Project SMART (1996 - 2001)
What is Project SMART?
Science And Math Achievement Rising Together
Teachers who participate in Project SMART gain in the following ways:
Major activities for Project SMART participants include workshops for teachers during the academic year, summer institutes, and on-going in-school support. In both workshops and institutes, grade-level teams of teachers review and discuss the standards, relating them to district curricula and exploring hands-on activities designed to motivate students. The workshops and institutes will also focus on using technology to learn science, mathematics and world languages; exemplary resources, cooperative learning; alternative assessment; ensuring student success for all students, especially those from historically unrepresentative and underserved groups; and integrating science, mathematics and world languages with each other and with other subjects.
Project facilitators visited each participating school at least once each month, meeting with teachers informally to share ideas about teaching science and math, working with students and teachers in classrooms, and talking with principals and supervisors about the project.
Mentors (teachers in the district who have taken on leadership roles in the project) helped to facilitate communication with the facilitators and provide assistance in locating resources and planning.In addition, Rowan has established a resource center and loans books and videos to project participants.
Camden Emily Ford, Wanda Little, Joy Boehm, Pamela Brown, William Dietz,
Gloucester City Wally Blessinger, Ann Hull
Pennsauken Sentia Appling, Nancy Bowmaster, Kim Chwastyk, Sandy DeSimone,
Project SMART was funded by:
Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Grant - Higher Education