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Contact: 7/31/02
Date: Christina Chapple
 
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JEFFERSON TEACHERS PARTICIPATING IN SOUTHEASTERN MATHEMATICS PROJECT – Teachers from Hazel Park Elementary, Phoebe Hearst Elementary and Alice Birney Elementary schools in Jefferson Parish are among those participating in Project NAME, a year-long Southeastern Louisiana University program funded by the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program, designed to improve students’ mathematics learning and scores. Pictured on the final day of Project NAME’s summer workshop, held July 11-26 in Jefferson Parish and at Southeastern, are, from left, front, Sherry Richard, Alice Birney; Peggy Collins, Phoebe Hearst; Denise Lulei, Hazel Park; Joan Albrecht, Jefferson Parish Department of Instruction; middle, Colette Beaudean, Phoebe Hearst; Liz Schneider, Hazel Park; Jo Ann Scott, Alice Birney; Laurie Woessner, Hazel Park; back; Antoinette Merlino, Retta Farley, and Claudia LeSassier, Phoebe Hearst; Louise Bosworth and Anne Beck, Alice Birney; Melissa Dunn and Sue Tucker, Hazel Park.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST TEACHERS PARTICIPATING IN SOUTHEASTERN MATHEMATICS PROJECT – Teachers from East and West St. John Elementary Schools in St. John the Baptist Parish are among those participating in Project NAME, a year-long Southeastern Louisiana University program funded by the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program, designed to improve students’ mathematics learning and scores. Pictured on the final day of Project NAME’s summer workshop, held July 11-26 in Jefferson Parish and at Southeastern, are, from left, front, Jennifer Dugas and Carolyn Bossier, East St. John Elementary; back, Robert W. Powell, Jean Saul and Darlene Johnson, West St. John Elementary.

ORLEANS TEACHERS PARTICIPATING IN SOUTHEASTERN MATHEMATICS PROJECT – Teachers from Laurel Elementary School and Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School in Orleans Parish are among those participating in Project NAME, a year-long Southeastern Louisiana University program funded by the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program, designed to improve students’ mathematics learning and scores. Pictured on the final day of Project NAME’s summer workshop, held July 11-26 in Jefferson Parish and at Southeastern, are, from left, front, Maria Morantine, Laurel Elementary; Tiffany W. Hammette and Eliska B. Going,Wilson Elementary; and Sylvia A. Young, Laurel Elementary; back, Nichelle Logan, Chantelle S. Richards and Lisa Jones Randall, Wilson Elementary; Cynthia Darensbourg, Laurel Elementary; and Helene Bennett-Grey, Wilson Elementary.


NEW ORLEANS AREA TEACHERS PARTICIPATE IN SLU PROGRAM TO IMPROVE MATHEMATICS
      HAMMOND -- Teachers from seven schools in Jefferson, Orleans and St. John the Baptist Parishes are participating in Project NAME (Networking to Advance Mathematics Education), a Southeastern Louisiana University project designed to improve students scores in mathematics.
      A total of 29 teachers recently completed an intensive 12-day summer workshop where they worked on refreshing content knowledge, learned new teaching techniques and developed curriculum models for their kindergarten through fifth grade students. The workshop was held July 11-26 at Southeastern and in Jefferson Parish, said Project NAME co-director Louis Schultz of the Southeastern mathematics department.
      Project NAME has been funded through a $139,000 grant from the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program.
      Schultz, co-director Rebecca Muller and their mathematics department colleague Beth Gray served as workshop instructors. They will follow up the summer program with monthly weekend workshops in 2002 and a final session at the end of the 2002-2003 school year.
      Schultz said ongoing professional development will also be conducted at the school sites by both the teams themselves and university faculty. Mathematics faculty members Ann Kirkpatrick, Susan Jenkins and Elizabeth Miller are serving as liaisons with the participating school teams.
      “The end result should be better teaching,” Schultz said. 
      Participating schools are, from Jefferson Parish, Alice Birney Elementary, Phoebe Hearst Elementary, Hazel Park Elementary; from Orleans Parish, Laurel Elementary and Andrew H. Wilson Elementary, and, from St. John the Baptist Parish, East St. John Elementary and West St. John Elementary.