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South Carolina Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science

Mission

The mission of the Center of Excellence is to serve South Carolina schools and collaborate with stakeholders in the larger community to implement innovative and effective practices in mathematics and science education to better support children in developing the 21st Century skills and processes necessary to succeed.

South Carolina Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science

History

The Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science was originally conceptualized and founded by Dr. Jeff Marshall with funding support through the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Through this center, faculty in the College of Education have collaborated with districts across the state to support PreK-12 mathematics and science education.

  • Faculty Affiliates

    Center Director

    Dr. Sandra M. Linder, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Mathematics Education

    Center Faculty Affiliates

    Dr. Jeff Marshall, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Science Education

    Dr. Michelle Cook, Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of Science Education

    Dr. Cynthia Deaton, Interim Department Chair and Associate Professor of Science Education

    Dr. Megan Che, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

    Dr. Andy Tyminski, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

    Dr. Nicole Bannister, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

    Dr. Nico Gomez, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

  • Projects and Outreach

    Project MathPack- Principal Investigator, Sandra LinderProject MathPack

    Principal Investigator, Sandra Linder

    Project MathPack focuses on supporting parents and caregivers in engaging in mathematical play with young children. Through Project MathPack, mathematics focused tasks using mathematics processes and a learning cycle approach are sent weekly to families to encourage collaborative play in a manner that supports mathematics development. Contact Dr. Linder for research results or for more details on how to incorporate MathPacks in your own settings.

    Inquiry in Motion

    Principal Investigator, Jeff Marshall

    Inquiry in Motion deals with improving the motivation, potential, and achievement of students and teachers through sustained engagement in science, math, engineering, and technology.

  • Consulting Services

    The Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science can provide a range of consulting services such as the following:

    Curriculum Development

    • Standards/Outcome alignment
    • Outlining, writing, revising curriculum
    • Feasibility research on curriculum implementation

    Professional Development

    • Online or in person
    • Large scale sessions (up to 200 people)
    • Intimate sessions (up to 40 people)
    • All day/half day/one to two hour sessions
    • Ongoing professional development (in person, synchronous, and asynchronous)

    Research Implementation and External Evaluation

    • Duties are project dependent

    External Advisory Boards/Panel Expert

    • Duties are project dependent

    Please contact Dr. Sandra M. Linder for details.