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Embedded Professional Development for Math Teachers: College Credit in College Algebra for Secondary School Students


Abstract: We report on a pilot study of embedded professional development model for secondary school mathematics teachers. Participants are in-service mathematics teachers from secondary schools associated with the Appalachian Math Science Partnership. Teacher participants attended a five day summer institute for initial training. During the academic year they participated in weekly seminars focused on a college algebra course and program evaluation using interactive distance learning technology. Participants were eligible to mentor a small group of secondary students in taking a college algebra course. The data suggests teacher participation in the embedded professional development has a positive impact on student achievement.