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Margaret Robinson

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COMPASS Curriculum Conference
Posted: Mar 28, 2002 2:32 PM
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Conference Announcement:

COMPASS Curriculum Showcase
June 28-30, 2002
Charlotte, North Carolina

COMPASS (Curricular Options in Mathematics Programs for All Secondary
Students), a national implementation center funded by the National
Science Foundation (NSF), is hosting a conference that will showcase 5
Standards-based secondary mathematics curricula:

--Mathematics: Modeling Our World (ARISE)
--Contemporary Mathematics in Context (CPMP)
--Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP)
--MATH Connections: A Secondary Mathematics Core Curriculum
--Integrated Mathematics: A Modeling Approach Using Technology (SIMMS)

Each of these programs has been developed over a number of years by
teams of (at least) mathematicians, teachers, and mathematics educators,
with substantial funding from the NSF. Each has progressed through a
rigorous process of design, pilot testing, evaluation and redesign,
field-testing in a wide range of schools, and further evaluation and
redesign before reaching the commercial market.

The conference is designed for secondary school teachers, teacher
leaders, school district administrators, state education department
personnel, and teacher educators who are interested in improving
secondary school mathematics opportunities and experiences for
students. Sessions should be of particular interest to decision-makers
in school districts that are considering adoption of a curriculum that
is in line with the vision of mathematics education set forth by the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for
School Mathematics (NCTM 2000).

Participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops that will
feature core curriculum highlights of each program, as well as hands-on
activities and other information about each curriculum. Presenters will
include experienced high school mathematics teachers and curriculum
developers from each of the five NSF-supported comprehensive mathematics

Keynote speakers will offer national perspectives on challenges facing
school districts as they seek to improve mathematics education for their
high school students. Issues will include the importance of moving in
the direction supported by these curriculum programs; measuring success
of these approaches; and building capacity for curricular change.

To receive more information or request an application form, please visit
the COMPASS web site at or send an e-mail message

COMPASS (Curricular Options in Mathematics Programs for All Secondary
306 Williams Hall
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY 14850

FAX # 607-274-3054

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