Professional Development at MƒA

MƒA teachers take courses tailored to their specific interests and needs. Each semester, the MƒA professional development catalog features hundreds of learning opportunities. More than two-thirds of these learning opportunities are led by MƒA teachers, and the rest are facilitated by other outside experts in the fields of mathematics, science, and education. 

  • Professional learning teams (PLTs) are a series of four connected workshops that meet monthly over the course of the semester and consist of small teams of teachers who come together to explore a specific problem of practice in depth. Learn more about PLTs here.
  • Mini-courses are a series of three connected workshops in which experts from academic institutions, local organizations, and from within the MƒA Master Teacher community engage MƒA teachers in a topic at the cutting edge of their content area and/or pedagogical practice. 
  • Extended length courses are a series of six to eight connected workshops that meet throughout a semester or school year. Experts from academic institutions, local organizations, and from within the MƒA Master Teacher community engage MƒA teachers in topics at the cutting edge of their content area and/or pedagogical practice.
  • Single session workshops are one-time workshops in which experts from the MƒA Master Teacher community, as well as academic institutions and local organizations, engage MƒA teachers in a topic at the cutting edge of their content area and/or pedagogical practice.
  • Affinity groups are a series of workshops in which teachers with shared identities grapple with how their particular identities intersect and inform their role as STEM educators, their classroom practice, and their engagement with the wider MƒA community. 

150+ professional development courses per semester

MƒA teachers participate in and lead professional growth and enrichment opportunities throughout the year, ranging in focus from mathematics and science content to pedagogical practice and leadership. Below is a sample of our course offerings.