Welcome back to Proteus, the e-newsletter of the Leadership Program for
1. The Leadership Program for Teachers submitted three full
proposals to NSF in August. All three included WWNFF outreach, TORCH.
2. Computer consultants are hard at work on the web pages published
this July at the end of three successful CORE institutes. Check
Environment 1998 and Biology 1998 at www.woodrow.org/teachers/
1. NSF Proposals. Here's how the summaries will read on the NSF web site
IF we get the grants.
a. WWNFF will lead a five-year pilot program to prepare PhDs in
mathematics to provide NCTM Standards-based professional development for
middle school teachers. Participants, known as Woodrow Wilson
Mathematics Fellows, learn the challenges of teaching in middle schools,
how to model good practice in teaching adults using an open-ended,
problem-solving approach, and how to integrate outreach activities into
their professional lives. Three cohorts of eight mathematics PhD college
faculty (total 24) participate in successive, two-year programs.
Please contact Liz Duffy, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> ,
for more information.
b. WWNFF, in collaboration with the New York City Public Schools and the
City University of New York (CUNY), will undertake a five-year program
to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics at sixteen high
schools in Brooklyn, New York. The proposed program fosters
relationships among mathematics and education faculty from Medgar Evers
College and Brooklyn College and mathematics teachers from high schools
in their neighborhoods.
Please contact Tonka Irish, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
, for more information.
3. WWNFF will pilot five 45-hour, one-semester Teacher OutReaCH Online
(TORCH Online) courses from Fall 1999 through Spring 2001. These
courses emerge from National Science Foundation-funded four-week summer
institutes in Environmental Science run by WWNFF for 300 middle and high
school teachers in 1998, 1999, and 2000. TORCH Online courses engage
teachers in the creation and implementation of doubly collaborative
projects, that is, participating teachers work together to learn new
content and implement teaching strategies and, as part of the course,
lead their students through science as inquiry in collaboration with
other students. Participating teachers enhance their knowledge of
content in Environmental Science, model science as inquiry aligned with
local standards and National Science Education Standards, and use
performance assessment strategies for their own and their students'
For the rest of the project summary, please click on "National Outreach"
at www.woodrow.org/teachers/ <http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/> . Or
contact Deborah Engel DiMauro, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our best wishes for a very good year.
Leadership Program for Teachers
September 30, 1998. Volume 3. Issue 1.
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