Troy University AMSTI awarded nearly $200,000 to train local math, science teachers

Posted: Thursday, 05 November 2015

TROY - The Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative at Troy University has received a grant totaling $199,745 to provide professional development to local math and science teachers.

The project is supported by funding provided to the Alabama Department of Education from a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Math and Science Partnership. Funding for this partnership will allow more local teachers to receive training and instructional support designed to improve classroom teaching of math and science‚Äč.

The goal of AMSTI at TROY is to raise student achievement by providing instructional support for educators.

"Our mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology, and math," said Kim Dove, ASMTI Director at Troy University. "This grant will also increase collaboration between Troy University faculty, current university students and the community, which will make all of the facets stronger and more aware of what is going on in the bigger educational picture."

The program will use face-to-face sessions and video conferencing to put local teachers in contact with TROY faculty and professionals in science, technology, engineering and math fields to share knowledge and improve instructional effectiveness.

For more information, contact AMSTI at (334)670-5962.

Altamonte Springs ribbon cutting

Kim Dove, ASMTI Director at Troy University, and Sherrie Blackmon, AMSTI Assistant Director, demonstrate a botany experiment, one of many classroom exercises that the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative teaches to local educators in an effort to increase student engagement in math and science. AMSTI at TROY has received about $200,000 in additional grant funding enabling them to provide training and support to more area teachers. (Troy University photo/Kevin Glackmeyer)