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IMSE Calendar of Events


IMSE Calendar of Events


IMSE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM                      


DATEWORKSHOP / EVENT TITLE

March 4-5, 2014

Algebraic Thinking as a Bridge to Functions, Grades 3-6

March 18, 2014

Common Core Literacy & The Science Notebook, Grades K-6

March 20, 2014

What is a Worthwhile Task?, Math, Grades 6-10

April 10, 2014

Graphing Made Simple, Grades K-6  

June 9-12, 2014

Building Units FOR Instruction: Measurement and Data, Math, Grades 3-5

June 10, 2014

Engineering is Elementary: Designing Bridges, Grades K-3

June 11, 2014

Engineering is Elementary: MagLev, Grades K-3

June 12, 2014

Engineering is Elementary: Alarm Circuits, Grades 3-5

June 16-17, 2014

Hands-On Algebra, Grades 6-9

June 18, 2014

Laptops, iPads, iPods, OH MY!         STEM subjects focus, K-12              

June 19-20, 2014

Hands-On Geometry, Grades 8-11                                                 

June 23-26, 2014

Building Units FOR Instruction: Ratios & Proportional Relationships

July 10-11, 2014

Picture Book Science, Grades 3-6

July 14-18, 2014

Developing Common Core Geometry

July 16, 2014

NGSSWorkshop 1:  An Introduction to the New K-12 Science Frameworks  

July 21, 2014

Engineering is Elementary: Designing Bridges, Grades K-3

July 22, 2014

Engineering is Elementary: Designing MagLev, Grades K-3

July 23, 2014

Engineering is Elementary: Alarm Circuits, Grades 3-5

July 21-24, 2014

Math Design Collaborative, MDC

July 24-25, 2014

NGSSWorkshop 2:  Practices, Strategies, and Tools for K-12 Science

July 28-August 1, 2014

Developing Common Core Algebra

 

March 4-5, 2014

Algebraic Thinking as a Bridge to Functions, Grades 3-6

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee:  $150 (includes lunch)

Grade Levels:3-6                                   

Where:           Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Judy Dunmire

This course will investigate the development of algebraic thinking to functional thinking using the multiple algebraic representations: table, graph, equation (with varying quantity represented), and problem situation. Participants will consider how to build upon students' use of algebraic properties when using operations to solve various problem situations to foment the use of the multiple representations to examine relationships between paired quantities. The topics include:

  • Examining the behavior of arithmetic when quantities in the problem change
  • Generating tables of values that represent given rules and comparing them
  • Creating ordered pairs and graphing them in the coordinate plane to analyze relationships between the pairs of numbers
  • Relating tables and graphs to simple equations

This course does not have a pre-requisite, but prior coursework dealing with the role of algebraic thinking in the development of operations and algorithms will be helpful. This course sets a foundation for the course Functions - Grades 6-12.

 

March 18, 2014

Common Core Literacy & The Science Notebook, Grades K-6

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee: $75 (includes lunch)

Grade Levels: K-6

Where:           Echols, Rm 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

Use notebooking techniques in science to help students build their technical writing skills for Common Core Literacy. Handouts and useful websites will be provided during this hands-on training to assist teachers in integrating science and literacy in the elementary classroom. This training will provide six hours of ADE-Certified professional development.

 

March 20, 2014

What is a Worthwhile Task?, Math, Grades 6-10

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee:  $75 (includes lunch)

Grade Levels:6-10                                                                                                      

Where:           Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Judy Dunmire

How do rigorous, focus, coherence, differentiation, problem-based, mathematical discourse, and the other buzzwords fit in with MY classroom instruction? How do I engage my students in high-level mathematics, when I can’t even get them to learn the basics? I have a lot of resources. How do I choose the “right” tasks?

This professional development requires participants to work collaboratively and participate in discussions to identify the qualities of worthwhile tasks. Participants will be provided with a task checklist and several age-appropriate tasks for immediate classroom use. Topics included in this professional development are

  • Engaging students in the mathematical practices
  • Anticipating student responses
  • How to use assessments for instruction
  • How to ask questions that make students think

Participants will receive 6 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 

April 10, 2014

Graphing Made Simple, Grades K-6

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee: $75 (includes lunch)

Grade Levels: K-6

Where:           Echols, Rm 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

A graph should be a simple way to display information through a “picture”.  This hands-on training will help teachers use classroom science activities to teach Common Core Math concepts that build student understanding of graphing and visual literacy.  This training will provide six hours of ADE-Certified professional development.

