Professional Development Partnership for Improving Understanding in Algebra

The focus of the program is to give teachers pedagogical tools and ongoing support to help them teach mathematical procedures for understanding. Teachers participate in a year-long professional development experience beginning with a one week summer workshop and continuing with peer observations, faculty classroom observations, online reflections and discussions, two follow-up Saturday meetings, and a capstone presentation at the Wisconsin Math Council's Annual Conference at Green Lake in May 2008.

Type of Project: Workshop plus ongoing support
Target Audience: High School
Attendees: 13 Adults
Activity Location: UW-La Crosse Campus
Participating Schools: Richland Center, Mauston, Westfield, Pittsville, Holmen, Onalaska
Dates of Activity: 08/06/2007 (ongoing through 05/2008)
Length of Activity: Week-long & Year
Contact: Jon Hasenbank,

Consulting Work on 9th Grade Physical Science Curriculum

Dr. Eric Brunsell and Jamie Schneider worked with three Onalaska High School 9th grade physical science teachers to redesign the curriculum to better meet state standards and program goals.

Type of Project: Consulting
Target Audience: High School
Attendees: 6 Adults
Activity Location: Onalaska
Participating Schools: Onalaska
Dates of Activity: May 2007 to Present (Fall 2007)
Length of Activity: On-Going
Contact: Jamie Schneider,

Instructor for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Math and Science Partnership Program

Program through the Northern Wisconsin Partnership for Science Education, Crandon High School, Crandon, WI. Taught teacher education workshop titled "Density Relationships: From Sinking and Floating to Mathematical Models" to K-12 teachers.

Type of Project: Workshop
Target Audience: Elementary, Middle & High School
Attendees: 20 Adults
Activity Location: Crandon High School, WI
Participating Schools: Northern Wisconsin Partnership Schools
Dates of Activity: March 2007
Length of Activity: Full day
Contact: Jamie Schneider,