Fund for Teachers awarded Amber Muscarello (Algebra/Geometry teacher at Sartartia Middle School) and Anna Davila (6th grade math teacher at SMS) with a fellowship for self-designed professional development. The fellowship is as unique as the teachers are. It was for $9,914.00 to travel to Singapore, India and China for 14 days this summer.
They will be focusing on how Asian schools teach mathematics to middle school children. They will look specifically at the use of technology, integration of real world problems, and questioning strategies. While on their travels they will also be making short videos of world landmarks to use in their math lessons. Mrs. Muscarello had this to say about the opportunity, “We are so grateful to Fund for Teachers for their generous support. The classroom observations and cultural experiences in each country will empower us to come back to our classrooms with fresh ideas and a new perspective on mathematics teaching.” You can follow their travels on www.sartartiamath.blogspot.com.