Frequently Asked Questions

The questions on this page are some of MCC's most commonly asked questions. To see the answer to a question, simply click it.

General questions.

For general questions, please contact Jerry Lipka. For specific questions, please visit our contact page for information on how to reach all of our staff.

For general questions, please contact Jerry Lipka. For specific quesitons, please visit our contact page for information on how to reach all of our staff.

For questions, comments, or suggestions about this website, please email Keely.

Workshop related questions.

 

Information on workshop dates and locations can be found on the MCC calendar. If you would like more information on a specific course or do not see a course that you are interested in, contact one of the MCC Professional Development personnel.

Questions about traveling to and from a workshop should be directed to Jerry Lipka.

Course related questions.

No, we are not. Please check our courses page for updates, or contact us for the most up-to-date information.

UAF credit through MCC can be earned by taking part in our courses. For more information please visit our courses page.

1 or 2 credits can be earned through MCC per semester depending on your level of involvement in the course.

Earning credit can involve participating in weekend-long workshops, pre and post testing students, completing logs, and attending e-live courses. For specific credit requirements please visit our courses page.

E-Live, short for Elluminate Live, is an online classroom format that allows teachers from around the state to meet with other teachers and an MCC instructor. Topics cover a variety of module and class related information, and are open attendance for all teachers implementing MCC modules in their classrooms. For more information please visit our courses page.

E-Live courses are taught by professional development personnel who work with MCC. For more information on specific instructors for each E-Live course, please visit the courses page.

For general information on MCC courses, please contact our professional development staff. Contact information can be found on our contacts page.

For information on specific E-Live classes, please contact the E-Live instructor via the contact course instructors portion of our courses page.

Yes, Instructional Aides can receive UAF undergraduate level credit for participating in MCC courses. For more information contact us.

Questions about MCC modules.

MCC currently has nine different modules in publication. For more information on specific modules please visit our modules page. For ordering information, contact our publisher.

All MCC modules come with a module booklet which contains lessons, black line masters, and an introduction to the MCC series. Individual modules may also come with storybooks, posters, and other instructional aides. For more information on specific modules please visit our modules page.

If you have made arrangements with MCC a module may have already been mailed to you. If you have questions about getting a module, contact the professional development personnel for your district via our staff page. Modules can be purchased from the publisher.

MCC modules span grades 1 through 6. Each module has been specifically designed for a grade level or levels. For more information on a specific module visit our modules page.

Each MCC module covers specific math topics, relating mathematics content with Yupik cultural content. For more information on each module’s math content and Yupik cultural content, please visit our modules page.

Questions about assessments.

Teaching an MCC module allows for the option of using a pre and post test to better understand student learning. Tests for modules can be found on our student tests page. Teachers who pre and post test for a module and submit the scores to MCC will receive a personalized report outlining information on student scores, and recommendations on focus areas for the module.

Students should be given a pre test before you begin teaching the module, and a post test when you are finished teaching the module. For more information on which tests to administer to your students contact our professional development personnel via our contact page.

Tests should be e-mailed to the MCC office via our contact page. If you would like to send the tests to a physical address, please contact us.

Each pre and post test score sheet has a special area to indicate students who were absent from class, stopped a test early, or who decided to not take the test at all. A sample score sheet can be found on our student tests page.

Teachers who are part of a 6th grade study must pre and posttest students both for the module they are teaching, and the accompanying module in the study. Tests for both modules will be used in research on the module, and provide valuable information to the study.