ERIC Number: ED464059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-4
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The AzTEC Mathematics Project (AMP).
Johnson, Gae R.
The AzTEC Mathematics Project (AMP) is a statewide partnership among Arizona's Regents universities and state community colleges, partner school districts, and economic communities. AzTec is committed to preparing highly qualified K-12 mathematics and science teachers. AMP targeted Native American teachers and teachers of Native American students in northern Arizona. It emphasized aligning Arizona mathematics standards and district mathematics curriculum to the Arizona Science Standards and district/school curriculum. The goal was to help teachers integrate their mathematics and science curricula. AMP consisted of four full-day workshops on the Northern Arizona University campus and a culminating 4-day summer institute. Teachers earned 3 hours of graduate credit for completing the project. AMP helped teachers develop lessons for their classrooms that would place mathematics and science content in context with one another. Emphasis was on modeling integration of mathematics and science teaching. The culminating assignment was to develop an integrated lesson with an assessment component. Teachers had to teach the lessons in their own classrooms, reflect on the experience, then revise the lesson plans. At the summer institute, teachers brought their original and revised lesson plans and presented them to the class. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, American Indians, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Integrated Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Science Education, Science Teachers, State Standards, Summer Programs, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona