Now Serving All of Arizona!!
The Center for Recruitment and Retention has provided excellent professional development opportunities for teachers in Southern Arizona for nearly 20 years. With this new partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, we will now be able to offer our services state-wide in support of our mission to ensure that every student has a highly qualified mathematics teacher.
This partnership will allow us to provide free online and hybrid training opportunities to all K-12 Arizona teachers of Mathematics. Free workshops will be designed to deepen teachers' mathematical understanding, promote hands-on, student-centered lessons, examine alternative ways to present particular topics, including using technology, develop effective pedagogical practices, and model effective teaching.
The Center will also host the annual Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD) for K-12 educators in January.
You can find a news story about the partnership at KOLD: https://www.kold.com/2020/09/21/arizona-department-education-announces-partnership-support-free-math-professional-learning-teachers-statewide/
The Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers at the University of Arizona was created in August, 2001 to address the shortage of qualified mathematics teachers at the middle and high school levels. Its goals are to retain mathematics teachers currently in the field and to attract mathematically talented college students to the teaching profession. Towards this end the Center coordinates several projects, including a program for new teachers (Induction Program), a Tutor Scholar Program to attract college students into mathematics education, teacher workshops, and an annual Mathematics Educators Appreciation Day (MEAD) Conference for teachers, grades K-14. These and other projects are described in the pages linked in the menu above the photos.
We partner with the Secondary Mathematics Education Program to engage Mathematics Majors in programs that provide valuable experiences in the classroom. The Secondary Mathematics Education Program has internships and scholarships for interested students.
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Altar Valley School District
Amphitheater Public Schools
Baboquivari Unified School District
Benson Unified School District
Catalina Foothills School District
Continental School District
Flowing Wells Unified School District
Marana Unified School District
Nogales 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
Tombstone Unified School District
Tucson Unified School District
Vail School District
Yuma Elementary School District
Yuma Union High School District
Academy of Tucson
Arizona Department of Education, ESS
Hasan Preparatory & Leadership School
Imago Dei Middle School
Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School
Pima Community College
Presidio Schools (K-12)
San Miguel Catholic High School
The Gregory School
Tucson Country Day School