McSiip at the STEM Center at Rowan University is offering a wide variety of engaging, hands-on workshops this spring and summer with a focus on the Common Core State Standards.A brief description of each workshop is provided below.
Presenters are Rowan University professors and staff: Dr. Janet Caldwell, Dr. Eric Milou, Dr. Karen Heinz, Dr. Jennifer Kay, Dr. John Herrmann and Gerard Telmosse.
All workshops are $125 per day and will be held at Rowan University. The times vary, so please check the descriptions. The workshops from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm will include a 1/2 hour lunch break, so please bring a brown-bag lunch. The workshops from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm will only have a few breaks, but no long lunch breaks.
Register online, or download a brochure below, complete the paper registration, and either fax (856-256-5602) or mail it (address is on the flyer).
McSiip Professional Development Spring 2013 Brochure(pdf)
Navigating The Next Generation Science Standards [NGSS] Brochure (pdf)
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
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 Cancelled
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 Workshop Workshop is Full
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 Workshop is Full
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