10-27-2009 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #37


Title
Contracted Services Agreement between Jupiter Elementary and Learning Wheels

Discussion

Learning Wheels will present two math workshops for teachers from Jupiter Elementary, Palm Bay Elementary and Riviera Elementary on February 15, 2010.  This is the District Professional Development Day.  The workshops will be held at Jupiter Elementary.

The K-2nd grade math workshop will be attended by 10 teachers from each participating school.  The 3rd-6th grade math workshop will be attended by 15 teachers from each participating school.  These are interactive, hands-on workshops full of instructional ideas to help insure student mastery of the Sunshine Standards.  Each participant will receive educational games and activities to be immediately implemented in the classroom.

The cost of the workshop is $120 per teacher for a total of $9,000 for 75 participants (25 from each school).  The cost includes all travel expenses and consultant fees.  Title I will be supporting the staffing development cost of $3,000 for each school (Jupiter, Palm Bay, and Riviera).

Teachers will implement presented strategies in the classroom and monitor the effectiveness of strategies using teacher-made tests.  Math scores from FCAT and District-required assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of the training.



Recommendation
Approve the Contracted Services Agreement between Jupiter Elementary School and Learning Wheels for two math workshops to be held on February 15, 2010.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/27/2009
Consent after Information11/17/2009

Authority for Action
Board Policy 6540

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
09-10$9000yes42221914100016400312000

Contact

Cynthia Harris, Principal, Jupiter Elementary -- 952-5990

Cyndi Van Meter, Area I Superintendent -- 254-0340




Attachment:  Jupiter Elem and Learning Wheels - Feb 2010.pdf