A Materials Development Institute for Leading High School Geometry Teachers
This is to announce an invitational program for teachers of geometry who are experienced in telecomunications and the use of computers in the classroom. The small and select group of participants will be introduced to the latest tools and projects on the Internet and become involved in developing resources which enhance its usefulness and accessibility for schools and math classrooms. The conference will be held July 8-15, 1995, at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.
This is the third summer of the highly regarded conferences hosted by The Geometry Forum, an electronic mathematics community which enables teachers (and students) to exchange ideas, conduct student projects, find and create online resources, and access geometers and math educators internationally. These introductory programs have been very successful in both introducing the Internet to math educators and in modeling and exploring the pedagogy involved in the use of the Internet in education--so successful that we are unable to meet the demand for them. While we are conducting a few such introductory programs for others this summer, our own institute will concentrate on cutting edge exploration of advanced tools and uses, hopefully paving the way for new users to come.
The targeted goal for the week is to create materials and projects which take advantage of the World Wide Web and other multi-media, hypertextual technologies that support user-constructed environments and integrate the many resources of the Internet in order to extend current curricula, classroom projects, and professional development opportunities.
A limited number of travel stipends will be available. Room, board, and other conference costs will be covered by the Forum. Participating teachers will receive needed software and ongoing support for their related Internet activities.
The Geometry Forum is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Individuals interested in participating in the conference should submit an application as soon as possible. An electronic copy of the application and more information about the Geometry Forum can be found at http://forum.swarthmore.edu/. More information can be obtained from the Geometry Forum at 800-756-7823 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The size of the conference will be limited to 8-12 participants. _______________________________________________________________________________
Application for Participation The Geometry Forum Invitational Conference July 8 to July 15th, 1995
Name: Street: City, State, Zip: Phone: email address: School:
Please include a 1.5-3 page statement explaining why you would like to participate in the conference, your experience with computers and the Internet, and list three references we could contact who could support your application.
Name Phone (email address) Name Phone (email address) Name Phone (email address)
Return your application to: Annie Fetter The Geometry Forum Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA 19081