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Group Title: Research report State Dept. of Education, Division of Research
Title: Florida PACE projects Title III
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Title: Florida PACE projects Title III elementary and secondary projects approved through second period 1967
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Publication Date: December, 1967
Copyright Date: 1967
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Research


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REPORT 60


Florida
Projects


Elementary


Education
Approved


Second


Pace
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and Secondary


Act Projects
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STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA
FLOYD T. CHRISTIAN STATE SUPERINTENDENT


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Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 is
generally referred to as Projects to Advance Creativity in
Education (PACE). The purpose of this legislation is:

"To provide grants for supplementary educational centers
and services, to stimulate and assist in providing
vitally needed services not available in sufficient
quantity or quality, and to assist in the development
of exemplary elementary and secondary school programs
to serve as models for regular school programs."

During the period from the beginning of the PACE program
in November, 1965 through June, 1967, 116 project proposals
and 12 mini-grant proposals were submitted by Florida counties.
Of these, 50 projects and 8 mini-grant proposals were approved
This report is a summary of these 58 projects. Note that
inclusion of a project in this booklet does not mean that the
project is currently in operation. Some have run their course
and been terminated. Others have not been implemented,

Abstracts for this report were prepared from original
proposals by James W. Hosch, Research Associate, Division of
Research. Further information about a given project may be
obtained from the person named on the abstract. (450)






PROJECTS APPROVED BY CATEGORY


Category

Improvement of Curriculum or Instruction
Art-Graphics Materials Center Q)
Communications, Art, In-Service Center
Curriculum Improvement Center (0)
Continuation Grant
Team Teaching/Ungraded Elementary (0)
Center for Self-Instruction (0)
Continuation Grant
In-Service Education Project (P)
Demonstration Center for Instructional Systems (0)
Visual Education Planning Center (P)
Humanities Curriculum Development Center (P)

Improvement of Subject Area Curriculum
Elementary Speech Arts Program (P)
Marine Science Station (P)
Marine Science Station (0)
Suwannee Area Physical Education Project
Earthland Space Science Study Center (P)
Reading Experiences for Advanced Learning (P)
Planning Art Education (M-G)
Physical Education Center (P)
Specialized Service in Reading (P)
Program for Mathematically Under-developed Pupils (0)
Continuation Grant
Science Research Center (0)
Continuation Grant
Instrumental Music (0)
Continuation Grant
Innovative Program in Math and Science (M-G)
Math Through Aural-Reading Techniques (P)

General Educational Improvement
Leadership Development (P)
I/D/E/A Demonstration School (0)
Information Dissemination Study (P)
I/D/E/A Demonstration School (0)
Conceptual and Perceptual Project (P)
I/D/E/A Demonstration School (0)
Indian River Regional Educational Development Council (0)
Panhandle Area Educational Planning Cooperative (P)
Learning Resources Center (P)
Middle Adolescent Program (M-G)
Supplementary Educational Center (P)

Educational/Cultural Enrichment
Cultural Enrichment Center (P)
Planetarium and Exhibition Center (P)
Area Cultural-Educational Center (P)
Educational-Cultural Centerette (0)
Continuation Grant
Okaloosa-Walton Cultural Center (P)
Okaloosa-Walton Cultural Enrichment Project (0)
Multi-County Traveling Museum (0)
Continuation Grant
Educational Enrichment Centers (P)
Educational Enrichment Through Live Theater (0)
Continuation Grant
Resource-Use Outdoor Recreation Center
Outdoor Education Center (P)

Pupil Services
Pre-Employment Training (P)
Identification and Amelioration of Learning Problems (M-G)
Inter-Discipline Team in Pupil Services
Continuation Grant
Development of Self-Concept (P)

Exceptional Child Education
School for Educationally Disadvantaged Children (M-G)
Demonstration Centers for Gifted Children (P)
Programming Instruction for Cerebral Palsied Children (P)

General
Electronic Student Data System (0)
Seminar for Educational Innovation
North Florida Joint Consultative Service Center (0)
Total Information System (M-G)
State Seminar on Educational Evaluation (M-C)
Cooperative Use of Educational Services (0)


County


Broward
Broward
Charlotte

Clay
Dade

Dade
Dade
Duval
Escambia


Broward
Citrus
Citrus
Columbia
Lake
Leon
Levy
Marion
Okeechobee
Palm Beach

Pinellas

Sarasota

Suwannee
Volusia


Brevard
Brevard
Broward
Broward
Collier
Dade
Indian River
Jackson
Monroe
Union
Volusia


Alachua
Brevard
Columbia
Dade

Okaloosa
Okaloosa
St. Johns

Sarasota
Sarasota

Taylor
Taylor


Broward
Duval
Hillsborough

Orange


Dade
Hillsboroueh
Orange


Dade
Duval
Madison
Nassau
Orange
Volusia


Amount Page


$ 19,175
126,264
142,565
142,565
194,091
196,095
200,292
67,796
48,546
77,630
25,000


10,443
4,166
119,263
140,710
64,909
24,977
14,216
51,219
27,000
158,590
203,399
225,352
237,775
48,616
63,957
25,000
29,387


26,908
50,000
54,773
50,000
22,687
50,000
103,473
100,234
60,606
24,944
3,395


50,872
27,986
21,257
87,187
321,550
24,994
228,789
107,155
111,354
161,454
132,543
170,000
106,066
20,799


6,255
24,922
89,013
117,029
39,600


25,000
133,692
6,000


625,748
24,423
131,924
19,875
25,000
157,788


*0 or P or M-C in parentheses designates project as Operational, Planning, or Mini-Grant.







CULTURAL ENRICHMENT CENTER

Program Period 8/22/66 to 8/21/67 Funding: Title III: $50,872, Other: $6,440


Purpose: To study the feasibility of establishing a cultural enrichment center to provide expanded opportunity
for cultural development to pupils of all races in this county. Among the programs to be considered
as part of the cultural center activities are: children's theater, museum-school cooperation, live
music performances, and after-school, evening, week-end, and summer activities in cultural arts.

Procedures: The proposal lists eighteen specific operations to be undertaken during the planning period. Among
these are:

(1) A survey of cultural needs of all students enrolled in public and private schools;
(2) Development of a variety of learning activities suitable for cultural enrichment and testing
these in pilot situations;
(3) Planning of procedures for cross-cultural activities and provide equal opportunity for all
races;
(4) Study of effective methods of gaining parental involvement;
(5) Determination of the architectural feasibility of renovation and/or remodeling of the "old
post office building" in Gainesville;
(6) Recommendation of personnel, programs, procedures, equipment, and materials necessary to
establish and operate a cultural enrichment center; and
(7) Study of and design of valid means of measurement of the effectiveness of a cultural enrichment
program.

Subsequent Action: As a result of this project, an operational project proposal has been submitted for Period I
1967-68--Action pending.

Further Information: Mrs. Lilly May Shaw, Administrator of Federal Programs, 1817 East University Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida 32601




BREVARD County Planning Project USOE No. 661302

PLANETARIUM, OBSERVATORY, AND EXHIBITION CENTER

Program Period 5/20/66 to 11/20/66 Funding: Title IIT: $27,986, Other: None


Purpose: To plan for the construction and operation of an educational center--consisting of a planetarium, an
observatory, and an exhibit hall--designed to meet the need for activity-centered educational
opportunity relevant to the space science interest generated by the presence of nearby Cape Kennedy.

Procedures: A director and assistant director will he employed and given the responsibilities of (1) studying
the specific needs for such a center, (2) planning with regard to possible location and physical layout
of the center, and (3) designing a program of enrichment to be conducted in this facility for all
school levels and community groups.

The planning staff will also undertake a detailed survey of the educational needs of the area and of
the pupil, teacher, and public interest in the creation of the center. The physical structure of the
center will be planned in collaboration with architectural consultants,

Sulsequent Action: A $2,500,000 operational grant proposal developed and submitted to USOFE not funded. County
currently seeking alternative funding sources.

Further Information: Mr. David F. Meuser, Director of Federal Relations, Box 5, Titusville, Florida 32780




BREVARD COUNTY Planning Project USOE No. 66-2432

EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Program Period 10/19/66 to 4/15/67 Funding: Title IT: $26,908, Other: None

Purpose: To develop in the twenty-one school systems of the Florida Fducational Research and Development Council
a readiness for the use of professional assistance to be supplied later in an operational grant.
Essentially, the project is designed to lay the groundwork for a co-ordinating activity to be conducted
by the FERDC.

Procedures: A survey will be undertaken to determine (1) the specific educational needs within the twenty-one
counties; (2) availability of professional resource personnel; and (3) the strength and locus of local
leadership through which the services of the professionals might he brought to bear upon the educational
needs.
Committees, composed of lay and professional representatives from public and private schools within the
counties will be assigned specific functions in drawing together the information required for setting up
an operational grant.
Subsequent Action: Several inter-county consortium developed and funded as a result participation in this project.

Further Information: Dr. J. B. White, Executive Secretary, FFRDC, Norman Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Mr. David E. Mouser, Director of Federal Relations, Box 5, Titusville, Florida 32780


USOE No. 66-1985


ALACHUA County


Planning Project









I/D/E/A NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL

Program Period: 6/15/67 to 6/30/68 Funding: Title III: $50,000, Other: None


Purpose: "To participate in a national demonstration school's project that will increase the research and provide
worthy dissimination material in the areas of: Non-gradiness, variations of instructional group size,
continuous progress instruction, new staffing patterns, flexible scheduling procedures, team teaching,
and the promotion of independent study." This project is undertaken in cooperation with the "Institute
for the Development of Educational Activities" funded by the Kettering Foundation. The demonstration
school--Cocoa Beach High School--will be one of 36 demonstration schools cooperating in this program.
Title III funds are requested specifically for the support of key personnel in the demonstration
schools so that foundation funds can be utilized in carrying out the program.

