Services for Clinical Development
A Focus on the Clinical Experience of Teaching Math:
New Expansions to Services Provided by the
Making Math Real Institute
In looking forward to the next 25 years, the Making Math Real Institute (MMRI), in addition to continuing its focus on providing and expanding the 700 hours of seminars currently available, will present a new focus on providing significant support in helping MMR practitioners maximize their development as clinical math educators. The MMRI will be offering the following new structures to implement this new focus on the clinical development of MMR practitioners and all will be presented in a distance-learning format:
Lab School Mentorship Program
The Making Math Real Lab School Mentorship Program (LSMP) provides the highest level and most intensive and comprehensive experience in helping MMR practitioners become complete clinical math educators. The possibility of receiving certification from David Berg and the Making Math Real Institute can be an additional outcome of the MMR practitioner’s successful mentorship experience. The LSMP is intended for highly experienced MMR practitioners and/or classroom teachers who have completed most or all of the MMR series of 12 courses, and most importantly, have been successfully practicing and applying MMR-based interventions at various levels and with students with diverse processing styles for two or more years.
A new and dedicated branch of the MMRI’s series of courses is the Intensive Mini-Courses. The Intensive Mini-Courses provide opportunities for participants to receive more expansive and in-depth integration of specific MMR content areas that are critically important as fundamentals, and extremely large in scope and incrementation. Based on the success of the Intensives so far, the MMRI will continue to offer an ongoing series of these mini-courses as a permanent inclusion within our regular series of 12 institute seminars.
The Making Math Real Supervision Program (MMR SP) is intended to support MMR practitioners at varying stages of their development from those who have completed at least the Making Math Real: Overview, K-12 and one additional major course such as the The 9 Lines Intensive, The 4 Operations & the 400 Math Facts, or Fractions, Decimals & Advanced Place Value all the way to those who have completed all of the MMR courses, but are not yet ready for the Lab School Mentorship Program. The Supervision Program is less intensive than the Lab School Mentorship Program and is structured to help MMR practitioners successfully apply the MMR methods in correct alignment with students’ processing indications. Participant’s successful experience in the MMR SP can provide the preparation needed for candidacy in the Lab School Mentorship Program.
Build Your Own Group Consultation Program
The Making Math Real Build Your Own Group Consultation Program (MMR BYOG) is structured to be like Office Hours for MMR participants to have direct access to David Berg when they need it. In the past, either individuals or groups of various sizes composed of participants with similar interests and coursework experience have scheduled time with David Berg to get questions answered and needs met. The Build Your Own Group Consultation Program is intended to formalize this service so MMR participants are aware of its availability and can choose to take advantage of this resource.
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The Making Math Real Clinician’s Corner (MMR CC) will start out as a regularly scheduled monthly open discussion group in which David Berg will respond to questions/requests from MMR practitioners. The intended format of Clinician’s Corner is to encourage questions and support pertaining to the clinical aspects of establishing and maintaining MMR-based interventions, specifically the development of the practitioner’s ability to clinically observe and interpret students’ affective and cognitive behaviors. Clinician’s Corner is structured for intermediate to advanced practitioners who have completed a baseline of coursework and have been applying MMR-based methods for students at various levels and diverse processing styles.
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