Portal Resources for Indiana Science and Mathematics (PRISM) is a free website designed for Indiana middle school math, science, and technology teachers. It links Indiana Academic Standards for middle school science, technology, pre-engineering, and math. Users may either browse materials by academic standard or use the keyword search engine to find appropriate sites.
With the integration of the open source Moodle Learning Management System in 2006, PRISM now serves a much larger audience. Teachers from all grades may use Moodle to establish online classroom courses.
Typical PRISM-based researches, including simulations, visualizations, modeling packages, and resources. PRISM endeavors to encourage interactive learning, foster new relationships among students, parents, and teachers, and foster alternative pedagogical approaches.
Membership in PRISM is free and open to parents, teachers, and personal pre-service. Student names and / or usernames are not displayed publicly on the site.
The PRISM Project is funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment and hosted at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT). PRISM is the West Central Regional Coordinator for the I-STEM Network . Dr. Patricia A. Carlson (RHIT) is the Program Director of the project.