Teachers in Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership to showcase work

Teachers involved in the Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership will showcase their first year of work from 5 to 7 p.m. June 1 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Northwest Quadrant, 3321 N. Maryland Ave., Room 1871.

The Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership is a collaboration between UWM and Milwaukee Public Schools. In fall 2016, UWM and MPS received a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve the teaching of mathematics and science in Milwaukee public high schools. The five-year project will run through summer 2021.

Michael Steele, associate professor of education, leads the partnership. Teachers with master’s degrees participating in the project earn “microcredential” badges, reflecting their growth in professional learning. These teachers will also lead professional development workshops for other mathematics and science teachers in the district and state.

In the first year of the program, 25 MPS high school science and mathematics teachers have worked with faculty from the UWM School of Education, the UWM College of Letters and Science and MPS mathematics and science teaching specialists to research their instructional practice.

Over the next four years, these teachers will identify additional areas of interest to study related to math and science teaching, work with experts to learn new classroom techniques, and apply these techniques in their classrooms and study the student outcomes.

Please RSVP by May 26 to Jenny Sagrillo (sagrillo@uwm.edu) if you would like to attend the showcase.

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