Mark Coté, Project Manager, email@example.com
CPM is looking for teachers to be part of the Teacher Research Corps during the forthcoming 2020–21 school year. For the last six years, more than sixty studies have been conducted by the members of the TRC. Findings from these studies have resulted in numerous suggestions for improvements in our current curriculum and professional learning. Results have also been presented at numerous state mathematics conferences and national conferences, including the annual CPM Teacher Conference, NCSM, NCTM, and AERA. This success has prompted CPM to support the next cycle of advancements, TRC 7.0, by continuing to trust in the intellectual effort and wisdom of teachers. The goal for this next chapter is straightforward—help more students learn more math.
What does a Teacher Researcher do? Significant instructional improvements, which resulted in increased student engagement and learning, have been summarized in three white papers completed by veteran cohorts of CPM Teacher Researchers. The papers, a culmination of several years of meticulous investigation, include Growth Mindset and Mistakes by Ilene Kanoff and Penny Smits, Making Student Thinking Visible With Number Talks by Angela Kraft and Pam Lindemer, and Small Goals Yield Big Rewards by Denise Dedini, Christy McConnell, and Cathy Sinnen. Additionally, visit imath.us to learn about new studies that are ongoing.
If you would like to join in this endeavor and make a contribution to CPM’s ever-growing encyclopedia of teacher-based knowledge about pedagogical innovation and effective instruction, or you would like a copy of any of the investigation white papers, please contact Mark Coté at firstname.lastname@example.org. CPM is particularly interested in having teachers using CPM’s eighth grade support course, Inspirations & Ideas, join TRC.