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This is an interim report on the Professional Development (PD) component of Cornerstone 1 Thinkfinity Project. Dr. Sandra Flank , professor, College of Education, supervises and coordinates this project.


This pilot project was conceived as a way to enable teachers in schools with fewer technical resources than typical public schools, or with special needs for students and teachers, to explore and utilize the resources of Thinkfinity in lessons and activities.

The project will conclude at the end of May, 2008, and a final, complete report will be submitted at that time. This interim report will describe the assumptions of the project team, how the project was carried out, and highlights of the project to date.

The project team consists of the director of the Pace University Computer Learning Center, Sylvia Russakoff, and two master teachers, Babette Kronstadt and Anita Tumminelli. In addition, Debra Blaustein, a graduate student at the Pace University School of Education, assisted at many of the sessions.

The Pace Computer Learning Center has been involved in helping teachers learn to integrate technology using Internet resources since 1997, when, under a grant from the then Bell Atlantic Corporation, over 900 teachers were trained over a three year period.