VITAL Video Interactions in teaching and Learning

VITAL Partner Launch Meeting

CCNMTL Hosts NSF Partners for VITAL: Early Childhood Mathematics Education Project Launch
January 7, 2005

CCNMTL hosted a meeting of project partners to kick off NSF-sponsored work on Video Interactions in Teaching and Learning (VITAL): Early Childhood Mathematics Education, a web-based study environment for teachers of early childhood mathematics. The result of this project will be an expanded version of VITAL and model courses based on Prof. Herbert Ginsburg's course on the development of mathematical thinking at Teachers College. NSF funding will enable CCNMTL to revise the current VITAL application and test it at six additional universities around the country. VITAL is currently in use at Teachers College, the School of Social Work, and the School of the Arts.

VITAL: Early Childhood Mathematics Education project partners are faculty at other colleges and universities enlisted to help guide the development of new content for the model courses and to test VITAL: Early Childhood Mathematics Education outside of Columbia University. The partners represent a wide range of institutions, including William Paterson University, Rutgers University, Boston University, Boston College, Howard University, Hunter College, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Georgia State University, the University of Houston, Indiana University at Bloomington, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of San Diego, the University of Hawaii, and the Education Development Center.