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What Learner-Centered Professional Development Looks Like:
The Pilot Studies of the InterMath Professional Development

Chandra Hawley Orrill & The InterMath Team

2006, Vol. 16, No. 1, 4-13

In recent years professional developers have reached a consensus about what constitutes effective professional
development, referred to in the literature as “learner-centered professional development.” InterMath is a
professional development project that was developed to address the recommendations for high quality
professional development for middle grades mathematics teachers. In this report, I will highlight two cases of
InterMath implementation. Then, I will offer a discussion of changes that have been made to InterMath in light
of the findings from the pilot studies and report preliminary analysis of the impact of these changes.


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