McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

December 27, 2013

GEAR UP

By Kevin Harvison
Photo Editor

McALESTER —

Science teachers from 16 GEAR UP partner schools recently participated in a two–day workshop designed to help them integrate technology effectively and successfully into instruction. The beginners’ training was conducted by TI Specialist Todd Morstein, a Chemistry and AP Chemistry Instructor at Glacier High School in Kalispell, Montana. TI Specialist David Young, a Mathematics–Science–Tech Instructor at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, conducted the training for more experienced participants. Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP program provided each teacher’s classroom with a TI Navigator system, complete with 30 handhelds and probes. Pictured are, Science teachers Debbie Brown of LeFlore, Judy Phillips of Whitesboro, and Melissa Justice of Frink–Chambers, look for solutions during the TI Science BOOST training sponsored by GEAR UP.