SCK Institutes

Sponsored by the Mathematics Teaching and Learning to Teach (MTLT) Project at the University of Michigan, Specialized Content Knowledge (SCK) institutes prepare experts in mathematics and education to engage with critical issues in mathematics education.

Currently, we offer two institutes: the Basic SCK Institute and the Departmental and Programmatic Leadership SCK Institute. Both institutes offer a setting in which mathematicians, others in the mathematical sciences, teacher educators, education researchers, and K-12 teachers work together to understand the specialized content knowledge (SKC) needed for mathematics teaching and its place in the mathematical education of teachers. In doing so, the institutes provide insights into the challenges of improving education and develop skills to contribute productively to improvement.

Both use the development of SCK tasks as the basis for learning to engage across professional communities on critical issues in mathematics education.

The Basic SCK Institutes will support pairs of participants who come from different institutions, departments, or points in their careers (e.g., a professor and graduate student pair).

The Departmental and Programmatic Leadership SCK Institutes will support groups of participants who want to address issues concerning the mathematical education of teachers at the program or department level.

These institutes are intensive, three to four-day events held at the University of Michigan School of Education in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They are free for admitted applicants, with travel costs reimbursed. For additional information about reimbursement click here.

For additional information about the content of the institutes, who should attend, and when the next event will be held, please navigate through the ‘Our Institutes’ menu above.

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