The Mathematics Academy for Teaching Excellence models exemplary teaching with
explicit links to mathematics and science content and relevant connections to real-world
applications. This two-week summer institute also provides teachers background
research, opportunities to form school site teams, and extensive material
resources to implement demonstrated lessons in the classroom.
Higher with the Academy for Mathematics Performance collaboratively creates,
demonstrates, and tests innovative instructional strategies in mathematics.
Students, teachers, and mathematical content from a selected grade level form
the core of this weeklong lab school. Teachers work as participant observers,
practice model lessons, and work in the role of peer coaches to validate the
new instructional strategies designed to increase student conceptual
understanding of mathematics.
ALIAS: Accelerated Literacy Integrating Algebra and Science provides
university faculty who design and oversee science inquiry lessons for groups of
teachers and their students. Hands on demonstrations and experiments reinforce
standards in mathematics and language arts. Summer extensions of ALIAS provide
teams of teachers and students with a weeklong experience at the University
MATE, ALIAS, CHAMP FOLLOW-UP: Model demonstrations of lessons in
mathematics connected with science for ACTS teacher participants with guided
discussions and support for implementation of new strategies. Monthly meetings
are held after school.
CLASSROOM SUPPORT: Mentoring, in class visits, guided discussion, and
support for observations, implementation of strategies, peer coaching, and
organizing school site change.
Teaching Fellowships in Mathematics and Science provides professional
development, mentoring and financial support for college mathematics & science majors who want to become teachers. Fellows receive MATE and CHAMP
training and are placed for 150 hours in a Jurupa classroom.
Summer Academies for Students: provide a variety of summer offerings for
4th - 9th grade students (Girls Excelling in Mathematics and Science; Healthy
Body Healthy Mind; Algebra Middle School Academy, College Going Academy.) While
standards based content is emphasized, the goal is to motivate students in
mathematics and science through a broader perspective on these subjects.