College of Science and Health > Academics > STEM Studies > Research & Externally Funded Programs > Communities of Practice
Funded by the CME Group Foundation, Communities of Practice (CoP) are a collaborative effort between the CPS Department of STEM and the DePaul University STEM Center that leverages and expands upon the learning of the first cohort of teachers who completed the Elementary Math Specialist (EMS) Coursework. The two-year program runs from 2019 through 2021. Research has found that engagement in high-quality, sustained, mathematics-focused professional development is a critical tool for achieving the potential for expert instruction with EMS teachers.
The goal of the CoP is to provide EMS Cohort 1 teachers with the opportunity to:
How has this program changed teachers’ instruction?