Building on two (2) prior National Science Foundation-funded projects, the All Included in Mathematics New Extensions (AIM-NEXT)
professional learning program will develop and research the impact of an augmented model for mathematics professional development (PD) on K-2 student learning through the addition of supports for coaches and leaders to the existing PD model. The overarching purpose of the project is to strengthen and examine the connections between PD and student learning in the context of supporting K-2 teachers. The research questions ask about the mathematical knowledge and key efficacious, equity-focused practices coaches use in their work with teachers, the extent to which they are used with integrity, and the extent to which they improve over time. The project manager leads the data collection and management components of the research, ensuring that all research data collection and data management are completed according to the project’s proposed research methods, the sponsor’s requirements, and
the federal Institutional Review Board (IRB) compliance needs specific to human subject in research projects.