AMPED on Algebra
AMPED on Algebra
Date and Time
Registration Closes: July 15, 2019, noon
Hendrickson High School
19201 Colorado Sand Drive
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Contact NameEllie Goldberg
Algebra is a gatekeeper for academic success and often the course where so many students begin to veer off of a college readiness trajectory in high school. This is particularly true for students of color and low income students. Contextualized mathematics, in which everything students learn is first grounded in real world applications, is a way to make Algebra less abstract and more meaningful to students. The AMPED on Algebra program, which can be implemented either through individual lessons or as an entire curriculum, puts algebra in the context of running a business. If you’re tired of hearing “When will we ever use this?”, then AMPED on Algebra may be just what you need. The curriculum can be used in an Algebra I class or in CTE courses such as business, entrepreneurship, or manufacturing. A full unit by unit correlation to the Algebra I TEKS can be downloaded HERE.
Contextualizing Math and Career & Technical Education
- Implement an innovative approach to math instruction with proven success at closing the achievement gap in mathematics education
- Greatly improved math results on all forms of assessments, pass/fail rates, and student engagement
- Strategically integrate math concepts
- Bring real-world relevance to math by engaging students in hands-on challenges which apply the Algebra concepts they are learning aligned with TEKS
- Provide to students the opportunity to explore math in context, thereby opening the potential to pursue STEM or CTE graduation diploma pathways
- Get the full curriculum: activities, assessments, student problem banks, unit planners – TEKS aligned
- Receive ongoing coaching and support activities that can be adapted for middle school and high school instruction
Visit the Contextual Learning Concepts website for additional details: http://contextuallc.com/amped/
Any educator focused on improving algebra achievement is eligible to attend. This includes Algebra teachers as well as CTE teachers in areas such as Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing.
Teachers: $1,695.00 per participant (4-day workshop)
Certificates of Participation
Certificates stating 26 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.
- Registration fees cover breakfast, lunch and training materials.
- Payments are due before this event.
- Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance.
- Event limited to 30 participants.
- PARTICIPANTS MUST CREATE A UTEID AND PASSWORD IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR ANY EVENT.
When you are ready to register, it will ask you to login. You will need to login with your UTEID and password. If you do not remember your UTEID and password you can click on “I forgot my UTEID or password” link or if you need a UTEID created, click on “I need a UTEID” from the login screen (under the orange dot in the center of the page). For more UTEID information Click here.
Payment Information and Instructions
The only two accepted methods of payments are credit card and check. We do NOT use/accept purchase orders.
Paying with a credit card will instantly secure your single registration and/or will grant you immediate access to any purchased seats/codes.
Paying with a check will reserve a spot and/or multiple seats/codes, but these will only become confirmed/active after payment is received and processed by our office. This process may take up to three weeks to occur. You will be notified by email when your payment is received and processed.
An invoice is automatically generated and emailed to you by the system once you have selected “Pay with Check” or “Pay with Credit Card.” A PDF of your invoice is also available on your dashboard. The registration confirmation email will contain all of the necessary information you need to provide to your business offices regarding credit card payment records and check processing instructions.
Checks must be made out to “The University of Texas at Austin” and mailed to the attention of Nathalie Beausoleil, along with the printed invoice, to the address below.
The University of Texas at Austin
Texas Advanced Computing Center
c/o Nathalie Beausoleil
PRC, ROC 1.101 (R8700)
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758-4497
A NOTE ABOUT MEALS
Breakfast and lunch will be provided; a menu will be emailed to you the week prior to the event. If you have special dietary needs or preferences, feel free to bring your own meals as we are not able to accomodate everyone's needs.
Accommodations and Transportation
All participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging arrangements and payments.
If your institution is paying for your lodging, a copy of the Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exempt form is provided and should be printed and turned in to your hotel upon arrival.
Ample parking is available at HHS. Please park in front of the school and use the main entrance.
Purchase a seat for yourself to register immediately.
1 Seat: $1695
Purchase one seat and receive a single access code which can be redeemed by any person to register.
Purchase seats for a group and receive a single access code which can be redeemed by the number of persons selected at checkout to register.