Supporting Teachers to Increase Retention

The goal of STIR is to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate the results of a comprehensive professional development program for secondary level mathematics teachers.

Objectives to be achieved include:

  1. Improve the retention of secondary mathematics teachers as evidenced by an increase in the number of CMP STIR teachers who are retained each year
  2. Increase teacher content knowledge as evidenced by self-reports, and pre and post assessments
  3. Increase teacher pedagogical expertise as evidenced by self-reports and observations
  4. Build leadership capacity in the school districts as evidenced by an increase in the number of teachers serving as coaches and/or organizing and conducting professional development activities, and serving as co-instructors in ICMP institutes
  5. Create a culture within the two school districts that supports teachers as lifelong learners, professionals, classroom teachers and leaders as evidenced by the creation and support of new professional learning communities.



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