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COE Faculty Brings More Than $1 Million to Middle Georgia Mathematics Teacher Development

Dr. Greg ChambleeWith the announcement of a 2012 grant award, mathematics education professor Dr. Gregory Chamblee has received more than $1.1 million in funding for middle grades mathematics teacher professional development in the Heart of Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) area.

Beginning in 2002, Chamblee has partnered with Heart of Georgia RESA and Georgia Southern mathematics faculty to bring professional development to Grades 3 – 12 mathematics teachers. With this year’s grant, Chamblee is partnering with Middle Georgia College faculty. Heart of Georgia RESA serves school districts in Bleckley, Dodge, Dublin City, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Wheeler and Wilcox counties. The current award is to work with Grades 6 – 8 mathematics teachers to implement Common Core Standards for Mathematics. The grant is renewable for a second year based on available funding and progress during the first year.

The Georgia Department of Education oversees a competition to fund United States Department of Education Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Program proposals. The State Board of Education approves the awards. The Department of Education received 27 MSP Program proposals totaling more than $9 million in funding requests for the 2012 – 2014 award years, far exceeding the nearly $5 million available. Chamblee’s project was one of 17 awarded.

 

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