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  • 07/30/2018 11:53 AM | Anonymous
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  • 07/24/2018 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    This fall, Intelitek and the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation will launch a Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC) – a virtual robotics and coding online experience for middle school students across Connecticut.  See the attached flyer for more information and to sign-up for updates about this great STEM opportunity.

  • 07/18/2018 12:12 PM | Anonymous


    Explore relevant topics in math, science and STEM education >>
     
    Back to School With the TI-84 Plus Family: Learn New and Review 
    July 24 | 7 p.m. Central time
    Learn more and register »
     
    Join us for a webinar to explore enhancements to the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators that are useful for new and experienced users. Learn from successful classroom teachers to discover how to:

    • Help students learn and explore middle grades and high school math concepts
    • Leverage your classroom set of TI-84 Plus graphing calculators to enhance classroom discussions
    • Explore TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus Family and the TI Connect™ CE software application
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may qualify for school- or district-level professional development credit.
     
    Presenters:
    Ruth Casey
    T³™ National Instructor
    Frankfurt, Kentucky
    John LaMaster
    T³™ National Instructor 
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Register now »
  • 07/06/2018 12:44 PM | Anonymous
    August Webinar: Don't Make Every Math Strategy a Separate Lesson: Developing Understanding and Skill with K-4 Operations
    Are you ready to put debates about the usefulness of strategies for addition and subtraction to rest? Join us on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. ET to learn about empowering all students with conceptual understanding and procedural skill across grades K-4 by carefully sequencing, representing, and connecting high-leverage strategies for addition and subtraction.
    Register for the August Core Advocate Webinar!
  • 06/28/2018 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    Hello CT teachers!

    Summer is in full swing and this is a great time to think about fitting in some PD before school starts! You might remember that Connecticut has on-line and in-person options for UTeach CS Principles PD https://cs.uteach.utexas.edu/ this summer (more info in attached factsheet). The PD is FREE and offers a $500 stipend for course completion, thanks to generous funding from the Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation. The courses include PD, curriculum and one year of support. Also, each teacher who completes the course receives a $500 stipend and now we are now offering you an additional $200 stipend if you refer a fellow high school teacher who completes the course! (If you and a collogue sign up at the same time, y’all can share the $200!)

    We have a few seats left in two courses:
    •       Online - July 8 - August 18 - Register Here https://www.cvent.com/events/summer-2018-uteach-cs-professional-learning-and-year-round-support/registration-962115b45c044b59846a9cb2ff1a16db.aspx?r=705afca4-7921-48f0-89ed-9f143f967ce5&fqp=true – Registration deadline July 6
    •       In-person - July 23-27, East Hartford (CT River Academy) – Register Here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevEhiurFfwSw6FRLYq2QhzExHwaRl9WAcU_6KkJkosPzBS_g/viewform– Registration deadline July 17

    If you refer a friend, be sure to have her list you as the referee in her application. Email csinfo@uteach.utexas.edu with questions. 

    Have a great summer!

    The UTeach CS Team 

  • 06/14/2018 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    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. 


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    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 >>>

  • 06/07/2018 6:51 PM | Anonymous


  • 05/30/2018 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    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

    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

    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.

                       

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