Tuesday October 27th 4:30 PM Pacific, 5:30 PM Mountain ; 6:30 PM Central ; 7:30 PM Eastern
STEM’ify Your Community: STEM for ALL and ALL for STEM presented by Carrie Chiapetta
Stamford has instituted the Stamford STEMfest which is a day of free activities centered around STEM. This festival is modeled after Ireland's Maths Week. The Stamford STEMfest goals include: 1) building an awareness about STEM for students and their parents, 2) demonstrating to students how much fun these disciplines can be, 3) showing students how these disciplines are inherent in many of the things we do every day, and 4) having students learn about the career and college opportunities in STEM. This event has been extremely successful in getting all students and the community to learn about STEM. The event is now being done in other cities around the country. Learn about this event, how it has impacted the community, and how you can get involved!
Register at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC51DB85894A3B
Wednesday November 3rd 4:30 PM Pacific, 5:30 PM Mountain ; 6:30 PM Central ; 7:30 PM Eastern
Engaging Every Learner Through Hands-On Instruction presented by Sara Moore
A solid understanding of fractions is critical for student success in mathematics. The language of fractions is precise and often confusing to learners. Manipulative models provide a structure for helping students master the vocabulary of fractions and see the connections between whole number operations and fraction operations. This workshop will share strategies for using manipulatives to model and build conceptual understanding of fraction operations.
Register at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC51DA89884E3A