Procedures: The proposal contains a list of twenty procedural steps to be undertaken in implementing this program.
A few, selected from this list are:

(1) Establish a citizen's advisory committee to serve as a resource to the project.
(2) Plan changes in educational practices based on the findings of this citizen's committee.
(3) Recruit and employ a project director, a director of dissemination, and other key personnel.
(4) Secure the services of consultants to advise in the implementation of refinement of innovative
practices.
(5) Establish in-service training procedures in collaboration with I/D/E/A.
(6) Continue with the implementation of such innovations as new grouping patterns, new staffing plans,
new scheduling procedures, etc.
(7) Conduct seminars for visiting school administrators and lay leaders.
(8) Conduct community school workshops.
(9) Provide release time for teachers to visit other innovative schools.
(10) Provide consultive assistance to other area schools in the design and implementation of innovative
practices.

Evaluation: A national evaluation will be conducted by I/D/B/A staff. In addition, a local evaluation will be
undertaken "using the state and national norms" to determine the differences in rates of growth between
our students (those in the demonstration school) and other'students in Florida taking part in ninth and
twelfth year testing programs. Data for this evaluation will be gathered through the use of the differ-
ential aptitude test, the Florida ninth and twelfth grade state-wide test, the Standard Achievement
Battery, and the Otis instruments.

Further Information: Mr. James L. Skaggs, Project Director, Melbourne High School, Melbourne, Florida



BROWARD County Planning Project USOE No. 66-759

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Program Period: 5/1/66 to 8/30/66 Funding: Title III: $6,255, Other: None

Purpose: To design a county-wide program in pre-employment training aimed directly at the senior high students
who will not complete college and, therefore, need help in developing information and social skills
pertinent to securing a job.

Procedures: The implementation of the planning proposal would involve the calling together of experts in the
fields of vocational education, employment, research, and technical and adult education into a planning
conference during which an attempt will be made to design a program for the provision of such pre-
employment training as is described above.

Further Information: Mr. James Gardner, Coordinator, Federal Projects, Box 8369, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33310




BROWARD County Planning Project USOE No. 66-804

SUPPLEMENTARY ART AND GRAPHICS, MATERIAL PRODUCTION AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING CENTER

Program Period: 9/1/66 to 12/31/66 Funding: Title III: $19,175, Other: $2,850


Purpose: To plan for the enrichment of instruction for disadvantaged children in public and non-public elemen-
tary schools through the establishment of a centralized art and graphics center as a part of the
existing material center. This art and graphics center would be staffed by art teachers and graphics
teachers whose function would be to assist classroom teachers in the production of audio-visual aids
and to provide in-service training in the effective use of audio-visual materials in the classroom.

Procedures: Experts in the fields of art and graphics and experienced classroom teachers will be called together
to take part in the planning of the graphic center. Activities of this group will include (1) a
survey of community resources, (2) an inventory of the needs as seen by local school personnel, (3)
visits to exemplary programs, (4) detailed planning of the graphics center.

Subsequent Action: See Operational Grant, USOE No. 67-3659


USOE No. 67-4329


Operational Project


BREVARD COUNTY








COMMUNICATIONS ART PRODUCTION AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING CENTER

Program Period: 6/29/67 to 6/30/68 Funding: Title III: $126,264, Other: None


Purpose: "To provide (1) cultural enrichment for disadvantaged children, (2) in-the-field assistance in planning
creative visual communication materials, (3) identification and distribution of resource materials, and
(4) in-service training for teachers so that they can produce and utilize specialized materials to meet
the unique needs of the children they teach."

Procedures: "Two-member teams of art and communications specialists, serving designated disadvantaged areas, will
assist and support teachers in planning, designing, and producing individualized learning materials,
conduct in-service workshops and demonstrations in schools and via television in the creative use of
media, and acquire, maintain and distribute resource media and information pertaining to art and other
visual and aural communications."

"Teachers in each of the specific target service areas will be assisted by one team to counsel, support
and aid in planning, production, and utilization of aural and visual media, distribution of equipment
and materials, preparation of the creative and visual arts, and provision for in-service opportunities
for teachers in order to meet the unique needs of each child."

Evaluation: Because of the difficulties involved in measuring the impact of such a program as this, the evaluative
procedures are not spelled out in detail. The evaluation section lists the objectives--most of which
are process objectives--and indicates a number of evaluative questions pertinent to each objective. It
is also noted that "further objective research will be established and conducted by the Research Depart-
ment if the project is approved."

Further Information: Mr. Robert Miller, Director, Learning Resources, Box 8369, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33310




BROWARD County Planning Project USOE No. 66-1629

DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXEMPLARY SPEECH ARTS PROGRAM FOR SECONDARY SCtOOLS

Program Period: 5/25/66 to 11/15/66 Funding: Title III: $10,443, Other: None

Purpose: To plan a comprehensive program in speech arts designed to offset present deficiencies in this area in
secondary schools. The proposed program would be coordinated with the English program and would include
training in communication skills and techniques of speaking (e.g. enunciation, projection, etc.)

Procedures: Planning will procede in three phases:

(1) Visiting exemplary speech arts programs, contacting consultants, and establishing ties with local
and state educational and cultural agencies;
(2) Organizing a three-five day conference of speech specialists and specialists in English education;
(3) Consulting with specialists in school administration and plant planning, investigating pertinent
research, and writing a report containing guidelines for setting up experimental program.

Further Information: Mr. Arthur S. Healey, Supervisor, Secondary English, Box 8369, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33310




BROWARD County Planning Project USOE No. 66-2489

A STUDY OF INNOVATION DISSEMINATION

Program Period: 11/4/66 to 7/31/67 Funding: Title III: $54,773, Other: $9,755


Purpose: To explore thoroughly the various methods currently employed for the dissemination of new practices and
concepts in education.

Procedures: Procedures to be used in planning will include:

(1) Consulting with educators who have had experience in dissemination;
(2) Visiting institutions and school systems where dissemination programs are in effect;
(3) Defining what is meant by dissemination and innovation;
(4) Bringing together educational specialists with specialist from the field of communications to
develop simpler, more effective dissemination processes; and
(5) Planning for a series of bi-weekly dissemination seminars at the South Florida Education Center.

Further Information: Mr. Arthur Wolfe, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, Box 8369, Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida 33310


BROWARD County


Operational Project


USOE No. 67-3659







I/D/E/A/ DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

Program Period: 7/1/67 to 6/30/68 Funding: Title III: $50,000, Other: None


Purpose: "To participate in a national demonstration school's project that will increase the research and provide
worthy dissemination material in the areas of : Non-gradiness, variations of instructional group size,
continuous progress instruction, new staffing patterns, flexible scheduling procedures, team teaching,
and the promotion of independent study." This project is undertaken in cooperation with the "Institute
for the Development of Educational Activities" funded by the Kettering Foundation. The demonstration
school Nova High School will be one of 36 demonstration schools cooperating in this program. Title
III funds are requested specifically for the support of key personnel in the demonstration schools so
that foundation funds can be utilized in carrying out the program.

Procedures: The proposal contains a list of twenty procedural steps to be undertaken in implementing this program.
A few, selected from this list, are:

(1) Establish a citizen's advisory committee to serve as a resource to the project.
(2) Plan changes in educational practices based on the findings of this citizen's committee.
(3) Recruit and employ a project director, a director of dissemination, and other key personnel.
(4) Secure the services of consultants to advise in the implementation of refinement of innovative practices.
(5) Establish in-service training procedures in collaboration with I/D/E/A.
(6) Continue with the implementation of such innovations as new grouping patterns, new staffing plans,
new scheduling procedures, etc.
(7) Conduct seminars for visiting school administrators and lay leaders.
(8) Conduct community school workshops.
(9) Provide release time for teachers to visit other innovative schools.
(10)Provide consultive assistance to other area schools in the design and implementation of innovative
practices.

Evaluation: A national evaluation will be conducted by the I/D/E/A National staff. Local evaluation of the program
will be conducted employing the same procedures as have been set up for the evaluation of the Nova
Experimental Project.

Further Information: Mr. Arthur Wolfe, Director, Nova Schools, 3600 S.W. 70th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida




CHARLOTTE COUNTY Operational Project USOE No. 66-1049

CURRICULUM IMPROVEMENT CENTER

Program Period: 8/1/66 to 7/31/67 Funding: Title III: $215,584, Other: $13,000


Purpose: To provide for the operation of a Curriculum Improvement Center serving four counties designed to
furnish in-service training for all teachers in new teaching methods and media and to encourage
creativity, experimentation, and cultural improvement. The planners propose that this will be
accomplished through giving the teachers opportunity to use and become familiar with the most
advanced materials available.

Procedures: Some of the procedures to be employed in meeting the above objective are:

(1) Sixteen-day county-wide area group workshops during the pre-schools and post-school teacher
work periods;
(2) Small group instruction involving all teachers in the four counties;
(3) Classroom instruction of teachers in the use of media and materials;
(4) Provision of demonstration materials, apparatus, and transparencies to the local schools on
a loan basis.

Evaluation: Evaluation of the functioning of the center will be based upon such factors as pupil progress,
cultural involvement of pupils, attendance and grades, improvements in teacher techniques, curricular
changes, and overall improvement in educational program. The proposal mentions the use of questionnaires,
evaluation by consultants and evaluation by university specialists.

Subsequent Action: Continuation Grant approved for 8/1/67 7/30/68 in the amount of $142,565.

Further Information: Mr. Carl Hornsby, Director of Curriculum Improvement Center, 1023 Carmalita Street,
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950


USOE No. 67-3395


Operational Project


BROWARD County






USOE No. 66-860


MARINE SCIENCE STATION

Program Period: 5/1/66 to 8/30/66 Funding: Title III: $4,166 Other: $850


Purpose: To establish, for the benefit of Citrus County and six surrounding counties, a Marine Science Station to
serve as a laboratory for advanced studies in marine science by high school and junior college students,
as a center for evaluating new techniques and developments in science education, and as a locus for
the operation of a summer enrichment science program.

