Briarwood Learning Systems
Project Number Fourteen – 1992
In response to your Call for Project Descriptions issued by the Coalition for Networked Information, we would like to submit the following proposal dealing with providing information to K-12 educational institutions. Following this message is the abstract you requested. If you would like further information, feel free to contact us.
-Dr. Joyce Stone
Dr. Stone Briarwood Learning Systems 379 North University Ave. Suite #202 Provo, Utah 84604 (801) 374-2273 Joyce_Stone@byu.edu
Institution: Briarwood Learning Systems
- To encourage and enhance the use of quality literature written for children.
- To provide structure and lesson materials that aid the teaching of language; including reading, writing, speaking, and listening, with the present emphasis upon the reading program.
- To give students a basis for discrimination in judging written materials, and to instill a taste for quality literature.
- To increase understanding of the English language, giving students power to use language more effectively.
- To individualize the teaching process, allowing it to be relevant to each particular classroom, the teaching moment and the students involved.
Briarwood Learning systems provides instructors with quality materials that will encourage and enhance the use of Children’s Literature in the classroom setting. The lesson materials deal with both the literary and the language components of literature. The literary components include study of the elements of literature, genre, and the building of comprehension skills on four levels: literal comprehension, interpretive, evaluative and creative. The language component deals with phonological skills, syntactical skills and vocabulary building. These materials are intended to individualize the language curriculum, allowing teachers to choose materials that suit their objectives and the needs of their individual students.
We plan on testing the first materials this year (1992-93) in elementary classrooms that are connected with the Internet. We will be using the Gopher protocol developed at the University of Minnesota to organize and distribute the information. We plan to index our lesson plans using Wide Area Information Server (WAIS) and use Hyper-Text links to make information retrieval as easy as possible.
Dr. Joyce Stone
- President of Briarwood Learning Systems.
Doctorate in Curriculum and Instructional Science, Brigham Young University, 1987. Master’s Degree and Administrative Certification from California State University at Los Angeles, 1965. Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Brigham Young University, 1955.
Teaching experience in Provo, Utah; Montgomery County, Maryland and Los Angeles, California.
Public school experiences include: Supervisory and traveling Curriculum Consultant, Demonstration teacher, Teacher Training programs for teachers in the system, Teacher Training of prospective teachers, writing and producing Educational TV, writing curriculum materials. Pre-School programs, including Montessori based curriculum.
Computing Support Coordinator
Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics minor, Brigham Young University 1992.
Administration of computing support at Brigham Young University for all platforms, including experience in TCP/IP and the Internet.