 

June 9 - 12, 2014

Building Units FOR Instruction: Measurement and Data, Math, Grades 3-5

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee: $350 (includes lunch and binders)

Grade Levels:  3-5

Location:        Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Judy Dunmire

During the four days of professional development, participants will gain a deeper understanding of worthwhile tasks, formative assessment, purposeful questioning, and content. At the end of the 4 days, participants will have a completed unit for their chosen topic within the Measurement and Data domain. The units will include investigations, formative assessment activities, and summative assessments—all of which are aligned to each other and the Common Core standards and practices.  Participants will learn how to make their current resources Common Core friendly, but will also be provided with a short list of resources to help them build future units for instruction. Participants will receive 24 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 

JUNE 10, 2014

Engineering is Elementary: Designing Bridges

Time:              8:30am – 3:30ppm     Registration Fee: $150 (includes lunch and binders)

Grade Levels:  K-3                                                                                              

Location:         Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

Using To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges Teacher’s Guide, participants will design bridges by integrating the natural science phenomena of balance and motion. Through lessons and the unit's storybook, students explore why bridges are shaped differently. Students distinguish between beam, arch, and suspension bridges and learn how bridge designs counteract and redirect forces and motion. In the culminating design challenge, students design, construct, and test their own bridges. The Non Refundable Registration fee includes: EiE Bridges teacher guide & storybook (www.eie.org), snacks, lunch, and 6 hours of ADE-approved professional development.

 

June 11, 2014

Engineering is Elementary:   MagLev

Time:              8:30am – 3:30pm     Registration Fee: $150 (includes lunch and binders)

Grade Levels:  K-3                                                                                               

Location:         Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

Using The Attraction is Obvious: Designing Maglev Systems Teacher Guide, participants will explore transportation engineering, magnetism, and the Magnetic Levitation train. Through lessons and the unit's storybook, students will send magnets floating, investigate magnetic poles, and use the engineering design process to design, test, and improve a tabletop MagLev transportation systems. The Non Refundable Registration fee includes: EiE Maglev teacher guide & storybook (www.eie.org), snacks, lunch, and 6 hours of ADE-approved professional development.

 

June 12, 2014

Engineering is Elementary: Alarm Circuits

Time:              8:30am – 3:30pm     Registration Fee: $150 (includes lunch and binders)

Grade Levels:  3-5                                                                                              

Location:         Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

Using An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits Teacher’s Guide, participants will learn how to apply knowledge of electricity, circuits, conductors, and insulators to design and construct an alarm circuit. Through lessons and the unit's storybook, the science concepts of electricity/energy transfer, conductors/insulators, and complete/incomplete circuits are reinforced as students work through the design process. Both state and Next Generation Standards will be addressed in the training. The Non Refundable Registration fee includes: EiE Alarm Circuits teacher guide & storybook (www.eie.org), snacks, lunch and 6 hours of ADE-approved professional development.

 

June 16 - 17, 2014

Hands-On Algebra, Grades 6-9

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee: $150 (includes lunch)

Grade Levels: 6-9                                    BONUS Registration: $250 (includes lunch)

Location:        Echols, Room 117                                                          

Presenter:      Judy Dunmire

During the two-day professional development, participants will be provided with instructional strategies to help students transition from a hands-on approach to a more abstract approach to mathematics.  Each task provided is designed to help students build content knowledge and maximize student learning and engagement. Even as adults, we tend to learn something new about our content when we get to participate in hands-on experiences. These tasks and tools are a fun way for students to build their content knowledge and engage in the mathematical practices.Participants will receive 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

* Optional Hands-On Algebra BONUS Registration:  Includes a classroom set of algebra tiles (30 students), a magnetic set of algebra tiles, an algebra tiles workbook, and an overhead set of algebra tiles for total registration fee of $250.

