The goal of learning with Elmo for Kindergarten students at the Early Learning Center at George Elementary School is to increase student performance in the areas of mathematics and writers workshop.
Learning with Elmo<br />Prepared By <br />Trisha Carrillo<br />EDCI 554 Spring 2010<br />
Purpose of Project<br /><ul><li> Requesting $31,483.89 from the Shell Oil Company Educational Grant Foundation
To purchase 11 ELMO p10 Document Readers to increase math scores on the NWEA assessment from 60% to 70% are higher.
To help facilitate a more interactive classroom for learning math lessons.</li></li></ul><li>Agency Description<br /><ul><li>School City of Hobart Philosophy:</li></ul>The School City of Hobart Community will foster intellectual curiosity, natural abilities, critical thinking, and literacy in students while developing respectful and responsible citizens who are excited about the challenges of tomorrow, confident in their ability to chart the future, and dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning.<br /><ul><li> In 2010, George Earle Elementary became The Early Learning Center (ELC). The ELC currently has 266 kindergarten students, 18 Early Child Development students, 12 teachers.
The School City of Hobart Corporation enrolls 3977 students from the Hobart Community and 206 teachers in grade K-12 in six schools.
Students eligible for free or reduced lunch make up almost 47% of the student body.</li></li></ul><li>Needs<br /><ul><li> According to our NCA School Improvement Plan, teachers must promote diversified instructional strategies to fit the various learning styles.
Students need to be offered a wide array of technology to support to educate our 21st century students.
60% of Kindergarten students are under the fall cut score on the NWEA assessment.
Teachers should use technology to bring real-world experiences to learning and prepare students for a rigorous high-tech, knowledge society. </li></li></ul><li>Needs<br />ELMO Document Reader in Action! <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AwsOEHpAMw<br />ELMO TT-02RX Document Camera & Elmo CRA-1 Wireless Tablet<br />
Goals and Objectives<br /><ul><li> Increase student performance in the areas of mathematics and writers workshop.
To increase the development of technology skills for 276 kindergarten students and 10 teachers.</li></ul>A. Provide students with concrete visual examples to make stronger connections.<br /><ul><li> To increase student achievement on the NWEA assessment in the winter and spring, helping students achieve their cut score of 152 in the winter and 156 in the spring on both the math and reading sections.</li></ul>B. Provide students with a learning environment that promotes opportunities for them to be independent researchers, critical thinkers/problem solvers, creators of knowledge, information seekers /navigators/ evaluators, effective communicators, technologists, and responsible citizens.<br /><ul><li> To provide more information and interesting curriculum which will heighten motivation and cause greater attention and enthusiasm to participate and respond.</li></li></ul><li>Methods and Activities<br /><ul><li> Demonstrate math manipulatives
Sharing student solved problems and probing why's from student centered approach</li></li></ul><li>Professional Development<br /><ul><li> WVIZ workshop by request. Contact Eric Siler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-916-6358, to arrange a training date and time.</li></ul>Cost: $1,800 includes two Elmo TT-02s Document Cameras<br /><ul><li> Advanced Education is the leading provider of SMART and related PD for educators. </li></ul>Cost: 1200 For 1/2 day session and $700.<br /> (Also, any travel costs occurred)<br />
Timeline<br /><ul><li> Teachers will meet once a month for 30 minutes to discuss classroom instruction and resources for the document camera.
After the winter assessment discuss results of the students from the NWEA assessment.
Make any necessary changes to instruction to help students improve their test scores.</li></li></ul><li>Evaluation<br />Student achievement will be assessed with:<br /><ul><li> The EnVision Math assessments, NWEA winter and spring scores, sight word pre-tests and post-tests for each unit will be used to measure student achievement.
Teacher observation during whole group instruction will be used.
Evaluation will be based on frequency of usage and by the nature of the activities and lessons that it is used for.
Both the ELMO and digital camera will be bar-coded. Therefore these items will be tracked as to how many times they are being checked out.
Kindergarten Teachers and Intervention specialists will meet monthly to discuss the strategies being taught through the ELMO document camera.</li></li></ul><li>Budget<br /><ul><li> Estimated operating budget is $31,483.89</li></ul>Spread Sheet of Budget<br />
Your support of the Learning with Elmo Grant is greatly appreciated.<br />Please contact me at: email@example.com<br />Thank you for your time and consideration.<br />