The Ohio University Modspar program has been redesigned this year to offer two summer professional development institutes in mathematical modeling:
- Modeling with Algebra June 19–24 and August 1–2, which explores the general proportional model, discrete dynamical systems, and modeling with functions. Read more. And,
- Modeling with Geometry July 10–15 and August 1–2, which investigates geometric transformations, coordinate systems, and three-dimensional and spherical geometry. Read more.
Both programs are designed to help teachers improve their content knowledge and instruction in mathematical modeling with the goal of improving student achievement and college readiness. All Ohio Grade 9–12 teachers are welcome, including special education teachers and intervention specialists. Sessions are led by Ohio University faculty and by master teachers who have successfully navigated many of the daily challenges you face. The program benefits include STIPENDS and FREE materials, FREE meals and parking, and optional graduate credit at a reduced cost of $600 for 4 semester hours, a $1,732 savings! This summer’s Modspar program is funded by a $175,598 grant of federal funds from the Improving Teacher Quality Program, which is administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Please consider participating this summer and registering soon. It is possible to complete both modeling programs in the same summer, since both groups combine into a single learning community after the preliminary summer institute week.
For more information, visit https://www.ohio.edu/education/college-offices/office-of-the-dean/morton/modspar.cfm. To register, click here. For program questions, contact Mary Harmison at HarmisoM@ohio.edu.