In an effort to carry forward and advance the work begun with the Idaho Initiative, the State Department of Education and Idaho's Institutions of Higher Education have partnered, thanks to funding from the Idaho Legislature, to support the Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers. 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
The Idaho Standards Academy (ISA) is designed to help K-8 teachers:(1) understand the Idaho Core Math Standards through hands-on and task-based learning, and (2) understand more effective and productive ways of teaching mathematics. Recognizing that teachers have ample experience and resources that support procedural fluency, ISA aims to provide resources, knowledge, and pedagogy that support mathematical depth and application. Academies will be held in Pocatello (8/3-4), Twin Falls (8/6-7), and Rigby (8/10-11). See the Registration link for more details or call the ISU Math Specialists at (208) 282-2804 or (208) 329-6452.
Idaho State University has recently partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms. There is a mandatory, variable fee associated with the TMT course. It provides course materials and three (3) Continuing Education credits.