 

June 18, 2014

Laptops, iPads, iPods, OH MY!     STEM subjects focus, K-12

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee: $75 (includes lunch)

Grade Levels: K-12   

Location:        Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Judy Dunmire

Participants will be presented with a variety of technology and software for the math classroom. This professional development is an opportunity for participants to know what is available to them and receive basic instructions for using the software. Participants will leave with a general understanding of how to use the products and an idea of which products would best suit their classroom needs. Whether as a center, individual-student use, small-group investigations, or as a tool for whole-class discussions, these products are useful for monitoring student math practice or for investigating mathematics. Should participants wish to have further instruction on any equipment or software, additional training can be arranged (no additional cost). Khan Academy, Penda, Geogebra, as well as APPs for math educators are among the software that will be presented.

Participants will receive 6 hours of ADE-certified professional development

 

June 19 - 20, 2014

Hands-On Geometry, Grades 8-11

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                     Registration Fee: $150 (includes lunch)

Grade Levels: 6-9                                     BONUS Registration: $500 (includes lunch)

Location:        Echols, Room 117               

Presenter:      Judy Dunmire

During the two-day professional development, participants will be provided with instructional strategies to help students transition from a hands-on approach to a more abstract approach to mathematics.  Each task provided is designed to help students build content knowledge and maximize student learning and engagement. Even as adults, we tend to learn something new about our content when we get to participate in hands-on experiences. These tasks and tools are a fun way for students to build their content knowledge and engage in the mathematical practices.Participants will receive 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

* Optional Hands-On Geometry Bonus Registration:  Includes 30 compasses, 30- 6” rulers, 10 directional compasses, and patty paper for total registration fee of $500.

 

June 23 - 26, 2014

Building Units FOR Instruction: Ratios & Proportional Relationships

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee: $350 (includes lunch and binders)

Grade Levels:  3-5

Location:        Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Judy Dunmire

During the four days of professional development, participants will gain a deeper understanding of worthwhile tasks, formative assessment, purposeful questioning, and content. At the end of the 4 days, participants will have a completed unit for their chosen topic within the domains of Ratios and Proportional Relationships and Functions. The units will include investigations, formative assessment activities, and summative assessments—all of which are aligned to each other and the Common Core standards and practices.  Participants will learn how to make their current resources Common Core friendly, but will also be provided with a short list of resources to help them build future units for instruction. Participants will receive 24 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 

July 10 - 11, 2014

Picture Book Science, Grades 3-6

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee: $150 (includes lunch)

Grade Levels: K-6

Where:           Echols, Rm 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

Picture Book Scienceis a 2-Day, Grade 3-6 trainingthat combines science and reading to incorporate easy-to-grasp science concepts. Participants will learn how to choose quality, non-fiction picture books; use vocabulary and reading strategies; and how to create inquiry-based science lessons that support Common Core State Standards. This training is based on the Picture Perfect Science Seriesand the 5E Teaching Model.

 

July 14 - 18, 2014

Developing Common Core Geometry

Time:     9:00am – 4:00pm                    Registration Fee: Register through WAESC

Grade Levels:             9-11

Location:        University of the Ozarks

Presenter:      Judy Dunmire (UAFS-IMSE) & Javier Taylor (WAESC)

This workshop focuses on the Purposeful Pedagogy and Discourse model of instruction and will emphasize assessment for learning and assessing student work.  Participants will be provided with multiple resources that have been reviewed and approved by the Arkansas Department of Education.   This course was developed specifically to address the needs of geometry teachers as they implement Common Core.  Participants will learn how units and progressions were developed for this course so they can make adjustments without compromising the intent of Common Core for geometry.   They will be provided with the information they need to design units and progressions that meet their specific school and classroom needs.  Although this course is specific to geometry, any 7-12 teachers can benefit from the activities and Common Core instruction presented in this course.  Participants will receive 30 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 

July 16, 2014

NGSS Workshop I:  An Introduction

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee: $50 (includes lunch)

Grade Levels: K-12

Where:           Echols, Rm 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

During this one-day introduction to the recently endorsed Next Generation Science Standards, participants will enhance their understanding of the current status of NGSS in Arkansas, the implementation process which will occur over the upcoming years, and how to begin a review of their current curriculum and its relationship to the new standards.  An overview of the K-12 Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) , Science & Engineering Practices (SEP), and Crosscutting Concepts (CCC) will also be presented, along with strategies for using the Framework for K-12 Science Education  and the online interactive website.  Participants will receive handouts, snack, lunch and 6 hours of ADE-approved professional development at this training.

