Geometry in Construction 2014

 

August 4-8, 2014

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

 

Location

Hendrickson High School
Pflugerville ISD
2905 FM 685
Pflugerville, TX 78660
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Eligible Attendees

Teams of Texas 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 or a similar course. Administrators interested in attending with teachers are encouraged to come on August 4 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for an overview of the program. Administrator attendance for the morning of August 4 is complimentary. Teachers must attend as a team. Participating schools should be interested in collecting longitudinal data about the impact of Geometry in Construction on students.

Description

GiC 2014 flyer

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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. The Geometry TEKS are addressed throughout the course and a sample Year-at-a–Glance curriculum will be provided. Training will occur at a school that has been implementing GiC since 2012 so attendees can see the facilities and speak with teachers who are currently implementing the program in Texas.  This weeklong 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. Further details can be found at www.geometryinconstruction.org

Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 30 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 event. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.

Contact

Carol Fletcher, Ph.D.
Associate Director, TRC
512.232.5690
carol.fletcher@austin.utexas.edu

Accommodations

No hotel block arrangements have been made for this event but a list of nearby hotels has been provided below for your convenience. Please make reservations at an area hotel of your choice, asking for state rate.

Please print and provide a copy of the Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Certificate (linked below) to the hotel staff when you check in. You will not be reimbursed for state tax. The TRC will reimburse you for your travel to the training and hotel at state rate following the event.

Download Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Certificate (PDF)

Download Nearby Hotels (PDF)

 

Parking

Ample parking is available at HHS.

Registration

The cost is $500 per participant. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. This week long training typically costs $1,500 per teacher but is being underwritten by the Texas Regional Collaboratives, the Texas Education Agency and Fluor Corporation. Payments are due before this event. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendances. Registration for this event will close on July 31st. Registration is open to a total of 40 teachers. Administrator attendance for the morning of August 4 is complimentary.

Registration Payment

Participants may pay by credit card or check. The registration confirmation email will contain all necessary information to provide to the business offices for credit card payment records and check processing instruction.

Checks for registration need to be made out to The University of Texas at Austin.”Please send to the attention of Jeff Early along with the printed registration confirmation email.

Registration Instructions:

Click the appropriate registration link below to register your attendance. Please note that there are separate links for Administrators and Teachers. You will be asked your name, email, and collaborative. If you are not the Project Director, you will need to enter your Project Director’s email as well. If you have multiple people attending please fill out this form for each person that will be attending. 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 the TRC Web Team.

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