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PRIME-Promoting Reflective Inquiry in Mathematics Education


Project PRIME is a professional development project for K-12 teachers of math within Rapid City Area Schools, a district of approximately 13,000 students in western South Dakota. Learning opportunities for in-service teachers have included graduate-level classes designed to deepen content knowledge, to build pedagogical content knowledge, to explore and discuss implementation of specific instructional materials and to build leadership capacity. Complementing these classes, teachers are supported by math teacher leaders who provide classroom coaching. This poster articulates the key elements of effective teaching that were used to define the work of Project PRIME, the PRIME theory of action, and evidence suggesting that teachers have changed their teaching and factors impacting teacher change.