1.1 Vision of the International GeoGebra Institute
The International GeoGebra Institute (IGI) provides free dynamic mathematics software and shares expertise in training, support and the development of materials for all students and teachers to improve mathematics, science and technology education world-wide. It nurtures and promotes collaboration between practitioners and researchers, seeking to establish self-sustaining user communities.
1.2 Mission of IGI and GeoGebra Institutes
The International GeoGebra Institute and its local GeoGebra Institutes share the following three goals:
- Training and Support: To coordinate and provide professional development opportunities and support for both pre-service and in-service teachers.
- Development and Sharing: To develop and share workshop resources and classroom materials, and to continually improve and extend the dynamic mathematics software GeoGebra.
- Research and Collaboration: To conduct and support GeoGebra-related research which focuses on the teaching and learning of mathematics in order to inform and improve training and development activities, and to promote collaboration between IGI and local GeoGebra Institutes and between international colleagues.
1.3 Non-Profit Nature
The applying GeoGebra Institute declares that it is (part of) a non-profit organization (e.g., university, teacher education college) with only non-commercial interests. Normally, services offered by a GeoGebra institute should be free of charge for teachers and students. If there are revenues created in connection with GeoGebra (e.g., books, online materials, workshops), it is expected that this money will be used to support and sustain the goals and activities of IGI or GeoGebra Institutes.
1.4 Activities and Goals of GeoGebra Institute
Our goal is to serve the Lebanese community and our neighbouring countries in successfully integrating GeoGebra in their teaching and learning process.