As Delaware districts seek to place as many students as possible in inclusion instructional settings, teachers of special needs students may require additional work in mathematics content and pedagogy.
The Converging Curriculum project, funded by grants from the Delaware Department of Education, seeks to train these teachers in core content and powerful mathematical representations. Student work is examined and exemplary lessons explored for use in extra-time settings.
Teachers from more than a dozen school districts have been involved in the Converging Curriculum project since its inception during the 2007-2008 school year. Initially offered for teachers of grades 6 and 7, the program has since been expanded from grade 5 through high school. Stipends are provided for a cadre of Converging Curriculum teachers.
For more information on Converging Curriculum, contact Val Maxwell at (302) 831-0646.