Procedures: A steering committee, composed of a representative from each of the seven counties involved will be
organized to plan the facilities and the program for the science center. The activities of this committee
will include (1) meeting with consultants, architects, engineers to plan facilities, (2) working with
consultants from the State Department of Education, Conservation Department, and Fresh Water Fish and
Game Commission to plan a program for the center; and (3) visits to the sights of Marine Science Stations
in other states.

Subsequent Action: As a result of this planning project, an operational project has been submitted and approved.
See Citrus County Grant No. 67-3123.



CITRUS County Planning and Operational Project USOE No. 67-3123

MARINE SCIENCE STATION

Program Period: 7/1/67 to 3/31/68 Funding: Title III: $119,263, Other: $90,844


Purpose: To complete planning which was begun under Title III Grant No. 66-860 and to put the Marine Science
Center into operation. Once in operation, the Marine Science Station will serve Citrus, Hernando,
Lake, Levy, Marion, Pasco, and Sumter Counties, providing to the public schools and the residents of
these counties a facility for environmental science studies and Marine Science Experimentation.

Procedures: The operation of the center will be under the guidance of the steering committee composed of
representatives from each of the seven counties and the two local junior colleges. Some of the
activities to be carried on at the science center are:

(1) Week-long summer programs in which groups of students will be involved in intensive study
of marine or other environmental sciences;
(2) Day or overnight field trips, during the school year, for groups of pupils of the public
schools in the seven counties for the purpose of increasing the pupils' understanding and
appreciation of the natural environment;
(3) One week conservation schools for public school pupils aimed at instructing these pupils
in the methods of and need for conservation;
(4) Adult enrichment courses in such subjects as conservation, navigation, and boating safety,
to be conducted with cooperation with other governmental agencies.

Evaluation: Because of the difficulty in defining behavioral objectives of such a program as the Marine Science
Center, the evaluative procedures are not spelled out in this proposal. However, it is specified in
the proposal that the staff is currently working to establish objectives, using as their model the
process approached to evaluation developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Further Information: Mr. William Hillard, Coordinator of Math and Science, Box 38, Inverness, Florida 32650


CLAY County Operational Project USOE No. 67-4174
INNOVATIVE, TEAM TEACHING, COMPLETELY UN-GRADED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Program Period: 6/15/67 to 9/30/68 Funding: Title III: $194,091, Other: None

Purpose: To provide, for the pupils in one school, a completely ungraded program in which pupils will be permitted
to progress in each subject area at a rate determined only by their ability without the arti icial
limitations and stigma imposed by the graded plan of placement.
Procedures: The program will utilize the services of such specialist as an audio-library resource person, an
elementary guidance counselor, an exceptional child teacher, specialist in art, music, and physical educa-
tion, and teachers' aides to supplement the efforts of regular instructional staff. These specialists
will constitute a special education staff. Pupils will spend one-half of each school day under the super-
vision of the regular instructional staff and the remainder of the day with the special education staff.
This organizational structure, in addition to providing the children with specialized instruction, will
relieve the regular teacher for planning.
Grouping will be based on diagnostic testing and will be flexible enough to provide for the individual
differences of the pupils as they progress in the subject areas.
Evaluation: The proposal lists nine objectives, all of which appear to be process objectives. Also listed are
Thirteen evaluative procedures covering virtually every aspect of the program from pupil achievement
(as measured by the Iowa Achievement Test) to building utilization (as measured by a time and use study).
Further Information: Dr. Mary Zellner, Project Director, S. Bryan Jennings Elementary School, 215 Corona Drive,
Orange Park, Florida


Planning Project


CITRUS County








CONCEPTUAL AND PERCEPTUAL PROJECT (CAP)

Program Period: 12/1/66 to 3/1/67 Funding: Title III: $22,687, Other: $3,900

Purpose: The ultimate purpose of this planning grant is to design a program which will bridge the gap between
research findings related to the role of perception and self-concept in education and the utilization
of these research findings in the school classrooms.
Procedures: (1) Identify the major educational needs of pupils.
(2) Select demonstration schools for the conducting of pilot projects during the operational phase.
(3) Assess the needs of teachers, counselors, supervisors, and administrators for training in the
understanding and use of perceptual concept approaches to education.
(4) Work with state and university personnel to identify resources, including a review of all
pertinent research and a study of existing perceptual self-concept programs.
(5) Develop appropriate evaluation design, evaluation criteria, and assessment devices to be used in
the operational phase.
(6) Arrange for national dissemination of published materials describing the project.
Subsequent Action: Operational project submitted period I, 1967-68, action pending.
Further Information: Mrs. Valera S. Barker, Director of Instruction and CAP Project
Miss Cappy Archibald, Associate Director CAP Project, Collier County Courthouse, Naples, Fla.



COLUMBIA County Planning Project USOE No. 66-1010

AREA CULTURAL-EDUCATIONAL CENTER

Program Period: 6/15/66 to 1/15/67 Funding: Title III: $21,257, Other: None

Purpose: To explore the feasibility of developing a cultural center which will provide cultural advantages for
the economically deprived children in rural communities comparable to the cultural advantages now
available in the high-income, metropolitan areas of the state. It is proposed that this center will
serve Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Cilchrist, Suwannee, and Union Counties.
Procedures: Among the planning activities to be engaged in by the professional staff will be:
(1) Development of a curriculum for the in-service training of teachers;
(2) Planning for the evaluation of the program and dissemination of information;
(3) Development of working relationshipsebetween the six counties;
(4) Determination of the best plan and procedure for implementing results of research;
(5) Study of the operational procedures of successful centers offering similar services;
(6) Study of the requirements and availability of specialized personnel for the program;
(7) Working with counties toward the development of community cultural pilot projects; and
(8) Identification of specific needs in each local school in the six county area.
Subsequent Action: Operational grant approved. See project 67-3397.



COLUMBIA County Operational Project USOE No. 67-3397

SUWANNEE AREA PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROJECT ( Columbia, Baker, Dixie, Gilchrist, Suwannee, and Union Counties)
Program Period: 6/28/67 to 9/30/68 Funding: Title III: $140,710 Other: None

Purpose: "To develop the innovative process (inquiry, invention, demonstration, adaptation) into an agent for
educational change. The general objective is to improve the program of physical education in the
elementary schools in the six participating counties. Features of the program will be both exemplary
and innovative: exemplary in that it will provide essential elements of a good program; innovative in
that new and novel approaches will be used in developing exemplary features. This objective will be
accomplished through a realization of a series of specific objectives.

Proc,'dlures: One of the procedural steps by which expression is given to the objectives is the development of a
----"---..'-.-model program and playground. On designated days each month personnel from the participating schools
are invited to a demonstration of selected activities presented by a competent instructor. Each
visiting teacher is invited to bring three or four pupils who participate in the demonstration. Funds
are budgeted for the participants' travel and meals as well as for their substitutes.
):val.atlon: The evaluation will be made by an individual or individuals from outside the project area. Generally
accepted criteria for evaluating programs of physical education will be applied as an instrument of
measurement to assess the effectiveness of the efforts to implement the project's objectives. Data
will be collected from personnel within the project area including opinions of parents and pupils;
observations; and an analysis of performance tests.
.;ub! .~.let Action: An application requesting the continued operation of this project is in the process of being
prepared.

Vurr.ir Information: Philip Rountree, Suwannee Area Physical Education Project, Rt. 1, Box W-91, Lake City,
Florida 32055


USOE No. 66-1947


Planning Project


COLLIER County






DADE County Operational Project USOE No. 66-1434

CENTER FOR SELF-INSTRUCTION

Program Period: 9/1/66 to 8/31/67 Funding: Title III: $196,095 Other: None


Purpose: To establish, maintain, and demonstrate the processes of implementing self-instructional facilities
in which pupils will have opportunity to learn at their own rates and through their own motivation
by the use of carefully selected and developed instructional materials and equipment.

Procedures: Prototype implementation designs will be completed by 8/31/68 and several exemplary Centers are
expected to be in operation the following year on an experimental basis. The Center is following
procedures divided into three major phases:

(1) The evaluation of self-instructional materials this includes using programs and other materials
with students, the articulation with established curriculum, study of learning characteristics,
and the testing of special items of equipment.

(2) Field-testing the processes of implementation this includes working with administrative staffs,
designing facilities, planning methods of scheduling and program usage, and reporting on the
processes through the writing of case studies.

(3) Implementing exemplary centers into full operation this includes working with the teachers
involved on a day-to-day basis, preparing materials for use, assisting in the recording of data,
and continuing to report progress.

Some of the special features of the Center include the following:

(1) At no time do students work in the Center; the Center is open for teachers, principals, and
administrators to study self-instructional materials.

(2) The Center personnel work only with volunteer schools who are considering increased usage of
self-instructional materials.

Evaluation: The most direct measurements of the Center's performance are the number of personnel who continue
to be actively involved, the degree to which self-instructional materials are implemented in Dade
County, and the number of self-instructional centers which become operational.

Subsequent Action: Continuation Grant approved for 9/1/67 through 8/31/68 in the amount of $206,292.

Further Information: Mr. Paul L. Plotts, Project Manager, 9621 South Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida 33156




DADE County Planning of Program and Facilities USOE No. 66-1436

IN-SERVICE EDUCATION PROJECT

Program Period: 9/1/66 to 8/31/67 Funding: Title III: $67,796 Other: None


Purpose: To determine the most feasible means of bringing about overall improvement in the in-service training
system in Dade County.

