I^{3} Intensive Immersion Institutes  


The Intensive Immersion Institutes (I^{3}) in mathematics and science provide deep content, sustained and coherent programs, and involvement of mathematicians and scientists. By engaging teachers in intensive immersion experiences that are authentic to the subjects and relevant to the classroom, they foster essential habits of mind, make deep conceptual connections, and therefore enrich their mathematical and scientific dispositions and their relationship with the subjects they teach. These courses reached more than 2,000 course participants in K12. The teachers and administrators involved in the I^{3} programs have made significant achievements. They have demonstrated consistent and significant content gains as measured by the pre and post tests. They have formed schoolbased mathematics peerlearning groups spontaneously. They run “grassroots” I^{3} Conferences for fellow teachers. Many have taken and passed the Massachusetts Test of Education License( MTEL). They presented their work at NCTM and ATMNE Conferences. Most of all, they have induced desirable changes in the culture of learning in many schools and districts. Individual teachers have (re)ignited their passion for learning and teaching mathematics! An ongoing study of the impact of Intensive Immersion Institutes on student performance indicated certain interesting pattern. It is premature to draw conclusions on the correlation and causality based on the farfromideal research design. The MMSP courses are listed as one of the models in a CCSSO report in 2008: Does teacher professional development have effects on teaching and learning. The Intensive Immersion Institute Courses are supported by grants from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The science courses are partially supported by a Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. 
Contact: Andrew Chen schen@EduTron.com (781)7298696


20142017 Intensive Immersion MMSP Courses in 6DP (6 Districts
Partnership) Billerica, Dracut, Hudson, Marlborough. Methuen, and Nashoba Regional [EduTron and Worcester State University] 
Updated 8/31/2015  
2014M1  Internalizing the Backbone of K8 Mathematics (I)  
2014M2  Internalizing the Backbone of K8 Mathematics (II)  
2014L1  Leadership Workshop on Common Core Mathematics  
2015M1  Internalizing the Backbone of K8 Mathematics (III)  
2015M2  Unlocking Linear Equations and Exploring their Foundations  
20142017 Intensive Immersion MMSP Courses in Lowell [EduTron and Fitchburg State University] 
Updated 8/31/2015  
2014S1  Raising STEM Standards in Your Learning Garden  
2015M1  Internalizing the Backbone of K8 Mathematics in the Context of Science and Engineering  
2015S1  TBA  
20112014 Intensive Immersion MMSP Courses in Everett, Revere and Saugus [EduTron and Worcester State University] 
Updated 8/31/2015  
2011M1  Dissecting Common Core Mathematics in Grades 38  
2011M2  High School Mathematics: The Bird’s View and the Frog’s View  
2012M1  Building the Bridge from Arithmetic to Algebra  
2012M2  Implementing Focus, Coherence, and Rigor in Common Core Mathematics Standards  
2013M1  Common Core Mathematics 712  
2013M2  Common Core Mathematics Grades 48  
2013M3  An Odyssey of Mathematics Grades 712  
20032008 Intensive Immersion MMSP Courses in FGL and Lowell Partnerships  Updated 12/20/2009  
FGL  (Fitchburg, Leominster, Gardner)  
2003M1  Building a Solid Bridge between Arithmetic and Algebra  
2003M2  Unlocking Linear Equations  
2004M1  The Whole Elephant: An Odyssey to Algebra, Geometry and Back  
2004M2  A Further Odyssey to Algebra, Geometry and Back  
2004M3  Building a RockSolid Math Foundation  
2005M1  Perspective on Elementary School Mathematics  
2005M2  Perspective on Middle School Mathematics  
2006M1  Mathematical Experience Middle School  No data  
2006M2  Mathematical Experience Elementary School  No data  
2006M3  Perspective on Elementary School Mathematics  
2007M1mini  Conceptions and Misconceptions in Elementary School Mathematics I  
2007M2mini  Conceptions and Misconceptions in Elementary School Mathematics II  
2007M3  Conceptions and Misconceptions in Elementary School Mathematics III  
2008M1mini  Content Institute for Teachers of Mathematics (I)  Data on pedagogical reflections  
2008M2mini  Content Institute for Teachers of Mathematics (II)  Data on pedagogical reflections  
2008M3  Content Institute for Teachers of Mathematics (III)  
Lowell  
2006M1  Building A RockSolid Foundation in Mathematics  
2006M2  Perspective on Elementary School Mathematics  
2007M1  Conceptions and Misconceptions in Middle School Mathematics  
2007M2  Conceptions and Misconceptions in Elementary School Mathematics  
2007S1  Unlocking Physical Science  
2007S2  Unlocking Biological Diversity  
2008M1  The Arts and Science of Internalizing Math Connections  
2008M2  Digging Deep into Elementary Mathematics  
2008S1  Physical Sciences: Principals, Concepts and Applications  
2008S2  Exploring Science in Grades 38  
2009S1  ScienceMinded Inquiry Learning Environment  
20012009 Intensive Immersion Content Institutes and Professional Development Institutes  Updated 12/20/2009  
2001CIHM  Unlocking Linear Equations  Springfield  
2002CIHM  Unlocking Linear and Quadratic Equations  Wakefield  
2002CIMM  Unlocking Linear Equations  Middleborough  
2003CIHM  Unlocking Linear and Quadratic Equations  Middleborough  
2003CIMM  Unlocking Linear Equations  Salem  
2004CIHM  Unlocking Linear and Quadratic Equations  Salem  
2005CIHM  Equations: Fundamentals, Interpretations and Applications  Salem  
2005CIMM  Linear Equations and Their Foundations  Lowell  
2006CIHM  Equations: Fundamentals, Interpretations and Applications  Leominster  
2006CIMM  Linear Equations and Their Foundations  Lowell  
2007PDIHM  Towards A Unifying View of Common Equations, Functions, Inequalities, and Systems  Lowell  
2007PDIMM  Unlocking Linear Equations and Exploring Their Foundations  Leominster  
2008PDIMM  Unlocking Linear Equations and Exploring Their Foundations  Chelsea  
2009PDIMM  Unlocking Linear Equations and Exploring Their Foundations  Worcester 