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.
The ATC program offered two types of summer professional development institutes in summer 2015: QUANT and Modspar. The QUANT program will not be offered at Ohio University during summer 2016. However, two Modspar programs will be offered at Ohio University in 2016:
Pre-registration will open soon. Check here for registration links and information.
Here’s what past ATC scholars have said:
“I enjoyed becoming more comfortable with the technology.”
“The institutes were content-rich.”
“The BEST professional development available to high school (mathematics) teachers. The BEST model with follow-up.”
“[Now]…I help my students to be critical thinkers by asking questions that are of high cognitive demand. I also engage my students in team work and collaborative activities to help them develop their communicating skills. In addition, I incorporate technology in my teaching so students can have multiple representations of …concepts.”
February 17th, Modspar instructors, Steve Phelps and Rachel Gorsuch, will be presenting a webinar continuing the topic of geometric transformations.
The program will begin at 8:00pm at the link provided below.
Hope to “see” you there!
How does your Geometry curriculum tackle proofs? Particularly, proofs about angles and lines?
Rachael Gorsuch and Steve Phelps have been working to develop connections between the CCSS transformation standards and CCSS proof standards using GeoGebra. Join the discussion this Wednesday, January 20th from 8-9 p.m.
This Modspar webinar will be at the following link:
Feel free to invite your whole geometry team!
FREE WEBINAR from ! Simulations and Proofs: Using Transformations to Prove Geometry Theorems,
What is Advanced Teacher Capacity?
Advanced Teacher Capacity (ATC) offers professional development in mathematics, statistics, and modeling for mathematics teachers in Grades 9-12 to prepare them for four years of high school mathematics for all students. This initiative is supported by a grant from the Improving Teacher Quality Program administered by the Ohio Board of Regents.
The total estimated costs for the 2015-2016 ATC project are $325,906, which includes a $184,829 grant of federal funds from the Improving Teacher Quality Program administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, covering approximately 56.7% of the total costs.
The total estimated costs for the 2016-2017 Modspar project are $313,978, which includes a $175,598 grant of federal funds from the Improving Teacher Quality Program administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, covering approximately 55.9% of the total costs.