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MSiC Professional Development

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Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

An Insider's Guide to Scoring the AP Statistics Exam
Experienced AP Statistics Readers, Barbara Filler, and Mary Simons will share insights and best practices of teaching Statistics to high school students. They will share how to best prepare students for the exam using the free response questions from the 2018 AP Statistics Exam and allow participants to work through a mock training of how to score each question.  In the afternoon, participants will enjoy hands-on activities to introduce, reinforce and review concepts important to the teaching of any Statistics class. They will also discuss how to develop rich tasks without sacrificing content and make inroads into math talk about histograms, distribution curves, and other statistic concepts.
Enjoy networking, idea-sharing with colleagues, take-home materials and receive 6 relicensure points.

Meet at the MSiC on January 31, 2019 from 8:30 am-2:30 pm

Thursday, January 31, 2019, MathScience Innovation Center
Learn to apply both computational thinking and foundational coding skills to game-based coding using littleBits! In this workshop, educators will learn to apply the computational thinking elements, participate in a STEAM design challenge and build a game that is manipulated by code using Google Blockly-based coding blocks. 

Educational coach and littleBits Lead Educator Jorge Valenzuela will share FREE curriculum (both plugged and unplugged), as well as best practices and facilitation tips useful to mastering computational thinking and game-based coding in your classroom.

Teacher groups of 3 will be eligible for a littleBits Code Kit.  All teachers will receive relicensure points.

Meet at the MSiC on February 9, 2019, from 8:30 am-2:30 pm

Saturday, February 9, 2019, MathScience Innovation Center
Engineering design is at the heart of teaching a STEM/STEAM based curriculum. To get a better understanding of how to implement engineering practices into scientific and mathematics based standards, join Master Teachers Jorge Valenzuela and Rachel Martin as they share authentic examples, best practices and inquiry-based lessons. Through creative collaboration and exploration, educators will learn to use the Engineering Design Process to create and adapt learning activities for the STEM and STEAM classroom.

Teachers will receive a set of classroom materials and relicensure points.

Meet at the MSiC on February 13, 2019 from 8:30 am-3 pm

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, MathScience Innovation Center
The Martians in Your Classroom reveals the urgent need for science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and career and technical education (CTE) in every learning space.  Join us for lively online discussions as we delve deeper into ways you can prepare your students for the future. Interact with educators from around the state as you discuss how to stimulate young people through the study of space science. 

The authors will join the online conversation and share about the important roles educators, business and political leaders play in advancing STEM in schools.

Participants will receive a book, if needed, along with relicensure points.

Meet online via Google Classroom January 21-March 1, 2019

This course contains no sessions
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Innovations in origami surged in the 20th century and continue today.  New developments in paper folding and materials science stand at the intersection of art, science and engineering. Join us for an engaging afternoon of learning as David Joo, a paper science and nanoscience researcher, shares new origami art and technology and his work with embedding nanoparticles into paper. He will also provide ways to use origami techniques in an interdisciplinary classroom.

Educational resources and take-home materials will be available for K-12 educators.

Meet at the MSiC on January 25, 2019 from 1:00-3:30 pm

This course contains no sessions
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Interested in enhancing your knowledge of STEM education and how to implement strategies in your classroom, school or division? STEM by Design will introduce you to best practices when creating and adapting learning strategies and activities for the STEM classroom. Through our reading and online collaboration and exploration, you will discover the power of STEM to deepen student engagement and understanding of core concepts.

Participants will receive a book and lesson ideas, along with relicensure points.

Meet online via Google Classroom February 11-March 22, 2019

February 11, 2019 to April 5, 2019, Online