Hillsdale-Lenawee-Monroe Mathematics & Science Center (HLM M/S Center) offers standard-based professional learning programs to strengthen and update teaching practices to reflect current research and identified local needs. In addition, the Center is a resource for teachers to learn about professional learning opportunities offered elsewhere in the tri-county and tri-state region. Many of the Center’s professional learning offerings are grant funded programs of the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network or federal Math Science Partnership research grants. CEIM and SaM3 are examples.
Changing the Equation Using Intel Mathematics (CEIM)
The CEIM program, funded by the federal Math Science Partnership research grant program, has expanded in each of its three years of existence. Now in CEIM3, the program includes teachers from Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties. Program partners include the HLM M/S Center, Jackson Math Science Center, Livingston and Washtenaw Math Science Center, Lenawee ISD, Jackson ISD, Washtenaw ISD, Hillsdale ISD, and Monroe ISD.
Science and Mathematics Misconceptions Management (SaM3)
A Michigan Math Science Centers Network professional learning opportunity for 7-12 grade STEM teachers across the state, this three year training is funded funded through the Michigan Department of Education Section 99.6 grant. Participating teachers have been selected by eligibility through the HLM M/S Center. Teachers who participate in this SaM3 training gain:
- Increased core content knowledge in the focus areas of Fractions and Energy across the disciplines.
- Increased understanding of common student misconceptions in their content area.
- A set of misconception management strategies to teach for understanding
- Usable lesson plans to use and examine through the year
- Skills in analyzing student work for understanding