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The RPM Partners, Management Team and a host of expert guests and presenters gathered at this year's Summer Institute to review Phase I work with an eye toward re-establishing original objectives and augmenting or rethinking work plans in anticipation of the RPM Phase II - targeting system improvements to pre-college math curriculum, instruction and assessment/placement. The agenda allowed an abundance of team planning time, plenary sessions highlighting data gathering, evaluation, faculty inquiry, a team exhibit session and sessions demonstrating practices worthy of attention.

On the RPM Institute Summary webpage you will find a link to Institute handouts; session descriptions and corresponding PowerPoints; products and work shared among the teams; and a host of related readings.

Assignments for Summer Institute 2010
Below are photos of the Institute presenters gathered by the RPM Management Team to assist you in further developing and implementing your individual project plans as well as introducing ways in which the entire RPM Partnership may benefit from each other's efforts.




moore-25aug10-cropped-reduced.jpgBill Moore, RPM Project Director, opened the event by defining it as a learning community where shared responsibilities of both project leads and teachers would define and deliver a vital work effort from each organization. He offered the full resources of the RPM Management Team in assisting a successful outcome.


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Mike Burke's Keynote was a call to action in getting mathematicians and their students more involved in critical issues and concerns that will face us all in the near future, i.e. global warming, social justice, energy, nuclear proliferation, clean water, capital punishment, population and global health.




aguirre-24aug10-cropped-reduced.jpgJulia Aguirre led a two-part workshop that introduced the CRMT Analysis Tool designed to provoke discussion on multiple dimensions of math instruction that can contribute to the student mathematical advancement.




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Mike returned to lead a workshop in using trend analysis to teach developmental math through projects and rich problems.






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paulson-24aug10-cropped-reduced.jpgUsing quantitative college data to understand student learning in math was discussed as Ann Paulson and David Prince worked through the data surrounding the Student Achievement Initiative.










Jan Ray, Diane Downie and Mickey Davis, longtime friends and contributors to the Transition Math Project and the Re-thinking Pre-college Math Project lent their expertise and collaborative wisdom to the Institute by leading workshops and consulting directly with each of the Teams during their working sessions.

RPM Management Team Members, Emily Lardner, Gillies Malnarich and John House, facilitated discussions on such topics as the Core Practices and the concept of building an RPM "Wiki World" to assist in timely and effective communication within the statewide Partnership.