IMPACTS-Middle School

Click here for the IMPACTS-MS borchure: impacts_ms_brochure2.pdf

Starting in Summer 2018, the CRR will be piloting an expansion of the IMPACTS program into the middle grades. The focus of the program is on developing teacher confidence and capability with the Critical Foundations of Algebra in middle school mathematics. 

6 Teacher Teams from across various Tucson school districts will come together for a Summer Institute June 11-15. During this week, they will engage in professional development activities to bolster their content knowledge, instructional abilities, and facilitation skills. Each Teacher Team is comprised of a 6/7th grade teacher and an 8th grade teacher from the same school who will take what they learn during the Summer Institute and design professional development that they will provide for their colleagues back at their school site during next school year, 2018-2019.

Principals and parents will also participate in parts of the Summer Institute in order to promote a school-wide culture of powerful mathematics teaching and learning. 

During school year 2018-2019, the CRR will offer at least 6 IMPACTS-MS workshops open to teachers from all partner schools (see list below). These workshops will build on the initial experiences from the Summer Institute so that Teacher Teams can continue their learning in order to inform their school's professional development plan. 

Information about the school year workshops will be advertised through the CRR listserv, so please make sure you are on the list (see link above).

For more information about the IMPACTS-MS program, please contact Rodrigo Gutiérrez at

The IMPACTS program is made possible by the generosity of the Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation. The Thomas R. Brown Foundations are a legacy of Thomas R. Brown, and the company he built in Tucson, Arizona, Burr-Brown Corporation.

CRR and the many teachers served by The IMPACTS-MS Program are very grateful for the investment made by the Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation.

Please Note: Teachers from non-partner schools may attend workshops, but they wil incur a fee related to the number of hours for the workshop. 

CRR Partnerships

District Partners School Partners

Altar Valley School District

Amphitheater Public Schools

Benson Unified School District

Catalina Foothills School District

Continental School District

Flowing Wells Unified School District

Marana Unified School District

Sahuarita Unified School District

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District

Sierra Vista Unified School District

Sunnyside Unified School District

Tanque Verde Unified School District

Tucson Unified School District

Vail School District

Academy of Tucson

AmeriSchools Academy

City High School

Highland Free School

Imago Dei Middle School

Paulo Freire Freedom School

Pima Community College

Presidio Schools (K-12)

San Miguel Catholic High School

The Gregory School

Tucson Country Day School