Math Collaboratives

Math Collaboratives are virtual professional learning communities that provide facilitated, ongoing support to teachers teaching Algebra I and Integrated Math I. Participating teachers will meet as a cohort across the 2017-18 school year. Our goal is to bring teachers together from across districts to learn from each other and get better faster. Click the links below for course descriptions.

2017-18 facilitators:


Algebra I - Cicely Woodard
After earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Memphis and a Master of Education Degree from Vanderbilt University, Cicely Woodard started teaching seventh and eighth graders in Nashville, TN in 2003. Currently she teaches 8th Grade Mathematics and Integrated Mathematics I at West End Middle School.  Cicely has years of experience facilitating professional learning opportunities for teachers and speaking about education topics. Cicely is honored to serve as the 2018 Tennessee Teacher of the Year.  

Integrated Math I - Kyle Prince
Kyle Prince teaches Algebra 2 and Calculus at Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he has been teaching for eight years. He was named the 2015-2016 Middle Tennessee Teacher of the Year and selected as a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. In addition to teaching high school, he recently completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at Middle Tennessee State University. His interests include teaching through problem solving, mental math strategies, and numberless problems.


There will be 12 training sessions over the course of the year. Meetings will be 60 minutes each and will be held after school hours. Specific dates and times for each session can be found below:

Algebra I
Sessions meet from 4:30-5:30pm CT
Integrated Math I
Sessions meet from 4:30-5:30pm CT
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2017 Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2017 Thursday, Feb. 1, 2017
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Thursday, March. 15, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Thursday, March 29, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Thursday, April 5, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Thursday, May 17, 2018


The cost is $750 per teacher to participate in a Math Collaborative. This includes access to all digital materials and on-going support throughout the school year from a facilitator and cohort members. 


Registration is now open for the 2017-18 school year!