Procedures: This grant is to provide for the services of a project manager whose primary responsibility will
be the organization of an in-depth study of the present in-service training system and of possible
methods of improvement.

Among the possible activities to be employed in evaluating the present system and planning improvement
are:

(1) Securing of consultation from outside experts;
(2) Examination of in-service programs and other vocations;
(3) Assessment of the needs of teachers;
(4) Survey of supervisors' suggestions for changing in-service training; and
(5) Establishing of a prototype in-service education program to be operative by January, 1967.

Further Information: Mr. Howard McMillan, Assistant Superintendent, Special Programs, 1410 N.E. 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132


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NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL-CULTURAL CENTERETTE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Program Period: 8/16/66 to 6/30/67 Funding: Title III: $87,187 Non-Title III: $152,629
Other: $60,250


Purpose: To provide a supplementary educational-cultural center for pre-school children in a "poverty pocket"
area. It is proposed that this center will help to meet the needs of these deprived children in
the areas of (1) health; (2) recreation; (3) community services; and (4) education. In addition
this center will serve as an in-service training site for teachers.

Procedures: Among the procedures stated in the project, meeting specific needs; are the following:

(1) Health needs will be at least partially met through provision of services of a doctor and a
nurse in Phase I of the program.
(2) Recreational needs will be met through opening the center in the evenings and weekends for
recreational activities.
(3) Community services such as adult education courses in homemaking, home management, family care,
will be provided through the center.
(4) The educational needs of the youngsters will be met through such procedures as ability grouping,
team teaching, educational television, audio-visual aids, program instruction, and field trips.
(5) In-service training for teachers will be provided in the center where they may work, under
supervision, directly with the severely deprived youngsters.

Evaluation: Evaluation will be conducted by a staff already established for the specific purpose of evaluating
federal projects in Dade County. The evaluation will consider such criteria as reduction in health
problems, improvement in attitude towards school, change in juvenile and adult crime rate, and changes
in achievement levels of youngsters affected by the program.

Subsequent Action: Continuation grant approved for 7/1/67 to 9/30/68 in the amount of $321,550.

Further Information: Mr. Erwin Marshall, 756 N.W. 66th Street, Miami, Florida 33150




DADE County Operational Project USOE No. 67-4343

I/D/E/A NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL

Program Period: 6/15/67 to 6/4/68 Funding: Title III: $50,000 Other: None


Purpose: "To participate in a national demonstration school's project that will increase the research and
provide worthy dissemination material in the areas of: Non-gradiness, variations of instructional
group size, continuous progress instruction, new staffing patterns, flexible scheduling procedures,
team teaching, and the promotion of independent study." This project is undertaken in cooperation
with the "Institute for the Development of Educational Activities" funded by the Kettering Foundation.
The demonstration school Miami Springs Senior High School will be one of 36 demonstration schools
cooperating in this program. Title III funds are requested specifically for the support of key
personnel in the demonstration schools so that foundation funds can be utilized in carrying out the
program.

Procedures: The proposal contains a list of 20 procedural steps to be undertaken in implementing this program.
A few, selected from this list are:

(1) Establish a citizen's advisory committee to serve as a resource to the project.
(2) Plan changes in educational practices based on the findings of this citizen's committee.
(3) Recruit and employ a project director, a director of dissemination, and other key personnel.
(4) Secure the services of consultants to advise in the implementation of refinement of innovative
practices.
(5) Establish in-service training procedures in collaboration with I/D/E/A.
(6) Continue with the implementation of such innovations as new grouping patterns, new staffing
plans, new scheduling procedures, etc.
(7) Conduct seminars for visiting school administrators and lay leaders.
(8) Conduct community school workshops.
(9) Provide release time for teachers to visit other innovative schools.
(10) Provide consultive assistance to other area schools in the design and implementation of
innovative practices.

Evaluation: A national evaluation will be conducted by I/D/E/A staff. In addition, local evaluation will be
carried on by the principal of Miami Springs Senior High School assisted by a full-time director of
research. Continuous evaluation of the program at this school is standard procedure. A number of
evaluative devises (standardized test, student questionnaires and interviews, community reaction inter-
views, etc.) are routine procedures. Evaluation of this new program will utilize the same techniques
that have proven effective in the past.
Further Information: Mr. Al Corum, Miami Springs Senior High School, 751 Dove Avenue, Miami Springs, Fla. 33166


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Operational Project


USOE No. 66-2047


DADE County









IMPROVED EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND PRACTICES THROUGH UTILIZATION OF STATEWIDE ELECTRONICALLY STORED AND
RETRIEVED STUDENT DATA

Program Period: 6/24/67 to 9/4/68 Funding: Title III: $625,748 Other: None


Purpose: To demonstrate in four counties (Dade, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota) the effectiveness of
the statewide coordinated system for electronic storage and retrieval of student data. The storage
and retrieval system will be established within and between these four counties and will be intended
to provide information on the comparative cost and efficiency of various methods of obtaining and
storing and retrieving student data and to demonstrate the implications of such a system for curricula
development, pupil guidance, on-line research, and special services referrals.

Procedures: While the procedures will be different for each county, the end result will be the same. Each
of the four counties will develop a system for collecting, storing, updating, and retrieving pupil
data. Each county will establish its system in such a way that it will be able to transmit a stand-
ard electronic record and/or to produce a hard copy comprehensive report on any given pupil.

Evaluation: The evaluation of this program will be conducted'under the direction of the Florida Educational,
Research and Development Council (FERDC) by an evaluation team selected from the counties and from
the universities, educational agencies, and private research consultants.

The questions to be answered through evaluation are:

(1) How well has the automated referral helped students, teachers, and guidance personnel?

(2) Has the project added to the ability of curriculum planners to evaluate changes in methods,
material, organization patterns, etc?

(3) Have the various components achieved technological goals?

Further Information: Dr. Henry C. Fox, Director of SIRS Project, 3525 N.W. 79th. Street, Miami, Florida 33147





DADE County Operational Project USOE No. 67-4273

DEMONSTRATION CENTERS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS

Program Period: 6/15/67 to 6/30/68 Funding: Title III: $48,546 Other: None


Purpose To establish, in two new Miami high schools, exemplary systems for storage, retrieval, and distri-
bution of instructional material via audio and vidio tapes. The emphasis will be on getting
maximum effectiveness from facilities built into these schools for large groups, small groups, and
individual instruction.

Procedures: Two skilled media specialist will be employed adn given the responsibility of implementing the
distribution's system which has already been planned. These two specialist, in consultation with
administrative and instructional personnel will design a program which provides for:

(1) In-service training for teachers in the use of audio and vidio materials;
(2) Development of instructional programs designed to make maximum use of audio-visual media;
(3) Development of audio and vidio tapes specifically fitted to instructional programs;and
(4) Efficient and effective storage and retrieval of audio-visual material.

Evaluation: The evaluation of the project will be a continuous process based primarily upon subjective
evaluation by project personnel, instructional personnel, and outside experts, and on observation
of such related behaviors as students participation in cultural activities, usage of library books,
and attendance. It is noted in the proposal that personnel from the RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
DIVISION will assist in the evaluation process.

Further Information: Mr. Tom Collins, Lindsey Hopkins Building, Room 107, 1410 N.E. Second Avenue, Miami,
Florida 33132


DADE County


Operational Project


USOE No. 67-4355








DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL FOR EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN

Program Period: 6/26/67 to 6/30/68 Funding: Title III: $25,000, Other: None

Purpose: To "plan the establishment of a demonstration school to display in one location, the most affective
structural methods and techniques adapted from local federal programs and other sources." The basic
idea is to bring together in one spot, best methods available for the training of educationally
disadvantaged children. There will also be in-service training activities for teachers which will be
aimed at helping other schools in the target area improve their instructional programs.
Procedures: The proposal lists twelve specific objectives and associated activities. Some of these are:

(1) Evaluation of proposed sites for the construction of the demonstration school;
(2) Planning of the construction and equipping of the demonstration school;
(3) Identification of behavioral characteristics common to educationally disadvantaged children;
(4) Development of guidance and instructional techniques specifically designed to make use of the
behavioral characteristics identified;
(5) Compilation of a listing of the special qualifications considered essential for instructional
personnel working with this type pupil;
(6) Planning of school programs and activities that will attract and involve the adults in the
community;
(7) Planning for the coordination of community health, welfare, recreational, and social agencies; and
(8) Planning guidelines for establishing and maintaining most desirable learning and social atmosphere
in the demonstration school.

Further Information: Mr. Kennedy Mumford, N. Central District, 489 East Drive, Miami Springs, Florida 33166



DUVAL County Planning Project USOE No. 67-2954

VISUAL EDUCATION PLANNING CENTER

Program Period: 4/1/67 to 3/31/68 Funding: Title III: $77,630 Other: $10,000

Purpose: "To design, develop, and evaluate programs of visual education for teachers and students that will help
to raise the aesthetic visual literacy of the school population." It is proposed that the exemplary
methods of involving visual education in all areas of curricula will help to "increase the level of
visual perception" and "lay a foundation'for a general rise in cultural awareness and exploration."

