[posted for Bill Geppert <firstname.lastname@example.org> ]
To ALL NCSM'ers in the Mid-Atlantic Region:
The following Conference announcement applies to those of us in the mid-atlantic region. Others outside of the region are certainly welcome and are invited if you are interested in learning more about the NSF Curriculum Development projects in Math/Science.
MID-ATLANTIC CURRICULUM SHOWCASE CONFERENCE ON STANDARDS-BASED MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE PROGRAMS
July 26-28, 1998
Featuring NSF-Funded Mathematics & Science Curricula for Grades K-12
Marriott Hotel Harrisburg, PA
Registration Deadline: June 1, 1998
This showcase is an excellent opportunity for teachers, administrators, and others to examine the latest innovative curricula developed and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and others to meet the national mathematics and science standards. Presentations will be provided by teachers that have used these materials in the classroom. Additionally, relevant findings on curriculum from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) will be provided.
* Introductory presentations on each of the participating programs.
* Hands-on sessions with the curricula led by teachers who have already implemented that curriculum at the classroom level.
* Summary and relevant implications from TIMSS, including key findings from the 4th, 8th, and 12th grade results.
* Conference participants can meet with the developers, publishers, and teachers actively engaged in the implementation of these curriculum projects.
* Display area featuring materials and publications from participating programs.
* Networking opportunities, including a dinner banquet.
Registration Cost: A conference fee of $65 per person includes all materials, two lunches and the banquet. Registration form is attached below.
Advance Registration Deadline: June 1, 1998
The Mid-Atlantic Curriculum Showcase Conference is sponsored by:
The Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education
With major funding from:
The National Science Foundation Bayer Foundation Casio, Inc. DuPont Company Hercules, Inc. NetTech Pennsylvania Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development Pennsylvania Educational Research Association Pennsylvania State Department of Education Research for Better Schools, Inc. Texas Instruments, Inc.
Math: Elementary___ Middle School___ High School___
Science: Elementary___ Middle School___ High School___
REGISTRATION COST: $65 per person
The registration fee includes all materials, two lunches and the banquet. Advance registration deadline is June 1, 1998. Advance registration will be confirmed via US mail. A check must accompany the registration form to complete the registration. Make your conference check payable to Research for Better Schools, Inc. Send registration and check to the attention of Herkita Robinson, Research for Better Schools, 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123-4107.
NOTE: Please complete a separate registration form for each registrant.
Participants are responsible for their travel and overnight accommodations. Directions to the Harrisburg Marriott Hotel will be sent upon registration. The hotel rate is $85 plus 6% tax. Call 1- 800-343-5982 or 1-777-564-5511; make your reservations under "NSF Showcase."