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Subject: NH STEM Educators Summit
From:    "Hale, Stephen" <Steve.Hale@unh.edu>
Date:    Fri, April 22, 2016 3:45 pm
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STEM Educators Summit
"Who is in your Classroom? Sparking a STEM Connection"
on the UNH Manchester Campus

Saturday, May 7, 2016
8:30am - 4:00pm

$25 Registration Fee

Registration Link -
https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=20426

Keynote Speaker...Workshops and Panel Discussion led by UNH
faculty/staff...Networking with STEM Ed professionals...
STEM Ed Resource Tables...Professional Development CEUs
available...and Raffle prizes!

 Keynote address by Dr. Chris Emdin, Associate Professor, Teachers
College, Columbia University

Co-Sponsored by the UNH STEM Teachers' Collaborative, NH EPSCoR, Joan
and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
Education,
Cooperative Extension, STEM Discovery Lab, and the Dept. of Education
MORNING workshops (10:30am - 12:00pm)
Professional development CEUs available for those participants who
attend both a morning and an afternoon session.
1.) Rethinking the Math Story Problem (Gr. K-5)
What problem worth solving begins with all of the information in
advance? This workshop will explore how to engage all students in math
discovery through story problems.  Come prepared to create using
technology, situational stories and three act lessons.
2.) Maker Ed: Challenging and supporting students in creating (Gr. K-12)
Many want to get in the Maker Ed action, but they just do not know why
or how making fits into instruction. Learn about how you can apply
standards, student interest, and current pedagogy to provide the
foundation for making in the classroom. After we discuss Why Making?,
we will explore how you can incorporate makerspaces into your
instructional goals. Participants will leave with lesson ideas, an
electronic copy of a sample engineering design process, and reasons
for making in the classroom.
Can't attend the session, but you would still like resources about
Maker Ed? Join the NH Maker Ed G+ community today!
3.) Approaches to Mapping in Elementary Science (Gr. 2-5)
This workshop will focus on the use of mapping in elementary science
instruction to understand and develop students' scientific and
mathematical thinking. Participants will discuss a case study
describing one teacher's approach to the mapping of her school yard.
As a group, the participants will then consider their school site to
discuss ideas and challenges related to their context. The workshop
will then provide time for teachers to adapt a lesson plan for
conducting a mapping-based, field experience aligned with science
(NGSS) and mathematics standards (CCSS) in their own class.
4.) A Square Peg in a Round Hole - or the Other Way Around?
Proportional Reasoning Across the Grades in Science and Mathematics
(Gr. 3-12)
"Scale, proportion, and quantity," is one of the cross-cutting
concepts in the Next Generation Science Standards. Ratio and
proportional relationships is a major focus of the Common Core State
Standards for Mathematics in grades 6 and 7. Through activity-based
cooperative learning, we will investigate proportional reasoning and
its applications to science and other areas of mathematics across the
grades, K-12.
5.) Seacoast SeaPerch ROV (Gr. 5-8)
Seacoast SeaPerch is a STEM program for schools and out-of-school time
programs intended to provide youth with a quality STEM learning
experience involving building and modifying a Remotely Operated
Vehicle (ROV).
6.) SPIRALS - Engaging Rural Youth in Sustainability through Community
Based Learning (Gr. 5-8)
This workshop presents SPIRALS, an NSF funded curriculum project from
UNH, designed to promote student choice and make science learning more
relevant to RURAL and INDIGENOUS youth, GRADES 5-8, by researching
sustainability in their own community.  Workshop participants will
learn how to use the SPIRALS curriculum to help students explore local
community-based practices such as fishing, farming, tourism or maple
sugaring.  Students use systems mapping to determine what they know
about a sustainable practice.  Then, using Next Generation Science
Standards science practices, they research the sustainability of that
chosen practice.  An emphasis is placed on first-hand, sensory
learning from local expertise, field trips and resources. Workshop
participants will learn how map-making, interviews with local experts,
visiting special places and investigating local community features,
help youth build stronger connections between their lives and the
science of sustainability. Participants will learn to explore systems
thinking and see connections between things people do and the impact
on the environment.
7.) Introduction to Microcontrollers (Gr. 5-12)
Participants in this workshop will receive a take-home Arduino
microcontroller kit. Participants will be introduced to programming
the microcontroller and using it with simple circuits. Examples that
integrate microcontrollers and STEM lessons will be presented. The
workshop is accessible to all skill levels, grades 5 through 12. No
prior knowledge of electronics is expected - everyone can start
building immediately. Time will be provided for participants to make
use their microcontroller do several of the provided experiments and
activities. Guidance and assistance from the instructors will be
provided. >Each participant needs to bring their own laptop (PC or
Mac) with the Arduino IDE already installed prior to the workshop
(free from https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software).


