Children Designing and Engineering(CD&E)
Dr. Patricia Hutchinson is ties Magazine's
Editor-in-Chief and the Principal Investigator for the National Science
Foundation (NSF) funded CD&E curriculum development project established
in partnership with the NJ Chamber of Commerce. CD&E staff design
integrated, real-world design and technology units for use at the K-2
and 3-5 levels based on a variety of NJ industries from wildlife parks
to high tech R&D.
Ronald Todd is the Publisher of ties
Magazine and the Principal Investigator for this NSF funded effort
integrating science, mathematics and technology education from grades
K-8 using a design and problem solving approach to learning. The integrative
UPDATE curricular materials are currently being field tested by urban,
suburban and rural schools in Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware,
New Jersey, and Maryland.
Dr. Keith Finkral is a member of the ties Magazine Editorial
Advisory Committee and the Principal Investigator for this NSF funded
grant that is developing integrated curricula in mathematics, science,
and technology education for grades 6-12. This unique project will begin
distributing materials via the internet in December 2001. Ken Maskell,
ties' Editor, is the project coordinator and teacher liason.
Mathematics, Science and
The staff of ties Magazine supported the creation of
The College of New Jersey's (TCNJ) new major which draws on the fields
of mathematics and statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, and technological
studies. The major has been designed primarily for the academic preparation
of early childhood and elementary education students. Currently there
is a serious gap in the education of all young students in M/S/T concepts
and principles; this program is a step towards narrowing that gap.
NJ Statewide Systemic Initiative,
Dr. Robert Weber is the TCNJ Regional Site Director and a member
of the ties Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee. TCNJ is one
of seven statewide regional NJSSI sites providing professional development
to K-12 educators involved in mathematics, science and technology education.
Phase II is a five-year, $6 million NSF grant.