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MoDAL Summer Institute, June 26-29, 2017, Coeur d'Alene, ID

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University of Idaho

Molstead Library, 264

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Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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The Idaho Regional Mathematics Center at the University of Idaho, in conjunction with Boise State University, invites you to apply for the MoDAL Summer Institute. Modeling and Data Analysis Literacy (MoDAL) is a four-day professional development workshop in the content area of secondary data analysis and statistics, followed by 3 cycles of blended-format (face-to-face and hybrid) collaboration sessions during the 2017-2018 school year for secondary mathematics teachers in Idaho. Carefully crafted contexts support connections both within and across grades 6-12 mathematics standards.

The MoDAL Summer Institute will be held June 26-29, 2017, with 40 teachers, followed by classroom teaching during the 2017-2018 academic year; follow-up cycle dates to be determined. MoDAL Summer Institute offers teachers chances to work closely with peers to engage with rich tasks, analyze thinking, consider teaching practices and tailor curriculum for their classroom. The purpose is to build knowledge and skills needed to effectively teach secondary statistics ideas while creating high-quality, web-based curriculum for teachers.

The MoDAL Summer Institute will be facilitated by:

● Dr. Michele Carney, Assistant Professor, CIFS, Boise State University
● Dr. Joe Champion, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Boise State University
● Dr. Julie Amador, Research Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Idaho
● Dr. Abe Wallin, Regional Mathematics Specialist, University of Idaho

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to participate as a teacher in the professional development, an applicant must:

● be employed by a public school in Idaho for the 2017-2018 school year
● expect to have a classroom teaching or co-teaching assignment in Grades 6-12
● complete a brief application, including a promise of support from a supervisor
● commit to attend and complete the project components
● respond to surveys and other requests for data used to evaluate the program

Those interested should complete an application by registering on this page. Application deadline: June 2, 2017.

STIPEND AND COLLEGE CREDITS

A $750 stipend and 3 professional development credits from the University of Idaho will be provided for participation in the summer institute ($500 + 2 credits) and three follow-up sessions ($250 + 1 credit). An additional $400 stipend is available for up to 20 teachers who live more than 60 miles from the University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

Preference will be given to (1) applicants who apply as a vertical collaboration team (about 3-6 teachers, including both middle and high school), and (2) applicants from districts with fewer teams and/or grade bands with fewer applicants. If you are applying as a vertical team, you will need to identify a team name and primary team contact.

Individuals are also encouraged to apply.

FOOD

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please share dietary allergy concerns when you register.

PARKING

Parking is free.

HOURS

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 pm.

QUESTIONS

Please email questions to irmc@uidaho.edu or call (208) 292-2514.

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