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K-8 Leadership Program
Exploring Discrete Mathematics in the Classroom
This program features contemporary topics in
mathematics that can be used in K-8 classrooms. Participants attend a
ten- or twelve-day summer institute, four Saturday follow-up sessions
during the subsequent school year, and a one-week institute the
Program participants will learn about discrete
mathematics and review
and prepare materials that they can use to introduce these topics in
their classes. Previous program participants will report on their
classroom experiences and share instructional materials they have
prepared and used successfully.
The program is structured to encourage active participation. Those who
attend will be involved directly in the learning process through use
of workshop groups, participant presentations and discussions, and
The program will prepare teachers to introduce discrete
into the classroom and the curriculum. Participants will be expected
to develop instructional materials for their own use and for use by
other teachers, and to present workshops on institute topics in their
schools and districts.
Who Should Apply?
- The institutes are designed for selected middle school and
elementary school teachers, as well as K-8 mathematics supervisors and
specialists. Teams of teachers in schools and districts, from the
spectrum of K-8 grade levels, are welcome to apply.
When & Where Are The Institutes?
- June 25 to July 7 (including July 4), at Rutgers University, New
Brunswick, NJ; Participants will be housed at a nearby hotel.
- Contact Bonnie Katz at email@example.com or 732/445-4065.
In Your Region?
- July 6 to July 21, at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
- Contact Valerie DeBellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252/328-1894.
- July 17 to August 1, at Auburn University, Auburn, AL
- Contact Chris Rodger at email@example.com or 334/844-3746.
- July 20 to August 4, at Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
- Contact Lillian B. Poats at poats_lb@.tsu.edu or 713/313-7978.
- July 31 to August 17 (Monday to Thursday), at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
- Contact Brigitte Servatius at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508/831-5361.
This program can be replicated in your region, either as an
institute or as a sequence of one- or two-day sessions during the
school year. For information (including fees) contact Janice Kowalczyk
at email@example.com or 401/841-5583.
Are There Any Fees?
- There are no fees for this program, due to funding from the
National Science Foundation. NSF support will also pay for
refreshments for the commuter institutes and for meals and lodging
(double-occupancy on weeknights) for the residential institute.
What Are The Application Deadlines?
- Applications for the residential institutes and for all commuter programs
will remain open for a few more weeks on a space available basis. For those
applying late (after May 1st) we advise you to submit your applications ASAP
and to call first to check on availability.
Is Credit Offered?
- Four graduate credits, two each year, will be awarded to teachers
who participate in the entire two-year program and complete additional
Have Any Questions?
- For further information, or to receive an application, contact
the person listed for each institute. For information about all
institutes, contact our office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org;
by phone at 732/445-4065; by fax at 732/445-3477; or by mail at the address below.
- Leadership Program in Discrete Mathematics
P.O. Box 10867
New Brunswick, NJ 08906-0867
Who Sponsors The Institutes?
- The Leadership Program in Discrete Mathematics is sponsored
by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer
Science (DIMACS) and Rutgers' Center for Mathematics,
Science, and Computer Education (CMSCE). Funding is provided by the
National Science Foundation and DIMACS.
- Joseph G. Rosenstein, project director
- Janice C. Kowalczyk, assistant project director
- Bonnie J. Katz, project coordinator
This project was supported, in part,
National Science Foundation
Opinions expressed are those of the authors
and not necessarily those of the Foundation
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