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Meredith Mathematics & Science Institutes (MMSI) offers quality, residential professional development opportunities that focus on important mathematics and science content for K through High School. The summer Institutes are designed for all classroom teachers, resource teachers, lead teachers, mathematics/science coordinators and supervisors.

We want to thank all of our consultants and attendees for a wonderful week of professional development during MMSI 2015! Please check out the 2016 schedule early next year and plan to join us for an awesome MMSI Summer 2016!

This year we also offered a Summer 2015 LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE at MMSI

The Leadership Institute was a special opportunity for educators with K-6 leadership responsibilities.A week-long institute designed especially for principals, supervisors, coordinators, and full-time lead teachers.


We had an amazing institute with close to 500 teachers attending 27 different professional development options. Below are some quotes from previous years.

"Our classes started today - I am teaching 3 sections of 'regular' Math 2 classes this semester. Our first day was fantastic! I wanted to let you know that I am implementing many of the strategies learned at the workshop:

  • Groups of 4 (right now in alpha order)
  • Pencils down time
  • Using Tasks to introduce Topics as a way of promoting multiple ways of solving
  • Formative Assessment such as keeping notes on students
  • Organizing group reporting ahead of time
  • Questioning (I tend to do this anyway; but your suggestions help me think about the questions when I am lesson planning)

I really appreciate everything you taught me!"

"This was one of the best workshops I've ever attended. I love the hands-on activities since I'm going to 5th grade for the first time this year!! The only thing that will make this better is to have 3 days so we can learn more. My students are going to be so happy that I came."

"I loved the workshop and Mrs. Bigney. The activities and experiments she showed us were amazing. Most are simple and cheap! I also loved the books and websites she shared. I can't wait to share what I have learned."

"BY FAR the most useful and encouraging development I have been to in my career. Literally SAVED MY CAREER. I am excited to get back and make my structure/attitude better. I finally feel more equipped to confront the challenges that lie ahead for this year and many to come. Thank you so much for taking in to consideration the needs of the teachers here."

"Tery and Judy were awesome!  I really enjoyed our session!  I have many things to take back to school!"

"It is already some of the most high-quality professional development I've attended in 21 years of teaching. I've come before, and I always know that if it is at Meredith, it's going to be good."

Institute Highlights

  • Experienced professional development consultants as leaders
  • Professional development addresses content standards adopted for North Carolina schools
  • Institute journal for notes and reflections on critical areas of emphasis for each grade level
  • Blackline masters for classroom posted for future downloading
  • Ideas to use immediately to develop a problem-solving environment
  • Opportunities for discussion and reflection
  • Six to thirty contact hours, depending on course selections (equivalent to .6 to 3.0 CEUs)
  • Opportunities for networking and brainstorming with educators from across North Carolina

Additional Information About MMSI

Class size is limited, so consider organizing a school team to take advantage of the grade-level specific opportunities. The schedule is set so that individuals may attend multiple sessions.

Classes typically begin at 8:30 a.m. and end around 4:00 p.m. each day. All materials are included in the registration fee and lunches are provided for participants. Breakfast and dinner are free for dorm occupants.


Contact Information

Cindy Bell
241 Science/Mathematics Bldg.
(919) 760-8756
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Jeane Joyner
241 Science/Mathematics Bldg.
(919) 760-8479
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Send Mail to:
Cindy Bell (MMSI)
Meredith College-SMB 241
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298