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California

Award Number: R203F990024
Project: MathStar
Los Angeles County Office of Education

Contacts: Mr. Donald S. Lake
Project Director
9300 Imperial Highway, Room 250
Downey, CA 90242-2890
Ms. Marilyn T. Gogolin
Deputy Superintendent
9300 Imperial Highway, Room 250
Downey, CA 90242-2890
Phone: 562-922-6635 562-922-6400
Fax: 562-922-6486 562-940-1662
Email: lake_don@lacoe.edu gogolin_marilyn@lacoe.edu

Project Focus: MathStar will focus on the design and implementation of a distributed learning professional development model supporting schoolwide mathematics reform and improvement for the middle school grades.

Participating teachers will experience an intense learning curve as they learn to connect content to technology and provide students with rich, challenging, standards-based instruction.

MathStar project proposes to address three complex factors: a) systemic schoolwide standards-based reform of middle school mathematics to prepare students for algebra and geometry; b) reform of inservice and preservice programs and coordination among them; c) access to advanced technologies and telecommunications, which in turn increases access to high quality professional development, improved student learning, and parent involvement. By addressing these factors, MathStar proposes to improve schoolwide middle school mathematics programs, increase teachers' professional expertise and classroom practice, enhance student learning through challenging content, and foster parent involvement in successful mathematics programs. The applicant will accomplish these activities through the involvement of experienced and committed partner agencies. This infrastructure will provide access to proven programs and practices. The project's in-depth evaluation process and new evaluation model is expected to result in a highly replicable MathStar Replication Kit that will be disseminated throughout the partner regions and the United States.

Los Angeles County Office of Education - MathStar

5-year Budget Summary

Applicant Name: Los Angeles County Office of Education

1st Year Funds: $1,998,540
2nd Year Funds: $1,987,286
3rd Year Funds: $1,998,754
4th Year Funds: $1,997,800
5th Year Funds: $1,934,931
Total: $9,917,311

Connecticut

Award Number R203F990036
Project: Reading is Fundamental
Telecommunications Partnership Area Cooperative Educational Services

Project Focus: Reading is Fundamental Telecommunications partnership will promote and support children and their families to become effective readers. This project will use satellite-delivered training programs along with innovative Internet-based activities to train parents and volunteers how to develop effective, motivated readers. The project will try to demonstrate how telecommunications technologies can help to create a nation of readers through this innovative telecommunications reading initiative.

Contacts: Ms. Nancy Blanton
Project Director
10905 Fort Washington Road, Suite 300
Fort Washington, MD 20744-5843
Mr. Peter C. Young
Executive Director
205 Skiff Street
Hamden, CT 06517-1095
Phone:301-292-9800 ext. 100203-407-4400
Fax:301-292-0829 203-407-4590
Email:phoebuscom@aol.com young@aces.k12.ct.us

This project represents an innovative and ambitious nationwide telecommunications reading initiative, using satellites, Palm Pilots, CD-ROMs, videos and on-line, web-based activities to expand access, exponentially, to training on how to prepare children to read, how to read to children, and how to help children become effective readers. The project will use satellite-delivered training programs, along with innovative Internet-based activities, to train parents and volunteers how to develop effective, motivated readers. The target audiences for this project are children, age's birth to 11 years old.

Aces Cooperative Educational Services - Reading is Fundamental Telecommunications Partnership

5-year Budget Summary

Applicant Name: Area Cooperative Educational Services

1st Year Funds: $2,000,000
2nd Year Funds: $2,000,000
3rd Year Funds: $2,000,000
4th Year Funds: $2,000,000
5th Year Funds: $2,000,000
Total: $10,000,000

Hawaii

Award Number R203F990026 Project: NEARStar (Network for English Acquisition and Reading) Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)

Contact:
Dr. Tom Barlow
President and CEO
900 Fort Street Mall
Suite 1300
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-441-1300
Fax: 808-441-1385
E-Mail: barlowt@prel.org

Carole Asing
Website Editor
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
900 Fort Street Mall
Suite 1300
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 441-1364
Fax: (808) 441-1385
E-Mail: asingc@prel.org
Website: http://www.prel.org/

Project Focus: NEARStar will focus on creating a distributed learning environment that will improve reading skills for limited or non-English speaking students and also provide professional development for teachers. This project will foster telecommunications infrastructure and end-user equipment to ensure the effective utilization of the project over the Internet and World Wide Web.

