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Pairing and Sharing Instructional Resources via Teleconferencing - Round II

Round II - (October 1, 2001 - September 30, 2002) Funding was $3.9 million from the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund (CFDA #84.318) for 32 grant awards at $125,000. The grant program extends from October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002. Round II shared the same program purposes and had an additional requirement that the partners must demonstrate distance learning connectivity prior to the start of the funding period.

Lead District's County

Lead School District/
Lead District Superintendent/
Project Director/ Project Director's Phone

Partner School District

School's Method of Connection

Project Description

Targeted Grade Level(s)

Atlantic

Atlantic City Public Schools

Frederick Nickles, Superintendent
Marilyn Cohen, Project Director
609-343-7200 x5681

District web site: www.acboe.org

Asbury Park

ISDN

Promoting academic excellence and technology professional development; sharing New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards units featuring the 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City, UT) and taking electronic field trips to the United Nations, etc.

K - 7

Atlantic

Galloway Public Schools

Douglas Groff, Superintendent
Marilyn Moore, Project Director
609-748-1250 x1012

District web site: http://www.gtps.k12.nj.us

Ventner

ISDN

&

IP

Instructing students how to select, assimilate and present a literature-based story; sharing how to select, plan, implement, and present a civics project and striving for the ultimate goal for students to make a positive impact on their community.

6 - 8

Bergen

Emerson Public Schools

Charles Montesano, Superintendent
Philip H. Nisonoff, Project Director
201-262-3875

District web site: www.emerson.k12.nj.us

Hackensack

ISDN

&

IP

Integrating a multitude of emerging technologies; videoconferencing in an interdisciplinary project entitled Research@the.river.com and learning technical aspects of implementing an inter-district curricular project including authentic performance assessments.

7

Bergen

Englewood City Schools

John Grieco, Superintendent
Elizabeth Willaum, Project Director
(201) 833-6186

District web site: http://epsd.echalk.com

Ogdensberg

IP

Sharing reading and math instructional programs; training in the Subordination of Teaching to Learning and Words in Color; building on student capacity for further learning and fostering learning communities.

 

4

Bergen

Lodi School District

Frank Quatrone, Superintendent
Charlotte Banks, Project Director
973-778-4620

District web site: www.njcommunity.com/sites/lodi

North Arlington

ISDN

Teleconferencing to share successful team approaches to learning and thematic social studies instruction; analyzing examples of art and music that have influenced societies and cultures; relating art and music to social studies via museums and/or theatres and creating a virtual gallery on a shared web site.

 

6 - 7

Camden

Audubon School District

Mary Anne Rende, Superintendent
Mariann Falchetta, Project Director
865-547-7695 x162

District web site:  http://www.audubon.k12.nj.us/

Bellmawr/ Runnemede

ISDN

&

IP

Teleconferencing regarding the current laws protecting local ecosystems and the local environment; taking virtual trips to the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor; using a wireless lab for teachers and students and continuing an environmental community service component.

 

6 - 7

Camden

Camden County Vocational Tech.

R. Sanders Haldeman, Superintendent
Anthony DePrince, Project Director
856-767-7000

District web site: http://www.ccts.tec.nj.us

Haddon Heights

ISDN

Planning collaborative projects, curriculum alignment, distance learning lesson plan development, coordinating partner responsibilities and activities.

9 - 12

Camden

Oaklyn Public Schools

C. Edwin Smith, III, Superintendent
Joseph Meany, Project Director
856-858-0335 x114

District web site: http://oaklyn.k12.nj.us

Chesilhurst

ISDN

Demonstrating examples of any cultures that speak Spanish and sharing mini presentations by using the teleconferencing equipment.

2 - 3

Camden

Sterling High School

Jack McCulley, Superintendent
Carol Bordash, Project Director
856-566-4182

District web site: www.sterling.k12.nj.us

Lindenwold

ISDN

&

IP

Sharing a series of multicultural exchanges; sharing a Travel and Tourism course between partners and a school district in Kiev, Ukraine and sharing the projects with the world at large through streaming audio and video on the web sites.

7 - 12

Camden

Winslow Public Schools

Lawrence A. Hobdell, Superintendent
Andrea Guogas, Project Director
609-561-4102

District web site:  http://winslow-schools.com

Mt. Laurel

ISDN

Sharing innovative and successful curriculum programs; inviting community members in to broaden the teaching and learning process; providing ongoing professional development; integrating technology in the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards into instructional areas.

6 - 8

Cape May

Wildwood City Public Schools

Arthur Motz, Superintendent
Donald Gross, Project Director
609-522-1670

District web site: http://whs.capemayschools.com

Stafford

ISDN

&

ATM

Developing a cultural anthology of the environments of each of the three district areas and producing virtual field trips, addressing Core Curriculum Content Standards in language arts literacy, social studies, and science.

