Research Results

Impact of the IMYM Project on Grade 6 Pilot Teachers: A Follow-up Report

September 2000

Prepared by Distance Learning and Information Technologies Unit, Program Development Branch, Manitoba Education and Training

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1.0 Background

During the 1996-97 school year, Manitoba Education and Training identified 26 pilot schools for Phase 2 of the Interdisciplinary Middle Years Multimedia (IMYM) Project. These grade 6 pilot teachers received professional development related to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that supported the interdisciplinary unit Inventions, Innovations and Discoveries. Teachers piloted the interdisciplinary unit over the 1997-98 school year in order to explore issues involved in integrating Technology as a Foundation Skill area in an interdisciplinary context.

In the spring of the 1998-99 school year, the IMYM Project Team conducted a follow-up survey of these grade 6 pilot teachers (see the guiding questions in the Appendix). Sixteen of the IMYM6 pilot teachers answered questions concerning

  • implementation factors
  • impact of the IMYM model on instructional practice
  • impact of the IMYM model on students
  • feedback from parents
  • sharing the IMYM model