2013 Fort Bend P – 16 Regional Council Mathematics Best Practices Summit slated for November
The Fort Bend P-16 Regional Council is hosting its inaugural Mathematics Best Practices Summit, Saturday, November 2, 8:00am, – 3:30pm at the shared – campus of University of Houston @ Sugar Land and Wharton County Junior College in Brazos Hall Room 103 in Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd., Sugar Land.
Dr. Thomas Randle, Superintendent, Lamar CISD & Chairman, P16 Council shares, “The Fort Bend P-16 Regional Council is excited to hold the first ever Best Practices summit in the County. Experienced teachers will be on hand to illustrate proven methods of math instruction in our area schools. Being the first of its kind, we certainly applaud the committee for its commitment to education.”
The summit will focus on mathematics, mathematics integration with technology, and research – based on instructional best practices fostering the learning of all students. As education becomes more global, innovative ways of exploring, learning, and the sharing of knowledge are critical to providing our students with 21st century skills.
Greg Tang, mathematics teacher and author of the Grapes of Math and Math for All Season is the featured speaker. His series of books help children gain the range of skills needed for higher mathematics. His books challenge and encourage children to use creativity and common sense to solve problems, rather than formulas and memorizations.
Helen Wright,Executive Director, William Smith Sr. Tri – County Child Development Council, Inc., P16 Board Member, and the Chair, P16 Best Practices Summit stated, “ I am ecstatic that the Fort Bend P16 Regional Council is providing Fort Bend County teachers the opportunity to share mathematics concepts and skills necessary to prepare all students for the 21st century. The summit committee has taken the lead responsibility of teaching teachers to teach all children to succeed on an innovative, competitive, and global level.”
Concurrent breakout sessions will involve instructional strategies; technology, IPods; Interest; Edmodo; Geocashing; and more.
Registration opens September 23 and closes October 25. The cost per attendee is $50. with a maximum of 250 attendees. The target audience is teachers. Lunch is included in registration fee.
For information on P16 Best Practices Math Summit portal visit www.2013p16weebly.com
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