A materials development institute for pioneering elementary, middle, and high school mathematics teachers to be held July 15-19, 1996, at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
The Math Forum announces an invitational program for mathematics teachers who are experienced in telecomunications and the use of computers in the classroom. A small, select group of participants will be introduced to the latest tools and projects on the Internet and will become involved in developing resources that will enhance its usefulness and accessibility for schools and math classrooms.
This is the fourth in a series of highly regarded summer conferences hosted by the Math Forum (formerly the Geometry Forum), an electronic mathematics community whose goal is to enable teachers and students to exchange ideas, conduct student projects, find and create online resources, and enhance learning through access to mathematicians and math educators internationally.
The Math Forum is funded by the National Science Foundation to investigate how to build an effective virtual center for math education on the Internet. Forum Teacher Associates -- lead teachers in making use of the Internet in their classrooms -- receive stipends and personal support for making use of the Forum and helping to evaluate resources, develop projects, and put classroom materials on the World Wide Web.
During the week of the conference participants will work on projects to build the resources of the Forum and help math teachers integrate the Internet into the math classroom. They will contribute activities and lessons, involve students in online projects, introduce interesting mathematics, and evaluate and organize Internet math education resources. Throughout the week there will be guest speakers on special topics, as well as plenty of good food and recreation.
Room, board, and other conference costs will be covered by the Forum. Participants must cover any travel costs incurred, although some travel stipends may be available. Participants who continue working on successful projects during the summer and the following school year will be eligible for Forum Teacher Associate stipends.
The Math Forum home page can be found at http://mathforum.org/. Other information is available from the Forum by phone at 800-756-7823 or from Program Administrator Steve Weimar.
The conference will be limited to 8-10 participants.
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