|DMI IMPLEMENTATION AND RESEARCH
|PROJECTS INVOLVING DMI
EDC and Intel Mathematics
This project is a collaboration between the Developing
Mathematical Ideas project (DMI), the
Lenses on Learning project (LOL), and several school district and
regional sites of interest to the Intel Foundation, to build systemically
embedded professional development for teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators.
This project views DMI and LOL not only as professional development programs
for teachers and administrators, respectively, but also as tools for effecting
mathematics education reform in districts. That is if one takes a systemic
view of mathematics education reform, DMI and LOL provide one element
critical to change – knowledgeable teachers, teacher leaders, and
administrators. In this project we seek to identify, in addition, those
district resources, structures, and people who would be critical partners
in permanent, district-wide, change.
In the first project year each of seven sites created a team consisting
of 4-6 DMI facilitators, who attended the 2004 DMI Leadership Institute,
and 2 LOL facilitators, who attended the 2004 LOL Facilitator Institute.
These facilitators lead DMI and LOL seminars at their sites during the
2004-05 year. Members of the DMI/LOL staff visit each site twice during
the academic year, and project leaders from all sites attend a four-day,
mid-winter meeting to increase their understanding of facilitating DMI
and LOL and to collaborate on issues of systemic change. This project
will be extended to a second year (2005-2006) for 5 additional sites.
Supported by the Intel Foundation
For more information
about these projects and about sites at which DMI has been used, please
Center for the Development of Teaching
Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02158