July 25-26, 2013

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM



Eligible Attendees

Twenty teams of Texas teachers from high schools who are interested in learning how to blend CTE and math courses to attain higher student success. Teacher teams must consist of a high school math teacher and a CTE teacher prepared to teach in the business and/or health clusters.


Each team of teachers will develop lessons from the CTE Business Management and Administration Cluster, Finance Cluster, or the Health Science Cluster. The lessons will be at the Algebra I level and above. The workshop goals are to:

  • Model exemplary contextual lessons from Construction, Business, and Health Sciences.
  • Develop contextual lessons in respective clusters: Math teachers learn CTE applications for their classrooms & CTE teachers learn the Math in their existing curriculum.
  • Review current research related to contextualized learning in Math & CTE.
  • Promote respect and understanding of each other’s curriculum.
  • Develop activities that demonstrate the need for mathematics in the career paths of business management, finance, and health sciences.

Scott Burke and Tom Moore, instructors of the original Geometry in Construction program, will present this two-day training.

Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 12 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.



Participants attending the full workshop will have their expenses reimbursed at applicable rates. Please download and read the form below for eligible reimbursement amounts and categories prior to making your travel arrangements.

Download Reimbursement Form (PDF)


All hotel accommodations are paid for by each participating Collaborative. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations for overnight accommodations. To receive the block rate of $99.00 per night, reservations must be made with the Hotel Allandale using the reference, CTE+ Math = Student Success before June 31, 2013. Check in is at 4 pm and check out is 12 pm.

Note: Travel and lodging costs (at state rate) will be reimbursed to participants after the event. Maximum reimbursable state rate within the city limits of Austin is $108/night. Maximum reimbursable state rate outside Austin is $85/night. State tax is not reimbursable, so please print and provide a copy of the Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Certificate (linked below) to the hotel staff when checking in.

Download Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Certificate (PDF)


There is free, ample parking at the Norris Center.


The cost is $50 per participant and is being underwritten. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. This two-day training is being underwritten by the Texas Regional Collaboratives and the Texas Education Agency. 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 15. Registration is open to a total of 40 teachers.

Registration Payment

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

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 registration button below to register your attendance. You will be asked your name, email, and what you teach. Since you have a team 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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