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  • 06/14/2018 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks again for the insightful webinars, I've already started using our first one in class and what a profound effect on the thoughts of my students! - T. Whitley 

    Dear Teacher,


    We have some great webinars (all free!) coming up and we hope you’ll join the conversation. If you can’t make it due to a conflict, we encourage you to register to receive the recorded webinar.


    All webinars will start at 7 p.m. EST.

    UPCOMING WEBINARS

    June 19: Engaging the Class - How to Start a Lesson Right


    You either grab or lose the attention of the majority of your students in the first 5 minutes of a lesson. This webinar provides usable examples of unique and engaging "do nows" and opening questions that effectively engage the attention of high school economics students. 


    Register >>>

    June 27Driving Through Jim Crow – Engaging Students in the African American Green Books through Jigsaw


    In 1936, an African American mailman living in New York City published the first ever Negro Motorist Green Book. The book was a guide for traveling in the Jim Crow Era. The collection of Green Books are an invaluable primary source for unlocking a deeper understanding of the African American story in US history, as well as the social, political, and economic effects of Jim Crow laws in America. This webinar will examine the Green Books and analyze a teacher-developed lesson plan around this primary source. 


    Register >>>

    July 10Driving Through Jim Crow – Engaging Students Through the Lens of Industrialization


    This webinar will examine the Green Books and analyze a teacher developed lesson plan around this primary source that uses the lens of industrialization and the automobile to view a turbulent era in American History. 


    Register >>>

    July 17Driving Through Jim Crow – Document Based Essay Question


    Let's examine the Green Books and analyze a teacher-developed lesson plan that uses the format of a document-based essay to unpack this complicated primary source document.


    Register >>>

    July 24Driving Through Jim Crow – Engaging Students in the African American Green Books through Technology and Mapping Tools


    Using the Green Books, this webinar will show you how to use mapping tools and technology to engage your students with this primary source.


    Register >>>

    August 7The Secondary Economics Tool C.H.E.S.T

    This program has been generously funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


    Discover how to encourage student imagination and promote creative problem solving with economic lessons and activities that are Creative, Helpful, Easy, Supportive, and Thirty. Featuring teaching tips, curriculum connections and five-minute fillers, this webinar supports economic concepts, involves total class participation, and promises successful outcomes. 


    Register >>>



    CHECK OUT OUR FULL LISTING OF WEBINARS >>>

  • 05/30/2018 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LAUNCHES 2018 COMMISSIONER’S SUMMER MATH CHALLENGE
    Schools in New Fairfield and North Haven Receive Awards for Highest Participation Summer 2017

    (HARTFORD, CT) – Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today launched the 2018 Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge: “Solving the Mystery of Math”. Commissioner Wentzell also recognized the top-performing schools from the 2017 Summer Math Challenge and presented “Highest Participation” awards for last summer to Meeting House Hill School in New Fairfield (Elementary Level) and North Haven Middle School (Middle School Level). 

    Math education is a priority for CSDE and the Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge is designed to assist students in retaining math learning during the summer. Students in grades 1 through 8 will be able to take advantage of the Summer Math Challenge, sponsored by Metametics.  This is a FREE math skills maintenance program based on grade-level standards that help prepare students for college and careers.  The program is targeted to students who have just completed grades 1 through 8 and is designed to help them retain math skills learned during the previous school year.  

    In an effort to expand the Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge, students in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to practice their math skills using the Official SAT Practice from College Board and Khan Academy.  Students can link their College Board accounts or determine their current skill level using the diagnostic quizzes provided to get personalized practice recommendations. Schools with the highest percentage of participating enrollment are recognized for their efforts.  

    Similar to the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge, all information and printable materials (e.g., math log, registration information, and information for parents and students) for the Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge can be found on the CSDE’s website http://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Math/Summer-Math-Challenge

    Please contact Jennifer Michalek at 860-713-6557 or jennifer.michalek@ct.gov if you have any questions about the Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge.

  • 05/30/2018 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Residential Summer Workshops at the 
    University of Connecticut’s
    School of Engineering
    The daVinci Project

    July 9-13, 2018

    Introducing our students to engineering is a national need.  Most students love to be creative and to connect academics to the real world….this is what engineers do while making technologies that solve serious world problems.  The UConn School of Engineering is holding its 19th annual daVinci Project.   It is a weeklong (Mon-Fri) residential series of hands-on workshops for middle and high school science and math teachers. This year it’s being held July 9-13.  Teachers live on campus and participate in one of 9 very engaging workshops, as well as many other seminars, a variety tours through research labs, our state of the art water reclaim and wastewater facilities, and our CoGen plant.  Come and be part of an exciting week of exploration!  We have 35 fellowships available.  Please share this professional development opportunity with the other STEM teachers in your school or district. Workshop links below.

