Ten area high school math and science teachers recently participated in a Texas Instruments workshop at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. GEAR UP provides technology and training to math and science programs within the partnering schools in Southeast Oklahoma. The workshops were designed to help teachers integrate the TI-Nspire Navigator Systems and rovers effectively into classroom instruction, which helps students explore, understand and connect the principles of science, math, coding engineering design, and electronics. There are currently 81 classrooms within partnering schools providing opportunities and technology to students. This program and the equipment provided are at no cost to participating schools. EOSC GEAR UP is proud to partner with Texas instruments.
The training was provided by Eastern Oklahoma State College’s 2017 GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant. GEAR UP is a federal initiative to increase the number of low-income students who enter and successfully transition into postsecondary education. Eastern is in its third year of the $17 million grant, serving students, teachers, parents, and administrators in 40 partner schools in Southeast Oklahoma.