Winter Institute 2017 was a Huge Success, Thanks to the Help of Network Members!
The Carnegie Math Pathways team hosted its largest Winter Institute to date on January 26 – 28 2017. The event brought together nearly 80 attendees from 33 institutions, including four 4-year institutions, 8 high schools, 6 community colleges, 8 SUNY institutions, and 6 systems level or non-school attendees from the SUNY System, the University of Georgia system, CSU Chancellor’s Office, WestEd, AMATYC, and AMPSS. (A full list of the participating institutions can be found here.)
We want to thank the Faculty Mentors and Administrative Coaches who made significant contributions to designing, implementing, and improving this year’s program. Faculty Mentors Michelle Brock, Jim Willis, Paul Verschueren, Aaron Altose, Bridget Dart, and John Kellermeier led the faculty sessions, providing an in-depth look at teaching Quantway and Statway. Our inaugural group of Administrative Coaches – Jane Reinke, Steve Branz, Kelly Kohlmetz, and Margo Keys – led the design and implementation of a revised administrative strand.
The Faculty Mentors and the new Administrative Coaches not only provided valuable guidance and perspective in the faculty and administrative-focused sessions, but also supported attendees during the structured team time when college teams applied their session learnings to planning for implementation in their own institutional contexts.
Overall, the event was a huge success! Participants particularly enjoyed hearing from Foothill community college students from Rachel Mudge’s Statway class and seeing video footage of a Pathways classroom. Throughout the entire event, participants were highly motivated, thinking creatively and proactively about their institutional needs, and many left ready to advocate for and implement the Pathways at their institutions.