Beth W. Brady
Transforming Elementary Mathematics Teaching
My proposal is to become better equipped to be an instrumental part in transforming elementary mathematics teaching in my district by leading professional development. I have a very good understanding of the math that I teach, but I want to strengthen the upper levels of my understandings. The way I learned math as a child did not help me understand the “why” behind the math. I have grown a fervent desire to explore how math concepts work. This exploration helps me remember and apply what I learned. Mt. Holyoke College's Masters of Arts in Mathematics Teaching will encourage me to do that. I plan to offer DMI classes after taking the facilitation course. I want to be a facilitator with unquestionable, deep understandings. This MAMT program will enable me to differentiate my PD offerings because I will know what to look and listen for even with adult learners.