- Year 2023
- NSF Award #1950217
- Registration Master Teaching Fellow
- First Name Annie
- Last Name Vopal
- Discipline Mathematics
- Institution Warwood School, Ohio County (WV) Schools
The Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers (M3T) Noyce Fellowship project aims to support teacher leadership and networked improvement communities in mathematics education across West Virginia. Fellows have led “Local Improvement Teams” in their local contexts to collaborate with colleagues to identify, address, and positively impact common challenges found in classrooms within the state using tools from improvement science. Partnering with their local districts, Master Teaching Fellows recruited, organized, and developed these Local Improvement Teams to connect to the M3T project’s statewide network and become engines of innovation and the vehicles to implement change ideas in a rapid, yet structured manner. Through this poster, M3T Master Teaching Fellows Annie Vopal and Jo Frost will present their own and their cohort’s experiences in leading a Local Improvement Team as part of this project. Recruitment methods and district partnerships, utilizing tools such as PDSA cycles, and the breadth and depth of teacher and student impacts will be explored. Personal anecdotes, successes, challenges, and future plans will also be covered in this visual narrative of what a successful and growing Networked Improvement Community supporting teacher leadership and improving mathematics instruction and learning looks like among secondary teachers in West Virginia, providing a model which could be transferable across other states, programmatic levels, and curricular disciplines.