Leveraging Stimulus Funding to Improve Achievement in MathNov. 11, 2009
Schools that are considering how to prepare their students for school and careers in a global economy are looking at innovative ways to improve student proficiency in math. To date, the US Department of Education has suggested several ideas, including "creating summer programs that prepare struggling students to be successful in gateway courses, such as algebra." Additional strategies included using technology to improve teaching and learning and extending learning time for students. Recommendations included using funds to purchase and intensively train teachers on interactive curricula aligned to standards with embedded assessment and offering online high school courses. Join this webinar to learn what funding is available to help educators purchase math curricula and services to help prepare your students to be successful in math.
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With over 28 years of educational technology experience, Donna Craighead, Ph.D. is the Senior Analyst for RedRock Reports. Her responsibilities include research, analysis, and synthesis of funding information. She also provides professional development focused on integrating technology, special education, and mathematics. As a professional educator, she was responsible for the development and implementation of a regional service center math curriculum program, taught special education and Title I mathematics, and provided technology education instruction from pre-school through post-graduate level.