The EMpowered by KCI program (also known as FAME 4/5) is a professional Elementary Mathematics learning program for fourth and fifth grade teachers, who teach in California. Teachers explore the eight mathematical practices while also learning how to use computer and web-based technologies to support teaching and learning. After the summer institute, the learning and professional development continues in the academic year program with four FAME follow-up sessions designed to help you implement instructional changes, discuss real experiences, develop best practices, build a professional learning community, and address additional math content and technology topics.
We begin in the spring with a one-day orientation (May 12, 2018) to set-up the course expectations and build upon the educational technology platforms used during the program. The summer intensive begins with six face-to-face meetings (July 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, and August 1). There is also a required 24 hours of additional online coursework over the summer. Two additional units (your choice of FASTtech courses) and the four follow-up days (usually a Saturday in October, November, February, and March) wrap up the program. You will also be expected to share your learning with others as well as continue your professional development during the school year.
Applications for Summer 2018 closed on April 30.
This program is open to mathematics educators who teach in 4th and 5th grades in California.
All incentives are designed to support the ongoing innovation of technology into the curriculum:
*Incentives subject to change