Map 2 Math Events
      • PK-16 Road Map 2 Math Conference (Dr. Goode)
      • (ME)² By the Sea (Dr. Amy Gaskins)
  • Data Collection (Dr. Harriet Lamm)
  • AIMS On-line Survey (Dr. Lamm and Ms. Jennifer Bailey)
agenda for mat meeting continued april 13 2005
Agenda for MAT Meeting ContinuedApril 13, 2005
  • Future Directions – What do you see? (Everyone in attendance)
  • Technology for PreK-5 (Ms. Abi Barton)
  • Your Questions and Concerns
  • Next Meeting – Wednesday, May 18 at 1 PM
  • Meeting in June may be needed
www delmar edu aims

Alliance for the Improvement of Mathematics Skills

PreK-16

Principal Investigator

Dr. Lee Sloan, Dean, Del Mar College

Higher Education Partners

Del Mar College

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

www.delmar.edu/aims

Co-Principal Investigators

Dr. Paul Core, Superintendent

Gregory-Portland ISD

Dr. Melana Silva, PK-12 Math/Science Curriculum Specialist

Calallen ISD

Dr. Mike Daniel, Dean of the College of Education

TAMU-Kingsville (Pending NSF Approval)

Mrs. Evanita Ramos, Director of Instructional Services

Kingsville ISD

Partner School Districts

Agua Dulce ISD

Calallen ISD

Flour Bluff ISD

Gregory-Portland ISD

Kingsville ISD

Robstown ISD

Sinton ISD

Taft ISD

Tuloso-Midway ISD

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AIMS Project Staff

Dr. Dwight Goode

Project Director

Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Telephone: (361) 593-3189

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Jennifer Bailey

Project Administrator / Assessor

Del Mar College - East Campus

Telephone: (361) 698-1989

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Harriet Lamm

Internal Evaluator

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Abigayle Barton

Math Specialist: Elementary

Del Mar College - East Campus

Telephone: (361) 698-1989

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Nancy Knobles

Math Specialist: Middle School

Del Mar College - East Campus

Telephone: (361) 698-1989

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Amy Gaskins

Math Specialist: High School

& Higher Education

Del Mar College - East Campus

Telephone: (361) 698-1989

Email: [email protected]

Mr. David McReynolds

Math Specialist: PK-8

Del Mar College - East Campus

Telephone: (361) 698-1989

Email: [email protected]

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The Vision

The overarching goal of AIMS PK-16 is to close achievement gaps in math preparation of students K-12 and prepare students for success in college level math courses by the time they graduate from high school through vertical alignment, professional development, challenging curriculum, use of information technology and research on strategies and interventions.

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Research on strategies

and interventions

Vertical and Horizontal

Alignment

Challenging

Curriculum

Use of Information

Technology

Student

Achievement

Professional

Development

Improve TAKS Scores

Increase Enrollment in AP Courses

Increase College Attendance and Completion

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Goal 1

Enhance professional learning for PreK-16 administrators, PK-12 teachers, higher education faculty and counselors

Goal 2

Provide a challenging curriculum for all students

Goal 3

Enhance the applications of technology for instruction and collaboration

Goal 4

Conduct research on the effectiveness of interventions

aims prek 16 model
AIMS PreK-16 Model
  • Focus on structured professional development
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and follow-up
  • Emphasize the use of instructional technology
  • Assess teacher progress in implementing and internalizing professional development
  • Promote student enrollment in advanced mathematics
indications of success
Indications of Success
  • All Partnering ISDs showed gains in overall district average passing percentages on TAKS for grades 3-11.
  • One ISDs had a double-digit increase.
  • Average passing percentage on TAKS for AIMS Partner ISDs exceeded average passing percentage for ISDs in Region II.
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Basis of Success

TAKS Scores: Year 1 (2002-2003) and Year 2 (2003-2004)

future directions
Future Directions
  • Professional development to address content, grade level, campus, and/or district driven by analysis of student achievement data.
  • Engaging all partner districts’ teachers who have not participated in AIMS or other comparable PD.
  • Engaging Higher Education faculty members.
future directions continued
Future Directions Continued
  • Capacity building (Institutionalization).
    • Nurturing and developing teacher leaders within each district and on each campus.
    • Training teacher leaders to be observers using the MAS-COPS instrument.
    • Training Trainers for TEXTEAMS, AgileMind, and Geometer’s Sketchpad.
    • Training teacher leaders to be mentors and coaches.
future directions continued1
Future Directions Continued
  • Continue to engage parents in math activities within each district on the individual campuses.
  • Continue to engage the community in the importance of mathematics achievement, the preparation of all students for college level work, and the preparation of future teachers.
  • Continue to keep the lines of communication open and flowing with conversations to improve student achievement through teacher empowerment.
www delmar edu aims1
www.delmar.edu/aims

Alliance for the Improvement of Mathematics Skills

PreK-16

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant # EHR-0227105.Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.

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