PROMYS for Teachers Application

 

PROMYS for Teachers (PfT) will run in a modified and virtual format this summer as described below. Please apply by June 1. We will notify applicants of admissions decisions on a rolling basis. 

If you have additional questions, contact PfT Program Coordinator Demi Dubois. Thank you!  

 

PROMYS for Teachers 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, PROMYS for Teachers (PfT) will again run in a virtual format for summer 2021. Given the success of last year's online program, we are confident that PfT can deliver a learning experience that is consistent with our goal of deep mathematical exploration in a rich and supportive community. As one PROMYS for Teachers 2020 participant exclaimed at the end of last summer, "Math IS possible online!"

We are excited to offer two components of PfT this summer. Since we want to make sure we have the staff and resources to serve everyone well, we are asking prospective participants to fill out an application form. 

Morning Math Workshop

For all participants, we are offering a 3.5-week exploration workshop called Morning Math. This online workshop runs weekdays beginning Wednesday, July 7 through Friday, July 30, 10 am – 12:30 pm EDT. PfT Director Professor Caleb Shor (Western New England University) facilitates the course. He is assisted by T^2s (teacher counselors, either graduate students in mathematics or PfT alumni) who will guide smaller groups in virtual breakout rooms. The curriculum is based on Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) Teacher Leadership Program materials designed in collaboration with PROMYS for Teachers. This summer’s course is Famous Functions in Number Theory. PDFs will be provided; purchasing the book is not required.

There is no fee to participate in the Morning Math exploration. We are encouraging all PfT alumni and other teachers of secondary mathematics to apply (invite your colleagues!). Participants will have the opportunity to earn approximately 45 PDPs through Education Development Center (EDC), a registered provider with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. There is no stipend.

Curriculum Design Seminar

In addition to Morning Math, we will again be offering a seminar on Curriculum Design: Translating the PROMYS experience into mathematical practice in the classroom. This online seminar is based on the research of Professor Leslie Dietiker (BU Wheelock College of Education and Human Development): The MCLE Project: Designing Mathematically Captivating Learning Experiences. It runs for five weeks on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 2 – 5 pm, beginning Thursday, July 8 through Thursday, August 5. PfT Alum Chris Robinson (The Blake School) will again facilitate the afternoon sessions.

Please note that the Curriculum Design course is open only to PROMYS for Teachers alumni who have successfully completed at least one full summer of the traditional six-week Number Theory program. They must also be enrolled in the Morning Math exploration workshop. Participants have the opportunity to earn 4 graduate credits in Education if they have not already received credit for CT900, or if the content of their "independent study" is significantly different from past projects. PfT alumni who don't want or need these credits may participate in this course and earn additional PDPs if they are seeking a congenial atmosphere to work on curriculum design over the summer.

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Policy of Nondiscrimination

PROMYS does not discriminate on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or national origin in the operation of its program or in its admissions, hiring, or financial aid decisions.

 

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