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Gregg Festa Project Manager Teaching Matters 11.02.01 Program Overview Unique & Compelling Internet Content & Professional Development for Middle School Science Educators Project Link
Summary Project Link uses a proven one year turnkey training model that couples intensive face-to-face workshops with one-to-one mentoring to train middle school Science educators to use unique and compelling online Science content to enhance the teaching of New York City Science Standards.
Project Link Project Link is offered through a collaboration between Teaching Matters and The Center for Improved Engineering & Science Education at Stevens Institute of Technology The project is sponsored in part by grants received from The Chase Manhattan Foundation and the Greenwall Foundation. Funding & Partners
Project Link Train middle school Science educators on how to use and integrate unique & compelling online Science content Enhance the teaching of New York City Science Standards in the middle school Science classroom Encourage sharing of learned skills and strategies with district colleagues through the development and implementation of a customized turnkey training kit Objectives Using technology to provide Science learning experiences that only technology can provide.
Project Link CIESE Online Classroom Projects: Easy-To-Use for Both Teacher & Student NYC Science Standards Correlated Provide Opportunities to “Do Science” Real World Application of Technology Collaboration with International Students Unique & Compelling Online Content We focus on classroom activities that utilize real-time data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that utilize the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. In order to insure initial success, we ask each participant to implement a CIESE unique and compelling online science project with at least one actual class during the project.
Project Link Training Components The ten once a month face-to-face workshops are sequential beginning with the fundamentals: Overview of the Internet and how it works Successful searching strategies Proper use of e-mail Participants are then introduced to web-based real-time data resources and online collaborative tools and view model lessons and classroom management strategies of how to use them with their students.
Project Link Training Components After successfully implementing a real-time data or online collaborative project with a middle school science class, participants begin to create a custom turnkey training tool kit during the final four workshops of the project culminating in a presentation to district supervisors. Turnkey Training Tool Kit Includes: Online Guide To Science Resources Sample Lesson Plans & Activities Classroom Management Strategies Training/Mentoring Implementation Plan
Project Link Mentoring Each participant is assigned a mentor who works with him/her throughout the year helping them back in their schools/districts to implement what they learned during the workshops. Typical Mentoring Sessions May Include: Reviewing skills taught during workshops Co-teaching lessons with actual students Co-presenting workshops for colleagues
Project Link Ongoing Support In order for any professional development program to have long term success, it is critical that participants have regular access to a support structure. Participants Can Access: Online Training Materials E-mail Workshop Presenters & Mentors Project ListServ NEW! – Monthly Live Online Support Groups via Teaching Matters @School Anytime Distance Learning
Project Link District 15 District 18 District 19 2001/02 Participants One Cohort of 12 Participants Representing: Roles & Responsibilities of Participants Include: Science Staff Developers Lead Science Teachers Instructional Technology Trainers
Project Link Proven training curriculum implemented in four cities with more than 10,000 participating Science educators CIESE Unique & Compelling Online Science Projects highlighted by several prestigious educational journals as well as the 2001 National Education Summit Project is now its fourth successful year offered by Teaching Matters and CIESE for New York City Public Schools Past Success “This is exactly what we’ve been looking for!” Middle School Science Lead Teacher – District 19
Project Link Tuition & Enrollment Information To learn more about Project Link tuition and enrollment for one or more of your staff members or to run a program in your school or district please contact: Jane Condliffe Director of External Affairs 212.870.3505 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org