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					Northeast Arkansas Regional Partnership for Math/Science Education
                                    NCATE Outreach Report
                                   July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2009


The Delta and Rural Institutes for Math & Science Education which make up The Partnership are two
of the statewide network of twelve Centers for STEM Education located at each of the eleven state
universities and one private university.

The Delta Institute serves educators in an eight-county region south of Jonesboro consisting of the
Crowley’s Ridge and Great Rivers Educational Service Centers which includes 28 school districts and
112 schools. The Rural Institute serves educators in a nine-county region north and west of
Jonesboro consisting of the Northeast and Northcentral Educational Service Centers as well as part
of Crowley’s Ridge Service Center. It includes 37 school districts and 128 schools. The Partnership
serves nearly 100,000 students, of which over 50,000 live in poverty. The following page shows a
map of the service regions.

The Delta Institute has a satellite Math & Science Institute located at East Arkansas Community
College (EACC) in Forrest City, AR. The Delta Institute Math Specialist has an office at EACC, and
works intensively with the faculty and pre-service education students at EACC. The Delta Institute
also works with faculty and pre-service education students at Mid-South Community College in West
Memphis, AR, Phillips Community College in Helena, AR, as well as ASU Jonesboro and its satellite
campuses.

The Rural Institute provides professional development for pre-service education students and faculty
at its feeder Community Colleges: AR Northeastern Community College in Blytheville, Mountain
Home Community College, Univ. of AR Community College at Batesville, and Ozarka Community
College in Melbourne.

The Partnership works with pre-service teachers to insure that new teachers are able to implement
strategies in mathematics & science which are standard-based and supported by the latest research
in “best practices”. The Partnership provides services to pre-service math and science classes both
in the College of Education and in the College of Science and Mathematics. Through grant funds, the
Partnership has awarded over $93,000 in full-tuition scholarships to junior and senior pre-service
teachers. For each semester that these students have received a scholarship, they have agreed to
teach in a high-need school in Arkansas.

The Partnership has written and received numerous grants to implement graduate/undergraduate
courses and professional development in both standards-based content and in pedagogy in
mathematics and science education. The Partnership provides professional development to college
and university faculty who must earn 60 hours per year to maintain a teaching certificate. The
Partnership provides training in math, science, and technology standards as well as standards-based
curricula, manipulatives, equipment, technology, and pedagogical best practices. The Delta and Rural
Institutes are Arkansas Department of Education approved professional development providers.

The Delta and Rural Institutes also serve as NASA Satellite Resource Centers. Educators are able to
borrow NASA curricula, videotapes, CDs, posters, and equipment to teach the Arkansas Science and
Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks using space as a theme.
Northeast Arkansas Regional Partnership for
    Mathematics and Science Education
                               Rural
                                Institute


