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Mathematics and Science Workshop Descriptions Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 March 2005



K-5 Navigating Through Geometry in Kindergarten-Grade 5
K-5 Understanding Number and Operations in Kindergarten-Grade 5
K-5 Number and Operations
6-12 Geometry
6-12 Engaging Students in Algebraic Thinking
6-12 Data Analysis & Measurement
6-12 Preparing for the Praxis II in Mathematics
K-5 Science Inquiry
6-8 Science Inquiry
9-12 Science Inquiry
K-5 Physical Science
6-8 Physical Science
9-12 Physical Science

 

 

 

Workshop Title: Navigating Through Geometry in Kindergarten-Grade 5
Target Audience: K-5 MATH Teachers
Length: Twelve Hours
Participants will gain a clearer and deeper understanding of the Geometry strand of the 2003 North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course of Study. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics books, Navigating through Grades 3-5, will be used to demonstrate how some of the fundamental ideas of geometry can be introduced, developed, and extended in K-5 classrooms. Participants will be involved with activities/lessons dealing with the "big ideas" of geometry: two and three-dimensional shapes; location and position; transformations and symmetry; and visualization, spatial reasoning, and modeling. Selected literature books that bring out the "big ideas" of geometry will be introduced. Participants will be provided a copy of the book, Helping Children Learn Mathematics with examples of how its UCARE model relates to the teaching and learning of geometry. Technology will be used to explore two CD-ROMs as well as on-line resources.
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Workshop Title: Understanding Number and Operations in Kindergarten-Grade 5
Target Audience: K-5 Math Teachers
Length: Twelve Hours
Participants will gain a deeper and clearer understanding of the Number and Operations strand of the 2003 North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course of Study. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Principles and Standards in Mathematics and Helping Children Learn Mathematics books will serve as the foundation documents for this workshop. Participants will receive a copy of Helping Children Learn Mathematics prior to the workshop date. The workshop sessions will focus on the major changes in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in the Number and Operations strand. Participants will gain an understanding of the vertical design of this strand as well as the importance this strand plays in the "big picture" of mathematics. Strategies and standards-based activities will be presented to highlight the changes at each of the grade levels (K-5). Participants will leave with a variety of lesson ideas and materials to implement these lessons upon completion of the sessions.
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Workshop Title: K-5 Number and Operations

