ESCOT Summer Workshop 2000
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ESCOT Workshop 2000: Draft Agenda

Goal: Define next year's epows

Dates: August 14-18 (Mon-Fri, 9-6)

    Suzanne Alejandre, Leslie Nielsen, Bill Slocum, Steve Ackley, Neil Bress, Gerri Allen, Dave Gertler
    Jeremy Roschelle, Mark Chung, Chris DiGiano, Seth Tager, Alex Repenning, Wen Ming Ye, Nick Jackiw
Ed tech
    Vicki Hand, Nathalie Sinclair, Hollylynne Drier
Math Forum staff
    Jody Underwood, Steve Weimar, Ann Renninger, Wes Shumar, Kristina Lasher, Richard Tchen, Ian Underwood, Ken Williams
    Ihor Charischak, Orit Parnafes, Jim Kaput


8:30 Breakfast - Ashton House (today only)
9:00-12:00 (with a break) Pearson Materials Center

  • 9:00 Warmup
  • 9:30 Overview
  • 10:00 Look at last yearĖs problem sets
  • identify NCTM strand (number and operations, algebra, geometry, data analysis, measurement)
  • discuss strengths and weaknesses of each, considering both the math and appropriateness of using technology
  • Choose 4.
  • Redesign a problem together. (The math, the wording, the question, the size of the problem.)
12:00-1:00 Lunch: Aston House catered Philly fare

1-6:00 (with breaks) Pearson Materials Center

  • 1-2:30pm Results from evaluation effort on success of epows
  • 2:30-5pm Teachers present and play with new potential math problems.
  • identify NCTM strand (number and operations, algebra, geometry, data analysis, measurement)
  • identify math concept addressed andhow to use technology appropriately
  • Choose 4.
  • Create a new problem set together
  • 5:30 Creating teacher-support materials
7:00 Dinner: go to Cheng Hing in Swarthmore

After dinner

  • Birds of a feather.
  • Write your reflections.

9-12:00 (with a break) Pearson Materials Center

  • Look at new interface
  • Show component catalog.
  • Form groups for redesigning last yearĖs epows.
  • Go to work.
  • Assign roles and tasks to group members.
12:00-1:00 Lunch: Sharples

1:00-6:00 (with breaks) Pearson Materials Center

  • 1:00 Present results of Authoring Advisory Board meeting, including roles and tasks, timeline, production process.
  • 2:00 Play with math and break time
  • 3:00 Continue work on last yearĖs epows.
  • Present progress on old problem sets.
7:00 Dinner: Ashton House pizza and salad.


  • Birds of a feather
  • Write your reflections.

9-12:00 Pearson Materials Center

  • 9:00 Look at communication tools: IM, edit this page
  • 10:00 Choose teams for new math problem sets. Go to work.
  • 11:45 Assign roles and tasks to group members.
12:30 Lunch: Sharples

1:30 Go to a museum and dinner in Philadelphia by train. (Franklin Institute closes at 5pm; dinner reservations at 5:30.)


  • Birds of a feather
  • Write your reflections.

9:00-12:00 Pearson Materials Center

  • 9:00 Talk about lessons learned about wording, difficulty and level of pows, size of problems, interface design issues.
  • 9:45 Work on new math problem sets. (When programmers are mocking up, teachers can work on teacher pages.)
  • 11:15 Talk about dissemination goals
12:00-1:00 Lunch: Sharples

1:00-6:00 Pearson Materials Center

  • Talk about mentoring the epows
  • Play with math.
  • If drafts are ready, have one go through Advisory Board review process as a group.
  • Go back to work.
  • Present whatĖs been done so far.
7:00 Dinner: Ashton House catered


  • Birds-of-a-feather
  • Write your reflections.

9:00-12:00 Pearson Materials Center

  • 9:00 Evaluation plan for next year
  • 10:00 Work on designs.
  • If drafts are ready, have them go through Advisory Board.
12:00-1:00 Lunch: Sharples

1:00-5:00 Pearson Materials Center (Some people will be leaving during this time)

  • 1:00 Play with math
  • 1:30 Work on epows designs.
  • 4:00 Next steps. Review the organizational structure, including timeline and commitments.
  • Write your reflections.
6:00 Dinner for those around.

Birds-of-a-feather possible topics: talk about common interests, learn PoW mentoring office, GeometerĖs Sketchpad, AgentSheets, MathWorlds, do math problems, play ultimate frisbee

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