Wednesday, May 21, 2008

NMSI Talk- Dr. Petrosino

On Wednesday May 21 and Thursday, May 22 Dr. Petrosino presented work on two courses he dsigned. One, Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (with colleague Dr. Walter Stroup) and Project Based Instruction in Mathematics and Science. Much of this work is being incorporated in the work of the Hoboken School District's Curriculum Committee.

The conference is in response to an outpouring of national interest of educators interested in replicating the successful UTeach program for training math and science teachers May 20-24, 2008. More than more 230 participants from around the country will attend the three-day meeting, the largest national workshop since the program’s inception 11 years ago.

Attendees will learn more about the highly successful UTeach program and explore issues related to science and math education with university faculty, administrators, and others currently implementing UTeach programs across the country. UTeach is being replicated at 13 universities throughout the United States through the Uteach Institute and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).

The Austin conference attendees will include representatives from current recipients of NMSI-UTeach grants, including: Florida State University, Louisiana State University/Southeastern Louisiana University, Northern Arizona University, Temple University, University of Kansas, University of California- Berkeley, University of Colorado- Boulder, University of California- Irvine, University of Florida, University of Houston, University of North Texas, UT Dallas, and Western Kentucky University.