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Publication August 20182 pages(18V16)

Powerful Mathematics Practices
Build students' procedural and reasoning skills and deepen their understanding of math concepts

Powerful Mathematics Practices Quick Reference Guide

Teachers who take a balanced approach to mathematics instruction use formative assessment lessons to check students’ understanding of math concepts and correct misunderstandings. Teachers challenge students with complex, real-world assignments that engage students in a productive struggle and require problem solving, reasoning and mathematical modeling skills.


National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

The NRCCTE at SREB external website is currently down for maintenance.

For more information, please contact NRCCTE at SREB director James R. Stone, III at

The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board conducts research on career and technical education and brings it into classrooms. 

Publication January 15, 2020Jahana Martin, SREB, and Joe Tadlock, SREBVolume 1, Issue 7

Choosing the Edtech That Fits
Promising Practices from the 2019 Making Schools Work Conference

Picture of newsletter cover Have you wondered if the education technology you’re using is right for your classroom, or whether you should be incorporating technology into your classroom? Educators can use technology as a tool to facilitate learning best practices and differentiating instruction, say Carl Robinson, Calvin Moore and Terrika Oliver of Richmond County School System in Augusta, Georgia.


The Georgia Residency for Educating Amazing Teachers Program

You get excited about things like robotics, rockets, hurricanes and sea turtles — and you love showing children how they can put geometry and algebra to work in cool STEM careers.

Why not share your skills with middle grades students?  If you enjoy working with children and have a strong background in STEM, you can get paid while you earn a teaching degree!

If you’ve been working in a science, technology, engineering or math field and are interested in teaching, the Georgia Residency for Educating Amazing Teachers (GREAT) program will help you make the transition if you have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related field.


A partnership between SREB and Georgia College & State University, GREAT is funded by the Teacher Quality Partnership program of the U.S. Department of Education.

In the GREAT program, you’ll gain classroom teaching experience under the guidance of a mentor teacher while completing an online 36-credit Master of Arts in Teaching at GCSU — all while earning a first-year teacher’s salary and full health care benefits.

GREAT resident teachers will be placed in middle grades classrooms in grades six through eight in central Georgia. Upon successfully completing the residency, you’ll be hired by the district where you served. Residents must pay GCSU tuition and fees and agree to teach for a minimum of three years.

How to Apply

Applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in math, science or a STEM field or expect to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in one of these fields in or by the spring of 2020 OR
  • Demonstrate professional experience in a STEM career field and hold a bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum of nine undergraduate credit hours in math and nine in science AND
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75

To apply:

  1. Visit Georgia College & State University on the web.
  2. Apply online to the Summer 2020 Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades program in the College of Education.
  3. Check the box for the GREAT program in the online application.
  4. Apply by the GREAT deadline of March 15, 2020.

Questions about applying? Contact Shanda Brand at or 478-445-1383.

Learn more about GREAT by contacting:

Download our informational flyer.


2020 National TCTW Leaders Forum
Promoting the Value of CTE

Quality career and technical education programs transform the lives of students and contribute to the economic well-being of communities. Creating awareness of this value is a top priority for technology center leaders and teachers.

Join us at the 2020 Technology Centers That Work Leaders Forum at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama, January 28-30, and take home promotional techniques, customized campaign plans and an up-to-date toolset for effectively and efficiently rebranding your programs and increasing awareness of the value of CTE with students, parents and business and industry partners.

Register Now!


Registration for 2020 AC Summer Teacher Training Institutes

Registration will open soon for SREB’s 2020 Advanced Career Summer Teacher Training Institutes.

Travel arrangements must enable all participants to attend and participate fully in STTI sessions. The first day begins promptly at 8 a.m. The final day concludes at 2 p.m. Participants who arrive late or leave early are not eligible to teach AC courses.

Advanced Career Curriculum Courses Dates Locations
Aerospace Engineering 1, 2, 3, 4* June 8-12, June 15-19 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Aerospace Engineering 1, 2, 3, 4* July 13-17, July 20-24 Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Automated Materials Joining Technology 1 and 2 only June 15-19, June 22-26 Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, OH
Automated Materials Joining Technology 3 only TBD Fayette County, PA
Clean Energy Technology 1, 2, 3, 4* July 13-17, July 20-24 Center for Advanced Technical Studies, Chapin, SC
Energy and Power 1, 2, 3, 4* June 15-19, June 22-26 Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management 1, 2, 3, 4* July 13-18, July 20-21 (Sunday excluded) Atlanta, GA (location TBD)
Health Informatics 1, 2, 3, 4* July 13-18, July 20-21 (Sunday excluded) Francis Marion University Carter Center, Florence, SC
Informatics 1, 2, 3, 4* July 13-18, July 20-21 (Sunday excluded) Francis Marion University Carter Center, Florence, SC
Innovations in Science and Technology 1, 2, 3, 4* June 15-19, June 22-26 Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Integrated Production Technologies 1 only July 20-24, July 27-31 Dallas, TX (location TBD)
Integrated Production Technologies 1, 2, 3, 4* June 15-19, June 22-26 Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Course 4 Note: Participants who completed STTI Courses 1, 2 and 3 in the same subject area attend a one-week STTI.

Contact Zachary Riffell, (850) 572-1393, for more information.


2020 Student and Teacher Surveys
For middle grades schools, high schools and career centers

SREB’s new and improved online surveys offer a unique opportunity to collect authentic, anonymous data from students and teachers about their school and classroom experiences. Participating sites receive user-friendly, actionable feedback and valuable insights they can use create a roadmap for school improvement.

Publication November 20192 pages19V20w

Powerful Project-Based Learning Practices

Teachers who adopt SREB’s Powerful Project-Based Learning Practices connect classroom lessons to real-life practices that students can use in the workplace.

SREB’s approach to PBL empowers teachers to design PBL units around a driving question that challenges students to solve a complex problem, think critically and master course content, concepts and skills over an extended time period. Students engage in a cycle of inquiry and productive struggle that includes questioning, research and further questioning.