Math Forum Staff
Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 4-7, 2001
"Math World: New Standards for the New Millennium"
You are invited to join us at the Math Forum booth (2002) or sessions. We hope to see you there.
Understanding Design Elements of Informal Professional Development
Roya Salehi -- email@example.com
K. Ann Renninger -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Basden -- email@example.com
Cynthia Lanius -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Stein -- email@example.com
Wednesday, 4/4/2001, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Interactive work session
Description: Three forms of informal teacher professional development facilitated by The Math Forum, including Teacher2Teacher and Bridging Research and Practice are presented as case examples. Following description of these forms of informal professional development, discussion will focus on understanding their implications for reform-based practice and research efforts to maximize the potential of learning through informal professional development. Three questions will be used to focus both the presentation and the discussion with the audience about design elements. These include:
[TOP]Ask-an-Expert: Math Forum Online Advice and Answers for Math and Pedagogy Questions
Joshua Zucker -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Alejandre -- email@example.com
Thursday, 4/5/01, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Room 240D Orange County Convention Center
Description: The Ask Dr. Math and Teacher2Teacher services of the Math Forum will be featured in this presentation including:
[TOP]Building Mathematical Communication with the Math Forum's Problems of the Week, Grades 3-8
Judy Ann Brown -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Lavelle -- email@example.com
Thursday, 4/5/01, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Salon 10 at the Rosen Centre Hotel
Description: Participants will be given an opportunity to practice problem-solving skills and strategies in cooperative learning groups. We will also examine past submissions to the same problems, review feedback from mentors, and discuss the hows and whys of incorporating the Problems of the Week into your instructional plan.
[TOP]Building Mathematical Communication with the Math Forum's Problems of the Week, Grades 9-12
Annie Fetter -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Leigh Nataro -- email@example.com
Florida Ballroom II at the Peabody, Orlando
Description: Participants will practice problem-solving skills and strategies with sample problems, discuss feedback from mentors, and talk about incorporating the Problems of the Week into the classroom.
[TOP]The Math Forum: A Portal to Mathematics on the Web for Teachers and Students
Sheldon Berman -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 4/6/01 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Room 240D in the Orange County Convention Center
Description: Using the Math Forum as a point of departure, participants will explore resources, services, and research using the Internet. Discussion topics will include mentoring, curriculum connections, problem solving, research, and assessment. Participants will have time to conduct searches on mathematical topics relevant to their instructional needs.
[TOP]Using Online Mentoring to Enhance Problem Solving, Assessment, and Communications Skills of Preservice Teachers
Jeanne Fitzgerald -- email@example.com
Lisa Lavelle -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 4/7/01 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Room 224F in the Orange County Convention Center
Description: This session will demonstrate how preservice teachers can improve their problem solving, problem creation, student assessment, and communication skills by participating in guided online mentoring of the Math Forum's Problems of the Week. Our model includes the submission process, problem writing, solution development, mentoring of students, and evaluation of the end results.
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