Research Results

Impact of IMYM Project on Grade 5 Pilot Teachers: A Follow-up Report

December 1998

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

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1.0 Background

During the 1995-96 school year, Manitoba Education and Training identified 20 pilot schools for Phase 1 of the Interdisciplinary Middle Years Multimedia (IMYM) Project. The Grade 5 pilot teachers involved received professional development related to the hardware and software suite that supported the interdisciplinary unit A Prairie Tour. Teachers piloted A Prairie Tour over the 1996-97 school year in order to explore issues involved in integrating Technology as a Foundation Skill area in an interdisciplinary context.

In the 1997-98 school year, the IMYM Project Team conducted a follow-up survey of these Grade 5 pilot teachers (see the guiding questions in the Appendix). IMYM Project Team members conducted in-person interviews with 15 of the IMYM5 pilot teachers concerning

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