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Welcome to the TIAN website!

TIAN is a professional development initiative developing a model for standards-based mathematics professional development for adult basic education teachers.The TIAN model uses teacher inquiry and reflective learning to engage teachers in learning math and in learning new instructional approaches to algebra and data analysis to implement purposeful and effective standards-based mathematics.

The goals of TIAN are...
  • to increase and deepen teachers' mathematical content knowledge to increase teachers' understanding and use of mathematics content standards
  • to increase the number and range of teachers' instructional approaches
  • to build teachers' connection to ABE mathematics/numeracy standards
  • build the capacity of states' adult education agencies to support standards-based innovative math instruction for adults.

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