This is a mathematics course for prospective and inservice teachers. It addresses the concepts of number and its operations as they occur in a comprehensive elementary and middle school mathematics curriculum using reasoning, problem solving, and technology to understand its historical development as well as its applications in the areas of geometry, measurement, and data and chance. Opportunities to see how number is essential to understanding other subject areas are included. This course can be used to eliminate a general education mathematics deficiency and/or used towards an endorsement in teaching middle school mathematics.
Online: Mon. 1/11 thru 4/2/2016
Instructor: G. Litman
This is a mathematics content course for prospective and in-service elementary school teachers. It addresses the concepts of a comprehensive elementary and middle school mathematics curriculum through reasoning and problem solving in the areas of patterns, number, geometry, measurement, data, and chance. This course can be used to eliminate a general education mathematics deficiency and/or used towards an endorsement in teaching middle school mathematics.
On-line: Mon. 1/11 thru 4/2/2016
G. Litman Questions: GLitman@nl.edu ext. 2340 --
During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn and create projects and lessons using resources available free from Google. Students will learn strategies for incorporating iGoogle for content management, Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Sky for inquiry-based projects, develop a cutomizable search engine for their classes, and create collaborative projects with Google Docs.
Online, 1/11 thru 3/7/2016, 8 weeks
Workshop participants will attend an approved educational technology conference and write a reflection paper. Emphasis is on synthesizing what has been learned during conference attendance to one's professional practice, referencing program content, current trends and issues, and research findings related to the use of technology in education.
Participants should plan on registering for and attending: The Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference to be held February 23 thru 26, 2016 at Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL http://www.iceberg.org/
or another Professional Technology Conference to be held during the winter 2016 term. Contact instructor for approval.
Online, 2/11 thru 3/3/2016