Thursday, March 18, 2010

Several seats still open for MTI summer courses

A few seats are still open for the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI) in Summer 2010. Registration opened Monday, March 15, and nearly all classes filled within a few hours.

The MTI course is a three-credit course that gives Idaho teachers and administrators the best practices and teaching strategies they need to help all students succeed in math. The course focuses on students’ learning. It has five main ideas that are woven throughout the instruction: take students’ ideas seriously, encourage multiple strategies, press students conceptually, address misconceptions, and focus on the structure of the mathematics.

The State Department of Education is offering 55 courses this summer and serving more than 1,700 educators statewide. Currently, 20 instructors are trained to teach the MTI course. The Department is working to train more highly qualified instructors to expand course offerings in the future.

If you are still interested in registering for a summer course, please visit

If you are unable to take the MTI course this summer, we will be offering more courses in the fall. The fall course schedule will be posted on April 1, 2010 and registration will open April 15 at 8 a.m. MST.

For more information, please visit

~ Melissa M.

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