AMIT creates “math community” to boost achievement in the field
Dozens of teachers from the AMIT network recently joined forces to create a math teacher “community” at a conference hosted by AMIT and the Trump Foundation, which was established in 2011 by Jewish-American philanthropists Jules and Eddie Trump to improve academic achievements in math and science in Israel.
The teachers participated in workshops and lectures on innovative ways to teach math, as well as on ways to share best practices and get updates on new pedagogical methods for math teachers.
Their project also includes a digital platform for shared learning.
“The goal is for the teachers’ community to empower its members,” said Bruria Kanner, AMIT’s coordinator for mathematics. “That, in turn, will increase the network’s successes in mathematics, and increase the number of students studying math at the highest level.”
Last year, the AMIT network introduced a similar initiative for software engineering and cyber studies teachers in an effort to share unique teaching methods and encourage outstanding students to pursue those fields.
Dozens of teachers and administrators from across Israel formed a “cyber community” within the network that is meant to promote awareness about the importance of cyber studies.