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STEM Ed Announcement: Student Conceptions in Physical Science
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Student Conceptions in Physical Science
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 16:33:36 -0400
This is not a UMass Amherst program
Contact information is below.
Massachusetts Professional Development Institute
2013 Summer Professional Development for Teachers in Grades 3-8
Student Conceptions in Physical Science
Worcester State University, Fuller Room, Student Center
July 16-19 (Tues.-Fri.) and July 22-24(M-W)
8:30 am-3:00pm; one afternoon 4-7pm in fall
3 graduate credits from Worcester State College @$100/credit /67.5
Intended for Grade 3-8 teachers
This course will focus on identifying and developing students'
conceptual thinking about physical science, whether concrete,
emerging, or mis-constructed. Participating teachers will see how to
support the connection and development of concepts across and within
grade spans by actively engaging with colleagues in investigations.
They will learn about tools, strategies and approaches to assess
students' initial ideas, including possible misconceptions. Course
participants will learn how to plan for and support student learning
to advance student conceptual thinking in productive ways as they
learn science. Multiple resources will be used for effective
planning and instruction, including the Massachusetts Science
Curriculum Standards, formative assessments, differentiation
strategies, models of student work, learning progressions and strand
maps. Through this course participating teachers will also deepen
their fundamental knowledge in physical science concepts and learn
how students' conceptual thinking develops in: Force and Motion,
Properties of Matter, and Energy Transformation.
Contact: Sandra.Mayrand@umassmed.edu for more information.
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