Date: Feb 28, 1995 8:24 AM
Author: Bill Richards
Subject: FREE Satellite TV - March 3

   M I C H I G A N   G A T E W A Y S
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the television program for teachers of
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M A T H and S C I E N C E

FREE Satellite Broadcast: 3/3/95 1:00pm-1:30pm EST
(please see complete satellite information below)

Michigan Gateways Program #305
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Tasks for Learning
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This edition of Michigan Gateways examines the kinds of learning
tasks that are favored by today's reform-minded educators.

GATEWAYS REPORT
Our report for this program includes a look at criteria that can
help guide the selection of tasks for student learning. Featured
are comments from Dr. Joe Krajcik, University of Michigan and Dr.
Deborah Ball, Michigan State University. Dr. Krajcik is a co-
director of the NSF-funded Project-Based Science program. Dr. Ball
was a contributing author to the 1991 NCTM document, Professional
Standards for Teaching Mathematics.

FOR DISCUSSION
A physics teacher from Mason High School, in Mason, Michigan,
discusses Amusement Park Physics activities, and lessons she has
learned about developing good tasks for learning.

SPOTLIGHT
Michigan Gateways visits sixth-grade classes at Edmonson Middle
School, Willow Run Community Schools, in Ypsilanti, Michigan -
where students are using spreadsheets to compile data and create
charts and graphs as part of their introduction to statistics.

RESOURCE REVIEW
A brief look at software that teachers may find useful in
developing and planning student tasks.

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The complete Gateways Guide for this program can be found on the
Michigan State University Gopher service on or shortly after
2/27/95.

Connect to:
gopher.msu.edu.

At MSU's main Gopher menu, select
Computing and Technology Services
At the next menu, select
Michigan Gateways
At the next menu, select
Program #305
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Michigan Gateways 1995 Satellite Broadcasts
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Downlink Frequency: 11945.0 MHz
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Program Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST
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