# Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship

Foundation

TORCH (Teacher Outreach) Program

at

## Oklahoma State University

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The Woodrow
Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has funded one institute in Oklahoma
for secondary and middle school mathematics teachers each summer since 1990.
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation has developed a nationally respected professional
development model program consisting of a series of Summer Institutes in
the various academic disciplines with follow-up meetings during the academic
year. A unique feature of this program is that it utilizes a "*teachers
teaching teachers*" delivery model; a team of four master teachers
trained by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation in Princeton, NJ is responsible
for the majority of the daily instruction. A description of this teacher
outreach model is reported in the 1994 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Yearbook "Professional Development for Teachers of Mathematics."

Coordinated by the OSU Department of Mathematics, some of the best mathematics
teachers in the state have participated in Woodrow Wilson Summer Institutes
on such topics as: Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Functions, Middle School
Mathematics, and Algebra. Each institute is summarized below.
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## 1997 TORCH Summer Institute

**Topic:** Middle School Math - Geometry
**Dates:** June 16-20, 1997
**Location:** Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
**Institute Leaders:**

*Keith Kalway*, Monroe Community School (St. Paul, MN)

*Kris Warloe*, Cheldelin Middle School (Corvalis, OR)

*Judith A. White*, Parker Middle School (Chelmsford, MA)
**Description of the Institute:** This institute exposes middle
school teachers (grades 5 through 8) to new directions in the content and
teaching of middle school mathematics. The content of the institute has
a decidedly non-traditional geometric flavor. Topics include symmetry, kites,
Golden Ratio, tessellations and Escher art, geometric designs, fractals,
bubbles, paper folding, polyhedra, topology and connections to other topics.
Participants will receive hands-on instruction in the use of the TI-82 and
TI-83 graphing calculators. Institute activities are designed for immediate
use in the classroom.
**Institute Fee: **$150
**TORCH Institute Application:** The OSU coordinator of the TORCH
program is Douglas B. Aichele. He can be reached by telephone at 405/744-5688
or by e-mail at aichele@math.okstate.edu

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