## AGENDA 10 March 2K Professional Development Session

8:30-11:00: Working with The Geometer's Sketchpad
1. Review: Can you...?
• construct a non-special quadrilateral, and measure its perimeter; construct and color its interior, and measure the area?
• change and move labels; write a note in a marquee?
• show/hide the equation of line with an action button?

2. New Geometric Work:
• Illustrate a few common relationships:
• sum of the interior angles of a triangle;
• the Pythagorean Theorem;
• illustrate the Isosceles Triangle relationships-
• congruent sides are opposite equal angles;
• the perpendicular bisector of the base is also the angle bisector of the vertex angle;
• illustrate the diagonal properties of rhombuses
• an inscribed angle is half the measure of a central angle that subtends the same arc
• Use and create scripts
• Other activity ideas from Discovering Geometry

3. Analytic Work:
• Graphing Polynomial Equations (degree >1)
• Graphing Other Functions (Sqrt, Abs, Sin, etc.)

4. What More Do You Want To Know About or Do With GSP?
11:00-12:45: The Math Forum

1. A Guided Tour for Teachers
2. The Lucent-Rutgers Problem of the Week => /lucentpow/

12:45-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:30: Goal Setting and Planning

1. Specific Site and Personal Goals, Plans and Timeframes

Sample Personal Goals
• Create and effectively manage an active e-mail account
• Use e-mail at least once a week, within and beyond the grant
• Practice the use of SimCalc and/or Geometer's Sketchpad, especially as it relates to your specific content
• Establish personal internet access
• Practice "mining" the Web for ideas, resources, etc.
• Where possible, integrate aspects of technology into the normal instructional practice (classroom demonstrations, use of a computer lab, including Internet research as an option for student work, etc.)

Sample School Site Goals
• Establish an on-site and a beyond-the-site support system or "buddy" system for tech questions or issues
• Create a MOBILE Computer Station that can be used in the classroom; facilitate its fair use
• Identify a core set of technology-related teacher skills
• Identify a core set of technology-related student skills

Planning for Goal Achievement
• WHO needs to do WHAT by WHEN?
• How can the grant support personnel and resources be helpful?
• Calendarizing the NEXT STEPS …