National Science Foundation
Project AIM-ED is a collaborative project involving Horizon Research, Inc. and the Department of Elementary Education at North Carolina State University. The project builds on the NSF-funded project “All Included in Mathematics (AIM)” to develop and research the impact of an expanded model for mathematics professional development (PD) for first and second grade teachers using web-based courseware and facilitator support. The PD is designed for elementary teachers to learn and use mathematics discussion strategies shown to support student learning. AIM-ED research will investigate the impact of the new PD model on teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and mathematics teaching. The study also examines the impact on students’ participation in mathematics discussions and content learning, with particular attention to English learning students.