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Steve Weimar

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Invitation - 1998 Mid-Atlantic TIMSS Regional Conference
Posted: May 26, 1998 12:14 PM
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Invitation

Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium for
Mathematics & Science Education

1998 MID-ATLANTIC TIMSS REGIONAL CONFERENCE

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study
June 23 - 24, 1998
Korman Suites Hotel
Philadelphia, PA


PRINCIPAL TOPICS:

* What are the TIMSS findings across 4th, 8th, and 12th grades?
* What are the TIMSS test items like, and what were the U.S.
students answer patterns?
* How do the TIMSS findings reflect on curriculum and
instruction?
* What conceptions about U.S. classrooms have been challenged by
TIMSS?
* What do the TIMSS findings show about U.S. curriculum and
instructional practices and student achievement effects?
* Are there currently available curricula that embody the ideals
suggested by TIMSS?
* What practical changes can be made in the classroom?

LOCATION:

Korman Suites Hotel
2001 Hamilton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 569-7000 (Phone)
(215) 496-0138 (Fax)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 15, 1998
HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLING: June 1, 1998

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

June 23, 1998 - UNDERSTANDING THE RESULTS

10:00-11:45: Student Performance Across Grades 4, 8 and 12
* Pascal Forgione, National Center for Education Statistics

Noon-1:30: Lunch
* W. Wilson Goode
Welcome and U.S. Dept. of Education/NSF Action Strategy
* Patricia O'Connell Ross
U.S. Dept. of Education Math Initiative

1:45-3:45: Test Questions and Answer Patterns
Math and science small group sessions
* Small group facilitators

3:45-4:00: Panel Discussion - What Can and Cannot Be Learned
from TIMSS? Moderator, Patricia Wang-Iverson, Research for
Better Schools
* Patricia O'Connell Ross, U.S. Dept. of Education
* Patrick Gonzales, Education Statistics Services Institute
* Nanette Seago, Math Renaissance
* Lynn Liptak, Paterson School #2, Paterson, New Jersey

6:00-8:00: Reception & Dinner
* Pinky Nelson, Project 2061, AAAS

June 24, 1998 - TAKING IMPROVEMENT ACTION

8:00-8:30: Breakfast

8:30-10:00: Curriculum Choices
* William Schmidt, Director, TIMSS National Study Center

10:15-11:45: Curriculum Improvement Using Programs That Work
Small groups explore curriculum in relation to TIMSS,
participants' current practice, and demonstrated impact
* Science Curricula - Elementary, Middle & Secondary
* Mathematics Curricula - Elementary, Middle & Secondary

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-3:00: Instructional Improvement Using Real-Life Examples
* Nanette Seago, Math Renaissance

3:00-3:30: Wrap-Up

COSTS: There is no fee for conference or meals but advance
registration is necessary; participants are responsible for their
travel and overnight accommodations.

ROOM RATES: Studio - $119, Double (two bedrooms) - $139
All rooms have microwave, coffee maker, wet bar, refrigerator, and
washer/dryer. Parking is free.

==================================================================

REGISTRATION FORM
Registration Deadline: June 15, 1998

Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium
1998 TIMSS REGIONAL CONFERENCE
June 23 - 24, 1998


Name__________________________________________________________

Title:________________________________________________________

Organization:_________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

Telephone:____________________________________________________

Fax:__________________________________________________________

E-mail:_______________________________________________________

Attendance: I will attend ____ both days; or ____ Tuesday, June 23
only, or ____ Wednesday June 24 only

I ____ am/____ am not a member of a Consortium team; if so, please
indicate:

DC DE MD NJ PA

Please return to:
Carol Crociante
Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium
Research for Better Schools
444 North Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 574-9300, x280
Fax: (215) 574-0133
E-mail: crociante@rbs.org





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