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2015 Title II Summer Workshop Schedule

 

Embedding the Standards for Mathematical Practices within the Common Core Standards 2015

June 15-19

Black Hills State University

Contact: Shawnalynn.Mackaben@bhsu.edu

 

This workshop will focus specifically on using concrete approaches to understand abstract mathematical ideas. The math content areas to be emphasized are taken directly from the Common Core Content Standards for grades 6-8 Statistics and Probability. Specifically, the mathematical content addressed will focus on applying the mathematics to practical situations through solving real-world problems involving quantitative measures of center, data distribution, measures of variability, and statistical variability. Teachers will increase their own conceptual understanding of the mathematical concepts, which will improve the quality of their instruction around these topics.

 

For additional information, please visit: http://www.camse.org/embed2015/

 

 

Using the Mathematical Practices Workshop

June 28 – July 2

South Dakota State University

Contact: Sharon.vestal@sdstate.edu

 

The Using the CCSS-M Mathematical Practices to Promote High Quality Instruction 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.  The CCSS-M algebra and geometry standards will be used as the basis for unpacking mathematical topics the teachers know well and those they have not been asked to focus on prior to CCSS-M.  This project will provide the 6 – 12 teachers with algebra and geometry activities that use manipulatives, computer programs, and iPad applications that align 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 at the SDCTM State Conference in February.  Up to 3 hours of graduate credit in mathematics is available.

 

 

Science and Technology Resources for Engagement Activity Modules (STREAM) 2015

July 19 – 23

South Dakota State University

Contact: larry.browning@sdstate.edu

 

The STREAM project focuses on enhancing student preparation in sciences through Middle School and High School teacher development by engaging teachers in a content rich course that leads directly to modularized curriculum design and implementation.  STREAM equips teachers to use engineering practices to create current science based activities and effective assessments for their classrooms. Participants will be asked to work in teams to complete three projects: Sustainable Habitat Engineering (SHE), a solar observatory (School-henge), and a sustainable Greenhouse. These projects were developed by rural South Dakota teachers and have been classroom tested. Each of the projects will model Engineering Practices and be linked to the Common Core Mathematics Standards (CCMS), the Framework for K-12 Science Education, and the College, Career, and Civics (C3) Standards.  Up to 3 hours of graduate credit is available.

 

 

Life Science Concepts for Teachers

June 21 – 26

Black Hills State University

Contact: janet.briggs@bhsu.edu

 

Life Science Concepts for Teachers is designed for teachers in grades 6-12 to develop a deep understanding of life science content through examination of diverse ecosystems on the Great Plains and in the Black Hills. Field studies will focus on biodiversity, interdependent relationships and flow of energy in ecosystems, and adaptation to change. Please note the workshop requires participants to be outside in rugged terrain in the summer in South Dakota. The course will focus on Life Science Core Ideas as described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The summer workshop will allow participants to earn 2 hours of graduate credit. Throughout the school year, participants will pursue exemplary practices in science teaching through application of content and reflection upon student learning through electronic and face-to-face follow-up sessions.

 

 

Engineering the Future 2015

June 22 – 26

South Dakota State University

Contact:  judy.vondruska@sdstate.edu

 

The Framework guiding the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) identifies eight science and engineering principles essential for all students to learn.  This project will focus on helping teachers better understand those principles and how to incorporate them into their classroom. Each day of the week-long workshop, teachers will participate in a variety of engineering-related activities, have access to high-end instrumentation, take tours of engineering-related facilities in the region and develop lesson plans to incorporate what they have learned into their science classroom.  Up to 3 hours of graduate credit is available in physics.

 

 

Physics of Atomic Nuclei: Connecting Content and Practices with Applications, Careers and the Sanford Underground Research Facility

July 27 – 31

South Dakota State University

Contact: pnorris@sanfordlab.org

 

This workshop will focus on development of teacher content knowledge in nuclear science and development and implementation of activities for teachers to use in their classrooms.  Nuclear science is an excellent topic to use as a connection between curriculum standards in physical science, chemistry and physics courses, scientific and engineering practices, cross-cutting concepts, the science experiments taking place at Sanford Underground Research Facility, ‘real world’ applications, and rewarding and well-paying STEM careers.  Any middle or high school science teacher in the state of South Dakota is eligible to apply.