The 2009 I3 Conference in Mathematics and Science
(I3 = Intensive Immersion Institutes)

I3 logo: Sara DiPilato & Sean Walker

 
 
Photo Credits: Kelvin Chen, Terry Chen, Jeffrey Chen, Elaine Previte  

The Intensive Immersion Institute (I3) Courses are offered by a Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnership (Lowell, EduTron, M.I.T., and FSC). This MMSP Project is supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The science courses are partially supported by a Massachusetts Department of Higher Education grant.

           A grass-roots event of local teachers, by local teachers, and for local teachers

  Wednesday, March 25, 2009

3:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Doubletree Hotel, Lowell MA

Handout  (new!)

Conference Program

Register to present (science-fair poster or oral presentation)

Register to attend

Who has registered?

What presentations have been registered?

 


This Conference is organized by teachers involved in a Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnership (MMSP - Lowell Public Schools, EduTron Corporation, M.I.T., and Fitchburg State College) supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The science courses are partially supported by a Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, Improving Teacher Quality Grant.


Should I come? 

Greetings! Do you share some of the following dreams with most teachers of mathematics and science?

·       After prolonged exposure to students and grading, I have developed a longing for intellectual, yet informal, interaction with other adults on subject matter...

·      Through years of refining my presentation, I have come up with a few jewels teaching these topics. I wish others could see my bag of tricks in …

·      No matter what I tried, some of my students just wouldn’t get it. I need some alternative ideas and approaches. Help!

·      I know it may be considered by some as too challenging, or even as an oddball topic, but it contains good math/science! I wish I could show this to a larger audience other than my spouse…

·      I discovered this fantastic approach/book/software/site and I have been using it successfully. I hope others will find it useful…

·      I am seldom able to go to teacher conferences. I wish there were a Conference right here in town so I could just pop in after...

·      I am a relatively new teacher and I wish I could peek into other teachers’ classrooms and see how they do things. I wish I could talk directly to some experienced …

·      I wonder what all the analyses of Student Assessment mean…

·      [Add your own dream to the list.]

If your answer for any of the above is “Yes!”, then mark your calendar and come to this exciting event of local teachers, by local teachers, and for local teachers! This grass-roots event is meant to be fun, useful and no-pressure. Please bring your colleagues along; any teachers interested in math and science are invited.

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The 2009 I3 Conference in Mathematics and Science

  Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Time: 3:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Doubletree Hotel, Lowell MA

Contact: Kai C. Liu   KCL2009@EduTron.com 

You will get refreshments, attendance certificates, and best of all, an all-adult professional ambience in which to talk math/science and compare notes on math and science teaching. You will rub elbows with fellow professionals from Lowell. We will make new friends and have fun! Click here to Register today  and let us know you plan on coming.

In addition to attending, please seriously consider presenting at the event. Your presentation will add another dimension to the high quality presentations by people who took the Intensive Immersion Institute (I3) courses[1]. Read on for more information and pitch in.

Hope to see you there!

The “I3 Team”  

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The 2009 I3 Conference in Mathematics and Science
(I3 = Intensive Immersion Institutes)

Call for Presentations

I3 Conference  
Planning Committee

Claire Abrams
Patricia Adams
Bonnie Allum
Kevin Andriolo
Brenda Busta
Ann Carpenter
Andrew Chen
Martha Cohen
Sandra Dunning
Tracy Estrella
Jean Franco
Jeffrey Gaglione
Jeffrey Gwiazda
George Johnston
Edith LaBran
Jacqueline Macharia-Hagan
Phil Maher
Elaine Previte
Magaly Ronan
Marta Rosario
Martha Shelton
Barbara Smith
Paula Sweeney
Joyce Tapper-Benham
Marja Ingrid Urponen

 

Formats: Your choice of poster presentation or 30-minute oral presentation. Poster Presentation by a group of 3-4 teachers is a good idea - it frees up poster presenters part of the time to attend/visit other presentations.

Topics: Pick your own. The following are some ideas:

My Intensive Immersion Institute Project
Student/Teacher/Community success stories
Innovative (topic-specific) teaching ideas
How to use the Student Analysis Reports?
How to work with SPED/ELL students?
Good/Better/Best Practices
Interdisciplinary math/science activities
Assessing student learning
Mentoring experience
Diversity issues
Educational technology

Handouts: Most teachers find handouts from presenters useful. If you see fit, provide 20-50 copies. You can also prepare a file for people to download from the Conference website.

 

Deadline for presentation proposals:  ASAP. Due NOW!. Click here to submit Presentation Proposals. You only need to submit a short Abstract of your presentation.

Deadline for Conference registration:  ASAP.  Click here to Register today! and let us know you plan on coming.

After submitting your presentation proposal, an email entitled "Presenter Kit" will be sent to you.
   Poster by Doreen Allen  

[1] The Intensive Immersion Institute (I3) Courses are offered by a Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnership (Lowell, EduTron, M.I.T., and FSC). This MMSP Project is supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The science courses are partially supported by a Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

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