The Northern Indiana Science and Mathematics Center


Agenda for a Developmental Meeting of Needs and Goals, & Summer 2004 pilot program

March 10th 2004 at the Giovanini Commons, Notre Dame Business School, and the LaSalle Intermediate Academy



10:30 am – 11:30 am

Meet TAMS people at LaSalle Academy or ND or Saint Marys

- discussions with Bellina, Morris and others

11:30 am – 12:10 pm

Guests arrive at ND Business center, review displays,

view video presentation

12:10 pm – 12:15 pm

Guests select food and drinks at buffet

Gordon Berry (ND) welcomes guests and makes introductions

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Luncheon speakers from the academic community:

Notre Dame – Joseph P. Marino, Dean, College of Science

Saint Mary’s College – Patrick E. White, Vice President and Dean of Faculty

IUSB – Marie Doyle, Associate Dean of Education

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

TAMS overview –Nick Ciotola, Director

 the model: history, community engagement, data on results

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm

Gordon Berry and Joseph J. Bellina (St. Mary’s)

 Review purpose of community development

1:10 pm – 1:35 pm

Small groups at tables with facilitators –

introductions to a TAMS activity

brainstorming how the NISMC will assist the schools

1:35 pm – 1:55 pm

Small groups report their results – facilitators provide all documentation to Karen Morris (ND) for correlation and future distribution to TAMS/Bellina and participating schools

1:55 pm – 2:00 pm

Wrap up and invitation to continue activities at LaSalle with TAMS staff

(Provide maps with driving directions from meeting location)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

TAMS activities at LaSalle Academy with guests from ND meeting and/or teachers from LaSalle and Kennedy Academies as well as community school teachers





TAMS = Teachers Academy for Mathematics and Science, Chicago, founded 1990, has provided support to teachers in more than 100 urban schools;

            Financial support provided by the University of Notre Dame Kaneb Center.