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					SJMP
 South Jersey Math/Science
        Partnership
    at Rowan University

      Dr. Eric Milou
      Dr. Jill Perry
                                 Project Goals
Intensive, Sustained, Ongoing PD to:
   Improve student achievement in mathematics and
    science
   Improve teachers’ mathematical and scientific content
    knowledge, pedagogical skills, and classroom practices
   Increase teachers’ and students’ use of technology
   Increase the number of highly qualified teachers
   Increase the number of teachers obtaining Elementary
    Certification with Subject Matter Specialization (Upon
    completion of 15 credits and passage of Praxis II)
   Increase the number of middle grades
    mathematics/science teachers with graduate degrees
               Professional Development

 Summer ‘07 two-week institute
  (Math/Science via Robotics)
 Fall ‘07 Course (Algebra or Space Science)
 Spring ‘08 Course (Geometry or Life
  Science)
 Summer ‘08 institute (Prob/Stat/Discrete
  Math or Chemistry)
                   Fall 07 & Spring 08 PD
 Two courses (one per semester)
 $750.00/course (successful completion)
 Graduate credits (3 per course)
 Graphing calculator, CBL, CBR, software,
  texts, and manipulatives
 AMTNJ, NJSTA convention trip
 3 full days of in-class support/teacher
    District provides subs/coverage during visitation
                   Graduate Credits

ALL Graduate credits count towards:
 Certificate of Graduate Studies (COGS)
  in Middle School Mathematics or
  Science
 M.Ed. in Standards-Based Teaching
                 Teacher Contract
 Attend all course modules and complete all
  assignments
 Work closely with assigned facilitator and be
  visited by evaluation team
 Submit all SJMP forms in a timely manner
 Teach in their present district for the duration of
  the project (2 years minimum)
 Cooperate with and participate in the continuing
  monitoring plan
 Administer a pre/posttest content assessment to
  their students
                        Data Collection
 Teacher Content Pre/Post (Treatment and
  Comparison Groups)
      Mathematics - LMT
      Science - MOSART
 Student Content Pre/Post
   NAEP released items
 Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol
  (RTOP)
 Module Evaluation (Developed by Evaluator)
 Instructional Strategy Inventory (2000 National
  Survey of Math/Science Education, Horizon)
 Praxis II Results
Results from 05-06 & 06-07
  Type of Data       Instrument Used             Pre-       Post-
                                                 test        test
  Content            LMT
  Knowledge of                                  38.89       47.87*
  SJ MP Teachers
  Instructional                 nal
                     2000 Natio Survey
  Strategy           of Science and
  Inventory          Mathematics Education       2.81       2.92*


  Evaluation of      Module 1                           4.69**
  SJ MP Modules      Module 2                           4.73**
                     Module 3                           4.68**
  Observation of
                     RTOP                        51.9       72.2*
  SJ MP teachers
  Content
  Knowledge of       NAEP items                   8.1        9.3*
  students in SJMP
                                  *p< .001, ** 5-level Likert scale
Further Results (from 05-06 and 06-07)
 97 of our 100 teachers completed the
  full program (250 hours of PD)
 All teachers reached HQ status
 76% passed the Middle School Math
  Praxis II
 100% passed the Middle School
  Science Praxis II
 Nearly 50% have continued their
  education towards a M.Ed.
                       Challenges Faced
 IHE Faculty Expectations and Teachers’
  Content Knowledge
    Balance between teachers’ lack of content
     knowledge and IHE faculty members’ expectations
     (graduate credits)
 Teachers’ Technological Expertise
    On-line discussions were less than focused. We
     responded to this by posting prompts for each
     reading.
    We developed a rubric that indicated how teachers
     were to be assessed on their online work.
Cohort 1 & 2 PD Experiences
                07-08 Grant Year                           08-09 Grant Year
    Sum 07           Fall 07           Spr 08           Sum08           Fall 08
2 week institute 40 hours (15       40 hours (15 2 -week institute 40 hours (15
   (10 days)     weekly classes) weekly classes)      (10 days)      weekly classes)
   3 credits        3 credits         3 credits        3 credits       3 credits
                Cohort 1: 25 Teachers of Grades 3-4
                                 Cohort 2: 25 Teachers of Grades 5-8
  Integrated       Algebraic         Geometric        Prob, Stat,     Numerical
  Numerical        Reasoning         Reasoning         Discrete       Reasoning
  Reasoning            OR                OR               OR              OR
    Physical       Space Sci                                           Physical
   Sciences                        Life Sciences      Chemistry
                   Astronomy                                           Sciences
                     Classroom Observations
         Cohorts 3 & 4 PD experiences
              08-09 Grant Year                              09-10 Grant Year
   Sum08           Fall 08         Spr 09        Sum09           Fall 09      Spr 10
   2 -week      40 hours (15 40 hours (15        2 week       40 hours (15 40 hours (15
institute (10      weekly          weekly     institute (10      weekly       weekly
    days)          classes)       classes)        days)         classes)     classes)
  3 credits       3 credits       3 credits     3 credits       3 credits    3 credits
         Cohort 3: 30 Tch of Gr. 3-8
                                                      Cohort 4: 30 Tch of Gr. 3-8
 Robotics       Algebra &                      Robotics       Algebra &
                             Geometry &                                     Geometry &
 Summer          Physical                      Summer          Physical
                            Space Science                                  Space Science
 Institute       Sciences                      Institute       Sciences
                 Classroom Observations                        Classroom Observations
South Jersey Math/Science
Partnership
at Rowan University


                     Dr. Eric Milou
                milou@rowan.edu
                      Dr. Jill Perry
                perry@rowan.edu
        Disclaimer
 The instructional practices
 and assessments discussed
or shown in this presentation
    is not intended as an
  endorsement by the U.S.
  Department of Education.