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Gordon Lewis

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Free Summer Math and Science Workshops
Posted: May 15, 1998 4:35 PM
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THE ANNENBERG/CPB CHANNEL SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES PRESENTS


MATHEMATICS: WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA? July 6-16, 1998

PRIVATE UNIVERSE TEACHER WORKSHOPS July 20-August 3, 1998

________________________________________________________________________

MATHEMATICS: WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA? is an eight-part series offering
motivation and tools to pre- and in-service teachers who want to explore
ways of changing how to teach math in grades K-12. Using a variety of
models, activities, and video clips from the Annenberg Math and Science
Collection, participants will reflect upon their own practice, and
exchange ideas for teaching innovation with their colleagues.

BROADCAST DATES
July 6 - Patterns and Functions: What Comes Next?

July 7 - Data: Posing Answers and Finding Questions

July 8 - Geometry: Castles and Shadows

July 9 - More Geometry: Quilts and Palaces

July 13 - Whole Numbers: Memory and Discovery

July 14 - Ratio and Proportion: When is a Third More Than a Half?

July 15 - Algebra: It Begins in Kindergarten

July 16 - The Future of Mathematics: Ferns and Galaxies

________________________________________________________________________

Expanding upon research from the original "Private Universe," the
"PRIVATE UNIVERSE TEACHER WORKSHOPS" continue the investigation into
student misconceptions in science, and gives practical advice about how
to make teaching more effective. Each workshop uses specific examples to
show how students' preconceived ideas about basic science concepts can
create critical barriers to learning. Like "Mathematics: What1s the
Big Idea?," this series encourages participants to explore methods for
improved teaching using personal experiences and reflection.


BROADCAST DATES
July 20 - Astronomy: Eliciting Student Ideas

July 21 - Biology: Why Are Some Ideas So Difficult?

July 22 - Physics: Hands-On/Minds-On Learning

July 23 - Chemistry: A House with No Foundation

July 27 - Vision: Can We Believe Our Own Eyes?

July 28 - Energy: Where Should We Start?

July 29 - Environmental Science: Taking a Risk

July 30 -Progressive Education: Finding Solutions That Work

August 3 - Constructivism: A Vision for the Future



TAKING PART IN THE WORKSHOP SERIES

VIEWING THE WORKSHOPS
These workshops are FREE. Consult the media specialist in your school,
district,
college, or university to find out if you have the equipment to receive
the
Annenberg/CPB Channel (see RECEIVING THE CHANNEL'S SATELLITE SIGNAL).
Also, some
public access cable stations and public television stations offer the
Channel1s
programs to their communities, so if your location does not have the
digital
equipment, check with your local stations.

RECEIVING GRADUATE CREDIT
Teachers who participate in the entire workshop series are eligible for
two GRADUATE
CREDITS from Colorado State University Ð tuition for the course is $90.
Information
is available from the Channel upon request.

Certificates of participation are also available at no cost.

HOSTING A SITE
We are looking for SITE LEADERS to host viewing sites for both workshop
series. If
you are interested in organizing a workshop site in your school or
district, or if
you would like to participate in either series, please call Nicole
Stark, Outreach
Coordinator, at 800-228-8030 x2.

RECEIVING THE CHANNEL'S SATELLITE SIGNAL
The Channel's satellite coordinates on GE-3 are located at 87 degrees
West
Longitude, Ku-band Transponder 23 (horizontal downlink), Center
Frequency: 12158 MHz
DigiCipher II IRD, Channel 514 SCPC mode. The General Instruments or
NextLevel
Systems DSR-4200 C, DSR-4200 V, and DSR 4000 are the only satellite
receiver systems
that will support the reception of the Annenberg/CPB Channel.

**First time users will have to register this equipment in advance with
the Channel
at 800-228-8030. You will not be able to receive this series unless you
contact the
Channel.

The Annenberg/CPB Channel is a free satellite television/Web service
produced for
the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project by the Smithsonian
Institution and
Harvard University.
_____________________________
The Annenberg/CPB Channel
c/o The Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street - MS 82
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel. 800-228-8030
fax 617-496-7670
email channel@learner.org


--
Gordon Lewis
Senior Project Officer
The Annenberg/CPB Math & Science Project
901 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004-2037

Voice: 202-879-9650
Fax: 202-783-1036
Email: glewis@learner.org
Web: http://www.learner.org





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