Leaders: Rob Pontecorvo
Format and Dates: One 1.5 Hour Session, 9/28/2021 (4:00-5:30pm EDT)
GeoGebra creates free dynamic digital tools for graphing, geometry, statistics and other class activities. GeoGebra is also a community of millions of users located in just about every country who create free OER (Open Educational Resources) causing GeoGebra to become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.
- Replace the traditional stand-alone calculator with this free, readily accessible calculator from any device.
- Monitor student work and activity on resources from a classroom, hybrid, or full remote learning environment.
In this 1.5hr introductory session, participants will be introduced to the GeoGebra Graphing Calculator app (which can now be used on NYS Regents Exams), GeoGebra Resources, and GeoGebra Classroom. Participants will use their own device to actively participate in the workshop. They will learn how to integrating this technology into their classrooms to cultivate environments of student-centered, discovery-based learning, collaboration, and practical problem solving.
Robert Pontecorvo is a professional educator with over thirty years of experience teaching Mathematics in both the public and private sector. He has served as the District Coordinator of Mathematics for the Sewanhaka Central High School District (the largest school district in Nassau County in Long Island, NY) where he oversaw more than eighty-five math teachers of grades seven through twelve; he has been an Adjunct Professor for Adelphi University’s Math Education Program; and even taught mathematics on live television for three years on the Extra-Help Channel for Cablevision and Rainbow Programming.