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Welcome to (SM)2I

The University of Southern Mississippi (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. Since over thirteen years it is designed for in-service mathematics teachers in Mississippi. This year the Institute will concentrate on providing participants with professional training in the framework of State Standards. Mathematics teachers in Mississippi are supposed to conform to these standards in the planning of rigorous lessons aiming at deeper learning and thinking. The experienced instructors on the team of the 2015 USM Summer Mathematics Institute, apart from increasing content knowledge of participating teachers, will provide them with specific training necessary to understand and implement the State Standards. The impact of the Institute on teaching mathematics will improve the achievements of Mississippi students in mathematics from the middle grades transitioning successfully into high school.

Twenty teachers from Mississippi school districts, most of them situated south of I-20, will be selected to participate in the funded 2015 edition of the Institute. Summer session of the Institute will be held from June 1-26; two follow-up sessions will be held, one on a Saturday in the fall of 2015 and one in the spring 2016.

Participants will receive a $100.00 stipend per day, and a USB memory stick, and specialized educational software. Teachers who fully participate in the Institute will have the opportunity to receive Continuing Education Units (CEU) and graduate credits, and be eligible for "Highly Qualified" designation.

So Welcome to (SM)2I.