10 September, 2010
Volume 15 No. 37
 

In This Issue

Math Tools and tPoWs Orientation Sessions

Jump$tart National Financial Education Conference

Journey North

 


Online PD

Free:

PoW Orientation

Math and Tech Workshops

Praxis II prep:
Moving to Math


Paid:

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree

 

Math Tools and tPoWs Orientation Sessions

The Math Forum is pleased to announce two new, free orientation sessions, designed to familiarize you with some of the features and possibilities of our free services. The self-paced sessions are one week in length, and include activities followed by discussion prompts to encourage you to ask questions and/or discuss the features covered.

Math Tools Orientation Session
http://mathforum.org/pd/orientation_mathtools/
October 7 - 13, 2010
Registration closes at 5:00 pm Eastern, Monday, October 4.

Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)
http://mathforum.org/pd/orientation_tpow/
October 14 - 20, 2010
Registration closes at 5:00 pm Eastern, Monday, October 11.

Please note that our free, community-facilitated workshops have a pre-requisite of completing at least one of the Orientation Sessions. Registration for these workshops opens October 4 for workshops beginning November 4:

  • Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
  • Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability


Jump$tart National Financial Education Conference

http://www.nhjumpstart.org/NationalEducatorConference.htm

The Jump$tart Coalition announces its second annual national educator conference for Pre-K-12 teachers devoted specifically to personal finance education. The conference is intended to give classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try educational resources that can be integrated immediately into current lesson plans; to attend workshops under the three different strands of policy, curriculum/content, and personal development; and to network with leaders from finance and education.

The conference runs November 5 - 7, 2010 at the Capital Hilton, Washington, DC. Teachers may register for a subsidized price of $350 excluding travel. Ten CEUs will be awarded teachers who participate in the entire conference. Registrations are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.


Journey North

http://learner.org/jnorth/

Journey North is a world-wide project in which K-12 students track wildlife migration and the changing the seasons, share their data with other classrooms, and learn about science, math, and the world around them in the process. "Journey South" (tracking fall's progress in the northern hemisphere) is beginning now, and you can use that program to prepare for spring's Journey North in your classroom.

Free registration is required to share data online. The general public is welcome to participate. The site offers standards-aligned lesson plans and resources for teachers, as well as a portal for kids.

 

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