Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center

Printed from:







Preparation of Effective Teachers in Mathematics

The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) has released a paper applying the recommendations of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2008) to the practice of preparing and developing highly effective mathematics teachers. The paper describes the Innovation Configuration for Effective Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. The Innovation Configuration is offered as a means of evaluating and aligning teacher preparation and professional development activities to promote stronger learning of mathematics in accordance with recent recommendations of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2008). The Innovation Configuration provides a set of actionable recommendations for all teacher educators (i.e., preservice teacher educators, inservice professional development providers, school and district leaders) in applying the panel's recommendations to bolster the quality of mathematics teaching and learning in schools.