MATRIX

Math Achievement To Realize Individual eXcellence


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Year One Abstract

November 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

District Information

Plumsted Township School District

County: Ocean
Partnering Districts: Pemberton Township, Beverly
Award Amount: $124,340.00

Schools: Helen A. Fort Middle School, New Egypt Middle School, Beverly School

Project Director: Dr. Christopher Tienken
423 Buckelew Avenue
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(732) 521-3331
ctienken@monroe.k12.nj.us

Superintendent: Dr. Gerald Woehr, Superintendent
(609) 758-6800

Project Description

The program provides middle school teachers with ongoing, job-embedded professional development focused on integrating technology into the mathematics instruction. Teachers will work in small groups (n=2-4) with their mathematics supervisor, Ocean and Burlington Counties ETTC, and staff developers from Renaissance Learning to plan and implement technology infused lessons. Teachers will develop web pages to display work and conduct parent nights to foster community involvement. Students will utilize lap top computers to access web-based lessons using Renaissance Learning's suite of mathematics software. The software will track student progress through a series of assessments. Teacher attitudes toward technology integration and their technology skills will be measured through formal surveys, interviews, and questionnaires.

Technology Used

  • Laptop computers