Year-round Program of Professional Development and Outreach Groups for Secondary School Teachers

Teachers are strongly encouraged to take advantage of additional opportunities through involvement in PCMI’s Professional Development and Outreach groups. These groups, based at cooperating university sites around the country, meet regularly throughout the school year and are usually composed of (although not limited to) teachers living in the same geographic region of the country. Other PDO groups may be formed from common professional interests, rather than geographic proximity, and would utilize technology for virtual meetings.

Teachers in the PDO groups meet regularly to

  • deepen their understanding of mathematics,
  • develop their skills in and understandings of effective teaching of mathematics,
  • prepare professional development workshops for high school teachers and conference presentations.

The classic PDO group is facilitated by a cooperating university or college faculty person.

Professional Development and Outreach groups currently active:
– PDO facilitator(s) in italics

Boston University, Boston, MA (PROMYS for TEACHERS); Glenn Stevens,

Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA; Darryl Yong,

Math for America, New York City, NY;  John Ewing – George Hart, website:

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; Susana Salamanca-Riba,

St. Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ; Brian Hopkins,

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Harvey Keynes,

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Peter Trapa, website:

University of Washington, Seattle, WA; James King, website:

Utah State University; Brynja Kohler,

Alumni groups:

California State University at San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Duke University, Durham, NC

Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Ross Summer Mathematics Program for Teachers)

Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Rice University, Houston, TX

Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

Rutgers University-Newark Campus, Newark, NJ

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

University of Michigan at Dearborn, Dearborn, MI

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX


PCMI is always interested in forming new Professional Development and Outreach groups and invites teachers or university faculty to consider forming such a group for future involvement in PCMI. Groups of 5-10 teachers and 1-2 university support persons are invited to apply.