Delta Math Science Partnership Initiative

Delta Math Science Partnership Initiative

The Delta Math Science Partnership Initiative aims to provide learning designs to support ongoing increase in content knowledge for grades K-8 in-service mathematics teachers who are committed to fidelity of implementation of the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematical Practice and Standards for Mathematical Content in the Mississippi Delta.

  • develop a culture of continuous improvement and career long professional learning among mathematics teachers grades K-8
  • increase the depth of grade K-8 teachers’ math content knowledge as it pertains to MCCRS
  • Utilize increased MCCRS content knowledge and professional supports as vehicles for strong integrated lessons and improved math achievement
  • increase the number of teachers who are highly qualified to teach seventh and eight grade mathematics in Mississippi public schools.
  • increase participants’ ability to design and implement instructional activities and assessments aligned with the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics

Through professional development afforded these teachers, the content knowledge and access to deep and rich mathematics for middle school students will be greatly enhanced. Project activities will include:

2016-2017 School Year

  • 2 week summer institute (Jun 6-17, 2016)
  • 3 Saturday sessions during the academic year (Aug 19, 2016; Nov 12, 2016; Jan 21, 2017)
  • annual mathematics conference (Feb 25, 2017)
  • online communication and support

2017-2018 School Year

  • 2 week summer institute  (June 5-16, 2017)
  • 3 Saturday sessions during the academic year (Aug 19, 2017; Nov 4, 2017; Jan 20, 2018)
  • annual mathematics conference (Feb 24, 2018)
  • online communication and support

The projected outcome is to increase math scores among students in grades K-8, and better prepare students for high school mathematics instruction, college readiness, and career development.

The project will be housed and implemented by the College of Education and Human Sciences in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mathematics. Delta Area Association for Improvement of Schools, local school districts and their K-8 schools, area businesses, and the Dr. Maxine Harper Center for Educational Research and Evaluation are partners in this initiative.

Professional Development for Math Teachers Grades K-8

  • 8 instruction hours per day
  • teacher stipends
  • teacher materials
  • teacher support
  • 6 hours graduate credit
  • CEUs available

To apply, complete the online application below or print and return your application and a copy of your current teaching certificate by April 27, 2018 to:

Kathleen Lott
Delta State University
P. O. Box 3121
Cleveland, MS 38733.
Phone: (662)846-4368
Fax (662) 846-4402

Stay tuned for details.

The MDE Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under award number S366B150025.