About The SMART Consortium
To support and enhance the efforts of member school districts to prepare students in mathematics and science to compete in a changing world.
The mission of the SMART Consortium is to work as a regional collaborative to improve teaching and student learning in mathematics and science from pre-K through twelfth grade.
Committed to continuous systemic improvement
High quality professional development delivered by accomplished educators
Effective use of collaboration and leveraging resources across classrooms, grade levels, schools, and districts
Research based source of information to support instructional improvement
Consortium concept - committed to networking and building relationships, diversity of members
SMART Consortium Belief Statements
All students, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic background, must have access to higher-level mathematics and science courses and receive highly impactful, standards aligned instruction.
Students must be taught by teachers who possess a strong command of the subject, who demonstrate effective instructional practices, and who regularly participate in quality professional development.
Pre-service teacher training and ongoing professional development at all grade levels must be relevant and research-based, with an increased emphasis on mathematics and science content and instructional practice .
School personnel must take responsibility for promoting efforts to help all students and parents understand and support the need to improve mathematics and science achievement in a standards-based environment.
Students must accept the responsibility of dealing with the challenges associated with the learning of mathematics and science and develop perseverance in solving problems that are based in the context of the world around them.
For more information, please contact:
Linda Williams, Executive Director
Michael Edelman, Professional Learning Manager