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Math Teacher Transformation Institute
The "Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institutes" (MTTI) project is a research-based investigation of how leadership emerges and is expressed through mathematics knowledge, student-focused instructional practices, and influences on schools' mathematics outcomes. In particular, this research is broadening the knowledge base on teaching and learning in mathematics through new understanding of how the study of conceptually-challenging mathematics, particularly in algebra and geometry, benefits second-stage teachers (4-10 years' experience); of how classroom-based action research contributes to critical and analytical understanding of the relationships between teaching practices and student learning; and of how multi-levels of support prepare second-stage teachers for leadership roles.


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Impacting STEM Teaching and Learning Through Teacher Leadership Development
We will present the Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institutes (MTTI), a NSF-funded program designed to support the development of teacher leaders to strengthen mathematics teaching and learning in Bronx, New York,…
Using a Retrospective Pretest to Reveal the Effects of a Teacher-Leadership Development Project
"We evaluated a math teacher-leadership development project using a self-report pretest-posttest design including retrospective pretest ratings to control for response-shift bias. Math teachers from Cohort 1 took the pretest, posttest…
The Effects of Modifications to a Teacher-Leadership Project Based on Feedback from an Initial Cohort
"Lehman College's Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institutes (MTTI) aims to build leadership skills in Bronx middle and high school math teachers. MTTI supports two cohorts of teachers. We outline the ways…
Examining Evidence of Project Impact and Effectiveness
"The purpose of this session is to generate discussion among projects in order to a) identify common problems of reasonable specificity in research and evaluation and b) find ways of…
Developing Effective Mathematics Teaching: Assessing Content and Pedagogical Knowledge, Student-Centered Teaching, and Student Engagement
"The Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institutes (MTTI) program attempts to develop math teacher leaders in part by providing content, inquiry and leadership courses aimed at making them more effective teachers. We…
Developing effective math teaching: Assessing content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and student success
Posted by: Roger Peach. The Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institutes (MTTI) project situated at Lehman College, Bronx, New York, attempts to develop math teacher leadership in Bronx middle and high school math teachers with at…
Student-Centered Teaching, Teacher Leadership Development and Student Success: The Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institute
We hypothesized that a positive relationship exists between teachers' stage of leadership development and their use of student-centered pedagogy. Students are thought to be more likely to be engaged in…
MTTI Geometry Experts
Posted by: Carl Curiale. Public high school teachers in New York State have risen to the challenge of teaching a new rigorous geometry course complete with proofs on the state exam…
Spring 2010 Newsletter #2: Inquiry and Action Research
Posted by: Carl Curiale. MTTI participants engaged in an Inquiry and Action Research course during the Spring 2010 semester. They presented their inquires, action research and conclusions in a poster session on May 26, 2010.
MTTI Spring '10 Newsletter
Posted by: Carl Curiale. This edition of the MTTI newsletter includes a summary of the 2nd Annual MTTI Conference.
Spring 2009 Newsletter
Posted by: Carl Curiale. Spring 2009: A season of firsts for the MTTI program at Lehman College. Participants began their their mathematics content course with a choice of Views of Geometry or Fundamentals of…
First Year Report: Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institutes Research & Evaluation Data
Posted by: Carl Curiale. This report presents baseline data collected during the first year of this five-year project, October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009. The data offer information about Cohort 1--Bronx middle and…
MTTI Summer 2009 Newsletter
Posted by: Carl Curiale. When the MTTI grant proposal was written there was a unique component included: The Special Topics Summer Speaker Series. In July 2009 we began our Special Topics Summer Speaker Series.…
Adding Gravitas
Posted by: Christina Sormani. "Math can be a challenge, an art form...It's also a University cornerstone --- and a key to life itself." "Sormani studies the Ricci curvature of Riemannian manifolds..." "More comprehensible is…
CUNY Press Release
Posted by: Christina Sormani. Lehman College has launched a new initiative to help Bronx middle and high school teachers improve student performance on the New York State math Regents exams..."Many fields require a secure…