[thedump] LON-CAPA Teachers' Workshop - June 2009

Stuart Raeburn raeburn@msu.edu
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 13:57:15 -0400

Hello Teachers,

LON-CAPA training is again being provided to teachers at no cost this
summer.  This summer's workshop is both for teachers new to LON-CAPA and
for those experienced with the system.  The workshop will be on MSU's
campus from Monday, June 22 through Thursday, June 25.  You can find
details and register for the workshop at:


As last year, you have the option of obtaining State Board Continuing
Education Units by attending LON-CAPA training.  Credits earned
will be determined by how many training sessions you attend: the
one-day session for teachers new to LON-CAPA on 6/22 provides 0.6 credits;
while the session on the subsequent two-days (6/23 - 6/24) provides
1.2 credits.   The workshop fee and SB-CEU fees are waived this year
due to external support.  All lunches will be provided.

1) Registration deadline is Sunday, June 14th or until the first 20
teachers register.
2) Deadline to reserve affordable on-campus housing is Sunday, May 31st.
     See the registration form for details about housing.

For new teachers, the workshop will emphasize all the basic skills
required to effectively run classes for the 09/10 academic year.  New
teachers must attend the sessions on Monday, June 22. The goal for new
teachers is to master sufficient material to be able to use LON-CAPA in
a class for the coming academic year.

For current users, this is an opportunity to improve authoring skills
and learn about new features.  Experienced users do not need to attend
the Monday session, but are welcome to join and help teachers new to

For both groups, it will be an opportunity to:

1) Meet and exchange ideas with fellow teachers
2) Assemble materials for the forthcoming academic year
3) Earn SB-CEU credits
4) Earn MSU graduate credit. If interested please contact Dr. Merle
Heidemann at heidema2@msu.edu to make arrangements.

Please communicate this information with your K-12 colleagues in your
school and at other schools.

In addition to the Teachers' Workshop in June, the annual LON-CAPA
conference is also taking place this spring on the MSU campus in East
Lansing from May 21st to 23rd. See:
http://support.loncapa.org/events/conf2009/ for information about the
annual conference.


Stuart Raeburn, Ph.D.                          helpdesk@loncapa.org
Div. Science & Mathematics Education
Michigan State University
MI 48824 USA