The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is pleased to announce a Fourth-year Transition to College Mathematics School Training workshop to be conducted on July 16-20, 2007, at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in Conway. The workshop will be offered for teachers from districts selecting to implement the fourth-year high school mathematics course during the 2007-2008 academic school year or later. This training is designed to prepare teachers to utilize materials of choice to meet the objectives outlined by the Transition to College Mathematics syllabus. The training will focus on ways to immerse students in application problems using investigative mathematics so students will better understand the technological world of today.
Secondary mathematics certification and workshop training, July 16-20, are required for teachers of this course. The districts deciding to implement the course during the 2007-2008 academic school year, or later, are required to send teachers to the scheduled workshop. A certificate of endorsement for workshop training is required for teachers of this course. Teachers meeting the approval to teach this course must follow the ADE approved course syllabus.
Registration for the workshop is being handled by Belinda Robertson, Arkansas Center for Mathematics and Science Education, at UCA in Conway. Attached is an application that should be sent to Belinda Robertson by July 1, 2007. Pre-registration is required. The registration fee for the workshop will be $200 without on-campus housing, breakfast, and dinner, or $330 with on-campus housing and all meals per participant. The registration covers cost of instruction and materials provided to participants. All participants wishing to stay on the university’s campus during the workshop will need to provide their own bedding and linens. Expenses other than those mentioned are the responsibility of the participant. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Belinda Robertson at email@example.com or 501-450-3621. A $25.00 fee will be deducted from all refunds for cancellations after July 1, 2007.
Transition to College Mathematics Workshop is an eligible activity for Title II-A Funds. At the discretion of each local district, Improving Teacher Quality, Title II-A Funds may be used to pay the registration fee and expenses for teachers to attend this workshop.