MATRIX

Math Achievement To Realize Individual eXcellence


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Year One Abstract

November 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

District Information

Wharton Borough School District

County: Morris

Award Amount: $124,317.00

School: Alfred C. MacKinnon Middle School
Non-public School: St. Mary's

Project Director: Mr. Christopher Herdman
137 East Central Ave.
Wharton, NJ 07885
(973) 361-1253
cherdman@wbps.org

Superintendent: Mr. Richard Bitondo, Superintendent
(973) 361-2592

Project Description

Wharton is implementing a learning-active technology-infused classroom to promote the use of technology infusion through problem based learning. Teachers are receiving intensive training in technology-infusion, teaching strategies, and problem based implementation. The district has purchased and received a wireless dell laptop cart and is integrating its use into the classroom. Parent interaction is encouraged and is being promoted through planning of night meetings and the construction of a Matrix web page. Wharton is also extending resources to a local non-public educational institution.

Technology Used

  • Dell wireless laptops
  • Graphing calculators with sensors and probes
  • Data projectors
  • Web page
  • Possible items: digital cameras/video equipment