Archive for May 2012

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1.       Sport Science – July 16-20, 2012

Learn to teach physical science concepts through sports! Participate in a range of sports, collect and analyze data related to motion and forces, use software to evaluate skills and equipment. Five-day summer workshop (July 16-20, 2012) at University of West Georgia; One day workshop (Oct. 20) focused on the science of the Olympics; Final meeting on March 9, 2013. Teachers receive meals, 5 PLUs, curriculum materials, sport science trade books, movement analysis software, and $300 stipend. On-campus lodging available (free) during summer workshop. Preference given to grade 5-12 science teachers and physical education teachers, especially those who come as a team. Please contact Dr. Deb Jenkins (djenkins@westga.edu or 678-839-6181) for application and information. Applications preferred by May 15, 2012.

 

2.       Farm to School Grants 

Farm to School program to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. In this first funding cycle, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service anticipates awarding up to $3.5 million in grant funding to support efforts that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Applicants are encouraged to first submit a Letter of Intent (due May 18, 2012) and then apply for either a Planning Grant or an Implementation Grant. Planning grants are expected to range from $20,000 – $45,000 and represent approximately 25% of the total awards. Implementation grants are expected to range from $65,000 – $100,000 and represent approximately 75% of the total awards. Please visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/f2s/f2_grant_program.htm for complete information and how to apply.

3.       National Weather Association Grant

The National Weather Association awards $750 grants to K-12 teachers to improve the study of meteorology. One of the intents of the grant is to allow teachers to purchase scientific materials and/or equipment for the classroom, like some neat TI equipment for data collection. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2012. Please visit http://www.nwas.org/grants/solhirsch.php for details and to apply.

4.       Taking Wing – July 10-13, 2012 (GA Teachers/Residents ONLY)

Learn how to teach concepts of life and physical science through birds, their lives, and their conservation based on the Atlanta Audubon Society’s bilingual curriculum! Four-day resident workshop (July 10-13, 2012) at Amicalola State Park Lodge; Bird banding and migration workshop Nov. 10; Final meeting at University of West Georgia March 9, 2013. Teachers receive free room and board, 6 PLU credits, bilingual curriculum materials and resources, binoculars, field guides, birding CDs, bird feeders, and a $360 stipend. Preference given to grade 5-10 teachers. Please contact Dr. Deb Jenkins (djenkins@westga.edu or 678-839-6181) for application and information. Applications preferred by May 15, 2012.

5.       Integrating Multiple Technologies in Secondary Math

Led by Tom Reardon (Youngstown State University, Youngstown Ohio) this course is designed for high school math teachers who are interested in learning how to creatively and effectively incorporate the following technologies into their classroom: TI-Nspire handhelds, TI-Nspire software, SMART Boards and SMART Notebook software, TI-Nspire Navigator, Fluid Math (interactive math recognition software for tablet PC’s and IWB’s). June 18-21, 2012. Please visit http://www.woodward.edu/summer/learning/index.aspx for all details and to register.

6.       T^3 Regional Conference – June 9, 2012

The 2012 Regional Conference has been temporarily postponed. The new date will be announced soon. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. In the meantime, if you need your TI fix, please join us at one of the 3-day Nspire workshops listed below!

7.       2012 Summer TI-Nspire Workshops

These workshops are a great opportunity to get started with the TI-Nspire or enhance your present experience! Attend a “Getting Started with TI-Nspire” or “TI-Nspire for Intermediate Users” workshop and leave with new ideas on how to effectively use the latest graphing technology in your classroom. You also get your very own TI-Nspire CX or TI-Nspire CX CAS handheld and TI-Nspire Teacher Software included in the course cost. All workshops are appropriate for those using any TI-Nspire or TI-Nspire CAS handhelds.

The fee is only $350 per person for 3 days of professional learning, a brand new TI Nspire and software, all materials, a certificate of completion, fun, and a lot more!  When you register 5 attendees, the 6th is free, a $350 savings. Hurry – this offer expires May 31, 2012. Just look at all of the strands we are offering this summer in GA, AL, and MS. If you are traveling this summer please check out the other host cities at http://education.ti.com/calculators/pd/US/In-Your-Area/Summer-Workshops. Course syllabi are available here, too.

 

Specific courses offered Summer 2012 and Locations and Dates:

Alabama (Birmingham)

June 26-28, 2012

  • Getting Started – High School Mathematics

Georgia (College Park)

June 12-14, 2012

  • Getting Started – Connecting Science & Mathematics
  • Getting Started – High School Mathematics

Georgia (Atlanta)

July 16-18, 2012

  • Getting Started – Connecting Science & Mathematics
  • Getting Started – Algebra
  • Getting Started – Middle Grades Mathematics
  • Getting Started – High School Mathematics
  • Implementing the Common Core Mathematical Practices with TI-Nspire
  • TI-Nspire for Intermediate Users – High School Mathematics
  • Advanced Users – Designing for Learning & Inquiry

Mississippi (Flowood)

June 11-13, 2012

  • Getting Started – High School Mathematics
  • TI-Nspire for Intermediate Users – High School Mathematics

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