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My name is Judith Koeller. I'm a lecturer with Math Faculty in the Center for Education in Math and Computing.
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So the Masters for Mathematics Teachers or MMT program is a program for active Mathematics Teachers.
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People all around the world take this and they're at various stages in their career.
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So it's a chance for Teachers to develop their Mathematics skills both their breadth and their depth.
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We offer conferences for Teachers in August. One week is for Math Teachers and one week is for Computer Science Teachers.
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So that's a chance to collaborate with colleagues and see a number of presentations
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around mathematics and teaching mathematics.
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The MMT... top of the list as far as what has made me a better math teacher.
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My love of mathematics was reinvigorated.
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I brought that into the classroom.
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My experience as a student gave me perspective on what they were going through.
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It was giving me context for a lot of the stuff I was teaching in the classroom.
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The MMT program is taken online.
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About 20% of the people in the program are teaching outside of Canada.
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A number of those are Canadians teaching in International schools.
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So we have students in about 50 countries Mongolia, China, Sweden... just to give you an idea.
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And even within Canada we have people teaching in urban centres, but also rural centers, remote places.
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With 600 either graduates or current students - Teachers taking this program.
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With an average of let's say 20 years left in their career and if they teach about a hundred students per year,
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that's potentially 1.2 million students who could be influenced by better Math Teachers as a result.