Teachers Empowered to Advance CHange in Mathematics (TEACH MATH) is a five-year multi-institution research project funded by the National Science Foundation. TEACH MATH seeks to transform k-8 mathematics teacher preparation and early career teaching so that new generations of teachers will be equipped with powerful tools and strategies that are culturally responsive and increase the mathematics learning and achievement of our nation’s youth. A central focus of this work is to design and research instructional modules to be used in mathematics methods courses or professional development settings that support prospective and early career k-8 teachers to connect children’s mathematical thinking and cultural/linguistic/community-based funds of knowledge in their instructional practice. The pedagogical tools and strategies facilitate strength-based/resource orientation to mathematics teaching that supports student mathematical learning and engagement. TEACH MATH consists of six institutions across the country: Michigan State University; Queens College - City University of New York; University of Arizona; University of Delaware; University of Washington Tacoma; and Washington State University Tri-Cities. TEACH MATH has prepared over 500 k-8 teachers of mathematics.
The SPBD is a staff survey that provides information to help school teams implement schoolwide positive behavior supports (SWPBS or PBIS).