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Psi pmi effective new approaches to high school science and k 12 mathematics

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The Progressive Mathematical Initiative presented by NJEA, NJCTL.org, and supporting school districts

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  1. 1. The Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) & Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI): AN EFFECTIVE NEW APPROACH TO STUDENT LEARNING AND TEACHER TRAINING www.njctl.org Empowering Teachers …Leading Change
  2. 2. New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning Empowering Teachers …Leading Change www.njctl.org
  3. 3. New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning Robert Goodman, Ed.D. NJ Center for Teaching and Learning & Bergen County Technical HS - Teterboro bgoodman33@gmail.com
  4. 4. The US faces a serious challenge in math and science education  US student achievement is considered internationally uncompetitive  The US percentage of the world’s scientists and engineers is shrinking  Two useful reports: Rising above the Gathering Storm and The Perfect Storm
  5. 5. Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) & Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI) • PSI initially developed for teaching HS science to students • PSI extended to creating new HS science teachers • PMI developed using PSI Methods: For teaching K-12 mathematics to students
  6. 6. The Progressive Science Initiative (PSI)  Began 10 years ago by the teachers at Bergen Tech in Teterboro, NJ  Well documented results  Doctoral dissertation, peer reviewed journal article, ongoing evaluation
  7. 7. AP Performance and International Competitiveness 1995 TIMSS Results - Physics
  8. 8. AP Exams as a Goal  Provides a standard metric  Recognized by K-12, colleges & universities, students and parents  Correlated to international competitiveness  Gives students access to top colleges & universities plus scholarships
  9. 9. AP Science Exams Taken (2010 - School versus Normed State)
  10. 10. AP Science Exams Passed (2010 - School versus Normed State)
  11. 11. Math SAT Scores (School versus State)
  12. 12. PSI - PMI Methods  Curriculum  Pedagogy  Assessment Strategies  Technology  Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)  Pacing
  13. 13. Curriculum PSI Course Sequence: Grades 9 – 12 P h y s ic s C hem B io lo g y AP AP A P B io A lg e b r a P h y s ic s C hem G eom . M A I M A II A P C a lc
  14. 14. Curriculum PSI Course Sequence: Minimal Version P h y s ic s C hem B io lo g y A lg e b r a A lg e b r a G eom . I I & T r ig
  15. 15. Curriculum Traditional Course Sequence B io lo g y C hem P h y s ic s A lg e b r a . A lg e b r a G eom . P r e c a lc II & T r i g
  16. 16. Pedagogy Social Constructivism PLUS Direct Instruction
  17. 17. Pedagogy Social Constructivism  Round Tables  Group Problem Solving  Heterogeneous setting
  18. 18. Pedagogy Direct Instruction  SMART Notebook presentation  SMART Response Formative Assessment  Teacher as part of social group
  19. 19. Assessment Strategies  Grades based only on what students know and can do – Tests, quizzes and labs  Retakes for all assessments  Grades are not subjective  Correlated to End of Course Tests (APs, EOC Algebra I, Common Core, etc.)
  20. 20. Assessment Strategies SMART Responders Anonymous student polling during class to guide instruction
  21. 21. Direct Instruction Direct Instruction: Adding Decimals
  22. 22. Direct Instruction Example: Adding Decimals
  23. 23. SMART Response
  24. 24. SMART Response
  25. 25. Classroom Technology  Computer and Printer  SMART board with Projector  SMART Responders  Round Tables and chairs
  26. 26. www.njctl.org  All PSI course materials are posted on this site  Teachers can freely access all of them  Students can freely access all but assessments
  27. 27. www.njctl.org
  28. 28. www.njctl.org
  29. 29. www.njctl.org
  30. 30. www.njctl.org
  31. 31. www.njctl.org • All course materials are posted • Open Source Approach - Free access to all • 50,000+ hits per month • 5000+ unique visitors per month, and growing (worldwide)
  32. 32. Collaboration Through Learning Communities  Shared materials on www.njctl.org  Interschool communication  Teaching and Learning shared virtually
  33. 33. Critical Shortage of Science Teachers  PSI has shown “all students can learn science”.  We believe “all teachers can learn science”  PSI teaches science to skilled teachers.  The goal is to get the best teachers to become the best science teachers: “Teaching is hard; science is easy”
  34. 34. Kean – CTL Endorsement Program  Teachers are taught the science content, and how to teach it  Teachers are provisionally authorized to teach a first level PSI course  Teachers take advanced courses while teaching the first course
  35. 35. NJCTL Creates Science Teachers
  36. 36. Completing Soon  60 additional teachers – chemistry and physics  6 school districts  35 Schools: 21 current + 14 additional  Now teaching about 4000 students physics or chemistry
