McSiip at the STEM Center of Rowan University is offering a wide variety of engaging, hands-on workshops this fall with a focus on the Common Core State Standards. A brief description of each workshop is provided below.
Presenters for all workshops are Rowan University professors and staff and include: Dr. Janet Caldwell, Dr. Eric Milou, Dr. John Hermann, Dr. Paul Laumakis, Dr. Issam Abi-El-Mona, Mary Capriotti, and Gerard Telmosse.
All workshops are $135 per day and will be held at Rowan University with room locations to be given in your confirmation email. The times vary, so please check the descriptions. The participants in workshops from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm will receive a certificate for 5 PD hours (upon completion), will only have a few breaks, but no long lunch breaks. The participants in workshops from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm will receive a certificate for 6 PD hours (upon completion), and will have a 1/2 hour lunch break, so please bring a brown-bag lunch.
Be sure to click on the link in the description to view a full color flyer for each workshop!
Two Ways To Register!
1. Click here to Register online (Preferred Method)
2. Download a brochure, complete the paper registration, and either fax (856-256-5602) or mail it to the address on the brochure.
For more information please contact Jen Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org (856-256-4827)
Please register early – those who have been on our waiting lists know - space is limited!
Mathematics, Science and Technology Workshops
Unless otherwise stated, all workshops run from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM.
1. Formative Assessment and the Common Core Mathematics Standards
Learn specific strategies that can help you assess student performance throughout the year, focused on Common Core mathematics content. Assessment strategies demonstrated will range from low-tech to high-tech. Specific sources for assessment tasks will also be discussed.
Grades 3-5 - Date: 10/28/14, Presenter: Dr. Janet Caldwell
Grades 6-8 - Date: 11/13/14, Presenter: Dr. Janet Caldwell
Algebra I & II - Grades: 8 to 12, Date: 11/18/14, Presenter: Dr. Janet Caldwell
Geometry - Grades: 9 to 12, Date: 12/9/14, Presenter: Dr. Janet Caldwell
2. PARCC in Elementary and Middle School
This workshop will review, analyze, and dissect the PARCC Assessment for mathematics.
Grades 3-5 - Date: 11/19/14, Presenter: Dr. Eric Milou
Grades 6-8 - Date: 10/29/14, Presenter: Dr. Eric Milou
3. Weather Instruments
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: 10/30/14, Presenter: Gerard Telmosse
4. Using Projects to Assess Student Understanding of Grade 8 CCSS in Mathematics (Workshop Series)
These interactive workshops will focus on the effective use of projects to ensure that students have mastered the Grade 8 CCSS in Mathematics, in addition to some of the Grade 7 and high school standards. Working in small groups, participants will analyze and solve a relevant project, along with carefully examining how the project is aligned with the standards. Attendees will leave these workshops with ready-to-use comprehensive projects that directly connect with applicable Grade 8 CCSS in Mathematics. Strategies for both classroom implementation of projects and creation of new projects will also be included. Attendance in all workshops in the series is NOT required.
The Number System and Geometry - Grades: 7 to 9, Date: 10/31/14, Presenter: Dr. Paul Laumakis
Statistics and Probability - Grades: 7 to 9, Date: 11/21/14, Presenter: Dr. Paul Laumakis
Expressions, Equations, & Functions - Grades: 7 to 9, Date: 12/12/14, Presenter: Dr. Paul Laumakis
5. Using Projects to Assess Student Understanding of High School CCSS in Mathematics (Workshop Series)
These interactive workshops will focus on the effective use of projects to ensure that students have mastered the high school CCSS in Mathematics. Working in small groups, participants will analyze and solve a relevant project, along with carefully examining how the project is aligned with the standards. Attendees will leave these workshops with ready-to-use comprehensive projects that directly connect with applicable high school CCSS in Mathematics. Strategies for both classroom implementation of projects and creation of new projects will also be included.
Algebra, Functions, and Modeling - Grades: 9 to 12, Date: 11/14/14, Presenter: Dr. Paul Laumakis
Statistics, Probability, and Modeling - Grades: 9 to 12, Date: 12/5/14, Presenter: Dr. Paul Laumakis
6. The Science of Biomes
Participants will be given activities for students to perform simple experiments that will help explain some of the Physical and Biologic characteristics of the major Biome types. Exploring biotic and abiotic factors associated with the biomes, this workshop will give the participants opportunities to look at how nature employs physics and chemistry, as well.
Grades: 6 to 8, Date: 11/20/14, Presenter: Gerard Telmosse
7. Using the iPad in Middle and High School Math Class
Whether you have a single iPad or a classroom full, this workshop will provide helpful ideas for using the iPad productively in teaching math for the Common Core. Useful apps for teachers and students will be demonstrated. Formative assessment strategies will be discussed, and participants will have an opportunity to share their own favorite apps and websites.
Grades: 6 to 12, Date: 12/2/14, Presenter: Dr. Janet Caldwell
8. 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. Please bring a laptop and curriculum materials with you.
Grades: 7 to 12, Date: 12/17/14, Presenter: Dr. Issam Abi-El-Mona
9. 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 by using videos, music, games, and the Internet. Please bring a laptop.
Grades: 3 to 8. Date: 12/19/14, Presenter: Dr. Eric Milou
10. Starry Night and the Coming USA Total Solar Eclipse
The Starry Night Workshop will feature numerous hands-on activities and will include:
• Mastering the Starry Night Astronomy Program
• Making use of Smart Phone Astronomy applications in and out of the classroom
• Certification lab to locate exact path of totality for a spectacular TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN coming soon
• Historical use and mastering colonial Sextants for non-GPS navigation
• Additional astronomy/physical science activities for classroom use
Grades: 6 to 12, Date: 12/19/14, Presenters: Dr. John Hermann & Mary Capriotti
11. Revising the Algebra Curriculum
This workshop will present a realistic scope and sequence for algebra I & algebra II. The workshop will include specific units and standards, drawing from the Common Core.
Grades: 9 to 12, Date: 12/22/14, Presenters: Dr. Eric Milou
12. Stem Projects in the Middle and High School Math Class
Explore hands-on projects that highlight the use of mathematics in science, technology, and engineering applications. Projects will focus on Common Core math standards.
Grades: 6 to 12, Date: 1/13/15, Presenters: Dr. Janet Caldwell
13. Math Leaders Meeting
Calling all math supervisors, coaches, teacher leaders and department chairs! Join us in a series of informal get-togethers to share successes, concerns and information relevant to mathematics instruction. There is NO CHARGE for these meetings, and no PD certificates will be issued.
Fall - Date: 10/15/14, Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Facilitator: Dr. Janet Caldwell
Winter - Date: 1/14/15, Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Facilitators: Dr. Janet Caldwell & Dr. Eric Milou
Spring - Date: 4/8/15, Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Facilitators: Dr. Janet Caldwell & Dr. Eric Milou