Teachers taking part in the Delta Math Science Partnership Initiative included: (Front row, left to right) Maranjia Cockrell, Jamie Bramuchi, Nafatic Butler, Megan Armstrong, and Pam Perrett; (Back row, left to right) Prashanth Bheemashetty, Tommie Birch, Ericka Davis, Jemica Causley, Kishore Katta, and Tasha Lewis
Delta State University recently hosted 23 Mississippi teachers at the Delta Math Science Partnership Summer Institute July 9-13 and July 16-20, 2018.
The program provided learning designed to support increased 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 Mathematics.
Mathematics instruction was provided by Dr. David Hebert from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Mathematics, with support from Bib Belenchia and Kathleen Lott. Leadership was also provided by the College of Education and Human Sciences.
MSP, a federal program backed by the U.S. Department of Education, strives to improve teacher quality through partnerships between state education agencies, institutions of higher education, high-need local education agencies and schools in order to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science. Districts represented were: Clarksdale Municipal, Cleveland, Greenville Public, Leland, North Bolivar Consolidated, Sunflower County Consolidated, and West Bolivar Consolidated.