  37. 37. Provides Access to Rigorous Courses New PSI Physics Teachers:  Taught physics to 1200 urban students last year who wouldn’t have had access otherwise  Are teaching more than 7000 students this year  1/3 of students taught last year requested to take AP Physics B the next year, along with Chemistry
  38. 38. Newark Physics Teachers (PSI began in 09-10)
  39. 39. AP Physics Participation Technology High School – Newark, NJ (School versus Normed State) # students
  40. 40. Technology High School – Newark, NJ Math SAT Scores
  41. 41. In the News Star Ledger - October 24, 2009 Bergen Record – March 6, 2010 New Jersey teachers shift to Teacher finds a solution to our physics to address shortage science problem By Jeanette M. Rundquist BY Stephanie Akin NEWARK -- Emmanuel Ikheloa stood The Record at the front of a Newark classroom, STAFF WRITER carefully measuring a glass marble and A new way of teaching physics — a metal spring. Then, with a "ready, set, developed by a Bergen County teacher — go!" he flicked the trigger on a table-top could offer a solution to American students' marble launcher and sent the small ball poor performance in math and science. flying across the room. N.J. educator develops new formula for teaching physics An award-winning teacher in New Jersey's Bergen County has developed a way to teach physics that relies heavily on algebra, allowing physics to be taught before biology and chemistry. Robert Goodman's physics curriculum is being piloted in 21 New Jersey schools and is becoming a national model for science education. March 11, 2010
  42. 42. The Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI)
  43. 43. Middle Schools Mathematics Program  Began 4 years ago with three Middle Schools: Deptford, Egg Harbor and Lawrence  Its goal was to increase the number of students completing Algebra I by the end of 8th grade  Student performance on the Accuplacer was used to measure Algebra I achievement
  44. 44. Egg Harbor City Arithmetic Accuplacer Scores
  45. 45. Egg Harbor City Algebra Accuplacer Scores
  46. 46. The Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI)  PSI approaches were used to develop two courses: Pre-Algebra and Algebra  Combines content developed by six middle schools with the methods proven within PSI  Will measure results with NJ EOC Tests: ASK tests and EOC Algebra I test
  47. 47. The Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI)  PSI methods were first used to develop two courses: Pre-Algebra and Algebra  Being piloted now with positive anecdotal evidence  Will measure results with NJ EOC Tests: ASK tests and Achieve EOC Algebra I test
  48. 48. The Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI)  Algebra II and Pre-Calculus being piloted now  College Algebra being piloted at Kean University  Being extended to K-5 Mathematics by June 2011 - Common Core aligned  K-12 to be completed with AP Calculus and Geometry during Summer 2011
  49. 49. www.njctl.org
  50. 50. www.njctl.org
  51. 51. PSI and PMI are Solutions  That the U.S. faces serious challenges in math and science education is well understood  There has been much concern, but fewer solutions  PSI and PMI represent those solutions
  52. 52. Progressive Teaching Initiatives  Interest has been expressed in using PSI and PMI Methods for other subjects: PTI  Literacy  History  Global Studies  Music  Engineering  Extension of PTI to other subjects areas has broad potential  The only limits are time, money and imagination
  53. 53. New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning Robert Goodman, Ed.D. NJ Center for Teaching and Learning & Bergen County Technical HS - Teterboro bgoodman33@gmail.com

Editor's Notes

  • A Foundation created and initially funded by the NJEA in 2006 Its mission is to empower teachers to lead change so that all children have access to a high quality education One aspect of that mission is to work with teachers to spread and improve successful programs so that all students benefit
  • Significant continual improvement in quantitative measures: AP exams taken; AP exams passed; state tests passed; and SAT subject test scores High levels of student interest in science and math based on elective choices and college majors High student and teacher morale An ability to “grow its own” great teachers on an ongoing basis along with low turnover of current teachers
  • Significant continual improvement in quantitative measures: AP exams taken; AP exams passed; state tests passed; and SAT subject test scores High levels of student interest in science and math based on elective choices and college majors High student and teacher morale An ability to “grow its own” great teachers on an ongoing basis along with low turnover of current teachers
  • Significant continual improvement in quantitative measures: AP exams taken; AP exams passed; state tests passed; and SAT subject test scores High levels of student interest in science and math based on elective choices and college majors High student and teacher morale An ability to “grow its own” great teachers on an ongoing basis along with low turnover of current teachers
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