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Advanced Teacher Capacity offers professional development in mathematics, statistics, and modeling for mathematics teachers in Grades 9-12 to prepare them for four years of high school mathematics for all students.  This initiative has been supported by grants from the Improving Teacher Quality Program administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

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Modspar register buttonATC Summer Institutes

Historically, the ATC program has offered QUANT and Modspar professional development institutes during the summer.  During summer 2017, the QUANT program will not be offered at Ohio University.  However, pending funding, two in-depth Modspar (Modeling and Spatial Reasoning) programs will be offered at Ohio University:

Modspar Frequently Asked Questions

ATC Online Webinars

are open to all past, present, and future ATC scholars.  The webinar room will open at 7:40 p.m.  Please sign in early as a guest to test your equipment so that we may begin the webinar promptly at 8:00 p.m.  To participate, go to .

Webinar Dates and Topics:

  • 17 August 2016.  Implementing and Assessing Modeling
  • 7 September 2016.  Linear Differences
  • 21 September 2016.  Proof for Student-Centered Learning and Assessment
  • 5 October 2016.  Taxicab Geometry
  • 19 October 2016.  Assessing Modeling: A Summative Approach
  • 2 November 2016.  Geometry of Complex Numbers
  • 7 December 2016.  Vectors and Linear Equations
  • 18 January 2017.  Project-Based Learining, Design Thinking, and Mathematical Modeling
  • 1 February 2017.  TBA
  • 15 February 2017.  TBA
  • 1 March 2017.  Modeling Data to Model Functions
  • 15 March 2017. TBA
  • 5 April 2017.  TBA
  • 19 April 2017.  TBA

To view archived ATC webinars click here.

Here's what past ATC scholars have said:
  • "I enjoyed becoming more comfortable with the technology."
    "The institutes were content-rich."
  • "Absolutely excellent."
  • "The BEST professional development available to high school (mathematics) teachers. The BEST model with follow-up." 
  • "[Now]...I help my students to be critical thinkers by asking questions that are of high cognitive demand.  I also engage my students in team work and collaborative activities to help them develop their communicating skills.  In addition, I incorporate technology in my teaching so students can have multiple representations of ...concepts." 

ATC award-winning scholars

For more information about ATC, contact Mary Harmison.


The total estimated costs for the 2016-2017 Modspar project are $313,978, which includes a $175,598 grant of federal funds from the Improving Teacher Quality Program administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, covering approximately 56% of the total costs.