Current Grants

Math

Making Algebraic Connections 4-8 (MAC)

Mathematics and Science Partnership Program – Funded by the Kentucky Department of Education

Year 1, October 2016 – September 2017: $205,000
Year 2, October 2017 – September 2019: $205,000

Districts Included in Grant
Bardstown Independent; Carter, Casey, Clay, Lincoln, Powell, Rowan, and Washington Counties

Goals

  • Develop participating teachers’ content knowledge and ability to effectively integrate algebraic reasoning in classroom instruction.
  • Enhance participating teachers’ knowledge of the vertical progression of effective instruction of algebraic reasoning from elementary to middle school.
  • Increase the percentage of students of participating teachers scoring proficient on the grade level KPREP mathematics test.
  • Develop administrators’ knowledge and skills to provide effective instructional leadership and support of high quality teaching and learning in elementary and middle schools mathematics classrooms.
  • Improve student understanding and achievement in mathematics

Facilitators
Kim Zeidler-Watters, PIMSER Director
Jamie-Marie Miller, Tolene Pitts, Susan Stringer – PIMSER Regional Teacher Partners
Carl Lee, University of Kentucky (Mathematics)
Twyla Harris, Eastern Kentucky University (Education)

 

Supporting Student Transition to Algebra 2 (SSTA)

Improving Educator Quality – Funded by the Council on Postsecondary Education

February 2016 – June 2017: $110,000

Districts Included in Grant
Bardstown  and Williamsburg Independent; Fayette, Lee, Lincoln, Powell, and Washington Counties

Goals

  • Develop participating teachers’ content knowledge and ability to effectively integrate critical thinking skills in classroom instruction.
  • Enhance participating teachers’ knowledge and skills to effectively implement Algebra II instruction through a co-teaching/collaborative model to prepare all students for success in college and/or career.
  • Increase the percentage of students of participating teachers scoring proficient on the Algebra II EOC exam and the percentage of students meeting the benchmark on the ACT in math.
  • Develop administrators’ knowledge and skills to provide effective instructional leadership and support of high quality Algebra II teaching and learning in high schools.

Facilitators
Jennifer McDaniel & Jamie-Marie Miller – PIMSER Regional Teacher Partners
Carl Lee, University of Kentucky (Mathematics)
Lisa Amick, University of Kentucky (Education)


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Grant Archive

PIMSER has received over $11.9 million in grants from federal and state sponsors since its inception in 2005. Please see our Grant Archive to learn about past projects.