 

July 21 - 24, 2014

Math Design Collaborative, MDC

Time:     TBD by ADE                    Registration Fee: Register through ADE

Grade Levels: Algebra I, Geometry, and Administration

Location:        WAESC

Presenter:      Judy Dunmire (UAFS-IMSE) & Javier Taylor (WAESC)

MDC focuses on using formative assessment strategies to guide instruction. Using collaboration and questioning techniques, facilitators guide students to correct misconceptions and deepen their understandings of math concepts. During this training, participants learn the process and strategies provided by SREB (High Schools at Work) and apply them in their classrooms, with support from local math specialists (Judy Dunmire, UAFS, and Javier Taylor, WAESC). Although the MDC focus in Arkansas is on Algebra I and Geometry, the resources and activities are suitable for grades 6-12 (calculus and statistics). School districts must sign up through ADE by March 21, 2014. Invitations from ADE will be sent out electronically on March 6, 2014.

 

July 21, 2014

Engineering is Elementary: Designing Bridges

Time:              8:30am – 3:30pm     Registration Fee: $150 (includes lunch and binders)

Grade Levels:  K-3                                                                           

Location:         Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

Using To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges Teacher’s Guide, participants will design bridges by integrating the natural science phenomena of balance and motion. Through lessons and the unit's storybook, students explore why bridges are shaped differently. Students distinguish between beam, arch, and suspension bridges and learn how bridge designs counteract and redirect forces and motion. In the culminating design challenge, students design, construct, and test their own bridges. The Non Refundable Registration fee includes: EiE Bridges teacher guide & storybook (www.eie.org), snacks, lunch, and 6 hours of ADE-approved professional development.

 

July 22, 2014

Engineering is Elementary:   MagLev

Time:              8:30am – 3:30pm     Registration Fee: $150 (includes lunch and binders)

Grade Levels:  K-3                                                                              

Location:         Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

Using The Attraction is Obvious: Designing Maglev Systems Teacher Guide, participants will explore transportation engineering, magnetism, and the Magnetic Levitation train. Through lessons and the unit's storybook, students will send magnets floating, investigate magnetic poles, and use the engineering design process to design, test, and improve a tabletop MagLev transportation systems. The Non Refundable Registration fee includes: EiE Maglev teacher guide & storybook (www.eie.org), snacks, lunch, and 6 hours of ADE-approved professional development.

 

July 23, 2014

Engineering is Elementary: Alarm Circuits

Time:              8:30am – 3:30pm     Registration Fee: $150 (includes lunch and binders)

Grade Levels:  K-3                                                                            

Location:         Echols, Room 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

Using An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits Teacher’s Guide, participants will learn how to apply knowledge of electricity, circuits, conductors, and insulators to design and construct an alarm circuit. Through lessons and the unit's storybook, the science concepts of electricity/energy transfer, conductors/insulators, and complete/incomplete circuits are reinforced as students work through the design process. Both state and Next Generation Standards will be addressed in the training. The Non Refundable Registration fee includes: EiE Alarm Circuits teacher guide & storybook (www.eie.org), snacks, lunch and 6 hours of ADE-approved professional development.

 

July 24 - 25, 2014

NGSSWorkshop II:  Practices, Strategies, and Tools for K-12 Science

Time:     8:30am – 3:30pm                    Registration Fee: $125 (includes lunch)

Grade Levels: K-12

Where:           Echols, Rm 117

Presenter:      Stephen Brodie

Arkansas has endorsed the Next Generation Science Standards, and it is a perfect time to begin refining lessons and making the shifts in teaching that new standards will require upon state adoption and implementation.  This training will benefit teachers, department heads and instructional facilitators as their districts begin to reflect on their current science curriculum.During this second workshop in the Planning for New Science Standards Series, participants will use questioning and discussion techniques that support the application of the science and engineering practices.  Emphasis will be placed on engaging in argument from evidence and developing and using models.  Participants will receive handouts, snack, lunch and 12 hours of ADE-approved professional development at this training. TESS Domain: 1 and 3