                                 Delta
                                 Institute
Grants Received (July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2009):
            Grant Title                 Funding Agency        FY   Amount     Project Director(s)
GK12: Land Use, Land Cover, &        National Science         10    450,100      Jennifer Bouldin,
Biodiversity in the Mississippi      Foundation                                     Cynthia Miller,
Embayment, Yr. 2 (of 5)                                                        Tillman Kennon, &
                                                                                     Anne Grippo
Science Coaches Academy, Yr. 3       Arkansas Dept. of Educ   10   113,688          Cynthia Miller
(of 3)
Biotech in a Box                     Arkansas Dept. of        10    99,147          Cynthia Miller
                                     Higher Education
Delta Institute Math Specialist      Arkansas Dept. of Educ   10    86,190          Cynthia Miller
Delta Institute Science Specialist   Arkansas Dept. of Educ   10    86,190          Cynthia Miller
Nanotechnology                       Arkansas Science &       10    12,000          Cynthia Miller
                                     Technology Authority
Concepts in Chemistry                Arkansas Dept. of Educ   10    78,500       Jannie Trautwein
Concepts in Middle School            Arkansas Department of         61,307       Jannie Trautwein
Science                              Higher Education
Rural Institute Math Specialist      Arkansas Dept. of Educ   10    84,500       Jannie Trautwein
Rural Institute Science Specialist   Arkansas Dept. of Educ   10    84,500       Jannie Trautwein
GK12: Land Use, Land Cover, &        National Science         09   455,018         Alan Christian,
Biodiversity in the Mississippi      Foundation                                     Cynthia Miller,
Embayment, Yr. 1(of 5)                                                            Tillman Kennon,
                                                                                 Robyn Hannigan
Science Coaches Academy, Yr. 2       Arkansas Dept. of Educ   09   113,451            Cynthia Miller
(of 3)
Delta Institute Science Specialist   Arkansas Dept. of Educ   09    84,500          Cynthia Miller
Delta Institute Math Specialist      Arkansas Dept. of Educ   09    84,500          Cynthia Miller
Healthy Science                      Arkansas Dept. of        09    59,367          Cynthia Miller
                                     Higher Education
Technology Enhanced Science          Arkansas Science &       09    12,000          Cynthia Miller
                                     Technology Authority
Space Exploration Educators’         AR Space Grant           09      5,000         Cynthia Miller
Conference                           Consortium
Smart Trigonometry                   Arkansas Science &       09      5,000         Cynthia Miller
                                     Technology Authority
Mississippi County Science           Arkansas Dept. of Educ   09   126,200       Jannie Trautwein
Academy, Year 3
Get A Clue-STEM                      Arkansas Science &       09      7,000      Jannie Trautwein
                                     Technology Authority
SMART Physical Science               Arkansas Science &       09      5,000      Jannie Trautwein
                                     Technology Authority
Math & Science Kit Extravaganza      Arkansas Science &       09    12,000       Jannie Trautwein
                                     Technology Authority
Rural Institute Math Specialist      Arkansas Dept. of Educ   09    84,500       Jannie Trautwein
Rural Institute Science Specialist   Arkansas Dept. of Educ   09    84,500       Jannie Trautwein
Science Coaches Academy, Yr. 1       Arkansas Dept. of Educ   08   104,250          Cynthia Miller
(of 3)
Delta Institute Science Specialist   Arkansas Dept. of Educ   08    84,500          Cynthia Miller
Delta Institute Math Specialist      Arkansas Dept. of Educ   08    84,500          Cynthia Miller
Integrating Space Science &          Arkansas Dept. of        08    59,367          Cynthia Miller
          Grant Title                   Funding Agency        FY   Amount    Project Director(s)
Mathematics and Spanish For          Higher Education
Educators
Smart Algebra II                     Arkansas Science &       08     4,500         Cynthia Miller
                                     Technology Authority
Mississippi County Science           Arkansas Dept. of Educ   08   120,948      Jannie Trautwein
Academy, Year 2
Rural Institute Math Specialist      Arkansas Dept. of Educ   08    84,500      Jannie Trautwein
Rural Institute Science Specialist   Arkansas Dept. of Educ   08    84,500      Jannie Trautwein
Science Safety                       Arkansas Dept. of Educ   08     1,500      Jannie Trautwein
Smart Biology                        Arkansas Dept. of Educ   08     4,500      Jannie Trautwein
Exploring Space & Technology         Arkansas Science &       08     7,000      Jannie Trautwein
                                     Technology Authority
MISSION Mathematics: Improving       Arkansas Dept. of        07   100,000         Cynthia Miller
Grade 5 – 8 Mathematics              Education
Achievement
Spanish for Educators and K – 8      Arkansas Dept. of        07    76,000         Cynthia Miller
Science                              Higher Education
Delta Institute Math Specialist      Arkansas Dept. of Educ   07    75,000         Cynthia Miller
Delta Institute Science Specialist   Arkansas Dept. of Educ   07    68,000         Cynthia Miller
Mississippi County Science           Arkansas Dept. of Educ   07   100,430      Jannie Trautwein
Academy, Year 1
Rural Institute Math Specialist      Arkansas Dept. of Educ   07    75,000      Jannie Trautwein
Rural Institute Science Specialist   Arkansas Dept. of Educ   07    68,000      Jannie Trautwein
Get-A-Clue - NCLB                    Arkansas Dept. of        07    37,647      Jannie Trautwein
                                     Higher Education
Click and Learn                      Arkansas Science &       07     1,200      Jannie Trautwein
                                     Technology Authority
Focus on the Future                  AT & T                   07    13,275      Jannie Trautwein
Science Minigrant                    Arkansas Science &       07     2,000      Jannie Trautwein
                                     Technology Authority
                                                       TOTAL $3,550,775
Grants for which we are not the Project Director, but for which we have
a major responsibility:
                    Grant Title                                   Project Director
Healthy Lungs and the Biology of Cancer (USDOE       Robert Burns, UAMS
3-yr)
Creating Student Investigators (3-yr NSF ITEST)      Karen Yanowitz-ASU Psychology &
                                                     Conseling
Pasture Science:From the Land to the Lab (3-yr       Karen Yanowitz-ASU Psychology &
NSF ITEST)                                           Counseling

