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School Spotlight: 2011-2012

Grand Opening of the Teacher Partnership Quality MATH UP Discovery Lab

MATH UP Early College Summer Institute 2011

The first cohort of the MATH-UP program is immersed in activities related to their impending internships beginning in the fall. This summer, in addition to taking two graduate courses, the pre-service teachers are participating in several events pertaining to the program. Many will be part of an Early College Summer Institute taking place on the Lehman College campus to help encourage students’ math learning during the summer break. They will participate as small group teachers facilitating grade- and student-level appropriate math activities for 3rd - 5th grade students from the South Bronx elementary schools that are partners in the MATH-UP program. In addition, they will meet with parents and guardians of the students at an informational Parent Night to take place prior to the program and begin to learn appropriate professional interactions with families and communities.

Rick Smith Comes to Lehman College

On November 5th Rick Smith, presented a workshop on classroom management at Lehman College to over 200 faculty, cooperating teachers, student teachers and interns. Mr. Smith, author of Conscious Classroom Management autographed his book for many of our MATH UP graduate students.


MATH UP Welcomes the Bronx Principal's Association

On December 7th over 45 principals and NYCDOE board members attended a workshop hosted by our own Luis Torres, principal of PS 55 in our MATHUP Math Discovery Center at Lehman College. Mr. Torres is president of the Bronx Principal's Association.

Parent Workshop

The MATH UP interns of PS 114 conducted a workshop for the parents of their host school on January 26th, 2012 in the MATH UP Math Discovery Center. The interns demonstrated techniques to help parents teach their children about coins and the value of coins outside of the classroom.