 

5 - 7

Cumberland

Cumberland Reg. HS

Robert Bumpus, Superintendent
Anthony Ricciuti, Project Director
856-451-9400 x237

District web site: www.crhsd.org

Bridgeton

ISDN

Videoconferencing to share Latin language instruction; collaborating on Latin projects and creating interactive presentations by each school, specific to themes such as Roman dress, holidays, historical figures or Gods.

4, 9 - 12

Cumberland

Downe Public Schools

Stephen Berkowitz, Superintendent
Tyrese Torres, Project Director
856-447-4673

District web site: www.cccnj.net\~downetwsp

Vineland

ISDN

Studying a local nature site and the Delaware Bay Schooner Project through videoconferencing, database, e-mail and sharing multimedia research projects; culminating in a student-written field guide to the local natural plant and wildlife environment including habitats, birds, indigenous New Jersey plankton and food webs in a wetland environment.

3 - 4

Essex

Belleville Public Schools

Joseph Ciccone, Superintendent
Joseph Kraemer, Project Director
973-450-3507

District web site: www.belleville.k12.nj.us

Hoboken

IP

Exposing students to a wide array of academic fields and real life experiences through the "Stock Market Curriculum," an interdisciplinary approach which involves the buying and selling of virtual stocks, Saturday University, a curriculum for academically talented students in art and creative writing; collaborating to implement hands-on science lessons and training teachers to use spreadsheets, weather stations and other technology in their lessons.

 

3 - 6

Essex

West Orange Public Schools

Jerry Tarnoff, Superintendent
Steven Kehayes, Project Director
973-669-5400 x254

District web site: www.westorange.k12.nj.us

Elizabeth

ATM

Collaborating with the Edison National Historic Site; developing web pages; participating in online discussions; sharing a unique eighth grade social studies program entitled 20th Century American History; creating a web site and collaborating between physical science and social studies.

7 - 8

Gloucester

Deptford Public Schools

David H. Moyer, Superintendent
Gloria McCoy, Project Director
856-232-2700 x303

District web site: www.deptford.k12.nj.us

Delsea

ISDN

&

ATM

Exchanging an advanced placement social studies course, language arts and literacy, technology lessons and various, collaborative professional development offerings; sharing a recognized service learning program; promoting, literacy through the authoring of children’s literature and an online literary circle; evaluating web sites; creating multimedia presentations and implementing an aggressive professional development initiative.

9, 11, 12

Gloucester

Monroe Township Public Schools

Charles M. Ivory, Superintendent
Diane Bernstein, Project Director
856-629-6400 x1009

District web site: www.monroetwp.k12.nj.us

Woodbury

ISDN

&

ATM

Infusing technology into the writing process; creating student electronic portfolios with photojournalism, comprehensive novel studies, desktop publishing and multimedia presentations; sharing interdisciplinary drama and theatre, online research, project-based learning; collaborating on Holocaust – Character Education.

6 - 8

Gloucester

Pitman Public Schools

Robert Campbell, Superintendent
Esther Pacitti, Project Director
856-589-2145

District web site: http://www.pitman.k12.nj.us

Quinton

ISDN

&

IP

Sharing and improving instruction by increasing teacher collaboration and communication; providing initial and ongoing support through professional development; increasing student understanding and community awareness and ensuring the extension/ expansion of Inquiring Minds Virtually Aligned and its evaluation.

4, 8, 9

Hudson

Hudson County School of Tech.

Frank Gargiulo, Superintendent
Al Trattner, Project Director
201-295-4059

District web site: http://www.hcstonline.org/

North Bergen

IP

Using three types of distance learning technologies, one-to-one instruction, small class/group conferencing and large group distance learning in a science curriculum.

9 - 12

Hudson

West New York School District

Anthony Yankovich, Superintendent
Armando Riverol, Project Director
201-271-8404

District web site: http://www.wnyschools.net/

Kearny

ATM

Sharing video production video journalism, a successful television productions course; sharing aerospace science classes culminating in the production of a 30 minute magazine format television show.

9 - 12

Hunterdon

North Hunterdon Schools

Charles M. Shaddow, Superintendent
Rich Bergacs, Project Director
908-713-4118

District web site: www.nhvweb.net

Harrison

ISDN

Benefiting from the expertise of multiple teachers from diverse areas; working with other students in different areas; providing a multi-disciplinary experience; coordinating a collaborative effort between both classes to design and build robots; addressing multiple New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in math, science, and workplace readiness.