The Marriage of Art & Geometry (1 yr. NCLB, Part     Michael Hall, ASU Mathematics & Computer
A)                                                   Science
Revitalizing Algebra, Geometry, & Grade 8 Math (3-   Michael Hall, ASU Mathematics & Computer
yr MSP)                                              Science
Using Technology to Improve Algebra and              Michael Hall, ASU Mathematics & Computer
Geometry End-Of-Course Exam Scores (1 yr.            Science
NCLB, Part A)
ASU Museum’s” Grossology of the Human Body”          Marti Allen-ASU Museum
Traveling Exhibit Grant (1-yr)
Moving Up-Moving On (1 –yr AR Dept. of Educ.         Annette Holder-Nettleton Jr. High School
Enhancing Education Through Technology Grant
Program)
Palestine-Wheatley Middle School Improvement (3-     Sheril Spears-Palestine-Wheatley Middle
yr AR Dept. of Educ. School Improvement Grant        School
Program)
35 AR Space Grant Consortium $500 Minigrants         35 Science Coaches Academy teachers
(written and administered by 35 teachers)
Space Exploration Educators Conference (1 yr. AR     Victoria Greene-West Memphis School
Space                                                District
Grant Consortium Outreach Grant)
Jonesboro Public Library Visions of the Universe     Kay Taylor-Jonesboro Children’s Library
Traveling Exhibit (1-yr)
Science Academy for Middle School Teachers           Northcentral Arkansas Education Service
                                                     Cooperative
Creating STEM Teachers for Arkansas’ Future          Anne Grippo-ASU
                                                     Biology
Macroinvertebrate Biodiversity                       Tanja McKay-ASU
                                                     Alan Christian-ASU
                                                     Biological Sciences
   Grant proposals recently submitted:
         Name               Funding Agency/Program             Date Submitted         Amount
Healthy Bodies for          National Institutes of Health,   9/17/08                $2,350,000
Teachers, Students,         Science Education                (not funded—will
School Nurses, and the      Partnership Award (SEPA)         revise and resubmit
Hispanic Community                                           9/20/09)
Smart Science for West      AR Dept. of                      10/21/08                 $150,000
Memphis (with Victoria      Education/Enhancing              (not funded--will
Greene, West Memphis        Education through                revise and resubmit
School District)            Technology                       9/05/09)
                                                                      TOTAL 2,500,000




