STREAM for High School
Need help navigating Montana’s mathematics standards?
Jump into STREAM for high school!
Please contact Lisa Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
The STREAM Project focuses on content knowledge and Mathematical Practices to help teachers move beyond basic understanding of the standards into taking action to implement the standards in ways that help students learn meaningful mathematics. This year we invite Montana high school teachers to join us in exploring four key content themes:
Theme 1: Mathematical Practices/Modeling
- Infusion of modeling to enhance all mathematics content, promote mathematical practices, and provide real-world applications
Theme 2: Geometry
- Advanced application of transformational geometry to the study of congruence, similarity, and proof
Theme 3: Statistics
- Application of statistical models, methods, and representations for interpreting data, making inferences, and justifying conclusions
Theme 4: Functions
- Conceptual understanding of functions as objects that can be analyzed, manipulated, interpreted, and used to solve problems
Benefits for Teachers
- Increased content knowledge in the conceptual categories described above
- Understanding of Mathematical Practices and strategies for engaging students
- School-embedded experiences applying Montana’s standards in the classroom
- Collaborative learning with college faculty and teachers from across Montana
- Opportunity to earn credit at reduced tuition through MSU-Bozeman
- An $900 stipend and materials to support your learning throughout the year
- Substitute pay, travel, per diem, and materials expenses covered by the project
Expectations for Teachers
- Attend a 2-day Launch Workshop (October 14-15)
- Attend 2-day Midyear Workshop (February 17-18)
- Complete four online modules (Oct 31-Nov 18, Nov 28-Dec 16, Feb 27-Mar 17, Mar 27-Apr 14)
- Collaborate with a team to teach a modeling activity (spring semester)
- Attend a 4-day Summer Academy (June 19-22)
What to Expect from STREAM Professional Learning
- The Launch and Midyear Workshops allow teachers to establish common goals; deepen their understanding of Montana’s mathematics standards; build a sustainable learning community; and engage in hands-on activities exploring our four content themes.
- The series of online learning modules allows teachers to continue exploring mathematics content through the lenses of modeling, Mathematical Practices, lesson design, and classroom implementation.
- The modeling design project allows teachers and faculty to collaborate as they create, teach, assess, and analyze modeling lessons.
- The Summer Academy allows teachers to extend their study of mathematics content and practice. Teachers will also present and critique their mathematical modeling projects and develop individual or district Strategic Plans for implementation.
Expect a wide variety of experiences as you:
- Read and reflect on articles
- Watch and react to classroom videos
- Solve math problems and discuss results
- Collaborate with other teachers
- Access high-quality nationwide resources
- Get feedback from STREAM Instructors
Expect a focus on teaching as you:
- Adapt and revise lessons
- Analyze lessons with colleagues
- Create lessons for specific standards
- Engage in structured observations
- Collect and analyze student work
- Try out activities in your classroom
STREAM Project Objectives:
- Common Core Content Knowledge: High school teachers will increase their content knowledge of significant topics related to geometry, statistics, and functions.
- Modeling and Mathematical Practices: High school teachers will experience and demonstrate how to embed the MCCSM Mathematical Practices and mathematical modeling in daily instruction.
- Teacher Learning and Leadership: High school teachers will be prepared to articulate what they learn about content, practices, and standards and demonstrate exemplary standards-based instruction in their schools.