Tuesday, November 12, 2013

FAQ: Do you offer training for MLCS using Math Lit?

Answer:  Yes!

Heather and I provide numerous ways to train faculty to teach a Math Literacy course using Math Lit.  We wrote the book and supporting materials so that training is not a requirement for using the materials successfully.  Several schools using the book have done so without training.  To see all of the instructor supports available, check out this blog post from August.  At the time of that post, the information was "coming soon," but now all of the supports are available.

Some faculty prefer training to gain a sense of the classroom culture and common issues as well as have a way to have specific questions for their school answered.  To address this request, we tailor professional development to meet your needs and timeline.  We can provide any of the following:

  • List of suggested lessons to cover to meet your course objectives and credit hour goals
  • Calls and webinars before and during piloting to answer questions
  • Face-to-face workshops (1/2 day, full day, or multiple days) for in-depth training
  • Training videos within MML (coming soon)

We offered a MOOC this past summer and learned much from that.  The key takeaway for us is that faculty would like a training course that is more like the Khan academy in that they would watch videos and complete assignments but would not have to interact with other faculty unless they desired to do so.  The MOOC this summer that we taught was an online course about pathways courses as opposed to a training course to teach them.

We are working on more online training for the future to address that request.  In the meantime, we can provide face to face training or webinars if travel is an issue.

Please contact us if you would like to set up training.

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