I3  Intensive Immersion Institutes
 

The Intensive Immersion Institutes (I3) 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 K-12. The teachers and administrators involved in the I3 programs have made significant achievements. They have demonstrated consistent and significant content gains as measured by the pre- and post- tests. They have formed school-based mathematics peer-learning groups spontaneously. They run “grass-roots” I3 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 far-from-ideal 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)729-8696

 

 
2014-2017 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
       
  2014-M1 Internalizing the Backbone of K-8 Mathematics (I)  
  2014-M2 Internalizing the Backbone of K-8 Mathematics (II)  
  2014-L1 Leadership Workshop on Common Core Mathematics  
  2015-M1 Internalizing the Backbone of K-8 Mathematics (III)  
  2015-M2 Unlocking Linear Equations and Exploring their Foundations  
       
       
2014-2017 Intensive Immersion MMSP Courses in Lowell
[EduTron and Fitchburg State University]
Updated 8/31/2015
       
  2014-S1 Raising STEM Standards in Your Learning Garden  
  2015-M1 Internalizing the Backbone of K-8 Mathematics in the Context of Science and Engineering  
  2015-S1 TBA  
       
       
2011-2014 Intensive Immersion MMSP Courses in Everett, Revere and Saugus
[EduTron and Worcester State University]
Updated 8/31/2015
   
  2011-M1 Dissecting Common Core Mathematics in Grades 3-8  
  2011-M2 High School Mathematics: The Bird’s View and the Frog’s View  
  2012-M1 Building the Bridge from Arithmetic to Algebra  
  2012-M2 Implementing Focus, Coherence, and Rigor in Common Core Mathematics Standards  
  2013-M1 Common Core Mathematics 7-12  
  2013-M2 Common Core Mathematics Grades 4-8  
  2013-M3 An Odyssey of Mathematics Grades 7-12  
       
       
2003-2008 Intensive Immersion MMSP Courses in FGL and Lowell Partnerships Updated 12/20/2009
   
       
FGL (Fitchburg, Leominster, Gardner)  
  2003-M1 Building a Solid Bridge between Arithmetic and Algebra  
  2003-M2 Unlocking Linear Equations  
  2004-M1 The Whole Elephant: An Odyssey to Algebra, Geometry and Back  
  2004-M2 A Further Odyssey to Algebra, Geometry and Back  
  2004-M3 Building a Rock-Solid Math Foundation  
  2005-M1 Perspective on Elementary School Mathematics  
  2005-M2 Perspective on Middle School Mathematics  
  2006-M1 Mathematical Experience --Middle School No data
  2006-M2 Mathematical Experience --Elementary School No data
  2006-M3 Perspective on Elementary School Mathematics  
  2007-M1-mini Conceptions and Misconceptions in Elementary School Mathematics I  
  2007-M2-mini Conceptions and Misconceptions in Elementary School Mathematics II  
  2007-M3 Conceptions and Misconceptions in Elementary School Mathematics III  
  2008-M1-mini Content Institute for Teachers of Mathematics (I) Data on pedagogical reflections
  2008-M2-mini Content Institute for Teachers of Mathematics (II) Data on pedagogical reflections
  2008-M3 Content Institute for Teachers of Mathematics (III)  
       
       
Lowell      
  2006-M1 Building A Rock-Solid Foundation in Mathematics  
  2006-M2 Perspective on Elementary School Mathematics  
  2007-M1 Conceptions and Misconceptions in Middle School Mathematics  
  2007-M2 Conceptions and Misconceptions in Elementary School Mathematics  
  2007-S1 Unlocking Physical Science  
  2007-S2 Unlocking Biological Diversity  
  2008-M1 The Arts and Science of Internalizing Math Connections  
  2008-M2 Digging Deep into Elementary Mathematics  
  2008-S1 Physical Sciences: Principals, Concepts and Applications  
  2008-S2 Exploring Science in Grades 3-8  
  2009-S1 Science-Minded Inquiry Learning Environment  
     
       
       
       
2001-2009 Intensive Immersion Content Institutes and Professional Development Institutes Updated 12/20/2009
       
  2001-CI-HM Unlocking Linear Equations Springfield
  2002-CI-HM Unlocking Linear and Quadratic Equations Wakefield
  2002-CI-MM Unlocking Linear Equations Middleborough
  2003-CI-HM Unlocking Linear and Quadratic Equations Middleborough
  2003-CI-MM Unlocking Linear Equations Salem
  2004-CI-HM Unlocking Linear and Quadratic Equations Salem
  2005-CI-HM Equations: Fundamentals, Interpretations and Applications Salem
  2005-CI-MM Linear Equations and Their Foundations Lowell
  2006-CI-HM Equations: Fundamentals, Interpretations and Applications Leominster
  2006-CI-MM Linear Equations and Their Foundations Lowell
  2007-PDI-HM Towards A Unifying View of Common Equations, Functions, Inequalities, and Systems Lowell
  2007-PDI-MM Unlocking Linear Equations and Exploring Their Foundations Leominster
  2008-PDI-MM Unlocking Linear Equations and Exploring Their Foundations Chelsea
  2009-PDI-MM Unlocking Linear Equations and Exploring Their Foundations Worcester