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STEM Ed Announcement: Professional License Courses for Math Teachers



This is a UMass Amherst program
 Contact information is below.
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 Professional License Courses for Secondary Mathematics Teachers
 
 
 Umass Amherst College of Education is offering two 3-credit, graduate
 level, blended format summer mathematics education courses that may
 help teachers work towards professional licensure status as well as
 expand their network of mathematics educators. $100/credit hour plus
 $45 administration feea bargain for graduate courses!
 
 
 There is still some space available, if you are interested. Email Dr.
 Sandra Madden at smadden@educ.umass.edu to enroll in one or both
 courses (see below).
 
 
 COURSE 1: STATISTICS AND MODELING IN THE SECONDARY CURRICULUM (3
 credits)
 
 This course will focus on exploring the influence of exploratory data
 analysis and statistics on middle and high school curricula. Students
 will be engaged as learners of statistical content as well as teachers
 of statistical content or researchers in the realm of statistics
 education. Students will learn to use innovative statistical software
 tools for analyzing data, modeling, and making decisions as well as to
 support student learning of data analysis and statistics. The course
 will emphasize statistical reasoning, thinking, and literacy and will
 have direct implications for secondary classroom implementation.
 Contemporary secondary curricula will be examined for potential to
 support professional curricular recommendations. Though this course is
 largely designed for teachers of mathematics and/or science, other
 content area teachers may find it relevant and useful. This
 blended-format course will combine statistical investigations,
 readings, discussions, collaboration, and a capstone project to include
 the design, implementation, and analysis of student statistical
 learning. PDPs available.
 
 Summer/Fall 2015 Schedule:
 Max 20 participants
 
 JUNE 24 & 25, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 JULY online modules
 AUGUST 12 & 13, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 SEPTEMBER online modules
 OCTOBER 17, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 COURSE 2: RATE OF CHANGE AND MODELING IN THE SECONDARY CURRICULUM (3
 credits)
 
 This course will focus on exploring rate of change, as a watershed
 concept, across middle and high school curricula. Rate of change is a
 conceptually rich area, most commonly associated with the study of
 Calculus that can be developed from a very early age and with
 connections across scientific disciplines. Students in this course will
 be engaged as learners of mathematical content as well as teachers of
 mathematical content or researchers in the realm of mathematics
 education. Students will learn to use innovative software tools for
 mathematical modeling as well as to support student learning of big
 ideas associated with rate of change. Contemporary secondary
 instructional materials will be examined for potential to support
 professional curricular recommendations. This blended-format course is
 largely designed for teachers of mathematics and/or science and will
 combine mathematical investigations, readings, discussions,
 collaboration, and a capstone project to include the design,
 implementation, and analysis of student learning of rate of change.
 PDPs available. 
 
 Summer/Fall 2015 Schedule:
 Max 20 participants
 
 JUNE24 & 25, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 JULYonline modules
 AUGUST12 & 13, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 SEPTEMBERonline modules
 OCTOBER17, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 Sandra Madden, Ph.D.
 College of Education
 University of Massachusetts Amherst
 6 Furcolo Hall
 813 N. Pleasant St.
 Amherst, MA 01003
 Voice: 413-545-0135
 Fax: 413-545-2879
 
 smadden@educ.umass.edu
 
 
 

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