 

July 28 - August 1, 2014

Developing Common Core Algebra

Time:     9:00am – 4:00pm                    Registration Fee: Register through WAESC

Grade Levels: 8-10

Location:        University of the Ozarks

Presenter:      Judy Dunmire (UAFS-IMSE) & Javier Taylor (WAESC)

This workshop focuses on the Purposeful Pedagogy and Discourse model of instruction and will emphasize assessment for learning and assessing student work.  Participants will be provided with multiple resources that have been reviewed and approved by the Arkansas Department of Education.   This course was developed specifically to address the needs of Algebra I teachers as they implement Common Core.  Participants will learn how units and progressions were developed for this course so they can make adjustments without compromising the intent of Common Core for Algebra I.   Although this course is specific to Algebra I, any 7-12 teachers can benefit from the activities and Common Core instruction presented in this course.  Participants will receive 30 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


 

2013 Workshops

DATEWORKSHOP / EVENT TITLE
April 23, 2013Chemistry/Physics Science Demos for the 7-9 Classroom 
April 25, 2013Math/Science River Valley Cohort 
June 20, 2013NGSS Science Standards Introduction/Overview
June 24-27, 2013Data Modeling (Year I):  Inventing Displays, Center, and Precision
July 8-9, 2013  NGSS:  Practices, Core Ideas, and Concepts (K-6) 
July 9-11, 2013Investigating Algebra I, II, & III
July 10-11, 2013NGSS Institute:  Practices, Core Ideas, and Concepts (7-12)  
July 12, 2013Laptops, iPods, iPads, Oh My!
July 15-18, 2013CGI (Year 1)
July 22-24, 2013 ADE MDC: 

Algebra I, Geometry  

(Roll-out Year 2) 
July 29-August 2, 2013Common Core Algebra I
August 21, 2013Math/Science River Valley Cohort 
August 29-30, 2013Elementary Engineering in the K-6 Science Classroom
September 11, 2013Math/Science River Valley Cohort 
September 12, 2013NGSS Introduction/Overview  
September 16-17, 2013   NGSS  Institute:  Practices, Core Ideas, and Concepts (7-12)              
September 17, 2013 Geometry Progressions (Grades 3-5)
September 26-27, 2013    Engineering Design for the 7-12 Secondary Science Classroom
October 9, 2013Math/Science River Valley Cohort 
October 14-15, 2013NGSS Institute:  Practices, Core Ideas, and Concepts (K-6)   
October 17, 2013Multiplication and Division (with online follow-up)      
October 21, 2013Filling the Gaps
October 28, 2013Fraction Concepts:  Equal Sharing (with online follow-up)
October 28-29, 2013NGSS Vertical Curriculum Alignment (K-6)
October 30, 2013Geometry Progressions (Grades 6-8)
November 4-5, 2013Project-Based Learning in the K-6 Classroom
November 8, 2013Developing the Base Ten System (with online follow-up)        
November 13, 2013Math/Science River Valley Cohort 
November 21-22, 2013Project-Based Learning in the 7-12 Classroom
December 2-3, 2013NGSS Vertical Curriculum Alignment (7-12)
December 11, 2013Math/Science River Valley Cohort

April 23, 2013

Chemistry/Physics Science Demos for the 7-9 Classroom
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $75*
Grade Levels: 7-9                      *lunch provided
Where: Echols Room 117
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

This training is designed to assist teachers in the 7-9 classroom for demonstrating various chemistry and physics science concepts related to AR Science Frameworks and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  This training will provide six (6) hours of ADE-certified professional development hours.

