|DMI IMPLEMENTATION AND RESEARCH
|PROJECTS INVOLVING DMI
Mathematical Ideas Network
Developing Mathematical Ideas Network is designed to help school systems
in low-income communities develop capacity for in-depth professional development
for K-6 teachers of mathematics. The project provides professional development
for teacher educators, and, through an apprenticeship program, helps selected
teachers take on the role of teacher educator in their districts. The
project's major tool is a professional development curriculum, called
Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI), designed
to help teachers think through major ideas of elementary mathematics and
examine how children develop those ideas.
and, later, their apprentices, facilitate DMI seminars at each of the
project sites in Bloomington, New Mexico; Boston, Massachusetts; Cambridge,
Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; and San Francisco, California. To prepare
for this work, they attend summer institutes designed to explore facets
of the curriculum and issues of facilitation. As they offer the DMI seminars,
they participate in an electronic network designed to support their work.
Seminars consist of 16 3-hour sessions offered over the course of a year,
and are offered each of three years in each site.
This DMI Network
project is part of the teacher leadership
development strand of work that is taking place within CDT.
Support for the
DMI Network is provided by
The DeWitt Wallace-Reader's
For more information,
Linda Ruiz Davenport
Center for the Development of Teaching
Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02158