MATRIX

Math Achievement To Realize Individual eXcellence


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Year One Abstract

November 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

District Information

Mullica Township School District

County: Atlantic
Partnering District: Hamilton
Award Amount: $124,340.00

School: Mullica Township Middle School
Non-public School: St. Vincent de Paul

Project Director: Ms. Ginger MacBrair
5801 Third Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-6601
macbrairg@hamiltonschools.org

Superintendent: Dr. David Dunlevy, Superintendent
(609) 561-3868

Project Description

This partnership grant will provide training for staff and instruction for students in grades 6 and 7 in year 1. The training will be provided through the ETTC of Atlantic County. The plan will be to have a consultant that will work with each school district and will provide on-site, sustained training in the teaching of mathematics concepts. The consultants who will be working with our district include: Dr. Betsy McShea, and Dr. Jean Sindhikara, of The Richard Stockton College. In addition, each grade level will be trained to use a new DANA cart by Alphasmart to provide technology applications that will enhance instruction. Dr. Paul Lawrence has been scheduled to provide a summer institute to all teachers in the project. This intensive professional development will provide staff with the skills and information needed to improve instruction in mathematics for all students. The exchange of information between districts will also include the following:
• The Mullica Township School District has developed a successful test preparation and skill development component that enables students to meet with success. They will share this information and the format for implementing it with the Hamilton Township teachers.
• The Hamilton Township School District has developed Curriculum Maps for Mathematics in grades 2 through 8 through the Comprehensive School Reform grants awarded to the district. The Hamilton teachers will share this information, and the process of developing curriculum maps and instruction with the Mullica teachers.

Teachers in both schools will develop technology-based instruction and activities that will encourage students to master mathematics skills and to become proficient in the use of these skills. These activities will also encourage students to enjoy the use of mathematics concepts and skills.