MISTM Presentation at AERA

MISTM Presentation at AERA - Maines Impact Study of...

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1 M aine’s I mpact S tudy of T echnology in M athematics (M ISTM) David L. Silvernail, Director Maine Education Policy Research Institute University of Southern Maine Gorham Maine 04038 Funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of elementary Secondary Education School support and Technology Program (#5318A03005) March 2008
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2 Maine’s Challenge 79% of eighth grade students failed to meet state mathematic learning standards in 2002. 85% of low performing schools in mathematics are in rural communities. Over 50% of middle school teachers had limited mathematics content knowledge because they were trained as elementary school teachers. Only 61% of seventh and eighth grade mathematics teachers report using laptops in their instruction.
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Maine Learning Technology Initiative The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) has provided all 7 th and 8 th grade students and their teachers with laptop computers, and provided schools and teachers technical assistance and professional development for integrating laptop technology into their curriculum and instruction. 3
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4 Research Question Can middle school mathematics test scores be improved by providing high quality, technology- infused professional development to middle school mathematics teachers in rural districts?
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5 Maine’s Impact Study of Technology in Mathematics (MISTM) Partners: Maine Department of Education Maine Education Policy Research Institute Education Development Center Grant Funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education School Support and Technology Program (#5318A030005)
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6 Randomized Control Group Design Experimental Group Control Group Receive Professional Development Receive No PD Impact on Student Mathematics Performance Qualifying Rural Schools
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7 Logic Model for MISTM Research Pre-Treatment: Teachers’ math content knowledge Teachers’ math pedagogical skills and practices Teachers’ technology integration knowledge and skills Teachers’ general and mathematics efficacy beliefs Teachers’ background and experience PD Intervention: Teacher professional development in math content and pedagogy using applets and delivered through: Face-to-face workshops Online workshops Peer coaching and mentoring Site visits Process Outcomes: Teachers’ math content knowledge Teachers’ pedagogical
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 112 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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