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  1. Alliance for the Improvement of Mathematics Skills PreK-16 Math Action Team MEETING April 13, 2005 Corpus Christi, TX http://www.delmar.edu/aims

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. AIMS Project Staff Dr. Dwight Goode Project Director Texas A&M University – Kingsville Telephone: (361) 593-3189 Email: dgoode@tamuk.edu Ms. Jennifer Bailey Project Administrator / Assessor Del Mar College - East Campus Telephone: (361) 698-1989 Email: jdbailey@delmar.edu Dr. Harriet Lamm Internal Evaluator Email: math@awesomenet.net Ms. Abigayle Barton Math Specialist: Elementary Del Mar College - East Campus Telephone: (361) 698-1989 Email: abarton@delmar.edu Ms. Nancy Knobles Math Specialist: Middle School Del Mar College - East Campus Telephone: (361) 698-1989 Email: nknobles@delmar.edu Dr. Amy Gaskins Math Specialist: High School & Higher Education Del Mar College - East Campus Telephone: (361) 698-1989 Email: agaskins@delmar.edu Mr. David McReynolds Math Specialist: PK-8 Del Mar College - East Campus Telephone: (361) 698-1989 Email: dmcreynolds@delmar.edu

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Basis of Success TAKS Scores: Year 1 (2002-2003) and Year 2 (2003-2004)

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. www.delmar.edu/aims Alliance for the Improvement of Mathematics Skills PreK-16

  16. 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.