Area Math and Science Teachers Receive Training at GEAR UP–Sponsored Texas Instruments Workshop


WILBURTON, OK (Aug. 6, 2018) – Thirteen area math and science teachers recently prepared for the upcoming school year by attending a three–day Texas Instruments (TI) Navigator workshop presented by TI Specialists. The workshop was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP.

“Each of these teachers received a TI Navigator system and 30 handhelds last spring,” said GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel. “The system allows for immediate teacher feedback through the use of graphing calculators pre–loaded with specialized math and science applications.”

The teachers have also received coaching at their schools from TI Specialists.

“We are excited about the new school year,” added Spiegel. “We are adding 52 more TI Navigator systems to math and science classrooms throughout our partnership.”

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal initiative to increase the number of low income students who enter and successfully transition into postsecondary education. Eastern will receive over $17 million during a seven–year period to help students and educators in 39 partner schools.

Attending the Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP—Ignite Belief Texas Instruments training were: (front row, left to right) Linda Strunk, Coalgate; Tamara Hardin, Howe; Haley Copeland, Wister; Leslie Manion, Atoka; Tatyana Sturdy, Porum; Angela Ervin, Rattan; Susan Snider, Whitesboro; and TI Specialist Cassie Whitecotton (back row) GEAR UP Professional Development Coordinator John Spiegel; GEAR UP Assistant to Professional Development Coordinator Kathy Ramsey; Paula Galbraith, Eufaula; Susan Manlove, Poteau; Derrick Bush, Porum; Jerry Mathews, Buffalo Valley; Carlton Higgins, Savanna; Lori Wilcox, Canadian; and TI Specialist Sandra Hocutt.

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