FHSU to host mathematics workshop for 4th- through 8th-grade teachers

Forty fourth- through eighth-grade teachers will have the opportunity to learn and practice effective mathematics teaching methods at a two-week mathematics academy workshop from June 5-16 at Fort Hays State University.

Participants will receive materials for their classrooms and school buildings and a $700 stipend for attendance.

Teachers will learn to improve math content and instructional pedagogy by incorporating research-based strategies. Five professional development follow-up days will be scheduled in the fall 2006 and spring 2007 school year.

The mathematics academy, supported by the Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant, from the Kansas Department of Education, will focus on middle school chemistry concepts.

Dr. Kathy Dale, assistant professor of educational administration and counseling, Dr. Paul Adams, professor of physics, and Keith Dreiling, instructor of mathematics and computer science, are assisting with the grant.

Deadline to register is April 10.

For more information, contact Dr. Germaine Taggart at (785) 628-5847 or gtaggart@fhsu.edu.

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