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Philadelphia Museum of Art Inside Out Norristown 2015

It has arrived!!! The MCIU had outdoor art installed from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This temporary installation is a part of the Museum’s Inside Out Project, a two-year, public art initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The project brings replicas of the Museum’s collection into communities of the Philadelphia region for brief exhibitions. Inside Out has been successfully implemented by the Detroit Institute of Art since 2009. The goal of the project is to encourage spontaneous interactions with art and add to the vitality of communities in the 5 five county region.


Five communities, including Norristown, have been selected for the Fall 2015 (late August-November) project. Eleven replica artworks will be on display throughout Norristown and the MCIU was chosen by Norristown as one of the display sites. Attached you will find a brochure
containing the information regarding the works that can be found throughout Norristown. The piece that will be on display outside the MCIU building at 2 West Lafayette Street is Lotus. This ink and color artwork is Korean by an unknown artist dating to the 19th century. 


Additional information regarding this exhibition can be found at

Substitute Opportunities

The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is hiring qualified Teacher and Teacher Assistant Substitutes!

The Office of Student Services provides programs and services to students with disabilities ages 3 to 21 through a variety of state and local partnerships.  MCIU is looking for dedicated and compassionate certified Teachers and Teacher Assistants to substitute in our classrooms located in school districts throughout Montgomery County.      

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Math Speaker Series

Michael Fenton: Engaging Students in Meaningful Mathematics 

How can we develop students' problem solving skills? Stop asking all the questions! Learn how to increase engagement and develop CCSSM practices by having students pose their own problems to visually engaging prompts. Participants will also explore how to transform closed, uninspiring problems into engaging, rich tasks. In this introduction to the “open middle” genre we’ll wrestle with sample problems, discuss effective classroom use, and tackle a series of “Open Middle Makeover” challenges. The day will end with an in-depth look at Desmos, the free online graphing calculator. Participants will learn how to engage students in meaningful mathematics using everything from pre-made explorations, to start-from-scratch graphing tasks, to full-blown networked activities at
November 10, 2015 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Dr. Paul Riccomini: Maximize ALL Students’ Mathematical Learning through the use of Powerful Instructional Strategies and Techniques 

Effective mathematics teachers provide a continuum of instructional supports to help students learn essential mathematical concepts and master new important skills. Additionally, math teachers devote significant efforts and instructional time to make sure students do not forget what they have previously learned; extremely important in the study of mathematics. These intensive and interactive sessions will provide elementary level mathematics teachers specific strategies for organizing both instruction and students’ studying of material to facilitate learning, remembering, and applying critical mathematical concepts and skills in new situations. Dr. Riccomini draws upon the most currently available research-based evidence for teaching mathematics to struggling students, chronic low achievers, and students with disabilities.

February 24, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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How the Brain Learns Math

A Professional Educational Series

How the Brain Learns Math: 10/8/2015
Math and the Preadolescent Brain: 10/22/2015
Math and the Adolescent Brain: 2/4/2016
Number Sense: 3/3/2016

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