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P-20 Partnerships

Developing Resources and Engaging Activities to Motivate Students (DREAMS) Project California State University, Northridge Project Description: An ongoing collaboration between five partners (Local District 2 of Los Angeles Unified School District; California State University, Northridge; Los Angeles Mission College; Project GRAD Los Angeles; and the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley) to address a common concern with high attrition rates among high school students due, in part, to failure in first year algebra. The initial work of the collaborative focused on decreasing high school attrition by promoting student success in algebra. The students who participated in DREAMS consisted of a representative sample of eighth grade algebra students who were not proficient in mathematics as sixth and seventh graders. Read more >>

eMINTS and Beyond: Advancing Teaching and Learning through a P-20 Technology Partnership Lincoln University in Missouri Project Description: A statewide collaborative technology initiative, eMINTS is an acronym for “Enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies.” The Lincoln University eMINTS and Beyond program was the first of its kind in the state to provide a certificate in technology to teacher education candidates.  eMINTS classes are held in dedicated computer labs. Instead of discarding older computers, the eMINTS program has evolved to include a refurbishment project that is mutually beneficial to computer science majors by offering them hands-on experiences in computer refurbishment and to mid-Missouri schools in need of computer equipment. The expanded program has positively impacted P-20 teaching and learning. Read more >>

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Articulation Agreement Indiana State University Project Description: Indiana State University (ISU) has developed articulation agreements between its ABET/ETAC accredited Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program and related A.S. and A.A.S. programs at Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, and Lake Land College. These agreements help graduates of associate degrees in design/drafting, mechanical, or engineering technology fields to earn a B.S. in MET degree to advance their career. Also, this is the final step in an advanced manufacturing career pathway that begins with a Certified Production Technician certification earned through a High School Dual Credit partnership between Ivy Tech and a local high school, and ends with a B.S. degree in MET. This career pathway is critical for meeting the human resource demands of the Wabash Valley Advanced Manufacturing Cluster. In the most recent semester, the MET program has seen international associate degree graduates joining the program. Read more >>

Southern Regional Institute/Educational Technology Training Center Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Project Description: The Southern Regional Institute (SRI) and Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) provide professional development opportunities for preK-12 educators, technology coordinators, school administrators, and other support service professionals. The overall goals of the SRI are to improve student academic achievement, organization effectiveness, employee performance, and user satisfaction. The ETTC's goal is to offer technology training and technology services to school districts to enhance the education available to students through the creative use of educational technologies in the classroom.The SRI&ETTC Consortium includes school districts and other regional organizations in five southern New Jersey counties and represents approximately 90,000 PreK-12 students and 24,000 educators. Read more >>