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December 2018

Supporting Teachers to Encourage Women in Physics

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Jersey Technical Park (classroom 246), 107 Gilbreth Pkwy
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 United States
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$161

Physics is known as THE fundamental science, providing understanding that is applicable to all other sciences.  Despite its important role in the field of science, the percentage of women earning post-secondary degrees in Physics continues to decline (more than the other sciences).   The American Physical Society’s STEP UP 4 Women Project is actively resisting this trend and is seeking to reduce barriers and motivate women to pursue physics.  The Society’s website states: “If half of the high school physics…

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Implementing the NGSS (NJSLS-S) Science & Engineering Practices

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$178

These three activities are essential to the Science and Engineering Practices of NGSS students: Ask questions to learn Create scientific explanations for understanding Create models to represent these ideas   In order to enhance the NGSS practices in the classroom, this workshop will help K-8 grade educators (as explained on the website): “facilitate an approach to deliberately teach the skill of asking questions about observations, data, informational text, misconceptions and the ideas of others (including classmates) actualize a strategy through…

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Attendance, Residency, and Homelessness Issues

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
SRI & ETTC, 10 W. Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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$106

The bell rings and you notice empty desks in the classroom. What steps can you take to improve students' attendance? This is just one question the workshop aims to answer. It will also cover what constitutes excused absences and how to address tardiness. Sandra L. Jacques, LEGAL ONE Supervisor of Legal Research and Content Development, along with Joan Geraci, Direct of Special Projects- Gloucester County Special Services School District, will guide participants in understanding residency, the court system, required documentation,…

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Flipping the Math Classroom, Grades 6-12

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Busch Campus-Rutgers New Brunswick, 604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, 08854
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$205

If you are a Math teacher (of grades 6-12), and you are looking for ways to get students to do their homework, this session might be exactly what are looking for to help!! By flipping the learning in the classroom, students watch instructional videos for homework and the PRACTICE happens in the classroom with you, the teacher.  By utilizing technology, you can completely flip the way your classroom runs and how your students learn and perform.

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Inquiry-Based Learning in STEM and Humanities (K-12)

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305 United States
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$125

Looking to enhance student engagement with hands-on lessons? This workshop will provide ways to trigger curiosity in STEM and Humanity classrooms. Experienced educational professionals will be here to discuss inquiry-based learning in depth, which will in turn allow students to build knowledge through exploration, experience, and discussion.

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Makerspace Monday with Stop Motion Automation

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SRI & ETTC – Library, 10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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$106

All over the nation, Makerspace programs are using Stop Motion as it provides an opportunity for students to create and recreate in visual form. Participants in this workshop will see how other teachers are using their Makerspaces to enhance learning experiences by combining techniques and tools that develop the 4 C's (collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication).   Straight from the website: “See what tools educators are using and learn some simple hacks to get you started!  We will explore making…

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Nothing but Desmos (Grades 6-12)

December 12 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
South Jersey Technical Park (classroom 246), 107 Gilbreth Pkwy
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 United States
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$149

In an effort to help students love learning math, “Desmos” was created to provide a free, online graphing calculator to students and a place (teachers.desmos.com) for teachers to create activities for their classrooms. In this workshop, all of the features of Desmos will be learned. As described by Rowan, “from animating objects and functions, creating lessons and assessments (on teacher.desmos.com), working with the new Desmos geometry platform, and even exploring the link between art and math”), Desmos will be explored.…

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The Key to Student Engagement and Performance

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SRI & ETTC Meeting Rooms 107A – 108A, 10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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$178

Asking questions that generate thoughtful responses has several important purposes (assessing understanding, building understanding and explaining learning) that will encourage student engagement and better learning. In this workshop, teachers will learn about these reasons and the skills and techniques that can be used to foster productive higher-level questioning in the classroom. As described on the site: “The workshop will be presented by Jamie Saponaro. Ms.  Saponaro is a former elementary and middle school teacher, and District Technology Coordinator.  Jamie is currently…

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The Coding Teacher Series: MIT App Inventor

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SRI & ETTC Computer Lab #127, 10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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$178

Did you know that MIT offers a tool to help middle and high school students create apps for android devices? Fear not Apple users! They are working on IOS now and the app inventor provides a free Android simulator for Mac or PC.  The interface is simple, utilizing drag and drop features to build the code to create the app. This basic understanding of build the code by dragging and dropping “blocks” of code can lead to more advanced training…

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