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 programs.
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 www.ithaca.edu/compass or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org
-- COMPASS (Curricular Options in Mathematics Programs for All Secondary Students) 306 Williams Hall Ithaca College Ithaca, NY 14850