   Grant Funded Graduate Classes Taught to P – 20 Educators:
            Name of Course                     Professor of         #              Term,Year
                                                   Record        Educators
Concepts in Chemistry                        Bill Burns,            30        Summer, 2009
                                             Ellis Benjamin,
                                             Julie Grady
Special Topics in Teaching: Physical         Cynthia Miller          32            Spring, 2009
Science
Healthy Science                              Cynthia Miller          20       Summer, 2008
Get-A-Clue: Forensics with Technology        Ann Ross                18       Summer, 2008
Special Topics in Biology: Advanced          Tillman Kennon,         9        Summer, 2008
Science Pedagogy                             Mike Hall,
                                             Cynthia Miller
Special Topics in Teaching: Life Science     Cynthia Miller          33            Spring, 2008
Spanish for Educators                        Ana Romero,             26              Fall, 2007
                                             Cynthia Miller
Integrating Space Science &                  Tillman Kennon,         17       Summer, 2007
Mathematics                                  Cynthia Miller
Spanish for Educators II                     Ana Romero,             12            Spring, 2007
                                             Cynthia Miller
Spanish for Educators                        Ana Romero,             21              Fall, 2006
                                             Cynthia Miller
Seeds of Change                              David Agnew,            20       Summer, 2006
                                             Mark McJunkin,
                                             Cynthia Miller
Biodiversity in the Natural State            Tillman Kennon,         15       Summer, 2006
                                             Martin Huss,
                                             Cynthia Miller
                                              TOTAL                 253
Conference Presentations to Educators:
                        Name of Conference                             Date          Location
EDUCAUSE Regional Conference (Lead 1 Roundtable Discussion          June, 2009      Atlanta, GA
Group, Convene 1 session)
Phillips Community College Gear-Up Annual Conf. (1 presentation)    May, 2009       Helena, AR
US Dept. of Educ. Math/Science Partnership Meeting (2               April, 2009   San Francisco,
presentations; 1 alone and 1 on a Panel of three PIs)                                   CA
Teachers Teaching with Technology Regional Conference (2            Jan., 2009    Hot Springs, AR
presentations; 1 alone and 1 with teachers)
Kellogg Foundation Mid South Delta Leadership Conf. (2              Nov., 2008     Memphis, TN
presentations)
Arkansas Curriculum Conference (4 presentations with teachers and   Nov., 2008    Little Rock, AR
GK12 ASU Professors)
AR Dept. of Education Alternative Learning Education Annual         Oct., 2008    Jonesboro, AR
Conference (1 presentation)
Phillips Community College Gear-Up Annual Conf. (1 presentation)    May, 2008       Helena, AR
Teachers Teaching with Technology Regional Conference (2            Jan., 2008    Hot Springs, AR
presentations)
Arkansas Curriculum Conference (1 presentation)                     Nov., 2007    Little Rock, AR
Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conf. (1            Nov., 2007      Denver, CO
presentation)
AR Dept. of Education Alternative Learning Education Annual         Oct., 2007    Jonesboro, AR
Conference (1 presentation)
Delta Institute on Education (2 presentations)                      June, 2007     Pine Bluff, AR
Phillips Community College Gear-Up Annual Conf. (2 presentations)   May, 2007       Helena, AR
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conf.            April, 2007   San Antonio, TX
(1 presentation)
Teachers Teaching with Technology Regional Conference (1            Jan., 2007    Hot Springs, AR
presentation)
Arkansas Curriculum Conference (3 presentations)                    Nov., 2006    Little Rock, AR
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conf. (1       Oct., 2006    Birmingham, AL
presentation)
Professional Development Given to P – 20 Educators:
                                    Name of PD                                            Number
                                                                                         Attending
Delta Institute:
Grantwriting for Teachers & Administrators (Palestine Wheatley)                             27
Class Jump & Survey Monkey Web 2.0 Instructional Tools (Palestine Wheatley)                24
Rubistar, Delicious, & Trackstar Web 2.0 Instructional Tools (Palestine Wheatley)           16
SMART Board Instructional Integration (Palestine Wheatley)                                 11
Proportional Reasoning in Space Science (Palestine Wheatley)                                 2
School Space Science Family Night (Palestine Wheatley Middle School)                       127
Class Jump & Survey Monkey Web 2.0 Instructional Tools (Nettleton JHS)                      24
Rubistar, Delicious, & Trackstar Web 2.0 Instructional Tools (Nettleton JHS)                16
Flip Video Cameras in Instruction (2 days) (Nettleton JHS)                                  27
Using Probeware in Instruction (2 days) (Nettleton JHS)                                     27
Nspire Graphing Calculators in Instruction (2 days) (Nettleton JHS)                         14
Classroom Performance System (Nettleton JHS)                                                 2
Designing Rubics for Authentic Instruction (Nettleton JHS)                                 12
Inquiry Learning (Nettleton JHS)                                                           12
Developing 5E Lesson Plans (Nettleton JHS)                                                  12
Lesson Study (2 days) (Nettleton JHS)                                                       24
