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Ed. Tech.

New Jersey Technology Literacy Challenge Grant
Educational Technology and Whole School Reform Grant Program

The New Jersey Technology Literacy Challenge Grant – Educational Technology and Whole School Reform grant program generated materials that can assist Abbott schools with enhancing the implementation of whole school reform models through the use of technology in order to increase achievement of the Core Curriculum Content Standards. The recipients of the grant had to support the development and dissemination of strategies, multimedia resources and professional development activities designed to infuse technology into whole school reform models.

Partnerships were developed between an Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC), an Abbott school district, and a whole school reform model developer. Professional Development activities resulted in the development of strategies and multimedia resources that will allow Abbott schools to influence instruction and curriculum for compliance with urban education reform in the Abbott districts (N.J.A.C. 6:19A.) Various resources were developed as a result of the grant implementation.

The following table provides information on the grant resources developed including a bulleted summary, contact persons, and school and adopted model chosen. Contact the ETTC, the partner school or your School Review and Improvement (SRI) team member for more information.



ETTC School District/ ETTC Contact Person/ Partner Abbott School District/ School Contact Person

Description of Final Project

Targeted Grade Level

Whole School Reform Model

Atlantic Atlantic County ETTC
Anu Vedatham

Pleasantville Middle School
Pleasantville School District
Carol Reynolds
609-383-6855 x 3006

CD features sample digital portfolios for teachers and students, video interviews and a template.

Grades 5 through 8 Co-nect
Bergen Bergen County ETTC
Mark Tronicke

Schools #39, #14, #41
Jersey City School District
Adele Macula

Web site of teacher designed multimedia projects

Pre K through 8th grade Comer
Burlington Burlington County ETTC
Alysa Cummings

Harker-Wylie Elem.School
Pemberton Township
Kathy Bernacki
(609) 894-9523

Web site includes lesson plans, photos of using technology. Also resources on using technology in the classroom

Grades K through 5 Comer
Camden Camden County ETTC
Patty Null
856-767-7000 x 5601

Cold Springs & Mary Costello Schools
Gloucester City School District

Manual and web site with teacher assessment tools, technology proficiency, training, video conferencing training lessons, resources and system requirements, equipment and a list of reading software Grades K through 8 SFA
Cumberland Cumberland County ETTC
Dan Barse

Vineland City Schools
Gail Epifanio

Online courses available to teachers on using technology in the classroom Pre-K

through 5th grade

Coalition for Essential Schools
Essex Essex County ETTC
Diane Paszkowski

Gladys Hillman-Jones Model MS
Newark City Schools
Dianne Hayes & Magda Vicens

Web site and CD’s with lesson plans and ways to use technology in the classroom

Grades 7 and 8 Accelerated
Mercer Mercer County ETTC
Dana George

Hedgepeth/Williams MS
Trenton School District
Elizabeth Rybczynski

A CD of projects by students and teachers using technology. Also assistance in creating the school’s web page and literary magazine Grades 6 through 8 Co-nect
Middlesex Middlesex C ounty ETTC
Karen Warner

New Brunswick HS
New Brunswick School District
Gloria Rahn

Professional development video and manual on holistic scoring of the Science HSPA test, with information on how to create eBoards for school staff Grades 9 through 12 Coaltion for Essential Schools
Monmouth Monmouth County ETTC
Brian McLaughlin
732-681-1010 x 3015

West End School
Long Branch School District
Maurice Bell

CD with links and online resources about classroom reading/ writing instruction Grades K through 5 Success for All
Passaic Passaic County ETTC
Josephine Bono

Public School Number 3
Paterson School District
Grisell Hernandez

CD, videotape and brochure with sample "prescriptions" for individual students

Grades 1 through 8 Community for Learning
Salem Salem County ETTC
Sheresa Clement

Indian Avenue School
Bridgeton School District
Pam Garwood

CD on student projects and a manual on how to use technology in the classroom Pre K through 5th grades Paideia
Union Union County ETTC
Lisa Tauscher

Maxson Middle School

Hubbard Middle School

Plainfield School District

Brochure and CD with training directly linked to the WSR model and teacher designed strategies on using technology in the classroom and a web site with projects from teachers and students

Grades 6 through 8 America's Choice
Warren Warren County ETTC
Joan McNinch

Phillipsburg HS
Phillipsburg School District
Maureen Kehoe

CD and videotapes of student directed projects and a web site to highlight successful projects Grades 9 through 12 Coalition for Essential Schools