Proacdures: During the planning phase, a planning staff will be organized to oversee the tasks of selecting
knowledgeable consultants, conducting a review of the research related to visual education in all curri-
cular areas, and investigating needs and available resources. Based on the findings of these investiga-
tions, pilot programs will be developed, implemented and evaluated. The results of the pilot programs
will be disseminated via publications and films.
Subsequent Action: As a result of this planning, an operational proposal is being submitted to establish programs
in curriculum development, and implementation; in-service education; and production and circulation of
necessary visual materials.
Grant Periods: 4/1/68 to 3/31/69 Funding: Title III $194,482
4/1/69 to 3/31/70 95,180
Further Information: Dorothy C. Rowlett, Supervisor of Art Education, Duval County, BPI, Jacksonville, Florida



DUVAL County Mini-Grant Project USOE No. 67-04859

IDENTIFICATION AND AMELIORATION OF LEARNING PROBLEMS

Program Period: 6/26/67 to 6/14/68 Funding: Title III: $24,922, Other: None

Purpose: "To plan the development of parallel diagnostic and treatment facilities for children with learning
difficulties which may be the result of intellectual, interpersonal, emotional, social, cultural, or
physical defects."
Procedures: The proposal presents several pages detailing the planning procedures to be followed. Among these are:
(1) Surveying the needs and resources currently available in the areas to be served;
(2) Working out realistic plans for obtaining paid medical and ancillary consultive services in all
relevant diagnostic areas;
(3) Setting up a clearing house for referrals of children with problems;
(4) Determining which aspects of educational diagnosis can be carried out by trained teachers; and
(5) Developing plans to maximize parental involvement through the use of social workers.
Further Information: Miss Marie Register, Assistant Coordinator and Executive Secretary, 1011 Gilmore Street,
Jacksonville, Florida 32204


DADE COUNTY


Mini-Grant Project


USOE No. 67-04764(7)








THE STATE SEMINAR FOR EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION

Program Period: (See "Subsequent Action") Funding: Title III: $24,423, Other: None


Purpose: "To develop a statewide seminar and information dissemination conference, focusing on new ideas,
techniques, and the necessity for continued inquiry, planning and evaluation in education; to encourage
innovation and to examine potential solutions for tomorrow's problems."

Procedures: The proposal lists four (4) procedural steps in implementing the project. These are:
(1) Pre-planning activity to identify appropriate state and local personnel to attend the conference;
(2) Pre-planning conferences with a steering committee including personnel from the Host County to
determine the scope of material to be presented, and the emphasis and program content, the site,
and the appropriate personnel for presentation and discussions;
(3) Staging of a three day seminar, structured to accommodate consultant and small group presentations
and discussions; and
(4) Preparation of "take-home" material to include film strips on Title III ideas, pamphlets, and
brochures related to subjects covered at seminar.

Subsequent Action: The subject seminar was held in Jacksonville, Florida on May 10, 11, and 12, 1967.

Further Information: Dr. Bernice S. Scott, Educational Specialist, 330 East Bay St., Jacksonville, Florida 32202




ESCAMBIA County Planning Project USOE No. 66-2185

ESCAMBIA SANTA ROSA, HUMANTIES CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Program Period: 11/21/66 to 10/4/67 Funding: Title III: $25,000, Other: None

Purpose: To establish the Escarosa Humanties Curriculum Development Center which will draw upon the creative
talents and special knowledge of local professionals to provide cultural opportunity for selected
elementary and secondary students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. It is proposed that this
facility would include at least some of the following features; a central library, a production and
performing arts center, art gallery, an audio-visual center, and accommodations for in-service train-
ing and curriculum development and six demonstration school centers.

Procedures: The first step in instrumenting the planning grant would be to obtain the services of a project
director and staff to carry on planning activities. The initial standard planning will consist of a
series of meetings involving people from both counties, the appointment of a steering committee, and
the selection of working committees in art, music, drama, social studies, performing arts, instructional
materials, Further planning activities would include:

(1) A survey of the educational and cultural offerings of the counties concerned;
(2) A determination of the educational and cultural need of children in the counties;
(3) The planning of a facility that would build upon the present cultural offerings to meet the needs
determined in the step above;
(4) A survey of the talents and services available among educationally and culturally advantaged adults;
(5) The facilitation of the sharing of planning, materials, and facilities between the two counties; and
(6) To plan a program in humanities in six selected schools ranging from first through twelfth grades.
Subsequent Action: As a result of this planning project an operational grant has been submitted. Action pending.

Further Information: Boyce Hathorn, Director of Special Projects, P. 0. Drawer 1470, Pensacola, Florida 32502



IIILLSBOROUGH County Operational Grant USOE No. 66-147

AN INTER-DISCIPLINE TEAM IN PUPIL SERVICES

Program Period: 3/25/66 to 11/30/66 Funding: Title III: $89,013, Other: None

Purpose: To employ a team approach to pupil personnel services in an attempt to offset the current deficit which
exists in worker-pupil ratios under the present system which has each discipline providing services
independently. The teams will consist of one team director, four home economists, two resource
counselors, two group testing personnel and one group social worker.
Procedures: Some of the procedures to be employed in this team approach include:
(1) General and individual school staffing sessions;
(2) Organization of in-service workshops for teachers in guidance and testing;
(3) The establishing of homemaking workshops for parents; and
(4) A demonstration project in group social work.

Evaluation: Recognizing that the end products of the pupil personnel services are extremely difficult to evaluate,
the planners propose that, "the results of the work of this special team will be evaluated at the end
of the year by an analysis of the number and kinds of contacts and activities of team members."

Subsequent Action: Continuation grant approved for period 12/1/66 11/30/67 in the amount of $117,029.

Further Information: Mr. Calvin Bexley, Administrative Assistant for ESEA Program, Box 3408, Tampa, Florida 33601

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USOE No. 67-04554(7)


DUVAL County


Mini-Grant Project








A MULTI-COUNTY APPROACH TO PLAN FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF EXEMPLARY DEMONSTRATION CENTERS AND INNOVATIVE
PROGRAMS FOR GIFTED STUDENTS

Program Period: 10/15/66 to 8/14/67 Funding: Title III: $133,692, Other: None

Purpose: To bring together, in workshop and training sessions, educational experts from the seven counties
surrounding Hillsborough and from the University of South Florida, Florida State Department of Educa-
tion and the Illinois Plan for Program Development of Gifted Children. The aim of these workshops
would be to prepare for the establishment of seven model demonstration programs for gifted youngsters
in the seven county area.

Procedures: Some of the procedures to be engaged in during the planning period will be:

(1) An introductory course for county personnel at the University of South Florida;
(2) Meetings with local educators and other community leaders;
(3) A survey of community resources;
(4) Visits to demonstration centers and programs (primarily in Illinois);
(5) Formulation of plans of action for organizing exemplary demonstration programs in the seven counties;
(6) Identification of students for admission to the demonstration programs which will begin in September
of 1967;
(7) Pre-operational meetings with county educational leaders, teachers, and community personnel; and
(8) Local information dissemination.

Further Information: Calvin Bexley, Administrative Assistant for ESEA Programs, Box 3408, Tampa, Florida 33601




INDIAN RIVER County Operational Grant USOE No. 67-2822

THE INDIAN RIVER REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Program Period: 6/1/67 to 5/31/68 Funding: Title III: $103,473

Purpose: The Indian River Regional Educational Development Council is composed of representatives from a six-
county area; Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Glades, all of whom cooperated
in planning the purpose and the activities of the Council and then applied for its creation as a Title
III operational project. The purpose of the Council is to identify educational problems common to the
area, to collate and analyze the needs sb identified, and then to help plan, develop, and implement
cooperative coordinated programs of educational improvement geared to meeting these needs.
Procedures: The Council's function, carried out by the professional staff, includes activities to stimulate and
encourage creative innovative and exemplary approaches to solve both immediate and long range common
educational problems, to coordinate all suggestions, to establish priorities, to help set up regional
policies, plans and procedures, and to recommend adoption of outstanding programs that are so developed.
Further Information: Mr. J. A. Thompson, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Indian River County, Box 2170
Vero Beach, Florida 32960.




JACKSON County Planning Project USOE No. 67-3033

THE PANHANDLE AREA EDUCATIONAL PLANNING CO-OPERATIVE

Program Period: 6/1/67 to 5/31/68 Funding: Title III: $100,234, Other: $10,200


Purpose: To plan a program for nine rural counties (Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty,
Walton, and Washington) which would provide for these counties consultive help in identifying
educational need and developing educational programs comparable to those found in affluent urban areas.

Procedures: The proposal spells out ten activities to be undertaken during the planning. Among these are:

(1) Employing a professional staff to aid educators from these nine counties in the development of
ideas and the writing of proposals;
(2) Involving personnel from the State Department of Education and area junior colleges;
(3) Assisting school systems in the identification of major educational and cultural problems;
(4) Identifying leadership within the area;
(5) Coordination of the efforts of all counties in project preparation; and
(6) The evaluation of all research proposals and projects with relation to effectiveness and inter-
county impact.

Furtlher Information: Mr. John D. Milton, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jackson County, Drawer S,
Marianna, Florida


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Planning Project


USOE 66-2538


HILLSBOROUGH County








EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE TEACHING AND STUDY CENTER

Program Period: 6/15/67 to 8/31/68 Funding: Title III: $64,909, Other: None


Purpose: To plan with a sampling of thirty teachers in the tri-county area of Citrus, Lake and Sumter Counties
to develop an innovative approach to in-service training in the earth-space sciences, grades 1-9.

Procedures: The thirty teachers (the Steering Committee), the director and his associate director will plan the
development of an innovative in-service training program in the field of earth-space science that
would increase the knowledge of science teachers in the tri-county area.
The committee will plan a model classroom for the teaching of science that would be economically
feasible for schools in rural counties.
They will select school centers and initiate pilot activities to field test the effectiveness of
the innovations as they develop in stimulating boys and girls to engage in self-directed study of
the earth-space sciences involving: 1. Exploration. 2. Experimentation. 3. Drawing inferences.
The time phases will include:
(1) Pre-school: Three and a half days of orientation and decision making for developing plans
and procedures.
(2) Regular School Term: Nine meetings to ascertain information needed for:
a. Selection of consultants.
b. In-service training for credit and/or audit.
c. Exchange of teachers to observe techniques of teaching.
d. Visiting exemplary science programs in the state and nation.
e. Conducting pilot studies in selected schools.
f. Interchange of activities and personnel with the Marine Science Center in Citrus County.
g. Preparation of materials for exhibits and experiments.
(3) Post-school: A five-day workshop to review the year of work to evaluate the results of the pilot
programs, using the criteria established, and write a syllabus that may be used in the classroom
of Earth and Space Science teachers in rural areas, utilizing the results of pilot activities in
the selected schools, plus the plans for a larger innovative in-service training program. The
final phase will revolve around the development of an operational project, utilizing the results
of the planning project.
Further Information: Sam Commander, Director, 201 West Burleigh Boulevard, Tavares, Florida 32778.




