The FAME program is designed to increase teachers’ content knowledge and teaching skills in key pre-algebra and algebra concepts in grades 6-8, and promote and encourage the use of technology in instruction to support and enhance mathematics teaching and learning.
The FAME program consists of a two-week summer institute at Foothill College and four follow-up sessions during the academic year. In the 9-day summer institute, teachers explore algebra and pre-algebra concepts with an emphasis on topics that students often find challenging to learn while learning how to use computer and Internet technologies (e.g., GeoGebra, spreadsheet software, and virtual manipulatives) to support teaching and learning middle school math.
The academic year program includes four early-evening follow-on sessions, each 3-hours, that are designed to help implement instructional changes, build a professional learning community, and address additional math content and technology topics.
The 2015 FAME program is beginning in May. Go to: KCI-FAME 2015.