Past Projects

Capital Area Technology and Inquiry in Education Program (CATIE)
The CATIE program placed instructional technology mentors in classrooms to support K-6 teachers in providing learning experiences rich in content-driven technology. Mentors co-designed and co-taught with teachers to construct and implement technology-rich lessons that address curricular and instructional classroom needs.

Systematic study of the CATIE program resulted in much learning about professional development shared in in the following publications.

Holmes, A., Jennings, S., Polhemus-Lucey, L., Olson, P., and Rubenfeld, L. (Aug 2007). The power of string: Building a conceptual foundation for measuring rate. Teaching Children Mathematics, 14 (1), 18. Link

Holmes, A., Polhemus, L. and Jennings, S. (2005). CATIE: A blended approach to situated professional development. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 32 (4), 381-394. Link

Swan, K., Holmes, A., Vargas, J.D., Jennings, S., Meier, E. and Rubenfeld, L. (2002). Situated professional development and technology integration: The capital area technology and inquiry (CATIE) mentoring program. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 10(2), 169-190. Link