Location Specifics: Usually at a high school.
Dates and Times: 4 days; 7:30 am – 4:30 pm with a 45 min. lunch. Lunch is provided for most workshops. On the last day, the workshop will end at 2:30 pm.
General Information: Graduate credit will be available from Colorado State University if you wish. Typical cost for 3 semester credits is around $225. The Geometry in Construction curriculum is National Math Standards aligned.
What is Provided: Each participant will receive:
When compared to other textbooks/curriculums the cost of the curriculum is very favorable. You are purchasing training, curriculum, and student textbook problem banks. No additional yearly fees, student textbooks, etc. are needed. Curriculum cannot be purchased separately. Curriculum will be delivered via download 2 – 3 weeks prior to the workshop after payment has been received.
What to Bring: Laptop computer for curriculum. Wear comfortable clothes for activities. Remember that it is important for both a math teacher and a CTE teacher attend to get the most out of the workshop. If you come without your partner teacher, you will be paired with another teacher.
Hotels: A list close to the workshop will be provided
Homework: If possible, begin discussions with your teaching partner CTE projects that would be a good fit for your comfort level, your students’ excitement, your community, equipment available, and your budget. This will help drive the CTE side of the training and your implementation at your school.
Schedule Needs of Contextualized Courses: For most of the teachers that attend the workshops this summer, school/class schedules will be decided before the workshop happens. Below is how 90%+ of adopting schools schedule the Geometry in Construction (GIC) and the Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship and Design (AMPED) courses.
Geometry in Construction (GIC) and Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship and Design (AMPED) are courses written as an alternative to traditional math courses. Most schools adopt the courses as an equal (just as rigorous) math course but yet taught with a different approach provided through the CTE pathway. For students to fully realize the learning experience, the authors and practitioners of the courses highly recommend the following for successful implementation: