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Milwaukee Mathematics

Partnership

Sharing in Leadership for Student Success

National Science Foundation Site Visit, 8–10 June 2005

Core Partners

Principal Investigator

Dr. DeAnn Huinker, UWM

Co-Principal Investigators

Dr. Kevin McLeod, UWM

Mr. Henry Kranendonk, MPS

Dr. Kimberly Farley, MATC

Dr. Aquine Jackson, MPS

Key Individuals

Dr. Hank Kepner, UWM

Mr. David Ruszkiewicz, MATC

Ms. Kathy Swope, MPS

Mr. Bob Lehmann, MTEA

- Comprehensive Mathematics Framework
- Distributed Leadership
- Teacher Learning Continuum
- Student Learning Continuum

- Mathematics Leadership through School-based Learning Teams
- Mathematics Design Teams
- Transition to Post-secondary Mathematics
- IHE Network for Mathematics

National Research Council. (2001). Adding it up: Helping children learn mathematics.

Learning Team

Math Teacher Leader

Principal

Other Key Teachers

LiteracyCoach

IHE Faculty Mathematics & MathEducation

District

Mathematics

Leadership

Distributed Leadership Model for Mathematics

Building District Capacity

- Challenging Mathematics
- Comprehensive Mathematics Framework
- Learning Targets
- State Standards and Descriptors
- Classroom-based Assessments

- Teacher Leadership
- Math Teacher Leaders
- Math Specialists
- Teachers-in-Residence
- Assessment and Other Leaders

- Implement recommendations of The Mathematical Education of Teachers.
- Develop mathematical knowledge needed for teaching.
- Mathematics content tied to classroom practice.

Design Team Members

Problem Solving

Math – Dr. Richard O’Malley

Math Ed – Dr.Hank Kepner

Math Ed – Kelly Kaiser

Teacher - Sharonda Harris

Discrete Probability & Statistics

Math – Dr. Richard Stockbridge

Math – Gary Luck

Math Ed – Dr.Hank Kepner

Teacher – Bernard Rahming

Teacher – Pat Hopfensperger

Geometry

Math – Dr. Ric Ancel

Math Ed – Dr. Hank Kepner

Teacher– Melissa Hedges

Algebraic Structures

Math – Dr. Craig Guilbault

Math Ed – Dr. Hank Kepner

Teacher – Connie Laughlin

Teacher – Nancy Jo Grochowski

Secondary Capstone Course

Math – Dr. Kevin McLeod

Math Ed – Dr. Hank Kepner

Teacher – Dan Lotesto

175/176 and 275/276

Math – Gary Luck

Math – Dave Ruszkiewicz

Math – Tom Geil

Math Ed – Dr. Hank Kepner

Math Ed – Meghan Steinmeyer

- Experienced teachers from the Milwaukee Public Schools.
- On special assignment at the university.
- Link academic teacher preparation and urban classroom practice.
- Align teacher preparation and K-12 reform initiatives.

- Analysis of UWM & MATC placement data.
- Publicizing expectations and policies of UWM & MATC placement tests.
- Pilot programs at two MPS schools.
- Mathematics Placement Enhancement Program (PEP) at UWM.

MILWAUKEE AREATechnical College

Graduation

Requirements

The

Future

Transition

to College

Institutional

Change

New

Courses

CUTEP

Math

Focus

- Comprised of mathematics faculty and mathematics educators from two-year and four-year universities and colleges.
- Engage IHE faculty in studying the mathematical preparation of teachers.
- Engage IHE faculty with PK-12 teachers and district specialists.

Learning Teams Continuum of Work for Mathematics

Survey Results: April 2005

Number of Schools at Each Stage of the Continuum