UAM STEM Center To Offer Professional Development Workshops In June And July

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MONTICELLO — The STEM Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will offer 11 professional development workshops for public school teachers in June and July, according to Dr. Peggy Doss, dean of the UAM School of Education.
The workshops will feature teaching methods in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in relation to Common Core standards, according to Doss.tv_buzzworthy 10db
The workshops are:
• The UAM Summer Institute for Geometry Grades 5-8 – Teaching with the Common Core State Standards Institute (June 9-13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Willard Hall. Follow-up date September 13): This workshop will address several areas of need in geometry education as well as strengthening the understanding of Common Core State Standards. The workshop is designed to acquaint teachers with the Geometry Common Core State Standards concepts and improve teachers’ geometry content knowledge for grades 5-8.
• Picture Perfect for Science Literacy I, Grades K-3 (June 10-11, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UAM STEM Center) and Picture Perfect for Science Literacy II, Grades 4-8 (June 17-18, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UAM STEM Center): Theseworkshops build from more than 60 children’s picture books to teach science, with all lesson objectives aligned with the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Common Core State Standards.
• Google Apps for Administrators (June 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UAM Library and Technology Center): Michael J. Graham, author and Google Apps for Education certified trainer, will present a hands-on workshop for school administrators to help them integrate technology into their schools.
• Google Apps Meets Common Core, K-12 (June 24, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UAM Library and Technology Center): This workshop provides step-by-step tutorials on how to use the Google Apps for Education suite, and describes how each tool can impact student learning, promote 21st century skills, and meet and exceed the Common CoreState Standards.
• Algebraic Thinking as a Bridge to Functions, Grades 3-6 (July 1-2, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Willard Hall): This course will investigate the development of algebraic thinking to functionalthinking using tables, graphs, equations, and problem situations.
• Engineering in Elementary (July 2, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UAM STEM Center): This workshop shows teachers how to integrate engineering activities with science instruction.
• Problem Situations: Multiplication and Division and The Nature of “Equals” Grades K-6 (July 8-9, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Willard Hall): The latest techniques for teaching multiplication and division.
• Planning New Science Standards with Common Core Technology (July 22, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Willard Hall): The purpose of this workshop is to provide ideas and suggestions for improving science literacy through the Common Core Standards with technology in grades K-8.
• Dig Into Science (July 29-30, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UAM STEM Center): A workshop that explores archeology as“dirt-digging, story-telling, mystery-solving fun” and provides teachers with science and literacy lesson plans as well as a visit to an archeological dig. The course will be taught by Drs. Jodi Barnes and George Sabo from the Arkansas Archeological Survey.
• Functions, Grades 6-12 (July 30-31, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Willard Hall): The course will explore expressions, variables, equality, representing and analyzing function, and solving equations.
For more information about any of the professional development workshops, contact the UAM School of Education at (870) 460-1062.

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