July 10-13, 2000

Professional Development Workshop

Monday

- Introductory Activity
- Goals:

- become more familiar with
Geometer's Sketchpad,SimCalc,and access to mathematics resources on the Internet- think about the use of the software and resources to expose targeted content
- prepare for the use of technology for instructional planning and practice
Geometer's SketchpadWorksession #1

- Where are you on a
GSPproficiency continuum:

Beginner <--> Intermediate <--> Advanced?

- How have you used
GSPwith students in a classroom or lab? How did it go?- What do you need/want to become more proficient with
GSP?

Tuesday

- Warm-up Activity
- Exploring Internet Resources: Using Problems of the Week
Geometer's SketchpadWorksession #2

Wednesday

SimCalcWorksession- POW Thoughts
Geometer's SketchpadWorksession #3

Thursday

- Warm-up Activity
- Exploring More

- Self-Guided Tour
Geometers' SketchpadSimCalc- Printed support materials
- Connecting with the New Jersey Mathematical Framework:

Content Clusters

- Number Sense, Concepts, & Applications
- Spatial Sense & Geometry
- Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics, & Discrete Mathematics
- Patterns, Functions & Algebra
Cross-Cluster Themes

- Problem Solving
- Communication
- Connections
- Reasoning

- Tools & Technology
- Numerical Operations
- Measurement
- Estimation

- Excellence & Equity
Recurring Content Strands

- Discrete Mathematics
- Building Blocks of Calculus
- Planning & Wrap Up

- Finalizing POW plan
- Calendarizing

- Math Forum site visits
- Local site visits (Anita and Rutgers students)
- Inservices - Math Forum,
SimCalc, calculators- Summer 2001?
- Evaluation Form

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