EMATHS (Embracing Mathematics, Assessment, & Technology in High Schools) is a Michigan Mathematics and Science Partnership Competitive Grant project. The professional development courses offered on this site were developed as part of the "scaling up" efforts of the EMATHS project. The goals of the project are to increase teachers' content knowledge, to increase the use of best practices around classroom practices, and to embed technology into effective instruction. These courses have been designed around the 8 day face-to-face professional development workshops that are also a part of the EMATHS project.
A facilitator will be assigned to each group of participants taking the online course. Each course lasts for 12 weeks. Participants in the online course can expect to spend a minimum of 2 hours per week online and approximately an additional 2-3 hours offline completing tasks to successfully complete the course. Participation in the course includes downloading and completing activities, uploading assignments to the site, watching video segments, reflecting on practice, contributing to blog discussions, researching the web, using TI-Nspire technology and software, interacting with fellow teachers, and more.