The Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program for Teachers (LPT) is currently
working on proposals....
for an institute for four colleges plus four high schools each (a total
of four colleges and 16 high schools) in New York City. The institute
would focus on mentoring and collaboration in mathematics among college
faculty and high school teachers. A TORCH institute would take place
inside the institute, providing a great model for professional
to develop PhDs in mathematics as exemplars of good teaching in the
training of middle school teachers in process and content. This
institute would also revolve around one or two TORCH institutes.
LPT is still thinking "Outreach Online." The web end-product of CORE
Environmental Science and Biology institutes starting this summer will
be collaborative curriculum projects suitable for middle school and high
school students. If all goes well, a group of 1999 participants will
continue working on their summer curriculum project throughout the fall
and then teach it to their own students in the spring. They'll share
lessons learned on process and content using the expert advice and
facilitation of veteran Woodrow Wilson Teachers (as well as the web
OUTREACH ONLINE would be a pilot and start small, but...
LPT participated in an exciting meeting with some highest-ups in the New
York City school system. TORCH was a major topic. With Chancellor Rudy
Crew's desire to "scale" and New York City's 1.2 million students (more
than states we know), a New York City "Embedded Professional
Development" (TORCH) project would require more than the 20 TORCH teams
now being brokered could possibly want in bookings and so the demand
would move to all interested Woodrow Wilson Teachers. Get your CVs and
your proposal writing tools ready! (But also keep in mind -- like we do
-- that nothing has really happened yet).
It's okay to think big.
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