Key Curriculum's Professional Development now offers four online courses. These are professional, moderated, online courses on using The Geometer???s Sketchpad software for teaching mathematics. In addition to teaching techniques in using Sketchpad, the courses offer pedagogical guidance and promote discussion of how Dynamic Geometry affects the teaching and learning of mathematics. Each course is divided into six weeklong units. Academic credit is available.
- Teaching Geometry with The Geometer's Sketchpad
- Teaching Algebra with The Geometer's Sketchpad
- Teaching Middle School Math with The Geometer's Sketchpad
- Teaching Elementary Math with The Geometer's Sketchpad
As alternatives to the Key Curriculum Press professional development workshops and seminars, several accredited colleges and universities and for-profit businesses offer Sketchpad online courses. A listing here does not imply endorsement by KCP Technologies or Key Curriculum Press.
- Adams State College: "Classroom Technology Integration: Geometer's Sketchpad."
- Indiana University: "Geometry Inquiry: How can I incorporate real-world problems and Geometer's Sketchpad in teaching geometry principles?"
- Indiana University: "Geometric Transformations: How can I use Geometer's Sketchpad and the Internet to support learning about translations, reflections and rotations?"
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Using Geometer's Sketchpad."
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Dynamic Geometry with Geometer's Sketchpad."
- Annenberg/CPB: "Introduction to Geometer's Sketchpad."
- Atomic Learning: "The Geometer's Sketchpad."
- Rice University, Rice University School Mathematics Project: "Geometry Module."
From the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), these videos feature Columbia High School teacher, Carol Martin, using Geometer's Sketchpad to teach her students geometric concepts:
- Gee, I'm A Tree!!--Exploring the Five Platonic Solids - "Managing New Software in the Classroom" and "Software for the Academic Computer Lab."
From the United Kingdom's Teacher's TV, these videos feature Dynamic Geometry theory and classroom practice:
- Demonstrating Dynamic Geometry - KS3/4 students (age 11-14). Maths specialist and teacher Carol Knights demonstrates how Dynamic Geometry software can transform the teaching of mathematical concepts. Students can be engaged through interactive demonstrations, constructions and explorations.
- Using Dynamic Geometry - KS3/4 students (age 11-14). Classroom sessions showing how dynamic geometry software can help students better engage with learning mathematical concepts.
- Hard to Teach - Secondary Mathematics. At Henry Cort Community College, it's not just the maths department that teaches quadratic functions.