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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, (firstname.lastname@example.org).