PIMSE Teacher Application
WPI has an exciting program for teachers. We call it PIMSE (Partnership in Math and Science Education).
This program is funded by NSF under their GK12 grant program.
- Take a graduate class at WPI that is 90% funded. Here is a description of the class.
- A computer science graduate student will come to your school once a week to help you use ASSISTments and inspire your students to go to college and study STEM fields.
- Learn how to use all the features in ASSISTments to help you provide data driven instruction to your students.
- Learn how to create ASSISTment material for your own classroom and earn $35 an hour to do it.
- Get funded to take a second WPI class in the MME program of your choice.
APPLICATION DUE May 1, 2012
To download a PDF printable version of the application Click Here
Get a detailed list of the time commitment for PIMSE teachers here
Here is a description of the program:
“Using Data to Drive Classroom Instruction Program” with the ASSISTment System
The ASSISTment Project is beginning an exciting new program to support teachers in their use of the ASSISTment System to help students reach their highest potential. The support will come in three ways.
- First, participating teachers will take a class in the Masters of Mathematics for Educators program at WPI. The class will be MME 562: Using Advanced Educational Technology to support Data-Driven Decision Making (use this link to see the complete syllabus http://nth.wpi.edu/MME562.htm). We have received grant funds to cover 90% of the tuition for this course. Teachers who do not need the class credits in Math Education can attend it as a workshop.
- Second, the National Science Foundation would like computer science PhD students to have a stronger understanding of K-12 education. Therefore this grant will fund a computer science PhD student to become a fellow in the participating teacher’s classroom once a week. The fellow will help with instruction and the use of the ASSISTment System in the computer lab.
- Third, participating teachers will be paid $35 per hour for any meetings or workshops (not including those that are directly related to MME 562 course work) outside of school hours. These will include working meetings with the PhD fellows, WPI personnel and cooperating teachers. The overall, goal of the project is to help teachers figure out the best ways of integrating ASSISTments into their own classroom practices.
For more information see http://www.wpi.edu/research/discovery/ and on the left scroll down to Intelligent Tutoring Systems that Teach and Assess.