Due to COVID-19 the summer 2020 PMI in-person Workshop will be cancelled.  Please contact Stephanie Geyer with any questions at saz11@psu.edu

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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Mathematics Initiative!

PMI is committed to:

  • Improving mathematical education for all children in Pennsylvania schools at the elementary school levels.
  • Strengthening the understanding and implementation of mathematics, enabling teachers to make better pedagogy decisions about mathematics.

PMI will:

  • Close the gap between mathematical training for teachers and the demands of the contemporary mathematics classroom.
  • Promote teachers’ expertise in mathematics and mathematical thinking.
  • Develop teacher-leaders to aid other math teachers within their districts.

How we accomplish our mission:

  • Week-long intensive summer workshops hosted on the University Park campus.
  • One-day seminars focusing on implementing pedagogy in the mathematics classroom.

Participant Testimonial

I learned a lot about math and a lot about teaching. I have a new appreciation for how my students feel when learning new concepts and feel that I have a better understanding to help them work through their misunderstandings.” – 2013 Workshop Participant

How to participate

If you are interested in participating in one of the PMI workshops, check the Blog for announcements or email Andrew Baxter (baxter@math.psu.edu) to join the mailing list.  Announcements for summer workshops are made by January.

If you are interested in having a PMI workshop come to your district or Intermediate Unit, contact Andrew Baxter (baxter@math.psu.edu).

9 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Kelly johnson

    I am interested in learning more about this initiative. How do I apply for this class?

  2. Sherri Stringfield

    I am interested in taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to expanded my knowledge in math ,so I can better assist my students.

  3. Gayle Robinson

    I would love to have this wonderful opportunity to attend this outstanding workshop this summer. I know it will be most helpful to myself and most importantly the students..

  4. Heather Kaiser

    I am a fifth grade teacher in Philadelphia and a Penn State College of Education alum! I am looking to receive more information on the Professional Development as well as how to apply for a scholarship. Thanks in advance!

  5. Marge Sorber

    I am a teacher in Philadelphia and I am really interested in a Math professional development. I am hoping to get a scholarship!

  6. Rachel Alexander

    I’m a special education teacher and I’m quite interested in your program. I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to teach this population. I’m also hoping to get a scholarship as I work with inner city public schools.

  7. Andrew Baxter

    Desiree, if you give me your contact information, we can see if we can set something up.

  8. Desiree White-Price

    I am looking for some professional development for next summer. I currently teach 4th grade. I would like professional development for math and science. Please let me know if you have any development for the 14-15 school year.

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