::Dates Unavailable: some days during July 17-21 (will add when scheduled), July 27, August 17-21
::Dates Unavailable: July 13, some days during July 17-21 (will add when scheduled), July 27, August 17-21
Classes for the Upward Bound program are scheduled from the week of June 26 until Mid-August(?). There will be a total of aprox. 45 students.
Each day, Monday through Thursday, from 1:30pm to - 2:25pm, about 12 to 13 students are expected to log in to work in teams.
(Each student would log on once per week during the school day).
Additionally, students can sign-up for extra time during the evening: Homework/Study? Hall is scheduled from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. while at the dorm.
Personal time is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Pending coordination with another Upward Bound program in VA, we may haves some students from that program come on from 2pm to 3pm every day and collaborate with the students in DE during the 30 minute overlap. Other "local teams" from the program in VA may work from 3-4pm.
Here are some ideas we are thinking for the structure of the program:
We will try to create teams across the participating UB programs, although different schedules might prevent that. Alternatively, some interaction among students from the different programs could be coordinated during "study time"
Originally, we had asked for 1 hr a week of chat, and 1 hr a week of study time for every student (possibly to submit the PoW??). It is possible that we want to ask for more. In general we think that starting with VMT and following up with a PoW? submission (which in some cases could be team-based) will build a nice cycle of motivation/exploration and individual work. Ann needs some baseline PoW? submissions at the beginning and end so we need to clarify this.
We need to create a Wiki page somewhere so that potential facilitators can provide us with their availability. It is possible that facilitation will "fade away" in VMT as teams get more comfortable working together but at the beginning it might be quite necessary for facilitators to orient students, and possibly encourage them to explore and share ideas. We may need to write a document for facilitators answering the question: "What do you do as a facilitator when the students don't talk in a math chat?"
We may want to have some resources related to each problem available on the website (e.g. Ask Dr. Math resources, relevant content for them to explore, etc.).
Program Structure (tentative duration=6 weeks):
WEEK 1. (DE students only) Orientation to the processes (group work, software, etc) and socialization. Activity: Open-ended "Sticks Intro" problem. Perhaps requires extra structure but could lead to them creating their own math questions. Students do a PoW? submission?
WEEK 2. VA students join. DE students can help their teammates understand the system and also the task. Activity: Open-ended "Sticks Intro" problem possibly with some "extras" Pow Submission as a team?
Possible next activities: Build a House T-PoW?, and Taxicab Geometry (which could take between 1 to 3 sessions of work).
Please describe here your availability as a facilitator/mentor using this template:
Facilitator: Johann W. Sarmiento
Dates Unavailable: June 26 to July 4th (ICLS Conference + Vacation)