Leading Experts to Discuss College Readiness, Using Technology to Improve Math Success

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New Orleans to host 21st Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

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The Readiness Gap: Strategies for Success in College Mathematics

With college readiness taking top billing in recent education policy debates, and American high schools failing to prepare young people to enroll and succeed in college, international experts are gathering in New Orleans this week to discuss how technology might provide a solution to this challenge and other hot-button education issues.

What:    International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics
Pre-session: "The Readiness Gap: Strategies for Success in College Mathematics"

The 2009 International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), chaired by Delgado Community College's Susan Caire and Patricia Roux, brings together international mathematics professors and teachers to participate in more than 100 sessions, workshops and hands-on minicourses. ICTCM's pre-session, "The Readiness Gap: Strategies for Success in College Mathematics," will feature discussions of the American Diploma Project, an initiative to raise the rigor of high school mathematic, school district and college partnerships, and the state of AP and elective courses in high schools.

The conference is sponsored by Pearson, the world's leading education publishing and solutions company with expertise and resources in educational content, technology, assessment and related services.

Where:    Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
        500 Canal Street
        New Orleans, LA 070130

When:    Pre-session on College Readiness: March 12, 2009
        Sessions, Workshops, Exhibits: March 13-15, 2009

Who:    

  •     ICTCM Conference Co-chairs: Susan Caire and Patricia Roux, Professors at Delgado Community College
  •     Pre-session Co-leaders: Phoebe Rouse, Instructor at Louisiana State University, and Sandee House, Professor at Georgia Perimeter College
  •     Pre-session Presenter: Shilpi Niyogi of Pearson Assessment and Information
  •     Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joseph Gallian, Professor at University of Minnesota - Duluth

Press contact:     Stacy Skelly (202-434-0986 or 202-431-5302)

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