Hi all - I have been working on a project for the last couple of years entitled STREAM. It is a set of materials designed to inform and instruct teachers, and other interested parties, on math reform at the secondary level. To do this, we use materials from 5 of the major NSF secondary curriculum projects. The projects and the text series are listed below. On of the components of the STREAM materials are video tapes taken in schools from around the country that have used these curricula. The tapes and the accompanying viewing guides are almost at completion.
Now for the request:
We have contracted with a company to put the tapes on the internet, along with a program that will allow one to stream the video to their computer and select clips to show, etc. What I am looking for is around 10 people who are involved at the secondary level, either as a teacher, supervisor, or supervising teacher, that would be willing to test this streaming process with the video and to preview the way we have set it up with the program.
You would need a computer, modem, or some other connection to the internet, and approximately 10 megs of hard disk space for storage (not sure this last one is absolutely necessary).
If you have seen Jim Stigler's presentation on the TIMMS video study, the program we are using is that program. We will have one of the project tapes and an intro/frequently asked questions video on the net for you to preview and make suggestions.
If you are interested in taking part, please send me an e-mail. I will need to move on this within a couple of days in order to get your passwords and id set up.
Thanks for taking the time to read this ... sorry for the length.
ARISE - Mathematics: Modeling Our World Core-Plus - Contemporary Mathematics in Context IMP - Interactive Mathematics Program Math Connections - Math Connections: A Secondary Core Curriculum SIMMS - Integrated Mathematics: A Modeling Approach using Technology