MCC Math & Technology Workshop
Muskegon, Michigan, Muskegon Community College Campus
May 12-16, 2008 (Monday to Friday noon)

Description: The program is designed to assist college mathematics instructors to get up-to-date on technology and to begin to participate in Web-based instruction. This program is designed for those with little technology experience, although experienced instructors are welcome. The main learning objectives of the program include gaining an appreciation for technology developing the ability to quickly create mathematics-related documents, online presentations, and graphics integrating Web materials into traditional classrooms gaining technology skills for teaching math online learning about online teaching pedagogy experiencing a virtual learning environment.

The workshop will cover a wide variety of topics and skills related to teaching mathematics with technology and the Web. Paticipants will go home with a plan for how they will incorporate technology when they go back to their own campuses. Participants will also receive free copies of most of the software they have learned how to use.

There is an online component to the workshop, where participants begin to interact prior to the workshop in an online learning environment. Post-workshop, participants will be able to ask questions, help each other, and share their successes and failures in the online platform as well.

Anticipated Registration Fee: $50
Lodging & Food: We can try to match you up with a roomate to share the expenses with. We estimate the cost for a 5-night hotel stay for one person (no roomate) to be approximately $350. Lunches & snacks will be provided for participants.
Why this workshop pays for itself: Participants will receive the latest versions of software: MathType, Camtasia, and SnagIt to help you make the transformation into lean, mean, online teaching machines!
Space: Funding is available for 20 participants, first-come first-serve. After the workshop is full, there will be a waiting list for any cancellations.
Major Sponsors: Techsmith, Design Science, Plantronics
Host: Muskegon Community College

Vacation Planning Note: Muskegon is a lovely summer vacation destination on the shore of Lake Michigan, with Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park, Double JJ Waterpark & Resort, beautiful and clean Lake Michigan Beaches, historic houses, museums, etc. all within a 1-hour radius. You could bring your family and let them play for the week while you learn!

So, if you need to be “updated” or you know someone who does, pass along this information to them.

The workshop is first-come, first-serve and there are 20 spots. If you want to participate, I suggest you indicate your interest in attending immediately by emailing Maria.

UPDATE: As of right now (Friday, 11/16/07), the funded seats are all taken, however, I am taking down a waiting list, and I’d like to have a general idea of how many other instructors would like this type of training so that I can convince someone (NSF? MAA? AMATYC?) to fund these workshops in the future. So, get on the waiting list if you didn’t make it into the original 20, and I’ll keep you posted if there are cancellations, other workshop opportunities, etc.

I will send out registration forms to the 20 people on my list with a window of time to return the forms. After the deadline, if there are unclaimed workshop seats from those who indicated interest, then I will begin allowing the waiting list to register for those seats.

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