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ERIC Number: EJ868661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
The CMETS Program: Grounding Middle Grade Mathematics and Technology Professional Development in Research-Based Best Practice
Guerrero, Shannon; Dugdale, Sharon
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v16 n4 p155-167 2009
The past few decades have seen middle school teachers in the United States hit especially hard by contradictory messages about the use and importance of technology in support of their standards-based mathematics teaching. This paper considers this dichotomy with respect to the California Mathematics Education Technology Site (CMETS), a professional development program designed to address the content needs of middle school teachers while addressing relevant issue of technology use in the middle grades. The formation of the CMETS program is described, and its development is grounded around 5 research-based tenets of effective professional development: a focus on teachers as learners, contextual learning experiences, participant collaboration, long-term professional development, and adequate funding. The article concludes with a discussion of the changing role technology must play in the middle grades mathematics classroom. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; United States