Podcasts & Flip Video (Nettleton JHS)                                                       11
Grantwriting for Teachers & Administrators (Stuttgart)                                      31
Class Jump & Survey Monkey Web 2.0 Instructional Tools (Stuttgart)                          27
Rubistar, Delicious, & Trackstar Web 2.0 Instructional Tools (Stuttgart)                    29
Hands-on Integrated Math & Science Activities (Helena-West Helena)                          23
Using Probeware in Science & Math Instruction (Bay HS)                                      23
Preparing Students for the 8th Grade Benchmark Exam (6 days) (Marion JHS)                   18
Data Disaggregation for Gr. 5 & 7 Science Benchmark Student Data (ASU)                      41
AR Discovery Museum Network “Race For Planet X” Bus (Harrisburg Co-op & ASU)                48
Parental Involvement and the Administrator (Harrisburg Co-op 4 times & 3 schools)          148
Parental Involvement for School Facilitators and Teachers(Harrisburg Co-op&4 schools)      126
What Should a K-6 Math Classroom Look Like?” (Harrisburg Co-op)                             27
What Should a 7 - 12 Math Classroom Look Like?” (Harrisburg Co-op)                          23
NASA Astronomical Observing Night for Teachers (10; 5 dark locations)                      237
Applying National Professional Development Standards to Local PD(Wilbur Mills Co-op)        42
Using Cabri Jr. to Teach Geometry Concepts (Little Rock School District)                    38
Algebra and Geometry Come Alive with Cabri Jr (ASU, Harrisburg Co-op)                       49
Using Two-Ways in Math Instruction (2 times)                                                34
Using the TI-84 on the 6th Grade Benchmark Exam (6 times)                                  138
Using the TI-84 on the Algebra End of Course Exam (5 times)                                 89
Using the TI-84 on the Geometry End of Course Exam (5 times)                                92
Classroom Management Using Coaching Strategies (AR Curriculum Conference)                   21
GK12 Math/Science Integrated Activities (AR Curriculum Conference)                          20
Classroom Management Using Coaching Strategies (AR Curriculum Conference)                   21
Integrating Teacher Access Center Materials into Instruction(3STRIVE Team Site Visits)      15
AR Science & Technology $500 Science Minigrant Grant-Writing Workshops (10)                154
Preparing for the Science Benchmark Exams (5)                                              104
Using Newspapers to Teach Mathematics and Other Disciplines (2)                             39
Math LINKS Grade 3 – 4 (2, ten-day trainings)                                               47
Math LINKS Grade 5 – 6 (3, ten-day trainings)                                  69
Math LINKS Grade 7 – 8 (3, ten-day trainings)                                  82
Cognitively Guided Instruction Yr. 1 (5 trainings, 2 days each)               103
Using Web 2.0 Tools in Instruction (5)                                         84
NASA Interactive Workshop (3)                                                  77
NASA Day – Mountain Home (Mississippi County Science Academy grant)            16
Teacher Access Center Expo, 2009 – ASU (May, 2009)                             24
GLOBE Training: Weather (June 9 & 10, 2009)                                   15+
Making Data Driven Decisions based on Science ACTAAP Scores (June 11, 2009)   24+
Developing 5E Lesson Plans: GK12 Fellows & Mentor Teachers (June 12, 2009)     24
Creating Students Investigators Student STEM Career Fair (June 17, 2009)       23
Geogebra in Algebra & Geometry Instruction (June 19, 2009)                      ?
Rural Institute:
Mississippi County Science Academy, Year 1 (Manila)                           30
Mississippi County Science Academy, Year 2 (Manila)                           28
Mississippi County Science Academy, Year 3 (Manila)                           27
Creating Student Investigators                                                30
Discovering Electricity (2)                                                   18
7th & 8th grade Science Benchmark Preparation                                 21
Benchmarks in Science                                                         24
5-8th Grade Science Curriculum Alignment (Paragould)                          23
High School Science Curriculum Alignment (Paragould)                          23
Project Learning Tree                                                         55
Delta Bridges                                                                 10
K-4 Science (Paragould)                                                       28
SEDL Measurement (Sulphur Rock)                                               30
SEDL Measurement (Jonesboro)                                                  16
SEDL Measurement (Melbourne)                                                  25
Total Outdoor Teaching Experience (Maynard)                                   36
Pathwise Training (NEA Coop) (2)                                              54
PreK-K Science Centers (Greene Co Tech)                                        9
Data Disagregation (Manila)                                                   30
Science Safety CD Training (2)                                                25
Math/Science/Literacy Family Night (Mammoth Spring - 2)                       32
Math/Science/Literacy Family Night (Manila)                                    8
Math/Science/Literacy Family Night (Armorel)                                   8
Math/Science/Literacy Family Night (Osceola)                                   9
Math/Science/Literacy Family Nights (Jonesboro - 2)                           24
Math/Science/Literacy Family Night (South Mississippi County - 2)              6
Math/Science/Literacy Family Night (Brinkley)                                  4
Math/Science/Literacy Family Night (Blytheville)                              10
Math/Science/Literacy Family Night (Clarendon)                                 8
Math/Science/Literacy Family Night training (Melbourne/Mt. Pleasant)          15
