LSUS Foundation Receives $25,000 Grant
June 14, 2011The LSU in Shreveport Foundation, Inc. received a $25,000 grant from the Foundation for the Midsouth to fund the North Louisiana Math Teachers' Circle, created through the efforts of Dr. Judith Covington, associate professor of mathematics at LSU Shreveport and other LSUS faculty.
The funds will allow the NLMTC to host a four-day summer workshop as well as conduct six follow-up meetings during the academic school year. Thirty middle school teachers will attend the workshops and will receive a $400 stipend for their participation.
Dr. Covington sees the program as "a way that our faculty can work with middle school teachers in a way that will allow the college faculty better prepare future teachers." Wanda Huhn, instructor of mathematics, and Patricia Doerr, professor of education, at LSUS are also involved in the development and progress of NLMTC.
The Math Teacher's Circle began at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), one of the leading math institutes in the United States, in August 2006. The North Louisiana chapter was founded in November 2010m by Dr. Covington. The purpose of the organization is to establish a foundation for a culture of problem solving among middle school math teachers in the country and to create a community of middle school teachers and college faculty who are passionate about problem solving and who want to share their ideas with others.
For more information on the NLMTC, contact Judith Covington.
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