LEON County Planning Project USOE No. 67-04908(7)

READING EXPERIENCES FOR ADVANCED LEARNING (Project REAL)

Program Period: 6/26/67 to 6/30/68 Funding: Title III: $24,977, Other: None


Purpose: To establish in one school an extensive corrective, developmental reading center which will provide for
a diagnostic reading service for pupils, in-service training for teachers, and a remedial reading
program designed to meet each pupil's particular needs--particularly those pupils with high measured
I.Q. and low reading ability.

Procedures: Among the planniir, activities listed in the proposal are the following:

(1) Testing of ability in reading achievement across a sample of at least 1600 or more pupils in the
school;
(2) Selection or development of diagnostic instruments under the guidance of consultants and reading
specialists;
(3) Definition of school needs on the basis of school and community surveys and evaluations;
(4) A review of research related to specialized training in reading;
(5) The beginning of an in-service training program for teachers in methods of teaching reading within
each individual subject area.

Evaluation: A limited evaluation is proposed involving 1) a study of the reaction of teachers, pupils, and
parents to the proposed program, and 2) a study of the relationship between poor reading and drop-out
rate in the school.

Further Information: Mr. Harold Blanton, Principal, James S. Rickards Junior-Senior High School, 1100 Terrace
Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.


LAKE County


Planning Project


USOE No. 67-3604-0









PLANNING LEVY'S EDUCATION IN ART (PLEA)

Program Period: 6/27/67 to 6/30/68 Funding: Title III: $14,216, Other: None

Purpose: To plan a K-6 Art Program for a rural county that will encompass art education philosophy, curri-
culum, teaching methods, physical plant needs, and in-service needs.

Procedures: (1) To examine rural schools throughout Florida noting variables in philosophy, curriculum,
teaching methods, and facilities.
(2) A survey of the community and school cultural levels.
(3) Research into current exemplary practices in art education in other regions; and
(4) The design of an exemplary and research-oriented program in art education.

Further Information: Mr. A. E. Mikell, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Levy County, Box 128, Bronson, Fla. 32621




MADISON County Operational Project USOE No. 67-3943

NORTH FLORIDA JOINT CONSULTATIVE SERVICE CENTER

Program Period: 6/28/67 to 9/30/68 Funding: Title III: $131,924, Other: $15,000


Purpose: To establishh in six rural counties of low socio-economic level (Madison, Jefferson, Taylor, Lafayette,
Suwannee, and Hamilton) a system of consultative services involving subject area consultants. The
purpose is to provide for the pupils of these counties services comparable to those available to schools
in larger or more affluent counties.

Procedures: A policy board consisting of the superintendents and the supervisors of instruction in the six-
county area will be established, and a director for the center will be appointed. Under the director,
a staff consisting of consultants in the areas of reading, language, math and science, media, and
evaluation will visit the six counties on a regular schedule, consulting with local school personnel
and conducting in-service training meetings.

Evaluation: The objective of the project (improvement of classroom instruction) is very difficult to measure.
Two evaluative techniques will be employed. First, the policy board will contract with outside,
unbiased authorities for their subjective evaluation of the progress being made in the program.
Second, the center's testing coordinator and evaluator will conduct an area-wide testing program
annually and any change in the achievement levels produced in the schools will be noted.

Further Information: Mr. Griffin Bishop, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Madison County, P. 0. Box 449,
Madison, Florida 32340




MARION County Planning Project USOE No. 67-2992

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CENTER

Program Period: 6/1/67 to 5/31/68 Funding: Title III: $51,219, Other: None


Purpose: To plan for the establishment of a centrally-located physical education resource center which, in
the operational phase, would serve as the focal point for a five-county (Alachua, Citrus, Lake, Levy,
and Marion) physical education program.

Procedures: One of the first steps in planning for this program was the determination of a physical fitness and
skill status of pupils in the county through complete physical evaluation on a representative sample
of six year to twelve year old children in the schools. The planning team is also investigating
existing innovative physical education programs state and nationwide.

The broad purposes of the planning center are to plan for model curricular programs, instructional
procedures, in-service educational clinics, and operational procedures for a subsequent operational
grant.

Further Information: Dr. Paul R. Varnes, Director, Title III Physical Education Center, Marion County
Board of Public Instruction, P. 0. Box 670, Ocala, Florida 32670


Mini-Grant Project


USOE No. 67-04938(7)


LEVY County






MONROE County Planning Project USOE No. b/-JI10

LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER

Program Period: 6/15/67 to 9/30/67 Funding: Title III; $60,606 Other: None


Purpose: To plan for the establishment of a learning resource center which, through continuous in-service
training and other teacher-oriented programs, will help teachers to implement more effectively a
multi-media approach to instruction.

Procedures: The planning director and staff will study existing programs, visit other operational programs in
the area, establish and test pilot programs, and plan for the use of physical facilities provided
through the use of Title I funds.

Further Information: Harold C. Campbell, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Monroe County, 310 Fleming
Street, Key West, Florida





NASSAU County Mini-Grant Project USOB No. 67-05003(7)

IMPLEMENTING A TOTAL INFORMATION SYSTEM

Program Period -6/26/67 to 6/30/68 Funding: Title III $19,875 Other None



Pulposea To implement a total information system capable of furnishing to guidance counselors, teachers, and
school administrators, complete student personnel information in systematic outline form. It is proposed
that the availability of such information will be of benefit through enabling guidance counselors and
school administrators to help pupils in making better decisions regarding preparation for vocational and/
or college training.

Procedures! Planning committees composed of instructors, administrators, and consultants from the county, state,
and university levels will be established. These committees will analyse the needs for an information system,
determine the equipment specifications necessary to meet these needs, and evaluate the feasibility and cost of
such a program,

Further Informationt Mr. Dean B. Blankenship, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Nassau County, P. 0. Box 687,
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034.





OKALOOSA County Planning Grant USOE No. 66-1384

OKALOOSA-WALTON CULTURAL CENTER

Program Period 5/15/66 to 9/15/66 Funding: Title III $24,994 Other None



Purpose. To plan a cultural center, serving two counties (Okaloosa and Walton), which will supplement present
programs in music, speech and drama, physical culture, and art. The particular emphasis of this cultur-
al center will be on the enrichment of cultural opportunities for economically deprived children.

gPocedurea During the planning period a project director and staff will be selected to conduct research and
planning activities for the proposed cultural center. These planning activities would involve:

1. Calling together consultants in the field of music, art, drama, and physical education;

2. Evaluation of present programs and definition of specific needs;

3. Development of guidelines for proposed programs;

4. Survey of availability of trained personnel;

5. Design of pilot projects to test program plan;

6. Design of evaluative instruments for use with the pilot projects and with the program when
it becomes operational.

Subsequent Action: As a result of this planning grant, an operational project has been submitted and approved.
(See Okaloosa County, Project No.67-4217 OKALOOSA-WALTON CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PROJECT)

Further Information: Mr. Max Bruner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Okaloosa County, County Courthouse,
Crestview, Florida 32536.


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USOE No. 67-4217


OKALOOSA-WALTON CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PROJECT

Program Period: 7/1/67 to 7/30/68 Funding: Title III: $228,789, Other: None


Purpose: This operational grant is the follow-up to planning grant 66-1384. Pilot programs will be established
in two schools--one in Walton and one in Okaloosa County--with the aim of providing for the pupils of
these schools exemplary programs in art, creative dramatics, music, and physical education. Additional
programs will be established in four to six other schools where time and practicality permits.

Procedures: Under the guidance of a project director, staff members selected for their expertise in the four
fields mentioned above will be assigned to the two pilot schools as in resident resource persons to
aid these schools in setting up innovative programs and conducting in-service training for teachers.

Evluration: The evaluation will be conducted by the staff, visiting consultants, and by an ad hoc committee of
educational administrators, teachers, and members of the communities which are served by the schools.
This committee will meet with the director and staff each two weeks during the project to evaluate
the progress being made. At the end of the project, this committee along with a "lead teacher" from
each of the schools and the director and staff will meet in a three-day workshop to compile data which
have been gathered and to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

Further Information: Mr. Max Bruner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Okaloosa County, County Courthouse,
Crestview, Florida 32536. Mr. Robert A. Lee, Project Director, 201 Marilyn Street, Fort Walton
Beach, Florida 32548




OKEECHOBEE County Planning Project USOE No. 67-2972

TRAIN PERMANENT PERSONNEL TO ASSURE SPECIALIZED SERVICE IN READING

Program Period: 4/5/67 to 11/5/67 Funding: Title III: $27,000, Other: None

Purpose: To plan a program for the overall strengthening of the language arts program. The proposed program
would include the use of master teachers, research into the best methods of teaching reading, and
extensive in-service training programs.

Procedures: An advisory committee will be selected. This group will be responsible for determining the specific
deficiencies prevalent among the elementary pupils and evaluating the existing language arts program
in the schools. Some of the activities to be undertaken are:

(1) The establishment of long-range goals for the language arts program;
(2) The identification of outstanding teachers as potential master teachers;
(3) The planning of an extensive in-service training program; and
(4) The design of an operational project which would involve Okeechobee County and five neighboring
school systems.

Further Information: Mr. Carl T. Durrance, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Okeechobee County, Room 10,
304 W. 8th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 33472.




