One-of-a-kind UMF Math Coaching Project receives $174K grant

Left to right) Shannon Larsen and Sandra Macarthur, UMF education faculty and staff members, announce a $174,848 grant the UMF Maine Mathematics Coaching Project received from the Maine Department of Education’s Math and Science Partnership Project.

(Left to right) Shannon Larsen and Sandra Macarthur, UMF faculty and staff members, announce grant UMF received from the Maine Department of Education.

The UMF Maine Mathematics Coaching Project, a unique offering that trains math coaches to help educators with new instructional strategies, has received a $174,848 grant from the Maine Department of Education’s Math and Science Partnership Project. The UMF MMCP is the only one in Maine and one of only a handful nationally that requires participation by both teachers and district administrators, according to the Morning Sentinel. The grant funds will help K-8 educators and their districts strengthen teaching and learning in mathematics with the goal of increasing the math proficiency of Maine students. Twenty-nine educators are currently participating in two, two-year cohorts with a third cohort starting this June.

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