The following “stories” provide a view of the impact of the RM MSMSP from the perspective of instructors, individual teachers, groups of teachers, and district leaders.
Structured Follow-up Classes
Professional Learning through Lesson Study
Teacher Content Knowledge and Inquiry-based Instruction
Mathematics Instruction in One School
Vocabulary Instruction in Inquiry Learning
Change in Practice of One Teacher
Comments from past participants:
“This program was tremendous. The financial incentives were substantial, but the opportunities for social, intellectual and professional growth were life-changing. My current interests in researching how experiential learning opportunities for teachers can contribute to sustainable tourism and community development goals stem largely from my experiences in the RMMSMSP.
Many thanks to the instructors, professors, administrators, grant-writers, participants, etc. who made it happen!”
“What a wonderful opportunity for teachers to increase subject area knowledge.”
“I also took the parks program, which was one of my favorites. I absolutely loved the geology classes. They really helped me to experience and teach science in a new way. I was no longer afraid of science.”
“To this day, I use and feel confident with what I learned in these classes. I have the foundation which allows further research on my own, and had many questions answered in class which I had carried with me for a long time. Thank you for everything.”
“The courses were great! I hope other teachers can get the opportunities I did through other avenues.”
“Can't thank you enough for applying for and executing this grant. It not only helped me become Highly Qualified, I also help students in the library with math on a regular basis.”