Geometry in Construction 2015

August 1-4, 2016

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Location

  • Hendrickson High School
  • Pflugerville ISD
  • 2905 FM 685
  • Pflugerville, TX 78660
  • Map and Directions

 

Already doing GiC at your school?

Teams from high schools who have implemented the Geometry in Construction program are eligible to attend the GiC 2016 Follow Up Session. View Details

 

Eligible Attendees

Teams of teachers from high schools interested in implementing the Geometry in Construction program are eligible to attend. Teacher teams must consist of a geometry teacher and a CTE teacher prepared to teach Construction Technology, Ag Mechanics, Architecture, or a similar CTE course. Administrators interested in attending with teachers are encouraged to come on August 1st between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for an overview of the program.

 

Description

Geometry in Construction (GiC) is a high school program begun in 2005 in Loveland. CO that integrates contextualized learning into both geometry and construction classes that are taken simultaneously by high school students. Geometry and Construction Technology teachers work collaboratively to integrate the curricula and instruction throughout the year. This 4 day professional development will provide teachers with all the instructional materials they need to replicate the GiC program in Texas schools. Presenters will be Scott Burke and Tom Moore, instructors of the original GiC program.

 

Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 26 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Participants should receive the certificate two to three weeks after the workshop. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.

 

Contact

 

Accommodations

No hotel block arrangements have been made by the TRC for this event. Make reservations at an area hotel of your choice, asking for state rate. See a list of nearby hotels linked below.

 

Parking

Ample parking is available at HHS. Please park in front of the school and use the main entrance.

 

Registration

Cost

  • Texas Teachers: The cost is $240 per participant. This 4 day professional development typically costs $1,595 per teacher but is being underwritten by the Texas Regional Collaboratives, Texas Education Agency and Fluor Corporation.
  • Non-Texas Teachers: The cost of this event is $1595 per participant.
  • Administrators: The cost of the administrator training the morning of August 1 is $25.00 per participant.

Registration Notes

  • Registration fees cover breakfast, lunch and curriculum materials.
  • Payments are due before this event.
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance.
  • Registration for this event will close on July 27, 2016.
  • Event limited to 40 participants.

Payment Instructions

  • Participants can pay by credit card or check. The registration confirmation email will contain all the necessary information you need to provide to your business offices regarding credit card payment records and check processing instructions.
  • Checks for registration need to be made out to The University of Texas at Austin. Please mail checks to the attention of Jeff Early, along with the printed registration confirmation email, to the following address.
    • Center for STEM Education
    • 1912 Speedway, D5500
    • SZB 340
    • Austin, TX 78712
    • Attn: Jeff Early

Payment Questions?

Please email Jeff Early (Jeff.Early@austin.utexas.edu) with any payment questions you may have.

 

Online Registration Instructions

Click the registration button below to register. Please note that there are separate links for Administrators and Teachers and this link is for Texas Educators only. You will be asked for contact information, what subjects you are currently teaching, and for your preferred t-shirt size. If you have multiple people attending, please fill out this form for each person. You may need to quit and restart your browser to enter multiple people. If you need technical help with the registration page, send an email to webmaster@thetrc.org.

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