ORANGE County Planning Project USOE No. 66-2078

DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-CONCEPT

Program Period: 10/25/66 to 10/23/67 Funding: Title III! $39,600, Other: $65,000

Purpose: To plan and establish a program through which educational attainment might be enhanced through the
improvement of self-concept.

Procedures: The first phase of this proejct will involve an exhaustive study of the definition of and measure-
ment of self-concept. This will take the form on in-service institutes involving 55 professional
educators over a twelve-week period.

Phase II will consist of planning, establishing and operating a pilot situation in which a wide
variety of techniques for improving self-concept will be tested.

Phase III will consist of an evaluation of the results of the pilot programs using criteria established
during the in-service workshops of Phase I.
The final phase will revolve around developing an operational program utilizing the results of this
planning project.
Subsequent Action: Program period extended to 1/23/68.

Further Information: Mr. Mills Lord, Director of Federal Projects, Orange County Board of Public Instruction,
617 West Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32802.


Operational Project


OKALOOSA County








STATE SEMINAR ON EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION

Program Period: Not Applicable Funding: Title III: $25,000, Other: None


Purpose: To conduct a conference involving Federal program evaluators and other county personnel with the
objective of increasing the participants' understanding of the fundamental and techniques of evaluation.

Procedures: A steering committee composed of project evaluators from throughout the state, and university and
state department personnel will be formed. This steering committee will plan the program for a
three-day seminar and establish procedures for selecting approximately three representatives from each
county in the state to attend this seminar. The committee will also attempt to determine the specific
needs of the counties as expressed by those selected as participants and to design the program and
select consultants in such a way as to meet these needs.

Evaluation: Evaluation will be conducted by personnel from Orange County. The core of the evaluation will
consist of a pre-test in which each participant expresses his own objective in attending the conference
and a post-test in which each participant indicates the extent to which his own objective was met.

Subsequent Action: The seminar conducted under this grant in August, 1967, proved so successful that a similar
seminar is presently being planned for the summer of 1968,

Further Information: Mr. Mills Lord, Coordinator, Federal Projects, Orange County Board of Public Instruction,
617 West Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32802.


ORANGE County Planning Project USOE No. 66-2097

THE IDENTIFICATION OF AND PROGRAMMING FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES IN PRE-SCHOOL CEREBRAL PALSIED CHILDREN

Program Period: 8/1/66 to 6/30/67 Funding: Title III $6,000 Other: $14,000


Purpose: To devise, test, and evaluate the effectiveness of techniques for helping cerebral palsied children
to.learn such things as figure-ground recognition, association, memory, etc.

Procedures: Some of the procedures to be involved in the planning are:

(1) Preliminary planning with teachers, administrators and university personnel to set up
sequences of activities for the children;
(2) Evaluation of the children with respect to sensory and educational diagnosis of their
problems;
(3) Construction of teacher devised objective methods of evaluating progress in learning;
(4) Experimentation with teaching methods designed specifically for these children; and
(5) Evaluation of the results of the program by means of specific standardized educational
learning ability tests and other objective data.
Further Information: Mr. Mills Lord, Director of Federal Projects, 617 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32802


PALM BEACH County Operational Project USOE No. 66-1588

A PROGRAM FOR MATHEMATICALLY UNDER-DEVELOPED PUPILS

Program Period: 7/1/66 to 6/30/67 Funding: Title III: $158,590, Otherl $1,210,318


PurEose: To develop a program for the benefit of those pupils whose achievement in mathematics is such that they
have been or will be placed in general mathematics courses rather than in the college preparatory
courses. This program is to be aimed at grades 7-12 and the objective is to develop a program which
will provide the incentive for these pupils to become more involved in the learning of mathematics.

Procedures: Some of the activities to be undertaken in the operation of this project are:

(1) The development of appropriate materials to create an effective learning situation for non-
college preparatory students.
(2) The development of techniques for measuring teacher and student changes and attitudes.
(3) Determination of whether success in the program has an influence on the drop-out rate.
(4) The evaluation of the results of the program by testing, comparing effectiveness of
techniques, counselor-student interview, parent questionnaires, and reactions of outside
experts.
(5) A development of criteria to identify students achieving below their indicated potential
as opposed to students who normally learn at a slow rate.
(6) A diagnosis of mathematical deficiencies of individual pupils to the end that specific
causes for the deficiencies might be revealed and corrective teaching undertaken.

Evaluation: Methods of evaluation to determine the degree to which the objectives of the proposed project have
been met would include pre- and post-tests on attitude, pre- and post-achievement tests to measure
competencies of teachers and students, and comparison of present teaching techniques with experimental
teaching techniques developed through the project. Other means of evaluation will include counselor-
student interviews, reactions of people not connected with the project, parent questionnaires, and
follow-up studies of drop-out data.
Subsequent Action: Continuation Grant approved for 7/1/67 to 9/30/68 in the amount of $203,399.

Further Information: S. Houston Sapp, Specialist in Federal Aids and Grants, Box 2469, West Palm Beach, Florida 33402


ORANGE County


Mini-Grant Proposal


USOE NO. 67-05004(7)






PINELLAS County operational Project USur No. o6-o8/

SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER

Program Period: 7/1/66 to 6/30/67 Funding: Title III: $225,352, Other: $24,300

Purpose: To extend the services of as already existing Science Center to include a greater number of children in
grades 4-12. The Science Center as presently designed and funded serves junior and senior high school
pupils, offering them a program of instruction, experimentation and individual research, designed to
encourage the student in the basic sciences.

Procedures: The extension of the Science Center Services will involve, among other things:
(1) Extended scheduling, making the center available for longer periods of time;
(2) The provision of some $115,000.00 worth of additional laboratory furnishings and equipment;
(3) The involvement of adult supervisors and counselors;
(4) The initiation of a student counselor program; and
(5) Increased library facilities including technical reference books and scientific periodicals.

Evaluation: The proposal spells out the evaluation of the approved program in terms of the evaluation of each
sub-program-the elementary program, the junior scientist program, the junior researchers program,
the student counselor program, and the live animal lending library. The emphasis in these evaluations
is on observation and evaluation of ability rather than on standardized testing. Heavy emphasis is
placed upon such items as "ability to write an acceptable research paper," "ability to make a visual
display of completed research," "ability to organize group activities," etc.

Subsequent Action: Continuation grant approved for 7/1/67 to 9/30/68 in the amount of $237,775.

Further Information: N. 0. Clark, Director, Special Projects, P. 0. Box 719, Clearwater, Florida 33517



ST. JOHNS County Operational Project USOE No. 66-805

MULTI-COUNTY TRAVELING MUSEUM (MCTM)

Program Period: 8/1/66 to 6/30/67 Funding: Title III: $107,155, Other: None

Purpose: To provide for seven counties in northeastern Florida the services of a traveling museum. This traveling
museum will combine actual specimens with audio-visual presentations keyed to specimens in order to
create a unique educational experience for rural and educationally deprived youngsters.

Procedures: (1) A 10' x 40' trailer shell willbe adapted as a traveling museum with space for presentation of
specimens and audio-visual programs
(2) An existing building will be remodeled as an audio-visual studio for the production of the
programs to be presented in the museum.
(3) Researchers, writers, teachers and audio-visual experts will construct the overall program to
be housed in the traveling museum.
(4) The visits of the traveling museum will be incorporated into the regular school program in all
of the seven counties involved, thus potentially serving all of the children in these 7 counties.

Subsequent Action: Continuation grant approved for 7/1/67 to 9/30/68 in the amount of $111,354.

Further Information: Mr. W. Douglas Hartley, Superintendent, Box 450, St. Augustine, Florida 32084.



SARASOTA County Planning Project USOE No. 66-231

SARASOTA COUNTY EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT CENTERS

Program Period: 3/25/66 to 6/30/67 Funding: Title III: $161,454, Other: None


Purpose: To establish an educational enrichment center which will serve four counties, providing educational
opportunity for all age groups among those rural and migrant families who do not have access to normal
educational opportunity.

Procedures: Some of the planning activities contemplated are:

(1) A survey of the educational needs of the four-county area;
(2) A study of the operational procedures of exemplary enrichment centers;
(3) A study of the availability of trained personnel for operating such a center;
(4) Planning of the facilities and program necessary for such a center; and
(5) Limited pilot projects designed to test the feasibility of such a program.

Further Information: Mr. Don Self, Federal Project Director, Sarasota County Board of Public Instruction, 2418
Hatton Street, Sarasota, Florida 33577.


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EXPERIMENTAL INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE CLINIC

Program Period: 5/15/66 to 11/15/66 Funding: Title III: $48,616, Other: None

Purpose: To conduct a six-week music clinic in which the students of Sarasota and Manatee Counties will have
opportunity to study and perform in ensembles.

Procedures: Some of the activities associated with the clinic will be:

(1) Inviting outstanding musicians in to conduct in-service training for the music teachers in
these counties;
(2) To have these musicians and the teachers work with student ensembles;
(3) To promote weekly concert performances by the students or to provide individual instruction
during school hours for students who could not ordinarily afford individual instruction.

Evaluation: The evaluation will be in two parts. A music evaluation will be based upon the judgement of the
visiting experts as to the quality of the student performances at various stages of the program and
upon the music teachers' observations of student interests, dependability, etc. An attempt also will
be made to evaluate personality changes such as social adjustment and individual responsibility which
may result from the close cooperation required in ensemble playing. For this portion of the evaluation
a professional testing service will be called upon to devise and administer the tests.
Subsequent Action: Continuation grant approved for 5/15/67 through 11/18/67 in the amount of $63,957.

