A series of 4 ninety minute videoconferences on computer use in pre-algebra, algebra and geometry classes will be shown on February 17, March 3, March 17 and March 31, 1994. These videoconferences feature documentary presentations of real classroom situations, demonstrations of the software used in those classes and discussions with the teachers from the classes. Telephone questions are received and discussed by the studio panel of teachers and college educators. All of the software demonstrated is readily available commercial software. Various classroom situations are shown including the one-computer classroom as well as computer labs, etc.
The Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ has previously produced 17 such programs. Tapes and teacher guides are available for all of these presentations.
The 1994 series will use documentaries that were produced with funding from the Charles A. Dana Foundation. The videoconferences originate from the studios of the New Jersey Network - the Public Television Agency of New Jersey. The transmissions are sent out nation-wide by the Satellite Educational Resources Consortium (SERC). These transmissions are via Ku band on a split-transponder. The time of the videoconferences is 4:30 - 6:00 PM Eastern Time.
Many states have made arrangements through their Departments of Education to have these videoconferences available to all schools and teachers in their states at no additional cost to the participants. Otherwise the cost is $240 for a site fee or about $50 each for the tapes.
Locations not having satellite capability can often arrange to view the programs at a nearby school, at a college or univeristy or at a hospital or business location.
Those wishing to have more information about these inservice programs for middle school and high school mathematics teachers should contact Patricia Donnelly at 201-216-5375 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would also be pleased to hear from you in this regard. Ed Friedman - CIESE Program Director email@example.com