Dr. Stephen R. Hale
Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH
steve.hale@unh.edu<mailto:steve.hale@unh.edu>
(O) 603.862.4758
(F) 603.862.1251
(C) 603.767.7895



-- 
Mort Sternheim
STEM Education Institute
229 Hasbrouck Labs
UMass
Amherst, MA 01003
area code 413
545 1908, fax 545 3697

STEM Educators Summit
"Who is in your Classroom? Sparking a STEM Connection"
on the UNH Manchester Campus

Saturday, May 7, 2016
8:30am - 4:00pm

$25 Registration Fee

Registration Link - https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=20426

Keynote Speaker...Workshops and Panel Discussion led by UNH faculty/staff...Networking with STEM Ed professionals...
STEM Ed Resource Tables...Professional Development CEUs available...and Raffle prizes!

 Keynote address by Dr. Chris Emdin, Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University

Co-Sponsored by the UNH STEM Teachers' Collaborative, NH EPSCoR, Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education,
Cooperative Extension, STEM Discovery Lab, and the Dept. of Education

MORNING workshops (10:30am - 12:00pm) 
Professional development CEUs available for those participants who attend both a morning and an afternoon session.

1.) Rethinking the Math Story Problem (Gr. K-5)
What problem worth solving begins with all of the information in advance? This workshop will explore how to engage all students in math discovery through story problems.  Come prepared to create using technology, situational stories and three act lessons.

2.) Maker Ed: Challenging and supporting students in creating (Gr. K-12)
Many want to get in the Maker Ed action, but they just do not know why or how making fits into instruction. Learn about how you can apply standards, student interest, and current pedagogy to provide the foundation for making in the classroom. After we discuss Why Making?, we will explore how you can incorporate makerspaces into your instructional goals. Participants will leave with lesson ideas, an electronic copy of a sample engineering design process, and reasons for making in the classroom.

Can’t attend the session, but you would still like resources about Maker Ed? Join the NH Maker Ed G+ community today!

3.) Approaches to Mapping in Elementary Science (Gr. 2-5)
This workshop will focus on the use of mapping in elementary science instruction to understand and develop students’ scientific and mathematical thinking. Participants will discuss a case study describing one teacher's approach to the mapping of her school yard. As a group, the participants will then consider their school site to discuss ideas and challenges related to their context. The workshop will then provide time for teachers to adapt a lesson plan for conducting a mapping-based, field experience aligned with science (NGSS) and mathematics standards (CCSS) in their own class.

4.) A Square Peg in a Round Hole – or the Other Way Around? Proportional Reasoning Across the Grades in Science and Mathematics (Gr. 3-12)
“Scale, proportion, and quantity,” is one of the cross-cutting concepts in the Next Generation Science Standards. Ratio and proportional relationships is a major focus of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in grades 6 and 7. Through activity-based cooperative learning, we will investigate proportional reasoning and its applications to science and other areas of mathematics across the grades, K-12.

5.) Seacoast SeaPerch ROV (Gr. 5-8)
Seacoast SeaPerch is a STEM program for schools and out-of-school time programs intended to provide youth with a quality STEM learning experience involving building and modifying a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

6.) SPIRALS – Engaging Rural Youth in Sustainability through Community Based Learning (Gr. 5-8) 
This workshop presents SPIRALS, an NSF funded curriculum project from UNH, designed to promote student choice and make science learning more relevant to RURAL and INDIGENOUS youth, GRADES 5-8, by researching sustainability in their own community.  Workshop participants will learn how to use the SPIRALS curriculum to help students explore local community-based practices such as fishing, farming, tourism or maple sugaring.  Students use systems mapping to determine what they know about a sustainable practice.  Then, using Next Generation Science Standards science practices, they research the sustainability of that chosen practice.  An emphasis is placed on first-hand, sensory learning from local expertise, field trips and resources. Workshop participants will learn how map-making, interviews with local experts, visiting special places and investigating local community features, help youth build stronger connections between their lives and the science of sustainability. Participants will learn to explore systems thinking and see connections between things people do and the impact on the environment. 

7.) Introduction to Microcontrollers (Gr. 5-12)

Participants in this workshop will receive a take-home Arduino microcontroller kit. Participants will be introduced to programming the microcontroller and using it with simple circuits. Examples that integrate microcontrollers and STEM lessons will be presented. The workshop is accessible to all skill levels, grades 5 through 12. No prior knowledge of electronics is expected - everyone can start building immediately. Time will be provided for participants to make use their microcontroller do several of the provided experiments and activities. Guidance and assistance from the instructors will be provided. >Each participant needs to bring their own laptop (PC or Mac) with the Arduino IDE already installed prior to the workshop (free from https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software).

 

 

Dr. Stephen R. Hale

Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

steve.hale@unh.edu

(O) 603.862.4758

(F) 603.862.1251

(C) 603.767.7895

 

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