Mathematical Thinking for Instruction
Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI) Course Info. & Schedule
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2014 MTI Class Schedule
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August / Fall Classes - March 11 Registration opens April 2, 8AM MST
2015 MTI Class Schedule
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September 2014 / Spring Classes Registration opens Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8AM MST

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Pursuant to Idaho Board Rule, IDAPA 08.02.02.016.01, in order to recertify, a select group of Idaho educators and administrators are required to take one of the three state approved mathematics instruction courses titled Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI), prior to September 1, 2014. The following educators are required to successfully complete the course:

  • Each teacher holding an Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate (Birth - Grade 3) who is employed in an elementary classroom (multi-subject classroom, K-8);
  • Each teacher holding a Standard Elementary Certificate (K-8);
  • Each teacher holding a Standard Secondary Certificate (6-12) teaching in a math content classroom (grade six (6) through grade twelve (12)) including Title I classrooms;
  • Each teacher holding a Standard Exceptional Child Certificate (K-12); and
  • Each school administrator holding an Administrator Certificate (Pre K-12).

Costs will vary for professional development credit or graduate credit. Please contact your Regional Mathematics Center concerning cost, credit, registration and payment options. Regional Math Specialist contact information, and a regional map link, can be found at the bottom of this web page.

If you are an educator in need of a copy of your MTI completion form for verification purposes, please contact Nancy England at naengland@sde.idaho.gov.

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The MTI follow-up opportunities are for teachers and administrators who have completed the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI) course; these opportunities will provide further development with the instructional strategies presented in the course. Opportunities will be offered in various formats including follow-up classes, topic-specific workshops, webinars, unit studies, and book studies.

http://dmt.boisestate.edu/ Link


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The MTI Unit Study was created to provide an effective and scalable model of follow-up support to those individuals, schools, and districts requesting support following the MTI course. By utilizing the unit study model, which combines aspects of the research from Japanese lesson study, Professional Learning Communities and the Developing Mathematical Thinking project, a framework is provided from which educators can reflect and improve classroom math instruction. The goal of the unit study meeting is to lead district and school leadership teams through the unit study process and to train them on how to effectively lead unit studies within their own schools and districts. For more information and to register, please visit the following website:

http://dmt.boisestate.edu/ Link

Please contact your Regional Math Specialist below, if you are interested in conducting a unit study in your school/district.


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For more information about the MTI course, please contact your Regional Math Specialist.

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Region Math Specialist E-Mail
Region I Abe Wallin wallin@uidaho.edu
Region II Christina Tondevold cdtondevold@lcsc.edu
Regions III & IV
Associate Directors
Keith Krone
Michele Carney
keithkrone@boisestate.edu
michelecarney@boisestate.edu
Regions III & IV Jackie Ismail
Gwyneth Hughes
jacquelynismail@boisestate.edu
gwynethhughes@boisestate.edu
Regions IV,  V & VI Jason Libberton
Rhonda Birnie
libbjaso@isu.edu
birnrhon@isu.edu