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These funds can also be used to ensure the Learning Team is able to meet and discuss the teaching and learning of mathematics at the school site.

    Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership

    Learning Team Math Action Plan

    Proposal Guidelines

    2009-2010

    The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP), an initiative of the Milwaukee Partnership Academy and funded by the National Science Foundation, supports a distributed mathematics leadership model centered on

    school-based professional learning communities. The MMP will provide funds to support the work of each

    school’s Learning Team to implement Math Action Plans.

Allowable Use of the Funds

    The priority in using these funds is to target the professional work defined under the five stages of the MMP

    Learning Team Continuum of Work for Mathematics: 1. Understand the importance of identifying and articulating big ideas in mathematics to bring consistency to a

    school’s math program.

    2. Develop meaning for the math embedded in the targets and alignment to state standards and descriptors and

    to the school’s math program.

    3. Provide a measure of consistency of student learning based on standards, descriptors, and targets.

    4. Examine student work to monitor achievement and progress toward the targets and descriptors.

    5. Use student work to inform instructional decisions and to provide students with appropriate descriptive

    feedback

    These funds can also be used to ensure the Learning Team is able to meet and discuss the teaching and learning

    of mathematics at the school site.

Distribution of Awards

    Each Learning Team will receive a designated amount of meeting hours at the part-time certificated rate for an

    approved Math Action Plan. The money may be used to pay teachers to meet before or after school or substitute

    teachers hired to release teachers from their regular classroom responsibilities to engage in professional learning

    sessions on mathematics. Each substitute teacher day is calculated as the equivalent of seven hours. The total

    number of teachers in the school who teach mathematics determines the eligible number of hours per school.

    Funds will be distributed to correspond with the number of mathematics teachers in a school.

     Schools with 15 math teachers: 25 PTC hours (approximately $900)

    • Schools with 6–15 math teachers: 75 PTC hours (approximately $2500)

    • Schools with more than 15 math teachers: 100 PTC hours (approximately $3500)

    The approximate monetary figure includes fringe benefits.

The Learning Team Action Plan must describe the proposed activities and how they will support the math

    related work of the Learning Team and/or promote the professional learning of teachers in mathematics. All

    plans must be submitted to the Math Teaching Specialist assigned to your school for approval. Note: Small

    high schools may choose to develop a joint MMP Math Action Plan across two or more schools.

Schools making good progress with documented evidence of accomplishments but have depleted resources in

    their 2009-2010 Math Action Plan, will have an opportunity to apply for supplemental funding. At that time the

    Math Teaching Specialist will work with the Math Teacher Leader to follow appropriate procedures in

    submitting a supplement request to their Action Plan.

School Match

    Each school is required by the funding agency to demonstrate their commitment to improving math teaching

    and learning with “in-kind” support. This “in-kind” commitment can be demonstrated through allocations of

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    time at regularly scheduled meetings of staff. Examples of this might include mathematics discussions at staff

    meetings, during grade level planning meetings, or on Banking Time Days. Please indicate on your Action Plan

    whether teachers will be supported through funds from the MMP, school budget, or “in-kind” activity.

    Sample Math Action Plan 94 hours (21 teachers who teach mathematics)

     Funding Source

    Activity Purpose/Expected Outcome Number of Hours (e.g., MMP, school

    budget, “in-kind”

    meeting) Learning Team (1) Share and discuss information 8 meetings x 1 hours x 5 MMP = 40 hours Meetings: from monthly MTL meetings (2) people = 40 hours

    one hour per month, Share teacher feedback from grade

    8 meetings Oct.May. level constructed response sessions. Invite Math Specialist!

    Grade level meetings Discuss successes and challenges of 1.0 hour for 21 teachers “In-kind” Staff Meeting (Oct) WALT and success criteria. time = 21 hours Grade level after school Write descriptive feedback on 3 teachers at each grade MMP = 18 hours meeting (Nov) constructed response benchmark level (38) = 18 teachers

    question. Discuss impact! x 1 hr.

