Presentation on theme: "Bardstown AT&T Partnership Enhancement Project Voices of AMSP Conference December 2010 Julie Caldwell Carl Lee Melissa Peters David Royster."— Presentation transcript:
Bardstown AT&T Partnership Enhancement Project Voices of AMSP Conference December 2010 Julie Caldwell Carl Lee Melissa Peters David Royster
AT&T Funding $35,000 planning grant $24,000 implementation grant (currently underway)
The Partnership Enhancement Projects (PEPs) program was created five years ago by the Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership (AMSP) The currently funded AT&T Foundation grant has provided the unique opportunity for all of the math teachers from the middle and high school from Bardstown Independent School District to work in collaboration with each other on improving the math program.
The collaboration has also included members of PIMSER (Barbara Shoemaker) and math faculty from the University of Kentucky (Carl Lee and David Royster). Bardstown also offers the participation of special needs teachers working as teaching team members in the classroom.
Project Members Heidi Ahern (HS math) Julie Caldwell (HS math) Lora Festervan (HS Special Ed) Craig Frey (MS math) Mona Green (MS math) Frank Hayden (MS Math) Tammy Mouser (MS math) Vondra Payne (MS math) Melissa Peters (HS math) Mike Thacker (HS math) Andrew Walker (HS math) Amy White (MS Special Ed) Karen Wilson (MS math)
AT&T PEP An Overview November 2008 – first meeting with Ms. Shoemaker January thru May 2009 – began to look at our school data (CATS scores/report data, NCLB data, ACT/Explore data, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Student Interviews) May 2009 – made plans to attend KCTM and NCTM conferences and reviewed other proposals Summer 2009 – compiled school data October/November 2009 – attended conferences to gather strategies for implementing the changes we want to make December 2009 – began putting the pieces together to compile our proposal January 2010 – finalized the proposal
Grant work begins... ActivityDateParticipantsPersons ResponsibleBudgetType of Activity Planning MeetingApril 2010IHE content advisors and Math Cadres Carl Lee, David Royster$500 for meals for participants Final planning for activities and dates Collect baseline data from student assessments, CATS data and ACT April 2010Math CadreMelissa CaseStipend ($25/hour per person) Data collection to determine content strand focus Analyze student work and share current curriculum and lessons with BMHS Math Cadre April – May 2010 (6 hours) Math CadreJulie CaldwellStipend ($25/hour per person) Analyze student work and Interview students for misconceptions Training and Creation of Formative and Summative Assessment May and June 12 hours Assessment Consultant and Math Cadre Recognized Consultant and ETS Representative $500 and sub or stipend ($25/hour per person) Create formative and summative assessments Plan curriculum and Observation Instrument Training 5- days in JulyMath Cadre and Dr. Lee, Dr. Royster and KDE Math Curriculum Consultant Barbara Shoemaker Cara Blackmon and Bob Blackmon Stipend ($25/hour per person) and $500 for consultant and $500 for UK staff Plan curriculum with lessons and common vocabulary incorporating gaps in college student preparedness Make peer observationsDifferent dates in school year 2010 – 2011(1 hour per teacher observation) Math CadreBob Blackmon and Cara Blackmon SubsTeachers critique incorporation of lessons prepared Analyze Student workAfter teacher observations – 3 hours Math CadreMelissa CaseStipend ($25/hour per person) Analyze student work to determine if planning has been successful Meet with Higher Education January 2010 – 3 hoursMath Cadre Dr. Lee and Dr. Royster Julie CaldwellStipend ($25/hour per person) Share our findings with college staff and have them incorporate suggestions for change Standards Based Instructional Strategy Training To be determinedMath CadreNationally Known Consultant Stipend $25/hour per person $1000 Training
Project Assessments Classroom observation summaries will provide evidence of progress in regards to the implementation of instructional strategies Student work will be evaluated to monitor the success of the lessons Student achievement data will be used to monitor the level of achievement on targeted student populations Student interviews summaries Pre and Post assessments will be used to evaluate the success of the program A curriculum alignment document will be designed
Anticipated Outcomes Alignment of standards Development of specific lessons/activities Development of specific assessments Peer observations and reflection Posting of materials on website