Success Stories from Catalyzing Change


The latest entry in the “Catalyzing Change” series explores strategies to deepen student understanding of mathematics and implement equitable instructional practices that cultivate a positive math identity.

In the chapter “Using a Framework for Continuous Improvement to Catalyze Change in Middle School Mathematics,” co-authors Rachel Ruggirello, associate director of the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis, and Briana Trager, a former STEM coordinator from the Mehlville School District, explore the work of STEMpact District Immersion (DI), a three-year effort designed to provide deep, systematic instructional support for math teachers and coaches in the Mehlville, Ritenour and Maplewood Richmond Heights School Districts.

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