Mathematics, Computer, and Science Instructional Improvement Programs
McSiip was established in Fall 1984 as the South Jersey Math, Computer, and Science Instructional Improvement Program, with funding from the Eisenhower Higher Education Professional Development Program. Over the first six years, McSiip provided a variety of professional development activities in all three content areas for more than 5000 teachers. These ranged from one-day workshops in schools to multi-year projects. Since that time, McSiip has continued to provide high-quality professional development for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of mathematics and science, seeking out funding opportunities to further their work.
We hope that the information provided here will be helpful to you in learning more about improving science and mathematics education. Please contact us at email@example.com or 856-256-4827 with any questions or comments.
Janet Caldwell, Ph.D.
Spring/Summer 2013 Workshops
For more details, download a flyer, and online registration visit our workshop page.
Mathematics, Science and Technology Workshops
1. Implementing the Common Core Series
This workshop series focuses on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, instructional strategies and review of the NJDOE model curriculum.
Grades: K to 2, Date: 5/23/13, Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Presenter: Dr. Karen Heinz
Grades: 3 to 5, Date: 5/21/13, Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Presenter: Dr. Janet Caldwell
Grades: 6 to 8, Date: 6/10/13, Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Presenter: Dr. Eric Milou
Grades: High School, Date: 5/14/13, Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Presenter: Dr. Janet Caldwell
2. Teaching Mathematics to the iGeneration
This workshop will examine how mathematics teaching must adapt to the needs of the iGeneration. Participants will discuss ways to engage and motivate students using videos, music, games, and the Internet. Please bring a laptop.
Grades: 3 to 8. Date: 6/11/13, Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Presenter: Dr. Eric Milou
3. Manipulatives in Grades K-5
Learn about the what, when, and why of manipulative use. These deeper understandings can help you make the many decisions that mathematics teachers need to make about manipulative use.
Grades: K to 5, Date: 5/29/13, Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Presenter: Dr. Karen Heinz
4. Word Problems in Grades K-5
Learn about the various types of word problems specified in the Common Core and how to help students learn how to solve them.
Grades: K to 5, Date: 5/20/13, Time: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Presenter: Dr. Karen Heinz
5. LEGO NXT Robotics for STEM in Grades 6-8
This workshop is designed to introduce teachers and administrators who have no prior experience in robotics or programming to the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robots. Come learn to write some simple programs that will enable you to introduce math and science content to students in grades 6-8 using the Mindstorms NXT Robot kit available through LEGO's education division. By the end of the day you'll be programming your robot to dance around the room and even play a tune!
Grades: 6 to 8, Date: 4/19/13, Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Kay
6. Starry, Starry Night
This action workshop will enable teachers to make immediate use of starry night software in the classroom. Participants in this introductory workshop will explore starry night's extensive catalog of astronomical demonstrations and teacher-prepared laboratory exercises.
Grades: 6 to 12, Date: 5/23/13, Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Presenter: Dr. John Herrmann
7. Rockets, Rockets, Rockets
Introduce students to science and math concepts while they are having fun building rockets. In this workshop you will learn how to make rockets with your students while tying in math, chemistry and physics.
Grades: 6 to 8, Date: 6/13/13, Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Presenter: Gerard Telmosse
8. Weather Instruments and How to Make Them
Teachers will learn how to make weather instruments that really work. They will also learn the history of each instrument and the science associated with each.
Grades: 6 to 8, Date: 6/3/13, Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Presenter: Gerard Telmosse
9. Math Leaders Meeting 4/29/13 (no charge)
10. Navigating The Next Generation Science Standards [NGSS]
This workshop will present participants with an introduction to NGSS grounded in the framework for the next generation science standards. The workshop will focus on science curriculum for middle and high school grade levels and will provide opportunities for participants to view possibilities for implementing new features introduced in NGSS within their own curriculum.
Grades: 6 to 12, Date: 6/7/13, Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Presenter: Dr. Issam Abi-El-Mona
Online Registration for all meetings and workshops.