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GeT Support: An Online Professional Learning Community to Support the Geometry Course for Teachers

Primary Investigator(s): Patricio Herbst, Amanda Milewski

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Period: 9/1/2017 - ongoing

This project develops and implements a system of professional support for the improvement of the Geometry for Teachers course that mathematics departments teach to preservice secondary teachers. The proposed project convenes a network of college instructors and high school geometry teachers to create an inter-institutional system of professional support anchored in an online platform and a set of common resources: The project will develop a professional learning community that will use, draw information from, and further develop an existing assessment instrument, and that will use the resources of an online platform to interact, and create and share materials for the course. The project team will study the assessment results, and examine the interactions among instructors and materials with the goals of documenting the difficulties that instructors experience and proposing ways in which those difficulties can be handled.