This is to announce a conference for Georgia math teachers. Participants will be introduced to new resources in the field and become involved in the The Geometry Forum, a developing computerized network linking geometers and classrooms around the world through the power of the Internet. This is the second summer for this conference to be held at Berry College, Mt. Berry, Georgia, and this summer it will take place June 25-30, 1995.
The goal for the week is to become familiar with the great number of resources available through the Internet and to develop additional materials and projects that would enhance its usefulness and accessibility to schools and math educators.
Topics will include:
- Sharing and developing teaching strategies for rich, constructivist-oriented classroom experiences that take advantage of the online approach and implement NCTM standards; - Writing in-and between-geometry classrooms; - Creating a resource area for geometry teachers to exchange lessons, curricula, and exciting new computer programs and files; - Linking teachers, students, and geometry experts from around the world, - Conducting special geometry network projects, such as calculating the circumference of the earth.
The Geometry Forum is funded by the National Science Foundation. All of the Forum servers (www, gopher, ftp, news) can be reached using forum.swarthmore.edu as the server address.
Georgia teachers interested in participating in the conference should contact Alan Vlach at Berry College as soon as possible for more information.