Upcoming area Professional Development!

 

Rockwood is excited to be implementing two innovative contextual learning classes next year and will be hosting a training this summer.   Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to send teachers or administrators to learn more about these courses.  See email below for details about the workshop and registration.  

 

AMPED and GIC answer the age old question, "When will I ever use this?" by providing students the opportunity to learn the Algebra 1 and Geometry standards through real-world, project based lessons, labs, and activities.  Below is a description of each course:

 

The AMPED (Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship and Design) course engages students by integrating entrepreneurship skills with the math skills they are learning in their Algebra I course in an authentic, real-world setting. Students will solve real world, career-centered problems as they run an advanced fabrication lab customizing textile products.  The proceeds generated from the business aspect of the program will be utilized to self-fund the venture and provide philanthropic opportunities for students through community service or monetary gifts to local charities.

 

The GIC (Geometry in Construction) course engages students through hands on learning experiences and the building of an actual structure. Students will apply geometry concepts to a variety of construction processes in order to see the connection between the two. Students will gain a hands-on understanding of basic construction methods, construction safety, and the variety of tools needed for different construction tasks. Through this course, students will be exposed to a variety of construction trades and the skills needed to succeed in the construction industry. This contextual learning experience allows students to see a variety of geometry concepts used in a real world setting.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Lisa Lingle
Secondary Mathematics Facilitator Rockwood School District
linglelisa@rsdmo.org
(636) 733-2155

 

Making Math Relevant for ALL Kids

Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes,  Entrepreneurship & Design (AMPED) 

March 2017                                                       &

                      Geometry in Construction



We wanted to let you know about the Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes,
Current AMPED Project
Entrepreneurship & Design Workshop as well as the Geometry in Construction Workshop in your region.  This year, the workshops are being conducted in the SE St. Louis MO area (Eureka MO).  Participants receive 4 days of training, lessons and activities, curriculum, student text book, and access to the Teacher's Toolkit (a video series of the activities).  

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Details for both workshops:  The 4 day workshop is June 12 - 15, 2017 from 8 to 4 Monday thru Wednesday and 8 to 2 on Thursday.  Graduate credit is available thru Colorado State University.  For the price of $1695 each participant will receive:
  • A thumb drive (electronic copy) with the complete curriculum (math andCTE).
  • A hard copy of the curriculum (math and CTE).  The curriculum has the teacher's manual that includes all of the activities, lesson plans & assessments.  The curriculum comes in three 3-inch binders.
  • The student textbook problem bank (used instead of a textbook). Additional student books are not needed as the teacher has permission to copy the student problem bank as needed for each of their students.
  •  "The Teacher's Toolkit" via password access.  This online resource will be available to help participants review the program after the workshop is over.  Topics include how classroom activities are conducted, cooperative group training, team building, and other items that make AMPED/Geometry in Construction a successful program.
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.  

If you are interested in this workshop, please email.  Other workshops are listed below or can be accessed on the website:  www.contextuallc.com


Workshop & Presentation Dates and Locations  

Below is a listing of the workshops that we anticipate for the summer of 2017.   All have a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 40.  When you attend the workshop you will receive all lesson plans, activities, student problem bank (used instead of a text book) with permission to copy for students in your classroom and access to the Teacher's Toolkit (video series).  If you have any questions about any of these, please call Tom at 970-744-1048 or Scott at 970-219-5020 or visit www.contextuallc.com  
  • AMPED 4 day workshop; Loveland CO; June 5 - 8, 2017.  Email Tom for details at email
  • Geometry in Construction 4 day workshop; Loveland CO; June 5 - 8, 2017.  Email Tom for details at email
  • AMPED 4 day workshop; Eureka, MO (St. Louis); June 12 - 15, 2017.  Email Tom for details at email
  • Geometry in Construction 4 day workshop; Eureka, MO (St. Louis); June 12 - 15, 2017.  Email Tom for details at email
  • AMPED 4 day workshop; Fresno CA; June 19 - 22, 2017.  Limited to 28 California teachers.  Free for California teachers.  Register here starting March 7th.
  • AMPED 4 day workshop; Albany, NY; June 26 - 29, 2017.  Email Tom for details at email
  • Geometry in Construction 4 day workshop; Albany, NY; June 26 - 29, 2017. Email Tom for details at email
  • Geometry in Construction 4 day workshop; Pflugerville, TX (Austin); July 31 - August 3, 2017.  Reduced rates for Texas teachers.  Register with the Texas Regional Collaboratives here.
  • AMPED 4 day workshop; July 31 - August 3, 2017; Call Scott to schedule a workshop at your location
  • AMPED 4 day workshop; Salem, OR; August 7 - 10, 2017.  Email Tom for details at email
  • Geometry in Construction 4 day workshop; Salem, OR; August 7 - 10, 2017. Email Tom for details at email

Have a great day.
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Sincerely,

Scott Burke & Tom Moore
Geometry in Construction
Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship & Design
Contextual Learning Concepts

Contact Scott at:  970.219.5020 or email scott@contextuallc.com 

Contact Tom at:  970.744.1048 or email tom@contextuallc.com

Sample curriculum downloads at www.contextuallc.com/downloads
Free Video Course Now Available!

A popular question posed to us is how did we create a fully contextualized course.  It started with the first lesson and then repeated the process 89 more times.  

Now, you can access a free video course on creating that very first lesson.  Go to our website, scroll to the bottom, and register for the free video course.  You will receive an email from us with a password so that you can access the course.

Note that the "Teachers Toolkit" at the extreme bottom of the website is for teachers who have gone through the full 4 day Geometry in Construction or AMPED Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

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