[CSD Math MS] FW: Some opportunities to share

Duncan, Allison ALLISON.DUNCAN at canyonsdistrict.org
Fri Oct 7 12:12:55 MDT 2011

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From: "Suddreth, Diana" <Diana.Suddreth at schools.utah.gov>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 13:40:24 -0600
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Triangle Coalition member, Texas Instruments, has announced its schedule of fall webinars for math and science educators. The free webinar series is presented by the Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) professional development organization sponsored by Texas Instruments. The webinars are presented by experienced educators with math and science backgrounds. The series features live and on-demand sessions where educators can learn how to effectively use TI technology to build student understanding of math and science concepts. The webinars cover a variety of technology skills that can be used in subject areas such as Chemistry, Biology, Algebra 1, Calculus, and Statistics. "The free webinar series is designed to give educators a quick, convenient way to update their skills with TI technology," said Gayle Mujica, director of Texas Instruments T“ professional development organization. "The webinars also show teachers how to take advantage of the many other free resources that TI offers." All webinars are about one hour long and are recorded for on-demand viewing later. A "Certificate of Attendance" is available to webinar participants. For more information or to register, click here <http://education.ti.com/calculators/pd/US/Online-Learning/Webinars> .

Education Technology, a business of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range of tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications, helping students and teachers to explore math and science interactively. TI's products and services are tested vigorously against recognized third-party research, which shows that the use of graphing calculators helps improve the mathematical skills of students and their attitudes toward mathematics. For more information, visit www.education.ti.com <http://www.education.ti.com/> .


Registration is open for the Team America Rocketry Challenge 2012, a national model rocket competition for U.S. students in grades 7-12. Thousands of students compete each year, making TARC the world's largest model rocket contest. Teams of three to 10 students are challenged to design, build, and fly a model rocket that will climb to 800 feet with a payload of two raw eggs and stay aloft for 43 to 47 seconds. The payload must then return to earth unbroken. Cash prizes are awarded to the top finishers. NASA invites top teams to participate in their Student Launch Initiative, an advanced rocketry program. Participation is limited to the first 1,000 teams who register by Nov. 30, 2011. For more information, visit www.rocketcontest.org <http://www.rocketcontest.org/> .

The international rocketry challenge is the culmination of three separate competitions: the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), UKAYRoC, and the French Rocketry Challenge. Each contest brings together teams of middle and high school students to design, build, and launch model rockets. Last year, the challenge was to launch a rocket that launched to exactly 750 feet during a 40- to 45-second flight. The payload, a raw egg, had to return to the ground by parachute undamaged. As part of their score, teams also had to give an eight minute presentation on their rocket design to a panel of international judges. A four-member team from Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, TX, posted the best score to win the international fly-off. The winning score represented a flight height of 745 feet and duration of 43 seconds.

Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education
1840 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 201
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 800-582-0115
Fax: 703-516-5969
E-mail: guelzowa at triangle-coalition.org <mailto:guelzowa at triangle-coalition.org>
URL: www.trianglecoalition.org <http://www.trianglecoalition.org/>

Diana Suddreth, STEM Coordinator
Secondary Mathematics
Teaching and Learning
Utah State Office of Education
250 E. 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov <mailto:diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov>

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