Planning Grant: SMART Parents

July 1st, 1997 - June 30th, 1998 | PROJECT

This planning project, sponsored by Community School District #18 of the New York City Schools, will carry out planning activities intended to implement a district-wide parent involvement program as a supplement to the Science in the Seamless Day program currently in effect with NSF support. The planning activities will include day-long planning seminars with teachers and staff, ongoing planning sessions with parents, after school materials development sessions, travel to the Chicago TAMS project and travel to local science, math and technology resource institutions. The final proposal will include parent preparation and training activities, family "discovery" workshops, take-home activities and parent leadership development. The project staff will be helped by a wide variety of partners which have been active in district programs. The matching funds constitute about 10% of the NSF award.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Barbara Berg, Principal Investigator, New York City Board of Education
Lorraine Barber, Co-Principal Investigator
Irene Fortunato, Co-Principal Investigator, Community School District 18
Heidi Ludwig, Co-Principal Investigator, New York City Deparment of Education


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9705375
Funding Amount: 50000


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Families | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs