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Bob Hazen

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Fw: Full Moon Math Conference
Posted: Aug 19, 2002 5:52 PM
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> Dear School Mathematics Leader,
>
> Three New York State organizations have combined their resources to bring
> an outstanding array of mathematics leadership to you at the First Annual
> Full Moon Mathematics Conference, to be held in just a few weeks.
>
> Hosted by the Adirondack Teachers, Center, located in the beautiful

setting
> of the Paul Smiths Visitors' Interpretive Center, the conference will
begin
> at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 21, 2002. You will be welcomed
> by the current leaders of the New York State Association of Mathematics
> Supervisors (NYSAMS), represented by Irene "Sam" Jovell, President, and
> Margaret St. Clair Coryer, Northern Area Representative and 2002
> Presidential Award Winner for Excellence in Elementary Level Mathematics
> Teaching. The leadership of the Association of Mathematics Educators of

New
> York State (AMTNYS) will be represented by Eleanore Livesey, President;
Jim
> Matthews, Executive District Representative of Northeastern New York;
> Elizabeth Johnson, County Chairperson for Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton,

and
> Beryl Szwed, District Representative. Director of the Adirondack
Teachers'
> Center, Debbie Stout, will provide your logistical support.
>
> The program includes an assortment of information to begin the new school
> year:
>
> *Our Keynote Speaker, Paul Lawrence,Director of LLTeach, Inc., is a
> renowned mathematics author and consultant. He will involve all
> participants in strategies and techniques, appropriate for all grade
> levels, with an entertaining insight from one who has "been there".
>
> *Jacqueline Marcano, an Associate of the NYSED Mathematics Bureau, will
> give you the most current information on curriculum and assessments. She
> will answer your questions and describe the resources available at the

state
> level.
>
> *Melody DeRosa, Texas Instruments,Inc., will demonstrate the newest
> technology tools available for all levels of instruction. Participants

will
> have the opportunity to switch roles, and solve problems reflecting the
NYS
> higher standards.
>
> *This conference day will serve as the beginning of a new kind of
> professional development opportunity in the North Country: we will all
> break into level groups (elementary, mid-level, high school, college) and
> discuss concerns, elicit solutions, and develop a timetable to continue
> these networks. Each group will work on dates, locations, and agendas to
> carry this on throughout the 2002-2003 school year.
>
> Box lunches will be provided through the facilities of Paul Smiths

College.
> There will be time to explore the beauty of the VIC during the lunch break
> and after the conference concludes at 3:30 p.m.
>
> The logistics and expenses of attending a multi-day conference are

becoming
> prohibitive to many school districts. Yet, under the "No Child Left
Behind"
> legislation enacted in March, 2002, and the more comprehensive New York
> State certification requirements involving professional development,
> teachers must find a way to "do it all" with limited funding.

Registration
> for this conference is only $15, and includes refreshments, lunch, and
> materials.
>
> Networking is one of the most respected channels for professionals to

share
> knowledge: we hope you will contribute your expertise to this event.
> Please encourage all who share in the mathematics education programs of
> northern New York State to attend.
>
> Please call or e- mail further questions or concerns to Beryl Szwed,
> 523-3640, ext. 4514, at Lake Placid Elementary School,

(szwed@northnet.org).








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