A Teachers, Teaching with Technology (T^3) Regional Conference will be held at Molloy College, located in Rockville Centre, Long Island on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 2013. The T^3 Regional Conference is designed to help educators integrate Texas Instrument Technology into their classroom.
Call for Speakers: If you would like to present at the conference please visit our website at: www.molloy.edu/ce/t3<http://www.molloy.edu/ce/t3> to download an application.
An overview of the conference is as follows:
Dates/Times: Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:00 a.m. ? 2:45/3:00 p.m. and Saturday, Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8:00 a.m. ? 12:45/1:00 p.m.
Sessions: 1 (one), 50?minute concurrent session and 2 (two), 75/90?minute concurrent sessions, plus a keynote session on Friday and 1 (one), 50?minute concurrent session and 2 (two) 75/90?minute concurrent session on Saturday
Keynote Speaker: Taylor Mali, poet, educator, and teacher advocate, as well as the author of the poems: "What Teachers Make," and "The the Impotence of Proofreading."
Audience: Grades 6-12 Math & Science Teachers
Location: Wilbur Arts Building, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, NY, 11571. Molloy College is an independent, comprehensive college located on a 25?acre campus in Rockville Centre, Long Island, just forty minutes from the heart of New York City. Fee: $95 two?days (by 6/28/13; $105 by 6/29-10/11; $115 after 10/11), $55 one?day (by 6/28/13, 6/29-10/11, $65; $75 after 10/11 either Friday or Saturday, No-charge to pre-service teachers (must register by 10/11) -student ID required at check in. (fee underwritten, in part, from Texas Instruments)
Speakers who are selected will have their conference fee waived. Speakers will also be given round-trip driving mileage reimbursement towards their travel.
A continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday and a buffet lunch on Friday is included in the price of the conference.
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We've assigned graphing calculators to the AII classes, and are considering assigning them also to the regular Algebra class. As they're not as useful on a daily basis (proofs anyone) in geometry class, we don't see a reason to assign them for that course, although the classroom sets are used semi-regularly.
Just a trick that's worked out very well for me this year (a HUGE step up from the headache of keeping track of graphing calculators from previous years) - I purchased one of those clear vinyl shoe holder things. I painted a number on each graphing calculator using nail polish (not just on the cover of the calculator.) In each shoe compartment, I have a white index card with the calculator number on it. If I can see white, a calculator is missing. If I see 24 black squares, all the calculators are there. It's like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Honey-Can-Do-Clear-Organizer-Storage-White/dp/B001F51AHG/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1359474413&sr=8-8&keywords=shoe+storage I think I paid $5.97 for it at Boscov's or some other similar department store. (Or, you could waste money and blow about $80 on nearly the same thing from School Specialty.)
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We do not have enough calculators to do this. Instead, we give each teacher a class set (or almost a class set) of calculators. They are handed out in the beginning of class (if needed) and collected again before the end of class. Depending on the student population and on the teacher's procedures, we do lose some calculators this way every year. I almost think we would lose fewer if we signed them out to students for the year, but alas t hat is not an option for us.
----------------- On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Frantel, Phyllis <PFRANTEL@mwcsd.org<mailto:PFRANTEL@mwcsd.org>> wrote: For the last several years, we have assigned calculators to our Alg 2/Trig classes like a textbook. They are responsible for it for the year, and turn it in at the end of their regents exam. If they lose it, they have to pay for it. We are considering trying this with all of our classes next year, i.e. adding alg and geometry to the loaning process. Do any other schools do this? Has it been successful? We are worried that the younger students won?t be as responsible, and lose them. Please let us know if you have tried this and how it worked out for you! Or, do you require your students to buy their own graphing calculator in their freshman year? Thanks, Phyllis Frantel