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Area Math and Science Teachers Attend Texas Instruments Training in McAlester

Fifteen area middle school math and science teachers recently participated in a two-day beginner TI (Texas Instruments) workshop while 13 teachers participated in a one-day intermediate and advanced training at Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester. The workshops were sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP and was designed to help teachers integrate technology effectively into instruction. The trainings were conducted by Texas Instruments Specialists Mike Smith, Fred Ferneyhough, Sandra Hocutt, and Cassie Whitecotton. “These trainings were a great way to begin the 2019-2020 school year,” said GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator Brianna Brassfield. “It’s a joy to hear

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Area Math and Science Teachers Attend Texas Instruments Training in Poteau

Twelve area middle school math and science teachers recently participated in a two-day beginner TI (Texas Instruments) workshop while six teachers participated in a one-day intermediate and advanced training at Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau. The workshops were sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP and was designed to help teachers integrate technology effectively into instruction. The trainings were conducted by Texas Instruments Specialists Mike Smith, Fred Ferneyhough, Sandra Hocutt, and Cassie Whitecotton. “It’s always a joy to see local teachers passionate about learning new technologies to implement into their instruction,” said GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator Brianna

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GEAR UP team members and area math and science teachers attend 2019 T3 International Conference in Baltimore

Members of Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP team and area math and science teachers recently attended the 2019 T3 International Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference provided a unique opportunity for professionals to connect and engage with a global community of educators and thought leaders who share a collective passion for excellence in math, science and STEM education—and a commitment to instilling this same passion into young minds. The three days of hands-on professional development helped educators gain insight on new ways to engage students, how to troubleshoot technical issues, and widen their expertise. Attendees chose from over 290

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Area math and science teachers attend GEAR UP-sponsored Intermediate and Advanced T3 BOOST Math and Science Training in Poteau

Ten area middle school math and science teachers recently participated in a one-day intermediate and advanced TI workshop at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau. The workshop was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. It was designed to help them integrate technology effectively into instruction. The intermediate/advanced training was conducted by Texas Instruments (TI) Specialists Doug Roberts and Mike Smith. “We always enjoy meeting with our intermediate and advanced students,” said GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel. “These are dedicated men and women who want to learn and share how to enhance their classrooms.” In addition to the professional

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Area teachers attend GEAR UP–sponsored beginner T3 BOOST math & science training in Poteau

Twenty–six area middle school math and science teachers recently participated in a two-day workshop at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. The workshop was designed to help them integrate technology effectively into instruction. The training for beginners was conducted by Texas Instruments (TI) Specialists Doug Roberts and Mike Smith. “We had a great two days of training,” said GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel. “These educators are learning to implement the technology into their classrooms to provide advanced STEM education.” In addition to the professional development training, teachers are coached by

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Area math and science teachers attend GEAR UP-sponsored Intermediate and Advanced T3 BOOST Math and Science Training in McAlester

Twenty–six area middle school math and science teachers recently participated in a one-day workshop sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. The workshop was designed to help them integrate technology effectively into instruction. The intermediate/advanced training was conducted by Texas Instruments (TI) Specialists Sandra Hocutt and Cassie Whitecotton. “This was a great way to begin 2019!” exclaimed GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel. “We love to hear the teachers collaborating and learning how to better utilize the technology. In addition to the professional development training, teachers are coached by TI Specialists. The Specialists visit partner schools and provide

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Area math and science teachers attend GEAR UP-sponsored Beginners T3 BOOST Math and Science Training in McAlester

Thirty-one area middle school math and science teachers recently participated in a two-day workshop sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. The workshop was designed to help them integrate technology effectively into instruction. The beginner training was conducted by Texas Instruments (TI) Specialists Sandra Hocutt and Cassie Whitecotton. “What an exciting group of educators!” exclaimed GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel. “These beginners were eager to learn and share their classroom experiences with each other. They have the determination and tenacity to make a difference in their classrooms and in the lives of their students.” In addition to

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Eastern GEAR UP and Texas Instruments partner to provide technology and training for area math and science teachers at KTC in Poteau

Twenty-six area middle school math and science teachers recently participated in a three-day workshop at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. The workshop was designed to help them integrate technology effectively and successfully into instruction. The beginners training was conducted by Texas Instruments (TI) Specialists Doug Roberts and Mike Smith. At the conclusion of the training, each teacher was presented with a TI Navigator system including 30 handhelds. “We had a great training,” said GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel. Eastern’s GEAR UP is thrilled to continue Phase I of the

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Eastern GEAR UP and Texas Instruments partner to provide technology and training for area math and science teachers

Twenty-eight area middle school math and science teachers recently participated in a three-day workshop sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. The workshop was designed to help them integrate technology effectively and successfully into instruction. The beginners training was conducted by Texas Instruments (TI) Specialists Sandra Hocutt and Cassie Whitecotton. At the conclusion of the training, each teacher was presented with a TI Navigator system including 30 handhelds. “We are excited to continue Phase I of the implementation of the STEM-related program into our 2017 grant partner schools,” said GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel. “Students will benefit

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Area GEAR UP Math & Science Teachers take “Road Trip” to T3 International Conference in San Antonio

“Road Trip!” These words brought new meaning to twenty-five area math and science teachers and GEAR UP team members as they loaded a chartered bus and traveled to San Antonio, Texas to attend the 2018 T3 International Conference and celebrate 30 years of the T3 program. The conference provides a unique opportunity for professionals to connect and engage with a global community of educators and thought leaders who share a collective passion for excellence in math, science and STEM education—and a commitment to instilling this same passion into young minds. The three days of hands-on professional development inspired the educators,

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