Markus Hohenwarter Dissertation Proposal

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1 GeoGebra Zsolt Lavicza and Markus Hohenwarter
Establishing a professional development network with an open-source dynamic mathematics software – GeoGebraZsolt Lavicza and Markus HohenwarterUniversity of Cambridge, Florida State University NCETM conference, December 2008,

2 Overview Introduction to GeoGebra NCETM project Theoretical framework
Examples from teachersUser Community

3 GeoGebra is Open Source
Available in schools and at homeOnline collaborationInternational communityUser forum – users help usersGeoGebraWiki – pool of shared materialsExpandable by using other open source libraries

4 GeoGebra = Geometry + Algebra Algebra Window
Geometry & Graphics Window

5 Aims of NCETM projectEstablish a group of GeoGebra experts who can lead activities in EnglandBuild a network of teachers/professional developers in EnglandCreate support network for teachersFind out together how to run professional development activitiesDevelop materials together that are aligned with the English curriculumWrite papers and present in conferences

6 NCETM project Participants
Teachers with GeoGebra knowledge9 (instead of 4) teachers from different part of EnglandWork on different levels and topics of GeoGebraCollaborative activities and sharing with the community (local Wiki)To offer support and professional development for teachers in England

7 NCETM project Workshops Interests for collaboration Local workshops
Sheffield, Cambridge, London, Comberton…Interests for collaborationNRich projectFurther Mathematics Network (on-line course)Local workshopsOrganising local workshops and activities

8 NCETM project Data collection Analysis/Outcome
Collecting a pool of GeoGebra materials from participant teachersVideotape meetings and workshopsInterview participantsWorkshop feedback questionnaireAnalysis/OutcomeIdentify topics/levels in the English curriculumIncorporate ideas from teachers into development (PD and software)

9 NCETM project Theoretical framework
Utilising experiences from the LCM and ICTML projects in Norway by Barbara Jaworski and Anne Berit FuglestadUtilising communities of practice research and activity theoryTight collaboration of teachers and researchers (didacticians)

10 NCETM projectA learning community is group of people who (express the intention to) work together on common areas of interest and with respect to common goals -- and learn through the collaborative process.In a learning community, “learning involves transformation of participation in collaborative endeavour”(Rogoff, Matusov & White 1996, p. 388).

11 NCETM project Encourage teachers to work together
work with didacticiansengage in research activitiesevaluate their own workthink about curriculum designpublish their workdevelop networks (locally)

12 Different age levels Developing teaching materials for various levels
Examining the curriculum for the suitability of GeoGebraDeveloping workshop materials for professional development

13 Age 6-10: Adding Integers

14 Age 11-14: Multiplying Fractions

15 Age 15-18: Geometry & Algebra

16 Age 17 up: Functions & Calculus

17 Linking Teacher demonstration
Pupils interact with teacher created filesPupils create their own filesTexttext

18 Examples from teachers: Teacher demonstrations

19 Examples from teachers: pupils interact with files

20 Examples from teachers: students recreate constructions

21 World Wide User Community
42 languages190 countries500,000 visitors per month

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23 Visitors on www.geogebra.org

24 GeoGebra User Forum

25 GeoGebraWiki – Free Materials

26 International GeoGebra Institutes
Teacher training and supportOffer (free) workshopsMaterial and software developmentShare (free) materials and develop softwareResearchEncourage and coordinate collaborative researchCurrent Local InstitutesNorway, Austria, Poland, Spain, Denmark, HungarySoon openingItaly, Sweden, Slovakia, Portugal, Philippines, California, Florida, Illinois

27 What's next? Spreadsheet Statistical features
Computer Algebra extensionGeoGebra 3DInteractive Whiteboard featuresKeep GeoGebra simple and easy to useResearch on local user communities

28 Workshops Participants are eager to offer workshops in England
If you are interested in organising one please let us know

29 GeoGebra Zsolt Lavicza and Markus Hohenwarter
Establishing a professional development network with an open-source dynamic mathematics software – GeoGebraZsolt Lavicza and Markus HohenwarterUniversity of Cambridge, Florida State University NCETM conference, December 2008,

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