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Local GEAR UP schools participate in Texas Instruments MathForward training to increase student achievement in math

January 30, 2012
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Local math teachers recently participated in a two-day, in-depth training workshop hosted by Eastern Oklahoma State Colleges GEAR UP for Success grant program. The teachers learned how to incorporate Texas Instruments MathForwardTM curriculum and technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

WILBURTON, OK (Jan. 30, 2012) – Fifty local math teachers recently participated in a two-day, in-depth training workshop hosted by Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP for Success grant program in an effort to increase student achievement.

The teachers learned how to incorporate TI MathForwardTM, a math acceleration program by Texas Instruments, into their classrooms. This program is designed to increase math performance across all student populations and current achievement levels by combining improved instructional practices with proven technology, enhanced curricular content and continuous formative assessment.

The TI MathForward program utilizes a systematic approach based on eight primary research-based components, including a combination of professional development, curriculum enhancement and technology, to engage students and help teachers assess understanding and promote learning.

“Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP for Success grant is making a significant commitment to Oklahoma’s future by bringing TI MathForward to two dozen rural schools,” said Steven Bailey, director of new business development for TI’s Education Technology business. “The TI MathForward program creates a classroom environment where teachers use technology to enable all students to become actively engaged while achieving a deeper understanding of math.” 

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Bridgeton parents invited to help kids ‘GEAR UP for Success’

BRIDGETON — Parents of students in grades 6-9 in the Bridgeton Public School District can get details about the new “Gear Up for Success” program during a free Parent Information Session on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Buckshutem Road School, 550 Buckshutem Road.

The program is a partnership between the district and Cumberland County College.

Gear Up for Success focuses on student achievement. Parents are encouraged to attend the info session to learn more about how the program is designed to provide their children with the tools necessary for success in school and college. The initiative guides students on a path to higher education by helping to build skills that will last a lifetime.

The Gear Up program staff assists students with schoolwork, standardized testing, college applications and personal concerns. They also provide services that add fun to the learning experiences that are focused toward science, technology, engineering and math, as well as other subject areas. Students will also receive academic support at the college level.

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