24 June, 2011
Volume 16 No. 25
 
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Seeking Teachers for Research Study

NWMI Summer Courses for Math Teachers

TI-Nspire™ STEM Project Challenge

 


Online PD

Free:

Orientation Sessions

Math and Tech Workshops


Paid:

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree

 

Seeking Teachers for Research Study

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DX6WCBK

Teaching with any software or hardware this fall? Take this short online survey to determine your eligibility for a National Science Foundation-funded study about the integration of technology in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classrooms.

Researchers from Education Development Center (EDC), TERC, and The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will subsequently select teachers to

  • complete a brief online survey every two weeks that describes what kinds of technology have been used in your classroom, what worked particularly well, and what did not (about 10-15 minutes)
  • identify one week in the semester when you are using technology in the way most reflective of your best practices (as defined by you), and send in materials, student work, and other data from that week
  • participate in a 30-45 minute interview after submitting the class materials
  • complete a final culminating online survey (15-20 minutes)

Teachers who finish the semester-long research study will receive a $400 stipend.


Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I do not like the wording of this question. But my probability and statistics education is a loooong time in the past. I'd appreciate a second (third, fourth, . . . dozenth) opinion."
- Glenn, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2275142


NWMI Summer Courses for Math Teachers

http://www.math.washington.edu/nwmi/sum/summer2011/

Come to the University of Washington in Seattle August 8-12 for Northwest Mathematics Interaction's high-energy professional development opportunity in geometry.

Share with other high school and middle school teachers who teach a geometry course, or who teach geometry in an integrated course or middle school course. Leave with a richer set of tools for addressing the increased geometry demanded by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

That same second week of August, Northwest Mathematics Interaction (NWMI) also offers two minicourses that blend practical hands-on activity with reflection about math content: The Mathematics of Origami; and Math and Games.

Sign up today: the discount for early registration ends tomorrow, June 25th.

NWMI is an affiliate of Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI). PCMI's Secondary School Teachers Program begins in ten days:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2011/

Until PCMI 2011 formally gets underway July 5th, you can get a sense of its daily flow by checking out the class notes from years past:

PCMI 2010 Class Notes
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2010/morning/

PCMI 2009 Class Notes
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2009/morning/

This marks the tenth year that the Math Forum has hosted PCMI's web presence:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/previous.html


Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I agree that the tense of the conclusion is not the most important thing -- it is certainly possible to have a correct conclusion in the past tense. Here are some examples...."
- Josh, posted to the ap-stat discussion group
http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7489073


TI-Nspire™ STEM Project Challenge

http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/
nonProductSingle/stem_project_challenge.html

To foster students' interest in STEM career fields, as well as provide a unique opportunity for inquiry-based and collaborative learning, Texas Instruments will select fifteen (15) educators to participate, along with their classes, in a STEM project creation utilizing TI's newest TI-Nspire CX technology.

Each class selected will receive equipment on loan from TI, investigate a topic that interests them, and then develop a unique and creative project to showcase their exploration. A panel of professionals in STEM-related careers will determine the best project, earning that class a complete set of TI-Nspire technology to keep. The teacher behind the best project will win an all-expense paid trip to attend and present at the 2012 Teachers Teaching with Technology (T³) International Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

To apply for this challenge, download and complete this PDF application by July 7th:

http://education.ti.com/htdocs/sites/US/downloads/pdf/
STEM-project-application.pdf

 

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