    1.    NEW!  Innovative Underwater Robotics for STEM projects – 8 Fellowships available
    2.    NEW!  From Geometry to Algorithms – 4 Fellowships available
    3.    Basic Arduino® Programming for STEM Projects – 2 Fellowships available
    4.    Understanding Pain: Sensory and emotional stimulus to your brain  – 2 Fellowships available
    5.    Bioinformatics: Using Computer Science to Understand Life – 3 Fellowships available
    6.    Low Cost Solar Cells – 2 Fellowships available
    7.    Air Quality and Health: Building an Air Pollution Measurement Device with an Arduino® – 2 Fellowships available
    8.    Robots: Use in Industry and Elderly Assistance – 2 Fellowships available
    9.    Mathematical Optimization with Applications to Smart Grid and Intelligent Buildings – 10 Fellowships available

    An on-line 2018 application and more information can be accessed at

    http://edoc.engr.uconn.edu/davinci/

    Registration deadline: June 15, 2018.

    Confirmation will be sent after your registration is received. 
    If you have questions or need further information please contact us at engr-edpsw@uconn.edu or 860-486-5536.  

  • 05/30/2018 9:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear teachers, 

    Registration is now open! 
    http://bit.ly/csconnnections2018

    Computer Science Connections for Middle School Teachers
    A 4-day workshop and community of practice for New England teachers

    Olsen Hall, 198 Riverside St
    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Mon Aug 6 – Thu Aug 9, 2018

    co-organized by Fred Martin and Paula Moore

    Computer Science Connections for Middle School Teachers is a 4-day professional learning workshop and a followup community of practice. It is designed for all middle school teachers from all subject areas, including both public and private schools. We will be focusing on building connections between computer science and other subjects.

    Whether you are new to computer science, intermediate, or advanced, this workshop is for you. We will support teachers in learning a variety of technologies, learning from each other, and integrating computer science into their subject-area teaching practices.

    In order to participate, you must (1) be teaching middle school (grades 5–8) in Fall 2018; (2) be able to attend all four days of the summer workshop; (3) provide a letter of support from your school principal; and (4) contribute to the followup community-of-practice virtual (online) meetings.

    The workshop and follow-up community of practice sessions will be provided at no charge thanks to support from a Google Educator PD grant. Travel support in the form of free lodging for three or four nights in a UMass Lowell residence hall will be provided to teachers who live more than an hour's commute from UMass Lowell. Travel info is available at https://stage.uml.edu/conferences/cs-connections-2018/travel-accommodations.aspx.

    Agenda. Over the first two days, you will be introduced to three different foundational platforms (MIT Scratch, MIT App Inventor mobile app development, and the BBC micro:bit with e-textile, maker and robotics activities). Then, you'll have a day and a half for your own deep dive / design project. Throughout the workshop, we'll have unplugged activities, mini-sessions on computer science topics, and share-out talks from experienced CS teachers.For the final afternoon, we’ll share out in a session where district administrators are also invited.

    Hours. CS Connections meets 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day Mon–Thu. Breakfast and lunch will be served each day. On Tuesday, there will be an evening dinner social.

  • 05/03/2018 9:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    STEM + Computer Science in High School

    Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Time: 8:30AM-2:30PM 
    Location: The Chrysalis Center, Hartford, CT

    This is a FREE Professional Development Program

    Register Here to Attend at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Xbn1-8zVl6Btovhkm-2TUOciQ9dnlMSAcrKeqQ-Kxnk/viewform?edit_requested=true

    Some of the most compelling innovations are at the intersection of science and technology.  High School science classes are uniquely suited to work together with Computer Science Principles (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT) to achieve important STEM learning outcomes for students.  Skills21 at EdAdvance has a National Science Foundation grant that supports the integration of High School Science topics with CT and CS. The grant allows for development of curriculum materials such as lesson plans and unit performance assessments that integrate CS, CT and science course content.  Throughout the year students also work on an Innovation Challenge Project that allows them to use CS and CT while addressing a real world problem in the science context they are are studying. If you are a high school teacher (Science, Computer Science, TechEd/CTE) interested in learning more about integrating CS and science, this FREE professional development opportunity is for you! 
    Participants will receive:
    •       One day of PD with experts on CS, CT and STEM learning
    •       Access to sample curricula that integrate CS, CT and science courses
    •       Access to the STEM video series that documents the milestones of the course over the course of a year
    •       See winning Innovation Challenge Projects from the 2018 Expo Fest


    Breakfast, coffee/tea and lunch will be provided.  