Further Information: John Cropp, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, Federal Projects, 2418 Hatton Street,
Sarasota, Florida 33577



SARASOTA County Operation of Program USOE No. 66-1961

THE FLORIDA PROJECT FOR EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT THROUGH LIVE THEATER

Program Period: 11/1/66 to 10/31/67 Funding: Title III: $132,543, Other: $40,000

Purpose: To provide for ninth and twelfth grade students and their teachers a unique opportunity to increase
their understanding of and appreciation of the theater arts. This would be accomplished through a
program in which a play would be selected for each grade and performed by professional actors of the
State Theatre of Florida. Prior to the presentation, students and teachers would have an opportunity
to read the play and participate in seminars, conducted by drama experts and professional performers,
to study the role of interpretive artists in the development of a theatrical presentation.
Procedures: During the pre-operation phase of the program, the project staff would (1) establish criteria for
choosing students and teachers; (2) select plays in consultation with teachers, language art consultants
and the director; (3) determine the schedule of performances to be held at junior colleges or community
theaters; and (4) develop curriculum guides for use before and after the play presentation.

The operational phase would consist of (1) classroom study of the play to be presented; (2) participation
and seminars; (3) actual presentation of the play; and (4) a post-presentation evaluation.
Evaluation! Evaluation would be in two phases. First, the subjective opinions of consultants and professionals in
the project would be evaluated. Second, the Educational Testing Service would be engaged to develop
objective measures of progress through which a pre-post-comparison of attitudes and knowledge may be
determined.
Subsequent Action: .Continuation.grant approved for 11/1/60 8/31/68 in the amount of $170,000.
Further Information: Dr. John Cropp, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, Federal Projects, 2418 Hatton
Street, Sarasota, Florida 33577


SUWANNEE County Mini-Grant Project USOE No. 67-04688(7)

PLANNING AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM IN MATH AND SCIENCE

Program Period: 6/26/67 to 5/30/68 Funding: Title III: $25,000, Other: None

Purpose: To plan for the overall strengthening of the math and science programs through the introduction of such
innovative practices as student-access programs and the individualization of instruction for all students.

Procedures: A planning group consisting of nineteen key classroom teachers will be selected to participate in the
diagnostic and planning stages. This group will make a study of research related to teaching math and
science, evaluate present programs of math and science in the county, visit exemplary programs in other
Florida schools, and work with consultants in math and science on developing the program.

Further Information: Mr. Marvin Johns, Project Director, Carroll Road, Live Oak, Florida 32060.


Operational Project


USOE No. 66-1185


SARASOTA County









RESOURCE-USE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER

Program Period 5/23/66 to 11/15/66 Funding: Title III -$20,799 Other None



Purpose: To plan a resource-use educational center to serve six counties in Northwest Florida. Such a
center, it is proposed, would meet a pressing need for the education of youth and adults in the six-
county area in the conservation of natural resources.

Procedures: The director and staff employed with project funds will consult with experts from the community,
universities and colleges, and public agencies such as the Board of Health, the Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission, the Park Service, and the Conservation Service among others. They would also study
related research, develop evaluation instruments, and formulate plans for integrating the function of the
center with the local school program in the six-county area.

Subsequent Action: Operational grant approved for 8/1/67 through 7/30/68 in the amount of $106,066. (See
Operational Grant 67-4178.



TAYLOR County Operational Project USOE No. 67-4178

RESOURCE-USE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER

Program Period 7/1/67 to 6/30/68 Funding: Title III $106,066 Other-None



Purpose: This project is the result of planning conducted under project No. 66-970. The purpose is to es-
tablish, for a six-county area, a natural environment laboratory for the study of resource use, natural
history, conservation, recreation, and other related curriculum areas.

Procedures: The site for the center will be developed to provide varied educational activities including a
system of nature trails, library and media center, outdoor skills and sports area, craft center, conser-
vation plots, and laboratories and work rooms. These facilities will be used in conducting programs for
schools, community service, and continuing education. The initial step will involve an extensive in-
service training program beginning with a conference involving some one hundred teachers from throughout
the state.

Ejy.lation: The evaluation section of the proposal outlines in detail the procedures whici, will be used for
setting objectives and gathering data related to improvement in knowledge, improvement in skills, and im-
provement in behavior.

Further Information: Mr. C. H. Kindred, Director, Resource-Use Outdoor Education, Box 938, Perry, Florida 32347




ONION County Mini-Grant Project USOE NO. 67-04567 (7)

REORGANIZATION OF MIDDLE ADOLESCENT PROGRAM (ReMap)

Program Period -6/26/67 to 6/30/68 Funding: Title III $24,944 Other-None



Purpose: To plan a project, the aim of which would be "to stimulate the process of innovation in education
in a rural; non-farm area through an exploration of a reorganized middle school program, utilizing newer
media, team-teaching, independent study plans, and flexible scheduling.

Pf:oceidres: This planning project will utilize the services of authorities currently working with a Middle
School Institute at the University of Florida at Gainesiille. Some of the activities undertaken w;il he:

1. An analysis of the present organizational and programs arrangements for pupils
in transition from childhood to adolescence;

2. Exploration of newer approaches to organizing for pupils in this stage of their
development;

3. Investigation of newer media possibilities;

4. Exploration of possibilities for more effectively analyzing and improving teaching
in the middle grades.

Further Information: Mr. James H. Cason III, Superintendent, Board of Public Instruction, Union County,
P. 0. Box 128, Lake Butler, Florida 32054.


TAYLOR County


Planning Project


USOE No. 66-970




VOLUSIA County Operational Project USOE No. 67-3056

COOPERATIVE APPROACHES FOR USING SERVICES IN EDUCATION (Project CAUSE I)

Program Period 6/1/67 to 5/31/68 Funding: Title III $157,788 Other None


Purpose: To establish an Educational Development Center which is designed to become the "nerve center" of an
effort to foster increased attention to meeting the personal needs of children as the first act of teaching.
An increasingly effective inservice education program will be involved in this effort aimed at bringing
about desirable attitudinal changes in teachers and through them in pupils.

Procedures: A clientele of motivated teachers will be established and projects in depth or a series of quickly
completed projects will be carried out. Stress will be placed on implementing teacher's ideas and practices
in ways not heretofore possible. In addition workshops, consultants and other modes of inservice education
will be brought to bear on identified groups. A third major procedural step will be the establishment of a
communication and dissemination process within the school system and between the school system and the
general public. Production activities will be a prominent feature.

Evaluation: In the early stages a quantitative analysis of participation and usage will be made. For the second
year clearcut objectives based on the experience of the first year will be brought into focus and will guide
the functioning of the project. Subsequently evaluation will direct itself toward ascertaining impact on
classroom practices and ultimately on pupils.

Further Information: Mr. Julian E. Markham, Director of Education, Volusia County Schools, P. 0. Box 1910,
Daytona Beach, Florida 32015






VOLUSIA County Planning Project USOE No. 66-502

SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL CENTER

Program Period -3/23/66 to 5/25/66 Funding: Title III $3,395 Other None



Purpose: To determine ways in which the educational opportunities provided children in three neighboring
counties might be improved through increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the use of current
facilities and the addition of new facilities.

Procedures: The most qualified personnel available will be brought together in planning meetings to con-
sider programs in art, music, dramatics, arts, and sciences, which might be incorporated in an educa-
tional center. Some of the planning activities will include:

1. An inventory of the available resources;

2. An inventory of trained personnel in the three-county area; and

3. The nature of and distribution of need within the three counties.

Further Information: Mr. Julian E. Markham, Director of Education, Volusia County Schools, P. 0. Box 1111,
Daytona Beach, Florida.



VOLUSIA County Operational Project USOE No. 67-3056

COOPERATIVE, APPROACHES FOR USING SERVICES IN EDUCATION (Project CAUSE)

ProgranPeriod 6/1/67 to 5/31/68 Funding: Title III $157,788 Other None



Purpose: To plan for and establish a pilot program leading toward the utilization of lay and professional
leadership through the use of local museums in providing new opportunities for learning; to coordinate
school and community efforts in achieving this end.

Procedures: During the planning phase the content and organizational structure of the school-museum pro-
gram will be determined and steps will be taken to determine ways and means of motivating students and
to determine the willingness of adult resource persons to contribute their services to the operation
of the project.

During the operational phase pilot projects will be established to try out and demonstrate the effec-
tiveness of the various services offered by the museums and to build toward a coordinated and planned
relationship between each of the museums and selected schools.

.l.Q!iat|i_!:E Evaluation efforts will be centered primarily upon the pilot phase of the project and will
utilize such 'i ta as results of teacher and pupil utilization records, questionnaire assessments,
frequencv of activities such as field trips, nature studies, and collections of artifacts.

Further IntLorjat11n_ Mr. Jultan E. Markham, Director of Education, Volusia County Schools, P. 0. Box 1111,
Daytona Beach, Florida.


VOLUSIA County Planning Project USOE No. 67-3414

SUCCESS IN MATHEMATICS THROUGH AURAL-READING TECHNIQUES

Program Period -6/17/67 to 6/28/68 Funding: Title III -$29,387 Other None



Purpose: To teach mathematics on an individualized basis to low achievers through their sense of hear-
ing by having them listen to prepared tapes while simultaneously reading associated text material.

Procedures: A planning committee consisting of county level personnel, principals and teachers from
local schools, guidance personnel from the school, and representatives from institutions of higher
learning will be set up. These participants will be involved in a series of meetings for the pur-
pose of developing overview, determining the roles of participants and working out whatever details
are necessary for initiating the project. Two teachers, assisted by reading specialists, will be
given the responsibility of implementing the project at a classroom level. These teachers will de-
velop materials for the project.

Evaluationt The evaluation of the effectiveness of the aural-reading teaching technique will be based
upon:

1. Pre- and post- tests of student attitude;

2. Written evaluations from the teachers; and

3. The result of the California Achievement Test which is routinely given to the
pupils each year.

Further Information: Dr. Arnie Ward, Coordinator of Guidance and Testing, Volusia County Schools, P. 0.
2118, Deland, Florida 32720.




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