ADVISORY: Huntington Beach Students Will Celebrate Joy of Learning Math Thanks to Chevron Grant
Huntington Beach, Calif., Oct 28, 2013 WHAT: A public-private partnership between Huntington Beach City School District, Chevron and the non-profit MIND Research Institute is expanding a popular visual math program to seven local schools to elevate math achievement and develop the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. The program combines self-paced, computer-based math games with classroom instruction in what educators call a “blended learning” environment. Students, teachers, administrators and corporate executives will gather to celebrate the expansion of the ST Math program which is proven to double students’ growth in math proficiency, and is already used successfully at several schools in the district. Research shows that early math skills are the number one indicator of later academic success, high school graduation rates and college matriculation – as well as an essential foundation in the high-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 8:40 a.m. – Remarks and check presentation 9:00 a.m. – ST Math lab tour
WHERE: Dr. Ralph E. Hawes Elementary 9682 Yellowstone Drive Huntington Beach, CA 92646
WHO: • Gregg Haulk, Superintendent, Huntington Beach City School District • Julie Jennings, Principal, Hawes Elementary • Hector Infante, Public and Government Affairs Manager, Chevron • Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, MIND Research Institute
About MIND Research Institute MIND Research Institute is an education nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND’s distinctive visual approach to math and problem-solving is the basis of its innovative, research-proven ST Math® programs for elementary and secondary schools. MIND’s programs currently reach over 500,000 students and 21,000 teachers in more than 1,780 schools in 30 states. For more information, visit www.mindresearch.net.