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Issue Date: Summer/Fall 1997

PROMISING PRACTICES IN CENTRAL PA

Since the 1970's, when Federal legislation mandated Early Childhood/Early Intervention programs for young children and their families, professional groups and individuals have been interested in providing services for young children. At this point in time, the challenge goes out for the professional groups with similar interests to collaborate and share their expertise in the achievement of their common goals. (click here to continue)



LET'S GET REAL!

Practical Solutions for Real Life Business Problems

Cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE), Hershey Foods Corporation, Pennsylvania Power and Light (PP&L;) and AMP Incorporated, "Let's Get Real" is a competition and an opportunity for teams of students to gain experience working on real business problems. (click here to continue)



PLANE MATH TAKES OFF

PlaneMath is a web site designed to inspire students with disabilities to persevere with mathematics and consider aviation a career goal. Nine current activities include routing the shortest trip across country, flying a herd of buffalo back to the Great Plains, determining the shortest runway needed to land a 747 and a helicopter simulation. The interactive math curriculum at a fourth grade level is being developed under a cooperative agreement between NASA and InfoUse. More activities will be added in the coming months for fourth and fifth graders. Teachers can sign up to receive support, win prizes and log on with students. Designed to follow the NCTM standards, PlaneMath is an adjunct to standard classroom curriculum. Related to the activities are role models in aviation who are often people with disabilities who talk about how mathematics is used in their jobs. Classroom activities and information for parents and teachers on the objectives of each lesson are also included. For more information log on at <www.planemath.com>.



OTHER NEWS YOU CAN USE!

Do you have a success story to share? Local CAN representatives needed! Use your e-mail to get more information and share ideas. (click here to continue)


A MESSAGE FROM THE STUDENT PRESIDENT

We have a busy year ahead of us with the goals we have set for ourselves throughout the year. Goals established at the recent executive board meeting include:  Click here to read Michelle'e entire message.

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