    Grade level after school Write descriptive feedback on 3 teachers at each grade MMP = 18 hours meeting (Jan) constructed response benchmark level (38) = 18 teachers

    question. Discuss impact! x 1 hr.

    Grade level after school Write descriptive feedback on 3 teachers at each grade MMP = 18 hours meeting (March) constructed response benchmark level (38) = 18 teachers

    question. Discuss impact! x 1 hr.

    Grade level meetings Discuss successes and challenges of 1.0 hour for teachers “In-kind” Staff Meeting (Feb) WALT and success criteria. time = 21 hours Saturday Academies Teacher professional development in 10 teachers x 8 sessions x “In-kind” Stimulus = Oct - May a variety of mathematics topics 3 hrs 240 hours Complete End-of-Year To compile data to guide the work of 0.5 hour to complete the “In-kind” May Banking MMP Online Survey the MMP in the district MMP Online Survey x 21 Day Session = 13 hrs. teachers plus Learning

    Action Plan Requirement Team

     Total anticipated MMP hours = 94 hours Learning Team Math Action Plan Requirements

     • Math Teacher Leader attends monthly MTL meetings.

     Math Teacher Leader provides agenda topics for discussion and actions at each Learning Team meeting, e.g.,

    reports back from training sessions on math-related issues such as School Improvement Plan.

     Math Teacher Leader invites the MTS to each of the activities in the Action Plan and to Learning Team

    meetings when math is on the agenda.

     Math Teacher Leader maintains a record of math professional development hours for each teacher of

    mathematics and for each administrator/lit coach to be submitted to the MTS at the end of each semester.

Procedures for Accessing Funds

    1. Submit a hard copy of the Action Plan to your MTS. The Plan must be signed by your Principal/School

     Leader. The Plan must be approved by your MTS before spending begins.

    2. Implement strategies from the MMP Action Plan.

    3. Complete the Activity Summary Report (page 4).

    4. Submit Activity Summary Report and timesheets to your MTS, Central Services, Room 253, WITHIN THE

    PAY PERIOD the activity took place. Please be sure your timesheets are filled out properly and completely

    before submitting them!

Note: Continuation of funds for 2

    ndst semester is contingent upon review of 1 semester progress!

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    Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership

    Learning Team Math Action Plan

    Proposal 2009-2010

    School Number of math teachers

    Math Teacher Leader Math Specialist

    Principal Principal Signature

     Funding Source

    Activity Purpose/Expected Outcome Number of hours (e.g., MMP, school

    budget, in-kind)

    Total anticipated MMP hours =

    The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP), an initiative of the Milwaukee Partnership Academy (MPA),

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    Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership

    Learning Team Math Action Plan

    2009-2010 Activity Summary Report

    Submit this report, along with completed timesheets, to your Math Teaching Specialist.

     Keep a copy for your records.

School Date of Activity

    Math Specialist

Activity (List the activity from your Plan. Learning Outcomes and Actions Taken

    Prior approval needed for modifications.)

    Teacher’s name (print) Grade Level or Position Hours Office Use

     Total Hours

    Number of Total Number School Match: To receive the MMP Math Action Plan funds, the school must document

    Staff Members of Hours “in-kind” or school-budgeted support for mathematics. Please summarize below.

    Identify Event and Describe Math Topic: (e.g., staff meeting on examining math WKCE data, Bank Day on constructed response benchmark assessments, Learning Team

    Meeting to plan strategies to align math textbook with math CABS):

Submit a signed time sheet with this report for each of the individuals listed and send to your Math Specialist,

    Central Services room 253. The Math Specialist will enter the appropriate budget code and forward to payroll.

    Signature of Math Teacher Leader Date

    Signature of Principal Date

    Signature of Math Specialist Date

    Hours previously reported: Hours submitted: Hours remaining:

    The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP), an initiative of the Milwaukee Partnership Academy (MPA),

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