Welcome to the SAM Grant Page!

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About the Grant

The Successful Advancement in Mathematics (SAM) plan was developed to redesign Victor Valley College’s math program by adopting evidence based practices that promise to improve student outcomes. The SAM Grant has begun making an impact by:

  • Providing professional development opportunities for VVC Math faculty.
  • Upgrading classrooms by installing state-of-the-art Clear Touch digital displays to increase interaction.
  • Installing Diversiboard dry erase skin panels all around the room to increase student engagement and group collaboration.
  • Host symposiums and workshops to promote collaboration between VVC and local K-12 educators.

...and this is just the beginning...

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  Fall 2017 Professional Development
 with presenter, Lisa Rombes









Spring 2017 Professional Development
with presenter, Andrew Stadel







The SAM Grant team has been very busy working with various departments on campus to ensure the goals of the grant are being accomplished. Here is what we have been up to!


 SAM Grant is Remodeling..... one area at a time!

Math Success Center


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BUILDING 30, ROOM 9 (one of the nine classes remodeled)



BUILDING 21, ROOM 155 (one of the nine classes remodeled)



Meet the SAM Grant Staff!