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Teachers As Agents Of Systemic Change (TAASC) Tentative Schedule

submitter: Teachers As Agents Of Systemic Change (TAASC)
published: 06/09/2000
posted to site: 06/09/2000

Teachers As Agents Of Systemic Change (TAASC)

How long do your workshops last?

We have a summer workshop of one week. Participants take three minicourses of their choice. Each minicourse meets for 100 minutes for each of the five days.

How many teachers do you involve in your workshops?

In each of the first two years we had 120 teachers. This year the last of the workshops we have to this point registered 139.

What are your major goals for your workshops in terms of content and Pedagogy?

Each of the minicourses is designed to teach content making use of a variety of teaching methods that we would encourage teachers to use in their own classes. No courses are taught specifically for pedagogy although the course this summer on using assessment to improve teaching and learning probably comes the closest.

Are you offering professional development on specific curricula that you are hoping will be used in the classroom? If so, which curricula are you using?

We expose teachers to the various materials available but do not provide professional development as such on specific curricula. We have used material from Core-Plus, Connected Mathematics, SIMMS, Interactive Mathematics, and others.

Tentative Schedule - TAASC
August 21 - 25, 2000

Period One 8:00 - 9:40
(14) Assessment
(20) Calculus with Graphing Calculator
(9) Geometry in the Middle School
(12) History of Math (open to all but those in Hist of Math 2 last year)
(4) Introduction to the Graphing Calculator (beginning)
(19) Introduction to Statistics (including some AP Statistics)
(15) Mathematics for the Special Child (different activities)
(1) Number Sense

Period Two 10:00 - 11:40
(10) Teaching Algebra in the 8th Grade (not open to those in last year)
(22) Using Games to Teach Mathematics; Game Theory
(3) Geometer's Sketchpad
(11) History of Math 3 (open to anyone)
(13) Integrated/Coordinated Mathematics and Science (different activities)
(7) Teaching Mathematics with Manipulatives
(6) Technology in the Classroom
(5) Using Graphing Calculators (intermediate and advanced)

Lunch 11:40 - 12:50

Period Three 1:00 - 2:40
(23) Teaching Algebra in the 8th Grade 2 (open to those in Alg 8th last year)
(22) Using Games to Teach Mathematics; Game Theory
(8) Teaching Geometry in the High School
(16) Coordinating Literature, Science, and Mathematics
(18) Logic and Proof
(2) Informal Probability (not open to those in Permutations and Combinations last year)
(6) Technology in the Classroom