Math/Science/Literacy Family Night training (NAESC Coop)                      20
Teacher Access Center Expo, 2009 – ASU (May, 2009)                            24
Hand-on Equations - ASU                                                       12
Biology End-Of-Course Exam Preparation (NEA Coop)                             23
Using Science Probes (Osceola)                                                 4
NASA Interactive Workshop (3)                                                 53
SMART Biology-ASU                                                                      6
Teaching Middle School Math with the TI-73 workshop – ASU                             12
Teaching Algebra & Geometry with the TI-84 - ASU                                      10
Exploring Technology - ASU                                                            12
CPO Physics workshop - ASU                                                            18
Science Fair workshop – ASU & Paragould                                               40
Fraction Islands workshop - ASU                                                      17
AR Science & Technology $500 Science Minigrant Grant-Writing Workshops (9)           76
Toxic Waste: The Barrel Mystery (3)                                                   83
Kit-Based Science & Math – Reinforcement Materials (NAESC Coop)                       13
Kit-Based Science & Math – Family Night Kits (NAESC Coop)                             13
Kit-Based Science & Math – Commercial Kits (NAESC Coop)                              12
SMART Physical Science workshop (NEA Coop)                                            6
Multi-Grant workshops (3)                                                             20
NASA Day (Mountain Home)                                                              16
Blood Spatter Analysis (NEA Coop)                                                     12
Blood Spatter Analysis (Hot Springs)                                                  38
TI Navigator training (2)                                                             15
TI-Nspire workshop (Fayetteville)                                                    22
Using Algebraic Thinking, Technology & Inquiry in the Algebraic Classroom (Conway)    49
Math Links – Grades 5-6 (8)                                                          123
Math Links – Grades 7-8 (12)                                                         128
Teaching Fractions with Pattern Blocks (2)                                            39
Get-A-Clue (6)                                                                       104
Circumference & Area of a Circle with Standard & Non-Standard Measurements (Hot       14
Springs)
Data Collection & Analysis for Grades 7-8 (ASU)                                      20
Math Pac Summer Institute (Jonesboro)                                                21
Elapsed Time – ASU                                                                   26
A New Look at the Pythagorean Theorem Using TI-Nspire (2)                            27
Fingerprint Analysis with Science, Mathematics & Literature (Little Rock)            18
Exploring Mathematics with Science & Technology (NEA Coop)                           10
PreK Environmental Workshop (2)                                                      62
K-6 Environmental Workshop (NEA Coop)                                                24
7-12 Environmental Workshop (NEA Coop)                                               15
GEMS workshop (Conway)                                                               21
WOW (Wonders of Wetlands) workshop                                                   16
Outdoor Classroom (Jonesboro)                                                         5
Dissecting Owl Pellets (Jonesboro)                                                    6
Project Wet & Wild (Greene Co Tech-Paragould)                                        19
Project Wet & Wild (Paragould)                                                       18
Project Wet & Wild (Melbourne)                                                       26
FOSS training (Hoxie)                                                                 9
Dissection (Jonesboro)                                                                3
Electricity (Tuckerman)                                                               5
SEPUP training (Little Rock)                                                         40
Lab Set-Up (Williams Baptist)                                                        18
Lab Protocol                                                                         15
School Yard Habitat                                                                  32
Teachers Touring Businesses                                                          45
Lab-Aids Training (Manila)                                                                     30
PLT training (2)                                                                               48
Nature Center - Jonesboro                                                                      30
Science & Literacy (Paragould)                                                                 18
Science Kits (Paragould)                                                                       19
Science Vocabulary (Paragould)                                                                 18
Science Integration into Other Subjects (Paragould)                                            18
Science Labs (Paragould)                                                                       19
Shower Curtain Math & Science workshop (NEA Coop) – June 16                                     ?
Discovering Electricity (NEA Coop) – June 16                                                    ?
Brain-Compatible Learning Strategies (NEASC Coop) – June 18                                     ?
Science Assessments in Biology and Grades 5 & 7 (Osceola)                                       ?
Science Keys (4) June - 10, 11, 17, 18                                                          ?
TOTAL                                                                                      5,034 +

