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2013 Title II summer workshop schedule

 

 

Best Practices in Teaching Mathematics and the New Common Core Standards, Southeast

June 17-21            

Black Hills State University, Spearfish

Presenters:  Ms. Vicki Kapust (BHSU), Dr. Jeff Palmer (DSU), and Dr. June Apaza (BHSU)

Contact:  vicki.kapust@bhsu.edu; (605) 642-6571

 

This on-going project is designed to support and extend the impact of current professional development available to SD teachers via the SD Department of Education’s two one-day workshops about the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)—the Standards for Mathematical Practice. This Title II-A project’s goals are:

  • To deepen understanding of mathematics concepts that build from kindergarten through high school as defined by the college- and career-readiness Content Standards in the CCSSM.
  • To model the CC Practice Standards and provide strategies and support for teachers as they make the necessary adjustments to their classroom practice such that their students become proficient in the mathematical “skills” described in the CC Practice Standards South Dakota adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010. The Mathematical Practice

 

 

Practicing the Mathematical Practices

June 24-28            

South Dakota State University, Brookings

Presenters: Dr. Sharon Vestal (SDSU), Dr. Christine Larson (SDSU)

Contact: sharon.vestal @sdstate.edu; (605) 688-6225

 

The Practicing the Mathematical Practices project is designed to help math teachers get the depth of content knowledge needed to teach from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M). This project will focus on understanding and demonstrating the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice while reviewing content standards in 6 – 12 algebra and geometry. The CCSS-M standards for grades 6 – 8 include more algebra standards than most teachers have experienced in the past. In addition, the geometry standards have more focus on proof and transformational geometry. This project focuses on providing the 6 – 12 teachers, with algebra and geometry activities that use manipulatives, computer programs, and iPad applications while aligning with the CCSS-M algebra and geometry standards. The workshop will be held on the SDSU campus for a week during the summer, with a follow-up day in late November. Up to 3 hours of graduate credit is available in mathematics.

 

 

Best Practices in Teaching Mathematics and the New Common Core Standards, Southwest

June 17-21                 

Black Hills State University, Spearfish
Presenters: Dr. June Apaza (BHSU), Vicki Kapust (BHSU), and Dr. Chris Larson (SDSU)
Contact: june.apaza@bhsu.edu; (605) 642-6571

 

This on-going project is designed to support and extend the impact of current professional development available to SD teachers via the SD Department of Education’s two one-day workshops about the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)—the Standards for Mathematical Practice. This Title II-A project’s goals are:

  • To deepen understanding of mathematics concepts that build from kindergarten through high school as defined by the college- and career-readiness Content Standards in the CCSSM.
  • To model the CC Practice Standards and provide strategies and support for teachers as they make the necessary adjustments to their classroom practice such that their students become proficient in the mathematical “skills” described in the CC Practice Standards South Dakota adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010. The Mathematical Practice

 

 

Cosmic Connections 2013

July 7-12                    

South Dakota State University
Presenters: Dr. Larry Browning (SDSU), Dr. Judy Vondruska (SDSU), Dr. Chris Larson (SDSU)
Contact: larry.browning@sdstate.edu; (605) 688-4548

 

Apply on-line at:  http://CosmicConnections2013Application.questionpro.com

The project, Cosmic Connections 2013, is designed to use astronomy as a means of motivating students to learn geometry, algebra, trigonometry, earth and physical science concepts. During the week-long summer institute, vertical teams of teachers will be involved in inquiry-based activities focused on building models (space and shape concepts), collecting and analyzing data (manipulation of quantities) and sharing lesson plans for implementation. Vertical teams will consist of physical science and mathematics teachers at both the Middle and High School level. Teachers will develop and share lesson plans electronically that emphasize the connections between science and math and are aligned with the Common Core Math Standards and the Cross-Cutting Concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards. Throughout the year they will build an electronic library of materials for teachers to use. The summer institute along with electronic and face-to-face follow up sessions will allow participants to earn up to 3 hours of graduate credit in either math or physics. 

 

 

STEM Enhancement Teacher Institute: Sustained, Effective Teacher Interaction or (SETI)

Aug 2-7                     

Faith, SD
Presenters: Dr. Larry Browning (SDSU), Dr. Matthew Miller (SDSU), Dr. Madhav Nepal (SDSU)
Contact: larry.browning@sdstate.edu; (605) 688-4548

 

Apply on-line at:  http://SETI2application2013.questionpro.com

STEM Enhancement Teacher Institute: Sustained, Effective Teacher Interaction or (SETI) brings the “scientists to the teachers” model to address concerns in Core Ideas that teachers in the North Central region of South Dakota have identified as being of urgent need. These Core Ideas are from the Framework for K-12 Science Education and are the basis of the new Next Generation Science Standards. The scientists (professors of Biology, Chemistry and Physics-all w/Education appointments) have identified cross-cutting concepts for instrumentation, nuclear processes, biogeology, and patterns caused by Earth’s motion and will develop content and pedagogical knowledge in a one-week, immersive workshop. Graduate credit (up to three units) is available.

 

 

Modeling Physics for All South Dakota, 2013

July 8-12                        

Dakota State University, Madison

Presenters:  Dr. Andy Johnson (BHSU) and Dr. Janet Briggs (BHSU)

Contact: Andy.johnson@bhsu.edu; (605) 642-6508

 

This workshop teaches core ideas in physics, science practices, and student engagement strategies to South Dakota STEM teachers using the nationally recognized, research-based Modeling Physics Instruction materials and methods. The workshop is designed to improve the teachers' knowledge of basic physics, aid their readiness to use the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and increase their readiness to teach rigorous college preparatory courses to their own students. The goals are to improve teachers' understanding of physics, to transform their classroom teaching, and to explicitly teach STEM practices. Participating teachers will be trained in the use of the Modeling Instruction methods and expected to use Modeling in their own classrooms. Explicit sessions will focus on how to use the techniques of Modeling to meet the new learning expectations of the NGSS, on common student naive conceptions and specific ways that teachers can use to engage students and move them forward in their understanding of both core physics concepts and science practices.