Alcorn’s Vicksburg campus to host Braves Teachers Mathematics Academy Conference

Mathematics teachers are preparing to embark on a conference at Alcorn State University’s Vicksburg campus that will enhance their teaching abilities.

The Braves Teachers Mathematics Academy will be held Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at Alcorn’s Vicksburg Expansion Center in Pemberton Square Mall. The Academy is an endeavor designed to provide intensive professional development in the discipline of mathematics for K-8 educators, in alignment with college and career readiness standards as delineated by the state of Mississippi.

The conference will give the attendees access to renowned experts in the field of mathematics who demonstrate innovative pedagogy and exhibits state –of-the-art resources. It will also provide financial compensation in the form of an hourly honorarium and procure 10 Continuing Education Unit credits.

Dr. Tracy Knight Lackey, associate professor and coordinator of Educational Programs at the Center, said that teachers who attend will receive a wealth of valuable information about their field.

“The program will provide the opportunity to amass a cadre of skill sets through the crafting of innovative research-based presentations, development of web-based teaching modules, portfolios and professional journals,” said Lackey.

Teachers will receive on-going support and follow-ups throughout the academic year with relevant stakeholders who are well versed in College and Career Readiness Standards via Synchronous and asynchronous web-based activities.

The event is being sponsored under the tutelage of Dean Robert Carr, School of Education and Psychology and executive director of the Vicksburg Expansion Center. For more information about the conference including registration, contact Lackey at (601) 629-3558.

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