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For immediate release
March 23, 2007

Contact: Jannette J. Witmyer

CCBC granted $371K by MHEC to lead Elementary Summer Math and Technology Institute
Project features collaboration among CCBC, College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Baltimore County Public Schools

Baltimore County, Md. – The Community College of Baltimore County has been awarded a $370,960 grant by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to support the Elementary Summer Math and Technology Institute, a three-way partnership between CCBC, College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Baltimore County Public Schools. Designed to improve the academic achievement of students by strengthening math teachers’ content, pedagogy and classroom management, the two-week summer institute and follow up sessions will engage three cohorts of 20 BCPS teachers in innovative “hands-on” math techniques and technology resources.

CCBC and Notre Dame faculty will conduct a variety of workshops in algebra, geometry, statistics, probability, number relationships and computation to improve teachers’ math content mastery to make math and technology attainable, accessible and applicable to everyday life.

“The grant is an excellent opportunity for CCBC to work collaboratively with the Baltimore County Public Schools and the College of Notre Dame to provide math and technology resources to elementary math teachers in a focused professional development environment,” says Barbara Evans, Ed.D., chair of CCBC’s Teacher Education Department and project director for the grant.

While CCBC will serve as the lead institution on the project, each partner will make significant contributions to its success. CCBC faculty will use Kidspiration, Inspiration, Kid Pix and other software with the BCPS teachers to provide resources to improve visual learning, build graphic organizers and improve the comprehension, problem solving and critical thinking skills of their students. CCBC and Notre Dame faculty will also conduct technology sessions on ePortfolio to improve classroom management skills.

For additional information about the Elementary Summer Math and Technology Institute, contact Barbara Evans, Ed.D. at 443-840-4153 or

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