Announcing the Development of VMI’s Series on Mathematics Education Leadership

Presently in Development… The Vermont Mathematics Initiative’s Post-Masters Certificate of Graduate Study Series on Mathematics Education Leadership The Vermont Mathematics Initiative (VMI) in collaboration with Southern Hew Hampshire University (SNH) is currently developing a five-course 15-credit Post-Masters Certificate of Graduate Study offering for current and aspiring school and district mathematics instructional leaders. The Series on Mathematics Education Leadership is designed to provide current and aspiring math coaches, math specialists, math interventionists and leaders in mathematics services for students who struggle in math the specialized skills and knowledge needed to support systemic mathematics instructional excellence for all students. We believe that moving from “pockets of excellence” to “systematic excellence” requires change at all levels of our systems, and school and district level mathematics instructional leaders are essential in this mission. If we are to address the mathematics education issues facing us, we need confident, knowledgeable and committed math instructional leaders. Thus, the overarching goals of the series are to prepare mathematics instructional leaders to: • support the elimination of mathematics achievement gaps based on race, income, ethnicity and language. • increase the level and depth of mathematics learning for all students in their system. • engage all students in their system in meaningful, interesting and fulfilling mathematics content. We are tentatively eyeing a 2021 start to the series. However, at this point in the development process, we do not have a definitive start date. Please contact Judi Laird if you want more information or to be included in future updates which we will send periodically as the development progresses.

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