GiC

July 31, 2017 – August 3, 2017

Monday – Thursday

8:00am- 4:00 pm

Location

  • Hendrickson High School
    Pflugerville ISD
    19201 Colorado Sand Drive
    Pflugerville, TX 78660

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 July 31st  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. Presented by Tom Moore, developer and instructor of the original GiC program, this four-day professional development will provide teachers with all the instructional materials they need to replicate the GiC program in Texas schools. Teachers will take part in activities related to curricular materials including construction.

Agenda

Agenda coming soon!

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 PDA. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.

Contact

  • Jennifer Kaszuba
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Center for STEM Education
    512.471.9434

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.

Accommodations near Hendrickson

A copy of the Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exempt form is provided and should be printed and turned in to your hotel upon arrival. State hotel tax will not be reimbursed.

Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Certificate (PDF)

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 $500 per participant. This 4-day professional development typically costs $1,695 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 $1,695 per participant.

Administrators: The cost of the administrator training the morning of July 31st is $50.00 per participant.

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.

Event limited to 40 participants.

Registration for this event will close on July 24, 2017.

Registration Payment

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 send to the attention of Jeff Early along with the printed registration confirmation email.

Checks should be mailed to:

The University of Texas at Austin
Center for STEM Education
1912 Speedway, D5500
SZB 340
Austin, TX 78712

Payment Questions?

Please email Jeff Early with any payment questions you may have.

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.

 

Texas Teachers and Out of State Teachers:

Register Here

 

Administrators:

Register Here