Grant to train Miss. teachers in new methods

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — This summer, a group of about 50 Mississippi teachers will learn new ways to teach math and science.

Instead of focusing on finding the answers, The Clarion-Ledger reports ( ) they will focus on the process for solving problems during a summer program through the University of Mississippi’s Center for Math and Science Education. They will work in groups, debate and complete hands-on activities instead of completing worksheets alone.

The teachers’ training will mirror the way students in Mississippi and across the country will learn math as states implement a new set of academic standards known as Common Core.

The center’s project is called Developing Excellence in Education through Professional Learning Communities and is funded by a newly awarded, three-year, $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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