Announcements: Idaho Challenge
Idaho Standards for Learning Challenge
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Please view the Idaho Standards for Learning Challenge webpage, for more information.
In 2008, through Idaho Statute 33-1627, the Idaho legislature acknowledged that mathematical skills are increasingly important to the future academic and career success of Idaho students. To promote the improvement of mathematical instruction and student achievement, the statute calls for one or more of the following; high quality, ongoing professional development for Idaho educators, a statewide online mathematical instruction program for remedial and advancement opportunities and formative assessments to assist teacher in identification purposes.
Math Iniative Program
To this end, the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) has partnered with Idaho's Institutions of Higher Education to create Idaho's Regional Math Centers, the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI)/Teaching Mathematical Thinking (TMT) renewal requirement and supported the Think Through Math online supplemental math instruction/tutoring program.
For information on Idaho’s Content Standards for Mathematics, please view the Files tab.
Through this coordinated, collaborative, and comprehensive statewide effort, the Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers strive to ensure that Idaho's teachers of mathematics are highly talented, trained, and effective professionals. Operating as regional support centers for all K-12 public schools in Idaho, the Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers provide professional development for teachers and schools and conduct research to support mathematics teaching and learning in Idaho. To find out additional information in regards to a specific region’s Mathematics Center, please visit one of the links below.
Please contact your Regional Math Specialist, for more information.
The Mathematics and Science Partnership Program will support a limited number of high-quality professional development projects designed to improve teacher quality and student achievement in mathematics, science, and STEM. All Idaho public and private school districts and institutions of higher education meeting partnership requirements are invited to submit proposals. Proposals are being solicited at this time for professional development projects that may begin as early as April 2016.
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Established by Congress in 1983, the PAEMST program authorizes the President of the United States to bestow up to 108 awards each year.
Presidential Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Awardees also join an active network of outstanding educators from throughout the Nation. Since 1983, more than 4,400 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.
For additional information on who may nominate and who may apply, read the PAEMST Outreach Brochure. For a list of Idaho Finalists and additional information on the award process, to nominate or to apply, please visit PAEMST’s website.
Note: For Progression Documents for Math Standards, visit the University of Arizona, Institute for Mathematics and Education webpage.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
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Professional Development Opportunities
Region IV, V & VI