About the Math TLC
What is the Math TLC?
The Mathematics Teacher Leadership Center is a 5-year $5,000,000 NSF-funded Mathematics and Science Partnership serving mathematics teachers in Colorado and Wyoming. The new Master's in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers program began June 2009, and is offered jointly between the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Wyoming.
Our goal is to help develop culturally competent master teachers and teacher-leaders equipped to work locally, regionally and nationally to improve teacher practice and student achievement.
- Develop a shared vision of mathematics as a culturally rich subject in which K-12 mathematics proficiency is defined by shared community standards (e.g., state, NCTM policies).
- Expand mathematical content knowledge in ways that broaden exposure to mathematical ideas and deepen understanding of topics that extend K-12 mathematics content.
- Increase pedagogical content knowledge by examination of how students think and learn about mathematics and, for teacher-leaders, about how teachers learn about teaching.
- Empower participants as lifelong professional learners who regularly reflect on themselves, students, and community context to improve teacher practice and student learning.
- Produce a research-based and tested model for master teacher and teacher-leader development based on the above goals that improves mathematical achievement for all students.
To read about the vision, goals, and expected outcomes of the Math TLC: Project Proposal
- Jodie Novak, Ph.D., Principal Investigator (PI), University of Northern Colorado
- Robert Mayes, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
- Shandy Hauk, Ph.D., WestEd
- Rob Powers, Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado
- Bryan Shader, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
- Bill Blubaugh, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
- Heng-Yu Ku, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado