High School Teacher Program
DIMACS Connect Institute
DIMACS is a NJ Department of Education Professional Development Provider.
Working towards integration of education and research in the mathematical and computational sciences.
July 14 - August 2, 2002
Summer 2003: July 20 - August 1, 2003
During the first week of the summer of 2002, teachers will participate in a Graph Theory course emphasizing applications. There will also be workshops for researchers and all-institute activities, focused on issues of interest to both teachers and researchers. All participants will work with software relevant to discrete mathematics. Teachers will be introduced to the process of Mathematical research through a "First Research Experience".
During the following 2 weeks of the summer of 2002, teams of teachers and mentors will collaborate on research projects and develop classroom materials. These activities will continue during an optional two week follow up program during the summer of 2003.
During the 2002-2003 academic year, there will be classroom visits by mentors and/or participants. Each participant and student(s) will report on classroom activities at a conference in spring 2003.
The Education Program will be led by experienced college and university faculty and high school lead teachers-in-residence.
Participants who successfully complete DCI activities will be awarded up to six graduate credits in mathematics education from Rutgers University.
Further Information for High School TeachersWeekly Schedule:
Long weekends are built into the program. The DCI week begins each week on Sundays at 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time. The remaining program week begins at 8:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm. Monday and Thursday evenings have scheduled programs or time for "homework" problems, research and mixing with researchers and other participants.
Housing and Support:
Lodging and meals (weekdays) will be provided during the program. Stipends of $1,080 (for the first summer program) and $720 (for the second optional summer program) will be paid to participants.
Limited travel support scholarships can be applied for on the DCI Program application.
Who Should Apply?
The program is intended primarily for teachers or supervisors of mathematics or computer science in grades 9-12. Teams of teachers from a single school or district are encouraged.