The USM Summer Mathematics Institute is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (No Child Left Behind) and administered through the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. It is designed for in-service teachers in Mississippi. Its primary goals are to improve participating teachers’ content knowledge in mathematics and their technology proficiency through a twenty-day summer session and two follow-up sessions.
It is anticipated that twenty-two teachers from Mississippi school districts mostly south of I-20 will be selected to participate in the funded 2013 USM Summer Mathematics Institute. Summer session of the Institute will be held from June 3-28 and two follow-up sessions will be held on two Saturdays, with one in fall 2013 and the other in spring 2014.
Participants will receive an $80 stipend per day, a TI 84 or TI Nspire graphing calculator, or Emulator software, and a USB memory stick. Teachers who fully participate in the Institute will have opportunity to receive CEUs and graduate credits, and to be eligible for "highly qualified" designation.