    REGISTER at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Xbn1-8zVl6Btovhkm-2TUOciQ9dnlMSAcrKeqQ-Kxnk/viewform?edit_requested=true

    For more information please contact Dr. Liz Radday at radday@edadvance.org or 860-567-0863 Ext 209

  • 05/03/2018 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Computer Science Connections for Middle School Teachers: 

    A 4-day workshop and community of practice for New England teachers: 

    Where:University of Massachusetts Lowell
    When: Mon Aug 6 through Thu Aug 9, 2018

    Google is supporting a 4-day professional learning workshop and a followup community of practice for middle school teachers of computer science. The project is called Computer Science Connections for Middle School Teachers, and it’s for all middle school teachers, from all subject areas. The project will be focusing on building connections between computer science and other subjects.

    Whether you are new to computer science, intermediate, or advanced, this workshop is for you.  Teachers will be supported in learning a variety of technologies, learning from each other, and integrating computer science into their subject-area teaching practices. The workshop and follow-up community of practice sessions will be provided at no charge—thanks, Google!

    A web site and full application information available soon. There will be housing support for teachers who are coming from driving distance. Letters attesting to PDP units will be provided to all participants who desire them.

    More soon, and please mark your calendars now!

  • 03/21/2018 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Student teams will compete for an awesome prize.
    Get excited ... and get started now!
    Now open for entries, this fun new competition challenges teams of students to explore STEM problem solving, design and coding.
    Win awesome prizes 

    All teams who enter their idea in the first round are eligible for a random-drawing prize package. 

    And the ultimate grand prize winning team – determined by a public vote – will receive a set of TI's innovative STEM technology for each team member, and a $250 gift card for their adult sponsor.
    The deadline to enter is April 10, 2018
    Get your team together now. Teams must include two to five students, aged 13–19, and one adult sponsor.
    Learn more and enter here »
  • 03/21/2018 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    NCTM

    Time is Almost Up to Lock In Early-Bird Rates

    Register by this Friday to save up to $80! Discover new, research-based strategies for your classroom at the NCTM 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition. Take this opportunity to explore innovative approaches to ensure a high-quality mathematics education for each of your students.

     

    Take advantage of early bird rates today.

     

    Register Now

    There's Always Something New! 
    "I love coming to these conferences because it always inspires me and gives me great ideas to bring stuff back to the classroom." 
            —Peter Fagan, Thatcher School

    Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics 

    This highly anticipated new title will be released at the meeting — be one of the first to receive a copy when you pre-order during registration. By pre-ordering, you will also save 25% off the list price! 

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  • 03/21/2018 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ITEEA's specially designed professional development webinar series focuses on Technology and Engineering Education best practices for leading Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Education) in your school.

    Makey Makey STEM Education Kit to 

    Teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking

    April 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST

    Presenter: Tom Heck

    This webinar series is FREE to ITEEA members. The fee for non-members is $45.

    REGISTER HERE

    Invented by two graduate students at MIT Media Lab just five years ago, the Makey Makey is now used by K12 educators in all 50 states and around the world to teach art, engineering, and everything in between. In this webinar led by a former Technology Education classroom teacher, you’ll learn what the Makey Makey is and why it’s such a powerfully versatile tool to teach Design Thinking, Making, and Invention Literacy for beginners and experts alike.


    Watch the original video used during the Kickstarter campaign. It’s been viewed over 7 million times!

    MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone

    PRESENTER: Tom Heck is the VP for Education Initiatives at Makey Makey. In this role Tom travels throughout the US leading workshops and building strategic partnerships with STEM education Professional Development providers. His efforts have resulted in a nationwide network of Makey Makey training "hubs" that provide PD for K12 educators.

     

    Tom is an award winning presenter and educator. He's spoken on the TED stage and has been a keynote presenter at many education events. Prior to his work at Makey Makey, Tom worked at Purdue University in the engineering department where he led a team that was charged with growing an award winning K12 program that taught students about Human Centered Design through Service Learning.

     

    Tom is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is a former teacher of Technology Education. He’s also worked as a juvenile corrections officer and Senior Director with the YMCA. Tom has authored several books and multiple articles and he’s invented and successfully licensed over 10 products. Tom lives in Asheville NC with his wife and two children.

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