Q. How do you decide
where you offer Project MIND training workshops?
We respond to requests
that we receive from teachers, math supervisors, and district administrators
who are working to improve math instruction and student achievement.
Each request begins the process of exploring how Project MIND can
help the school site.
We also contact those schools and school districts that we feel
could benefit from Project MIND training.
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Can we make a site visit to a Project MIND classroom?
There are several schools
that have agreed to let outsiders make site visits to view their
Project MIND classrooms. For a list of these school sites, please
I would like to talk to someone from another school district to
find out how Project MIND has served them. Is this possible?
Yes. Please see our Reference
List page for a complete list of references.
What is the difference between Phase I and Phase II training?
Teachers attend grade-level
workshops during both Phase I and Phase II training. Phase I is
an introductory course that emphases the basic strategies and Project
MIND philosophy and typically lasts three full days. Phase I presents
teachers with practical and proven ways to increase the effectiveness
of their math teaching. Using classroom-tested activities, the course
shows teachers how to develop students' ability to think and reason,
build students' number sense and computation skills, use manipulative
materials, and organize instruction for cooperative and individual
learning. Phase II is a continuation of Phase I, concentrating on
more advanced strategies and typically lasting for two full days.
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How do districts fund Project MIND?
Some schools and school
districts use monies from their general operating budget to fund
Project MIND. Others use well-known sources, such as Title I, and
Title II, Part A (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruitment
Fund), and Title II, Part B (Math and Science Education Partnership).
The No Child Left Behind legislation (formerly Eisenhower Math/Science
Funding) reauthorizes funds that may be used for professional development
provided by Project MIND.
National corporate and private foundations, such as the Exxon Education
Foundation, Coca Cola, Toyota, and TIME, offer support from a national
level. For continuous updates on funding sources, check these Web
sites: www.ed.gov (Grants and Contracts) or www.nsf.gov. Note: The
U.S. Department of Education's Web site allows you to create a personal
profile in which you receive regular updates about new funding opportunities
as they become available.
Private foundations in every state support mathematics education
reform and improvement. In addition, community foundations and other
public foundations often provide funding to support local schools
and special projects.
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Can an individual teacher attend any Project MIND training workshop?
Unless otherwise noted
all, Project MIND workshops are only open to those teachers who
have registered for the session through their school or school district.
What type of curriculum manuals do you offer, and where can I get
Project MIND offers a
series of curriculum manuals. These manuals are designed to be reference
books for program participants and are not sold separately.
What are the fees associated with Project MIND training?
For information on training
costs, see our Opportunities for Partnership page.
How can I get more information on Project MIND?
For more information
on Project MIND, or to learn how you can bring a Project MIND workshop
to your school or district, call 561-866-7430, or send an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mailing address is 2150 Areca Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432