Audience: K-5 Math Teachers
Length: Twelve Hours
Participants will use the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards (the foundation for the North Carolina Standard Course of Study) to develop a deeper understanding of fractions as an integral part of Number and Operations. Exploration of fractions as parts of a whole, parts of a collection, location on a number line, and division of whole numbers will be the focus of this first module. Participants will need access to the internet or a computer with CD Rom capabilities, have basic computer literacy, and an e-mail address. This electronic workshop is a versatile tool for alternative situations. Participants will work independently on activities directed toward teacher knowledge and pedagogy, development of classroom activities, professional readings, and on going reflection. A product will be submitted to the NCPIMS Math Facilitators who will assess the work based on a rubric. This workshop was developed in collaboration with the ECU Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education's Distance Education Project, Promoting Standards in Science and Mathematics.
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Workshop Title: Geometry
Target Audience: 6-12 Mathematics Teachers
Note: Available FALL 2006
Length: Twelve Hour
Participants will engage in a variety of tasks covering multiple objectives and strands of geometry found in the North Carolina standard course of study. Another major source of discussion will come from NCTM's Principles the process standards associated with geometry content. The equity principle will be included to address meeting the needs of classrooms containing a diverse population of learners. Use of technology will be incorporated as a tool for building conceptual understanding where applicable (as dictated by the resources available to a district).
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Workshop Title: Engaging Students in Algebraic Thinking
Target Audience: 6-12 Mathematics Teachers
Length: Twelve Hours
Participants will engage in activities and tasks to explore relationships among quantities, including functions; ways of representing mathematical relationships; and analysis of change. The workshop focuses on problem solving, concept development, and higher cognitive processes following the NCTM standards. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators, will be integrated as tools to enhance conceptual understanding. Participants will leave with a variety of lesson ideas and materials aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
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Workshop Title: Data Analysis & Measurement
Target Audience: 6-12
Note: Available FALL 2005
Length: Twelve Hours
Participants will be engaged with using the graphic calculators, CBL's, CBR's in instruction. The hands on activities are aligned with the Standard Course of Study. Participants will be using the tools of technology to compare data, graph data in question, and to interpret the data in mathematical discussion. There will be discussion on measurement and best line of fit as well as discussion on the Pros and Cons of technology use the classroom.
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Workshop Title: Preparing for the Praxis II in Mathematics
Target Audience: 6-12 Mathematics Teachers
Note: Scheduled by Request
Participants will engage in problems and activities similar to those on the Praxis II in mathematics for either middle grades or secondary. Workshop is designed to be done on-line, but can be delivered in face-to-face setting as well. At the middle grades level there is focus on mathematical tasks in arithmetic and basic algebra; geometry, measurement, functions, and graphs; data, probability, statistics, and discrete math; problem solving and content pedagogy. There are also constructed-response tasks modeled after the part of the test that accounts for 25% of the score. At the high school level the content portion focuses on arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; functions, graphing, and calculus; and probability, statistics, discrete math, linear algebra, and modeling. The pedagogy portion has scenarios in student error analysis, lesson planning, and the implementation of instruction.
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K-5 Science Workshop: Inquiry
Teachers will increase their awareness of Standards-based instruction with a focus on inquiry- based pedagogy. During these twelve hours of professional development teachers will work on developing their own definition of inquiry while being exposed to the different levels of inquiry-based instruction. While being engaged in inquiry, teachers will learn techniques of questioning that support inquiry activities. Teachers will discuss ideas of how to integrate science throughout the curriculum areas emphasizing reading. Classroom management techniques focusing on cooperative learning will be discussed and modeled throughout the professional development. Finally, teachers will demonstrate their understanding of inquiry by shifting a familiar science lesson into being more inquiry-based. At the end of the twelve hours teachers will reflect on their knowledge of inquiry while still developing their own definition of what inquiry means to them and their students.
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Middle School Science Workshop: Inquiry
The middle school inquiry workshop was developed to address four themes that are covered in four, three-hour modules. The themes include: attributes of inquiry learning, shifting science lessons toward inquiry, conversion of a science lesson to inquiry, and assessment. Additional topics interspersed through the 12-hour workshop are learning styles, classroom management, teacher and student roles, recent changes to the Standard Course of Study, safety, and diversity.
Participants will have the opportunity to take part in inquiry-based lessons that model teacher roles and student roles suggested by the National Science Education Standards. Workshop instructors will lead discussions related to issues surrounding inquiry-based instruction and suggest research literature to assist participants in shifting to a more student-centered classroom. Participants will also focus on their own teaching during the module "conversion of a science lesson to inquiry." During this time, participants will work in grade-level groups to shift a personal lesson plan to a more student-centered focus. Assessment in the inquiry classroom will be discussed and participants will have an opportunity to create an assessment for their converted lesson.
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High School Science Workshop: Inquiry
The high school inquiry workshop was developed to address four themes that are covered in four, three-hour modules. The themes include: attributes of inquiry learning, shifting science lessons toward inquiry, conversion of a science lesson to inquiry, and safety in the high school classroom. Additional topics interspersed through the 12-hour workshop are learning styles, classroom management, teacher and student roles, recent changes to the Standard Course of Study, assessment, and diversity.
Participants will have the opportunity to take part in inquiry-based lessons that model teacher roles and student roles suggested by the National Science Education Standards. Workshop instructors will lead discussions related to issues surrounding inquiry-based instruction and suggest research literature to assist participants in shifting to a more student-centered classroom. Participants will also focus on their own teaching during the module "conversion of a science lesson to inquiry." During this time, participants will work in content area groups to shift a personal lesson plan to a more student-centered focus. The workshop also includes a module about safety policies and procedures appropriate for the high school classroom.
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K-5 Science Workshop: Physical Science
This twelve hour workshop addresses the fundamental themes of physical science that are threaded through the k-5 course of study. Teachers will learn about one specific content theme through hands-on inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on understanding student misconceptions and meeting the needs of diverse learners. We will review how the physical science concepts build through the curriculum so that teachers will be able to address student prior knowledge.
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6-8 Science Workshop: Physical Science
This twelve hour workshop addresses the fundamental themes of physical science that are threaded through the 6-8 course of study. Teachers will learn about one specific content theme through hands-on inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on understanding student misconceptions and meeting the needs of diverse learners. We will review how the physical science concepts build through the curriculum so that teachers will be able to address student prior knowledge.
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High School Science Workshop: Physical Science
This twelve hour workshop addresses themes of physical science that are fundamental to the high school course of study. Teachers will learn about one specific content theme through hands-on inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on understanding student misconceptions and meeting the needs of diverse learners. We will review how the physical science concepts build through the curriculum so that teachers will be able to address student prior knowledge. Because all of the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, earth science) build on a understanding of physical science, this course is designed for all 9-12 science teachers.
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