We invite you to become part of an online working group associated with the Math Forum's resource development institute, scheduled for July 14-19 at Swarthmore College. This conference is an invitational program for pioneering K-12 mathematics teachers who are experienced in telecomunications and the use of computers in the classroom. A group of 13 participants will be working onsite with the latest tools, developing resources and projects that will enhance the usefulness and accessibility of the Internet for math education. You will be able to read more about the institute and the participants at .
One likely project is to build an on-line resource of lesson plans, activities and/or projects integrating the Internet into math, science, and language arts curricula. Sheila Talamo <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> will be working onsite on this project. She sketched the following ideas in her application:
" This project, entitled Louisiana Lessons, is designed to develop an online collection of resources, lesson plans, multi-disciplinary units, and collaborative projects that integrate the Internet into Mathematics, Science, and Language Arts Curricula. The special twist to this collection of curriculum materials is that, in addition to integrating technology tools, the activities and lessons will particularly spotlight Louisiana and its many resources.
"One goal of the project is to provide models of good Internet activities that support standards-based instruction. The plan is that these models will inspire other teachers to develop and submit their ideas and activities so as to provide a sustainable and dynamic electronic resource for teachers."
While Sheila's work may have components specific to Louisiana, the working group will focus on the general models and applying these to other contexts as well. If you would like to be involved in this effort please send a note to Sheila and to me, Annie Fetter <mailto:email@example.com>. In your note you should indicate the level of your access to the Internet during the week of the institute (July 14-19), the resources, expertise, and energy you bring to this project, and your possibilities for being involved after the institute. We will also be discussing things online before the 14th, so availability then is a plus.
Look for institute activity on the geometry.institutes newsgroup later in July (see for information on accessing this newsgroup).
-Annie -- Annie Fetter | The Math Forum | Voice: 610 328-8225 Student Project Co-ordinator | Swarthmore College | 800 756-7823 firstname.lastname@example.org | Swarthmore PA 19081 | Fax: 610 328-7824 http://forum.swarthmore.edu/