The Grant

So we got this grant. It’s big, for us anyway. And it’s a federal grant. We’ve tried for three years to get a federal grant and finally, we got one. We never had any start-up funds. We just jumped in and did it. What did we get this grant for? For everything that we’ve been trying to do and have to do anyway. Nice, right? It is. Really.

My part of the grant is to look at “Anytime, Anywhere” learning, streamline it, organize it, find ways to link our standards to it, and talk to the folks who are looking for ways to track it. This includes our snow day learning, Flex Friday, and alternative course work. And I get to work with a really awesome colleague to do this. Meanwhile, others will be working on dual-enrollment college courses, community service, and internships.

Because learning isn’t confined to the classroom. And learning math doesn’t have to happen in a math classroom from a math teacher. Learning how to write can happen in science class, because they are taught how to write in science class. We are working to be flexible because we are competency based. And that means that we look at evidence of what the student knows, not who the student learned from.¬†Learning is organic and holistic.

So look for future posts about the progress of our Anytime, Anywhere learning curriculum development. It’s going to be quite a ride.

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4 responses to “The Grant

  1. Hello.
    This is Howard from “Saving School Math”. Yes I know, it’s a rather pretentious name!!
    I have spent a long time, spread out over some years, developing a graphical construction program for geometry. You may be interested. It is ideal for “Anywhere, anytime” as it is a web based application written in javascript. Just enter the URL and the program runs in your browser at no cost to anyone. Here is the full link:

    http://www.mathcomesalive.com/geostruct/geostructforbrowser1.html

    My blog is at howardat58.wordpress.com

  2. Congrats, Pam. Looking forward to reading more.

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