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The Marie Curie Center is a program for secondary students and K-12 teachers whose aim is to improve mathematics, science and technology education. In consortium with local schools, IBM, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatories several programs are offered. The programs are funded by the National Science foundation, State of New York Eisenhower and Goals 2000 funds, as well as by local and private funds. The New York State Education Department validates the programs for dissemination purposes. Interested schools should contact the program director below.

Program Director
Dr. Robert Searson
St. Thomas Aquinas College
125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976-1050
845-398-4077

rsearson@stac.edu

Consultant
Dr. Pearl Solomon
Professor Emeritus
St. Thomas Aquinas College
845. 398-4164
pgsolomon@msn.com

About the Director: Dr. Robert Searson is Associate Professor of Education. He served in a variety of public school administrative positions, most recently as a District Science Supervisor at Northern Valley Regional High School (NJ). He has been an adjunct professor of education at St. Thomas Aquinas for five years. He began his career as a science teacher in 1968 and held positions as a curriculum specialist, a department chair, a principal, and posts at the district level. He serves on the New Jersey Science Convention Steering Committee as co-chair of the exhibit center. He has been a committee member of state frameworks for science and mathematics. Dr. Searson holds an undergraduate degree and Master of Arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ), a Master of Education degree from William Paterson University (NJ), and an Ed.D. in Administration & Instructional Leadership from St. John's University (NY).

About the Consultant: Dr. Pearl Gold Solomon is Professor of Education and the author of three books. No Small Feat (1995) addresses the issue of school reform. The Curriculum Bridge (1998) was selected by the American Library Association as an outstanding academic book and presents a guide for standards-based curriculum design. The Math We Need to Know and Do (2007) offers a comprehensive and detailed set of math standards for the elementary and middle grades as well as explicit suggestions for overcoming the learning/teaching hurdles. It also has developmental problems to use with the students. All three books are published by Corwin Press in Thousand Oaks California and are available from http://www.corwinpress.com. A CD-Rom containing the problems can be requested from the author.

A Goals 2000 Project: Technolgy-Rich & Standards- Based K-16 Curriculum

A Compendium of Curriculum Designs by Teachers

Prepared to Meet New York State Standards in Math, Science and Technology

The New York State Standards

  1. Analysis, Inquiry, and Design: Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
  2. Information Systems: Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.
  3. Mathematics: Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident by communicating and reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in the real world settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of number systems, algebra, data analysis, probability and trigonometry.
  4. Science: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment, and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
  5. Technology: Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
  6. Interconnectedness: Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
  7. Interdiscipline, Problem Solving: Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions

Index to Designs

    Code

    Standard

    Grade

    Topic/Theme

    Baxter

    1,2

    K,1

    Transfer technologies

    Bender

    1,2,4

    K,1

    Environmental awareness

    lwanowski

    1,2,3

    2

    Apples

    Holland

    3

    2

    Number operations and patterns

    Haines-He

    2,3,4

    1,2

    Weather

    Harley

    2,4,6

    1

    Human senses

    Pakaln

    1,2,3,6

    1

    Measurement: Money

    Cocozza

    1,3,4,6,7

    1

    Habitats;

    Turselli

    1,2,4,5

    2

    Properties of Substances

    Deming

    1,2,3,4

    2

    Dinosaurs

    Finn

    2,3,5

    3

    Multicultural Travel Brochure

    Koppel

    2,3,4

    3

    Rainforest: Conservation

    Peltz

    2,6,7

    3

    Rainforest: Plants

    Barnard

    2, 3,4

    3

    Rainforest: Animals

    Jaquith

    1,2,4,7

    3

    Rainforest: The People

    Shore

    1,2,3,4

    3

    Rainforest: The Interactions

    Yarkon

    4

    3

    Earth Forces

    Yustein

    4

    3

    Buoyancy

    Rohe

    4

    3

    Plants

    Perry

    3,4,5,6,7

    4

    Am I a Square? Measurement, Animal Adaptation, Ratio

    Bowler

    1,2,4,5,6

    4

    Constructive, Destructive Forces

    Meher

    1, 2,3

    4

    Modeling, Multiple Representation of Data

    Keegand

    2,4

    4

    Matter & Its Forms

    O'Brien

    2,6

    5

    Oceanography

    Fenniniger

    1, 4,7

    5

    Oceanography

    Ferrante

    1,2,3,4,5,6,7

    5

    Travel

    Projansky

    2,3

    6

    Modeling, Multiple Representation of Data

    Rogers

    5

    6

    Bridges

    Isler

    1,2,4,6,7

    5,6

    The Environment for Living Things

    Levinson

    2,3,5,6

    5,6

    Data Collection; Graphing

    Clare

    1,2,7

    7

    How We Learn About Life

    Barg

    4

    7

    Food Webs

    Browne

    1,2

    7

    Physical changes

    Albanese

    1,4,7

    7

    Interdependence Between Living Things

    Freeman

    3

    7

    Pre-algebra: Solving Equations

    Grippo

    1,3

    9 sp.ed.

    Graphs, Data Analysis

    Grabell

    2, 4

    10,11,12

    Weather: Regents Earth Science

    Distante

    1

    l0&ll

    Regents Chemistry

    Bass

    3

    11&12

    Regents Math

    Lee

    2,4,5,7

    11&12

    Physics Research

    Lehr

    1,3,4,5,6

    11&12

    Scalars and Vectors

    Ferraro

    3

    9, 11 and College Algebra

    Coordinate Graphing and Linear Equations

    Robbins

    2

    13-16

    Technology for Pre-Service Teachers

    Maxwell
    14-16
     Organic Chemistry

    Brennan

    3, 5, 7

    13-16

    The Music Store: Computer Technology

 
 



       
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