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VITAL: Early Childhood Mathematics Education

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VITAL: Early Childhood Mathematics Education

VITAL: Early Childhood Mathematics Education Partner(s): Herb Ginsburg
Teachers College

Released: September 2006
Archived, no longer available.

The National Science Foundation is supporting CCNMTL and Herbert P. Ginsburg, Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, with a grant to continue the development of Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning (VITAL): A Learning Environment for Courses in Early Childhood Mathematics Education. The project's main goal is to develop and distribute a resource that will enhance undergraduate- and graduate-level programs in mathematics education to address the national need for improved teacher training for early childhood mathematics (pre-K through grade 3). During the five-year grant period, we are working to (1) create model undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood mathematics education, (2) design a new version of VITAL based on extensive user testing and formative evaluations, (3) test VITAL and the new curriculum at partner universities around the country, and (4) conduct an evaluation of student learning outcomes.

Related project categories:
Custom Software Applications and Tools | Education | Training

Related links:
web link Visit the VITAL Grant website
pdf link Download the informational page (PDF)

Related news:
Aug-08-2011: VITAL Downtime on August 9th
Jun-10-2011: CCNMTL Featured in FutureGov Asia Pacific
May-06-2010: VITAL Presented at Annual AERA Meeting
Jan-20-2010: Educational Technology Magazine Features VITAL
Jun-29-2009: VITAL Featured in Journal of Teacher Education
Jun-22-2009: CCNMTL's Video Analysis Application "VITAL" Open Sourced
Mar-31-2008: The Record Features CCNMTL's Millennium Village and VITAL Projects
Sep-20-2006: New VITAL Released to Columbia and Hunter College