Georgia State's College of Education & Human Development Receives $1.2M Grant to Support Teacher Training

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development (CEHD), Clayton County Public Schools and Curriculum Associates will work together on a new $1.2 million grant program to support Clayton County middle school teachers implementing the county’s math curriculum in their classrooms.

CEHD faculty and doctoral students will collaborate with master teachers and coaches to provide supplemental support to Clayton County teachers implementing the math curriculum.

The goal is to provide ongoing professional learning opportunities for teachers that will help them effectively teach the math curriculum and improve student achievement, particularly for students of color and those who live in low-income communities.

The grant team will develop manuals and teaching modules other school systems in Georgia and around the country can use to implement this math curriculum at the middle school level. The work is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“This partnership will collectively help school districts and school-level coaches support teachers who are implementing high-quality math curriculum,” said Gwen Benson, principal investigator and CEHD associate dean for faculty development and partnerships. “We want to put middle school students on a path to success in their math classes.”