Project proposes to develop interactive web based software to address the needs of English as Second Language (ESL) students and their teachers. NEARStar's web based learning program will support students in developing English language and reading skills. Teachers will be able to instantly access diagnostic information about individual students or for the whole class. These diagnostic results will lead teachers directly to NEARStar's professional development component, which will be available in a variety of configurations and media. Through the program, teachers will have access to leading reading and English as Second Language experts; additional materials and resources in specific skills such as vocabulary building; and video streaming examples of research based effective instructional practices in real classrooms as part of university-level on-line course work and on-line collaborative inquiry groups.

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning - NEARStar

5-year Budget Summary

Applicant Name: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

1st Year Funds: $1,999,990
2nd Year Funds: $1,985,147
3rd Year Funds: $1,991,650
4th Year Funds: $1,998,214
5th Year Funds: $1,998,286
Total: $9,973,287

New Mexico

Award Number R203F990015 Project: The TECH Share Project Gallup - McKinley County Schools

Contact: Mr. Robert Gomez
Project Director
P.O. Box 1318
Gallup, NM 87305-1318

Phone: 505-722-7711
Fax: 505-722-8913
E-Mail: stalcup@gmcs.k12.nm.us

Project Focus: TECH Share will improve student learning through the use of teacher-created, professionally honed learning modules. These modules will be technology driven and standards-based, with embedded strategies for teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and multicultural sensitivity. The TECH Share project will produce standards-based, electronic-based curriculum modules to be utilized by teachers in the classrooms.

The TECH Share Project is designed to use the multimedia capability of the Internet to provide interactive text, audio, and video on demand to support standards-based learning activities. The focus of the project will be to improve student learning through the use of teacher-created and professionally enhanced learning modules. These modules will be technology driven and will incorporate embedded strategies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), as well as, multicultural sensitivity. A unique feature of the proposed project is that it will have as partners three Technology Innovation Challenge Grant projects so that materials and products that are being developed can be disseminated to a wider audience. When implemented, the overall scope of the project will service some 80,000 students, most of whom are either Limited English Proficient (LEP), low income, or both, and most of whom perform well below the national averages in academic achievement.

Gallup-McKinley County Schools - TECH Share Project

5-year Budget Summary

Applicant Name: Gallup - McKinley County School

1st Year Funds: $1,990,589
2nd Year Funds: $1,992,656
3rd Year Funds: $1,930,360
4th Year Funds: $1,958,320
5th Year Funds: $1,998,006
Total: $9,851,931

Washington

Award Number: R203F990010 Project: Corrections Learning Network Educational Service District 101

Contacts: Dr. LeRoy Bauer
Project Director
1025 West Indiana Avenue
Spokane, WA 99205-4400
Mr. Terry A. Munther
Superintendent
1025 West Indiana Avenue
Spokane, WA 99205-4400
Phone:509-323-2745509-456-6320
Fax:509-323-2758509-456-2999
Email: lbauer@esd101.net tmunther@esd101.net

Project Focus: The Corrections Learning Network will place special focus on the specific needs for adults in correctional facilities, such as victim empathy, wellness education, and anger management. It will also develop multiple technology channels which do not currently exist. The Corrections Learning Network will also develop a series of programs that will focus on topic such as computer operating systems, networks basic software applications, peripheral hardware, telecommunications and applications in the workplace.

This consortium proposes to provide technology based, interactive instructional programming to adult correctional facilities. The Corrections Learning Network will be piloted in Florida and Washington state and then disseminated nationally. The project will provide: 1) education for incarcerated adults, 2) professional development for educators, and 3) system enhancements benefiting all audiences. A third-party evaluation providing qualitative and quantitative analyses to assess the impact on teaching and learning will measure project effectiveness.

Educational Service District 101 - Corrections Learning Network

5-year Budget Summary

Applicant Name: Educational Service District 101

1st Year Funds: $1,762,545
2nd Year Funds: $1,756,521
3rd Year Funds: $1,802,797
4th Year Funds: $1,867,537
5th Year Funds: $1,998,313
Total: $9,187,713


 
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