Student Events:

                              Name of Student Event                                     # Students
                                                                                        Attending
Preparing for the Grade 8 Math Benchmark Exam (6 trainings, 3 yrs.,Marion JHS)             1005
Statewide Elementary Science Fair (07, 08, 09)                                              450
Proportional Reasoning in Space Science (Palestine Wheatley 7th & 8th gr. students)         121
NASA Astronomical Observing Night for Students (6 nights at various locations)              103
School Space Science Family Night (Palestine Wheatley Middle School)                         54
Quiz Bowl Mathematics Prep (Nettleton JHS Quiz Bowl Team, 3 years)                           36
Finding Meteorites in Rooftop Debris (Jonesboro Public Children’s Library)                   23
Space Science & Rocketry (Jonesboro Public Children’s Library)                               18
Finding Micrometeorites in Rooftop Debris (ASU 2009 Girls of Promise Event)                  16
TOTAL                                                                                     1,826

Other Outreach Activities:
   •   Directors of AmeriCorps Volunteers 2007 – 2009( Site of the Yr. Award, 2008)
   •   Manage ASU Teacher Access Center House (206 Driver Street)
   •   Manage East AR Community College Teacher Access Center (in Library)
   •   Serve on the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Workforce Education Committee
   •   Serve on the Crossroads Coalition Education Pillar Group
   •   Assist with grant writing with the Jonesboro Public Children’s Library (for traveling exhibits)
   •   Give Student Workshops at the Jonesboro Public Library
   •   Volunteer at Nettleton Jr. High and Nettleton High Schools
   •   Working to develop two-week Trainings to Botswana Math & Science Teachers
   •   Mentored 32 Math Teachers applying for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics
       Teaching (2 finalists and 1 winner)
   •   Partner with City Youth Ministries on two grant projects
   •   Received, scored, processed & awarded 465 $500-science minigrants supplied by the
       Arkansas Science & Technology Authority
   •   Nearly 1,000 parents & students attended the 12 Family Nights conducted at area schools

				
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