The German Centre for Mathematics Teacher Education (DZLM, www.dzlm.de) is Germany’s first nationwide centre providing teacher training in mathematics and is funded by the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung (www.telekom-stiftung.de). The DZLM focuses on developing long-lasting, continuing professional development programmes for multipliers that are research-based and practically relevant. These multipliers are teachers themselves (from pre-, primary and secondary schools) who in turn, offer PD courses, advice and support to other teachers, e.g. by supervising professional learning communities. The DZLM also provides professional development courses and materials that target specific types of teachers and their educators, e.g. educators who teach mathematics out-of-field, i.e. outside their specialty area, as well as pre-school teachers. All courses are continuously improved based on empirical evidence and disseminated at a large scale.
Eight universities are involved in the consortium: The Humboldt-University Berlin, Free University Berlin, University of Bochum, TU Dortmund University, the University of Duisburg-Essen, the University of Potsdam, Paderborn University and the University of Education Freiburg. In addition, the DZLM cooperates with further partners in the fields of mathematics, mathematics education and educational research, as well as the educational institutes of the different federal states.