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SERVE Center - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


MATHEMATICS

math studentServe Center is dedicated to helping schools improve their mathematics instruction and student achievement. As part of this work, SERVE hosted the Southeast Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education; provided technical assistance related to mathematics instruction through the Southeast Regional Laboratory; and conducted professional development for mathematics teachers.

 

SERVE Resources

PDF Looking at the Mathematics Instruction at the Early College: Rigor, Formative Assessment, and Lesson Planning handout (pdf)

webinar archive Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade (webinar archive)

presentation Designing Cognitively Demanding Mathematical Problems - from the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) conference 2013. Using Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice as criteria, participants. Download the presentation and handout (pdf)

webinar archive Formative & Diagnostic Assessment Approaches (three-part webinar series)

Access and Opportunities to Learn Are Not Accidents Access and Opportunities to Learn Are Not Accidents: Engineering Mathematical Progress in Your School (pdf)

Experential Learning for Pre-service Science and Mathematics Teachers: Applications to Secondary Classrooms  Experiential Learning for Pre-Service Science and Mathematics Teachers: Applications to Secondary Classrooms (pdf)

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) (pdf)

Additional Resources

pdf  Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade 

website Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) 

website Common Core State Standards in Mathematics

STEM Affinity Networks YR 1 Report Year 3 NC Race to the Top STEM Evaluation report - Full report

STEM Affinity Networks YR 1 Report

 Year 3 NC Race to the Top STEM Evaluation report - Executive Summary

STEM Affinity Networks YR 2 Report NC Race to the Top Evaluation: STEM Affinity Network Year 2 Report

STEM Affinity Networks YR 1 Report STEM Affinity Networks Year 1 Report

NC's STEM High Schools - An Overview of the Data North Carolina's STEM High Schools: An Overview of Current Data







Study of STEM Learning 

Researchers of curriculum and instruction distinguish between “intended curriculum” and “implemented curriculum.” Intended curriculum includes curriculum materials such as textbook, handouts, lesson plan, and goals and activities that the teacher specified and planned for her lesson. Implemented curriculum is what actually happens in the classroom and how students experience it. The goal of the independent observations is to describe implemented curriculum as close as possible to the way students experience it. Often these observations are supplemented with pre- and post-interviews with the teacher to determine how well the implemented curriculum is aligned with the curriculum intended by the teacher (teacher-stated goals).  This guide is intended to provide an overview of the six introduction questions related to the overall nature of the lesson and to explain each of the eight observation dimensions and the associated elements of each dimension. 

Classroom Observation Protocol - Training Guide  Classroom Observation Protocol - Training Guide

STEM Classroom Observation Protocol  STEM Classroom Observation Protocol 

Scaling STEM Observation Protocol Presentation  Scaling STEM Observation Protocol - Presentation


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