Developing Teaching Expertise @ Mathematics (Dev-TE@M) is a materials development project at the University of Michigan School of Education. We are building practice-focused professional development modules for practicing elementary mathematics teachers.
What are the goals of the project?
The overarching goal of the Dev-TE@M project is to improve student learning in mathematics by improving the knowledge and skills of elementary mathematics teachers. We aim to do this by creating a system of high-quality professional development modules that address two fundamental challenges:
The need for teachers to develop core elements of professional knowledge and practice in ways that are usable in their work; and
The need for a system that can support such professional learning at scale –– by many teachers, across contexts.
This system includes a series of modules focused on helping classroom teachers improve their teaching of elementary mathematics as well as a series focused on the development of mathematics leaders to work with classroom teachers on their practice.