Co-Principal Investigator

Maisha Moses

Maisha Moses is the Executive Director of The Young People’s Project, where her work focuses on broadening the participation of groups underrepresented in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. She holds a master of science degree in mathematics, and has worked with The Algebra Project and The Young People’s Project in various capacities since 1991. From 1991 – 1995 she worked for the Algebra Project in Oakland CA with the math department of a local junior high school, where she provided classroom support for students and teachers, instructional guidance in the use of the AP Transition Curriculum, and helped to lead efforts to establish an Algebra for all policy in the school. In 1993 she began training and coaching teachers in AP schools across the country in the use of the Transition Curriculum, which led to becoming certified as a national trainer for the AP, becoming co-Coordinator of the AP National Training of Trainers Program, and involved training trainers and developing a competency model for Teachers and Trainers (the AP Model of Excellence). In 1997 she began supporting the development of YPP math literacy workers by applying the training principles from the AP to the challenge of developing a training program for peer instructional leaders in YPP, for the purpose of developing young people from our constituent population, who are equipped with the skills and competencies to facilitate experiential learning activities in mathematics for their younger peers. In 2003 she began doing this work as a YPP employee, and from 2005 – 2010 focused on formalizing the training model and developing a YPP trainer training program through work supported by NSF/ISE (award # 0515589), producing a formal 2-week training institute, training materials, and an ongoing development and certification process for trainers.

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