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2017 Title II Summer Workshop Schedule

 

 

Transforming Ordinary into Extraordinary - Three Dimensional Science Learning

June 12-16, 2017

Black Hills State University

Presenters: Dr. June Apaza, Dr. Peggy Norris, Dr. Becky Bundy, Dr. Ben Sayler, Kari Webb, and Julie Dahl

Contact: Dr. June Apaza

Register: https://form.jotform.com\70955428511155

Transforming Ordinary into Extraordinary - Three Dimensional Science Learning will be offered this summer from June 12-16, 2017 for South Dakota science educators who teach grades 6-12. The workshop will be held on the BHSU campus with a visit to Sanford Underground Research facility. Teachers will build their capacity to facilitate and foster three dimensional science learning. The professional development will emphasize anchoring lessons with scientific phenomena and engineering design challenges. Teacher will explore science curriculum units that feature the science being done at Sanford Lab. Elementary teachers are welcome if their participation helps bridge science teaching between schools.

Participating teachers will receive a $500 stipend for attending the weeklong workshop. Lodging at BHSU and meals on campus will also be provided. Two hours of graduate credit will be available at reduced tuition of $80 through BHSU.

 

 

 

Earth-Space Science Concepts for Teachers

June 12-16, 207

Black Hills State University

Presenters: Dr. Janet Brigs (BHSU) and Dr. Abigail Domagall

Contact: Janet Briggs to sign up for the workshop or if you have any questions.

Black Hills State University is offering an Earth-Space Science Concepts for Teachers workshop this summer from June 12-16, 2017 for South Dakota science educators in grades 6-12. The workshop will be held in the Geology Lab, Jonas Science Room 160, on the BHSU campus. The workshop will emphasize essential Earth and Space science concepts outlined in the new South Dakota Science Standards. Topics include investigations of how water's properties, solar energy, gravity, and geoscience processes change Earth's surface and climate on various spatial and time scales in South Dakota. Climate change models of Earth's ancient and recent history and human impact on climate, based on global as well as local data, will be investigated. Elementary teachers are welcome if their participation helps bridge science teaching between schools. 

Participating teachers will receive a $500 stipend for attending the week-long workshop, lodging in apartments at BHSU (air-conditioned 2-bedroom apartments, with two participants per apartment) and meals on campus. Two hours of graduate credit will be available at a reduced rate of $80 through BHSU.

 

 

 

Implementing Productive Mathematical Discourse to Promote Understanding

June 19-23, 2017

South Dakota State University

Presenters: Dr. Christine Larson and Dr. Sharon Vestal

Contact: Dr. Sharon Vestal for more information

The Implementing Productive Mathematical Discourse to Promote Understanding (IPMD 2017) project is designed to help math teachers get the depth of content knowledge needed to teach the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M), while focusing on understanding and demonstrating the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP).   The Standards for Mathematical Practice are the foundation of the Common Core standards. In order for students to develop a strong conceptual understanding of mathematics, teachers must modify their instruction through the use of these eight practices. Creating lessons that use productive mathematical discourse provides an opportunity to effectively apply these practices.  This workshop will focus on helping teachers facilitate constructive discussions in their mathematics classrooms.  Using standards provided by the teachers, we will provide instruction on how to modify these lessons into ones that foster classroom conversations that deepen students' mathematical thinking. We will provide the 6 – 12 teachers with hands-on activities using manipulatives and computer software for their classroom which align with the SMPs.   

The workshop will be held on the SDSU campus for a week during the summer, with a follow-up day in February at the SDCTM/SDSTA conference in Huron.  Up to 3 hours of graduate credit is available in mathematics.

 

 

 

Making Mathematics Visible: Proportional Reasoning

June 19-22, 2017

Black Hills State University

Presenters: Dr. Dan May and Deann Kertzman

Contact: Deann Kertzman to register and for more information

Making Mathematics Visible: Proportional Reasoning is a BHSU sponsored workshop for South Dakota teachers of mathematics for grades 6 - 12. This workshop is designed to increase teacher content knowledge in the Common Cores State Standards in Mathematics critical domain of ratio and proportion and improve teacher understanding and implementation of the Standards for Mathematical Practice 3, 4, and 5. These math practices involve justification, critique, modeling, tools, and representations. A major focus will be on the vertical progression of representations to strengthen understanding of proportional reasoning. 

Participants will examine SMP 3, 4, 5 by defining and recognizing teacher actions for implementation along with observable student actions for these practices. A vertical progression of visual representations for proportional reasoning will be constructed. Through a content study of fractions, ratios, proportions, functions, and geometry, participants will consider overarching concepts students must understand to be successful in mathematics topics which address proportional reasoning. These overarching ideas may help teachers construct SLO goals. Grade level peer groups will work together to consider impactful goals for their students.

Participating teachers will receive a $100 a day stipend, lodging and meals. Two hours of graduate credit will be available at reduced rate of $80 from BHSU. 

 

 

 

Cross-Cutting Communities for Rural STEM Education

August 7-9, 2017

South Dakota State University

Presenters: Dr. Patrick Hales, Dr. Tony Durr, and Dr. Larry Browning

Contact: Patrick Hales

The Cross- Cutting Communities for Rural STEM Education is an opportunity for teachers in rural areas to connect and collaborate in online professional learning communities (PLCs).  Teachers participating in this program will be trained at a workshop on South Dakota State University campus from August 7 to 9th.  The three day workshop will explore the 3-dimensional South Dakota science standards in a multidisciplinary manner that will apply to all content areas.  During the summer workshop, participating teachers will form smaller professional learning community (PLC) groups of 5 members. These groups will receive training on specific technology including video recording devices and online services for sharing and reflecting on teaching videos.  During the school year, those PLC groups will connect online to share teaching videos for productive reflection and discussion.  The online collaborative communities will be facilitated and supported by South Dakota State University faculty.  These online based PLCs will help teachers form supportive professional connections while expanding their knowledge base through collaboration.

Participating teachers will receive a $500 stipend for completion of the program. In addition, travel and meal expenses will be covered. SDSU faculty will facilitate the online PLC's throughout the school year.


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