9 - 12

Middlesex

North Brunswick Schools

Robert Rimmer, Superintendent
Dorothy Osborne, Project Director
732-289-3203

District web site: www.nbtschools.org

Perth Amboy

ISDN

Working collectively on instructional projects; collaborative learning and group problem solving; training teachers to adapt telecommunication and ensure participation in discussions with students.

K - 5

Monmouth

Howell Public Schools

Enid Golden, Superintendent
Greg Farley, Project Director
732-751-2480

District web site: www.howell.k12.nj.us

Red Bank

ATM - Howell ISDN - Red Bank

Increasing learning opportunities for all students through field trips and the use of videoconferencing; sharing experiences and experiments about the environment, landforms, oceans, hands-on experimentation in the field; meeting the core curriculum content standards and involving the community with the schools.

6 - 7

Monmouth

Keyport Public Schools

John S. Dumford, Superintendent
Gail Wovna, Project Director
732-264-0909
Barbara Cholewa, Project Director
732-290-2778

District web site: http://www.keyportschools.org

Matawan-Aberdeen/ Henry Hudson

ISDN

Accessing e-mail and daily weather information; "airing" real time data from the AWS School Weather Network; sharing water quality studies from various sites along the Sandy Hook Peninsula on both the bay side and ocean side; using a template to collect data and send via e-mail; compiling and analyzing daily statistical data through videoconferencing, e-mail and web sites.

7-12

Monmouth

Millstone Public Schools

William J. Setaro, Superintendent
Mary Anne Donahue, Project Director
732-446-2990 x12

District web site: www.millstone.k12.nj.us

Bradley Beach

IP

Providing distance learning teleconferencing; 30 hours of comprehensive staff development; focusing on science and language arts instruction; collaborating on Wet Vacation, an integrated math, science and social studies curriculum.

4

Morris

Morris County Vocational Tech.

James DeWorken, Superintendent
Juanita Unhoch, Project Director
973-627-4600 x243

Pair/Share web site: www.mcvts.org/ettc/ettcpage.htm

Dover

ATM

Increasing student interest, motivation and achievement of the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards; providing expert guidance from performing arts and involving students in marketed campaign advertising.

9 - 12

Passaic

Passaic County Tech.

Diana Lobosco, Superintendent
Albert Pecora, Project Director
973-389-4138

Pair/Share web site: www.pcti.tec.nj.us/ps2

Totowa/
West Milford

ISDN

&

ATM

Project ECHO (Environmentally Conscious, Healthy Outlooks); studying the effects of pollutants on an area river; collaborating on specimens collected along the riverbank; posting e-mail newsletters; conducting hands-on scientific research and using laptops for electronic transmission.

7 - 9

Salem

Penns Grove-Carney's Point Schools

Robert W. Bender, Superintendent
Joseph Jones, Project Director
856-299-0576

District web site: www.pennsgrove.k12.nj.us

Oldman's

IP

Offering middle school conflict resolution/character education to make students aware of methods and techniques for handling conflicts; Tolerance/Holocaust education; offering honor courses for high school credit and offering programs after school hours via videoconferencing to all members of the community.

6 - 8

Salem

Salem City School District

Richard R. Rhau, Superintendent
Gary Goldberg, Project Director
856-935-3800 x216

District web site: http://www.salemnj.org

Pittsgrove/ Upper Pittsgrove/ Mannington

ATM

Enriching instruction for Holocaust, tolerance, diversity, character education, whole language, pre-kindergarten programming, career exposure, Spanish and algebra; sharing child study teams and developing interactive teacher networking between schools.

PK - 8

Sussex

Sparta Public Schools

Viktor Joganow, Superintendent
Naomi Pagano, Project Director
973-729-7174

District web site: www.sparta.org

Haledon

ISDN

Teleconferencing in a virtual classroom using web page and e-mail; working cooperatively; implementing world language through the study of American Sign Language and Spanish and providing teachers with sufficient and timely professional development.

5

Union

Cranford Public Schools

Lawrence S. Feinsod, Superintendent
Joanne Mullane, Project Director
908-709-6224

District web site: www.cranfordschools.org

Linden

ISDN

Applying innovative technology to collect and exchange information; developing essential workplace skills; exploring diverse ethnic backgrounds; presenting science data through "Science on the Move" and using digital technology for video production.

3, 6, 11, 12

Warren

Warren Co. Voc. Tech. School

Frank P. Mancuso, Superintendent
Frank Mancuso, Project Director
908-835-2814

District web site: http://www.warrennet.org/warrentech/

Phillipsburg

ATM

Sharing successful world language programs (Spanish); sharing vast experiences in technology training and expanding learning opportunities for students while addressing the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

9 - 12