The University of Texas at Tyler Teachers of Mathematics Collaborative

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    Mrs. Cindy Sherman, Co-Director        Dr. Nathan Smith, Co-Director



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Mission Statement:  The University of Texas at Tyler Teachers of Mathematics Collaborative (UT3MC) is committed to conducting research, disseminating scientifically based professional development training, and developing communities of mathematics educators related to content and pedagogical issues in mathematics education.

History: Our collaborative began in 2007 with our first year of funding through a UT Austin Texas Regional Collaborative (TRC) grant establishing the UT Tyler TRC in Mathematics. This grant has given us the opportunity to create partnerships and relationships with local school districts and has established us as one of the leaders in providing state-of-the-art professional development training to K-12 mathematics teachers in East Texas. In 2009, UT3MC expanded its reach by receiving funding through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Teacher Quality Program (TQP). Our two-year UT Tyler TQP in Mathematics grant has allowed us to establish a strong research based professional development program that hopes to improve teacher content knowledge, teacher pedagogical skills, and student achievement. In the fall of 2009, UT3MC received funding through the College and Career Readiness Initiative (CCRI) to develop online training modules related to teaching Algebra. UT3MC has received its most recent funding through UT Austin's Beginning Teachers Induction and Mentoring (BTIM) Program. The UT Tyler BTIM Program in Mathematics is committed to giving first and second year teachers of mathematics mentoring training that will hopefully keep these vitally important educators in the classroom and improve their mathematics instruction at the same time. Since our inception, we have been committed to our mission statement. External funding has allowed us to expand and provide the necessary training we deem important to improving mathematics instruction at the K-12 level. Throughout all of our endeavors, we have partnered closely with the East Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Center. Through this partnership, we have been able to supplement our program and improve all that we undertake. Our UT3MC STEM activities have attempted to showcase the connection mathematics has to other science related fields and emphasize the importance of STEM education.

The University of Texas at Tyler
Teachers of Mathematics Collaborative
3900 University Boulevard, BEP 229C
Tyler, Texas 75799

Phone: 903.566.7010
Fax: 903.565.5988