 


April 25, 2013

Math/Science River Valley Cohort
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM         Registration Fee:  No Fee
Grade Levels: K-12
Where:  Echols Room 117
Presenter: Stephen Brodie/Judy Dunmire

(The River Valley Math and Science Cohort is a monthly meeting of K-12 science and math teachers who are interested in collaboration and implementation of the Math Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.  Each meeting consists of a whole group update of state and national math and science changes.  Content groups then meet separately for in-depth investigations in core subject areas.  The Cohort meets from Noon until 3:00 PM each month. )

 


June 20, 2013

Next Generation Science Standards Introduction/Overview

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM         Registration Fee:  $75*
Grade Levels: K-12                  *lunch provided
Where: Echols Room 117      
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

This one day training will introduce participants to the K-12 Science Education Frameworks and the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will gain a general understanding of the Science and Engineering Practices, Core Ideas and Cross-Cutting Concepts. Specific time will be used for investigating the interactive, online standards in specific grades and content areas. Handouts will be provided. This workshop will provide six (6) hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


June 24-27, 2013

Data Modeling (Year I):  Inventing Displays, Center, and Precision
Time:  8:30am – 3:30pm          Registration Fee:  $350*
Grade Levels: 5-7                      *includes lunch and activity binders
Where: Echols Room 117
Presenter: Judy Dunmire

This curriculum provided in this course helps students develop statistical concepts (statistics and probability) for middle grades. Rich Leher, of Vanderbilt University, has developed seven-units of activities, instruction, and assessments to provide an opportunity for rich discussion and problem solving.  During this training, participants will learn how to use the curriculum efficiently.  This will provide 24 hours of ADE-certified professional development. 

 


July 8-9, 201

Next Generation Institute:  Practices, Core Ideas, and Concepts (K-6)
Time:  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: K-6                      *lunch provided
Where: Echols Room 117
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

This two-day institute will present participants with an opportunity to delve into each of the three dimensions of the NGSS, and evaluate the new standards for the changes in content breadth and teaching approach that is the foundation for the new standards. In-depth investigations will be devoted to each of the three dimensions, as well as the process for interweaving each into the learning environment.  Participants will finalize their training with an overview of the interactive online NGSS website, along with creating a sample lesson using the new dimensions and standards. Handouts will be provided. This workshop will provide 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


July 9-11, 2013

Investigating Algebra I, II, & III
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm          Registration Fee:  $180  Must be enrolled thru ADE*
Grade Levels: 9-12                  *includes lunch and binder
Where: Echols Room 117                                         
Presenter: Judy Dunmire           

Algebra courses have undergone a great shift during the transition to Common Core.  The new standards will be analyzed for changes in curriculum and rigor.  Each participant will be provided opportunity and guidance in creating a plan of implementation.  Lessons including function transformations, inverse functions, and trigonometric proofs will be modeled.  This meets 18 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


July 10-11, 2013

Next Generation Institute:  Practices, Core Ideas, and Concepts (7-12) 
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: 7-12                    *lunch provided
Where: Echols Room 117
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

This two-day institute will present participants with an opportunity to delve into each of the three dimensions of the NGSS, and evaluate the new standards for the changes in content breadth and teaching approach that is the foundation for the new standards. In-depth investigations will be devoted to each of the three dimensions, and the process for interweaving each into the learning environment.  Participants will finalize their training with an overview of the interactive online NGSS website, along with creating a sample lesson using the new dimensions and standards. Handouts will be provided. This workshop will provide 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


July 12, 2013

Laptops, iPods, iPads, Oh My!
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm          Registration Fee:  $75*
Grade Levels: 8-12                  *includes lunch
Where: Echols Room 117                                         
Presenter: Judy Dunmire           

There is an APP for that!  We are bombarded with all kinds of technology.  The only problem is figuring out what to do with it.  During this session, participants will be provided with activities, free websites, and free apps that can be used to enhance instruction.  This meets 6 technology hours of professional development.  Khan Academy, Panda, and map.mathshell.org are among the websites we demonstrate and apply for classroom use.

 


July 15-18, 2013

CGI (Year 1)                   
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm               Registration Fee:  $800                 
Grade Levels: K-3                       *includes lunch, binder & book 
Where: Echols Conference Center                                                                                
Presenter:  Debbie Gates, Teacher’s Development Group           

CGI professional development is designed to enhance teachers’ ability to teach math for understanding by increasing teachers’ understanding of children’s mathematical thinking. The content focus is Operations and Algebraic Thinking and Number and Operations in Base Ten as described in the Kindergarten through Third Grade Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Through a focus on children’s thinking, teachers improve their ability to facilitate the Standards for Mathematical Practice described in CCSSM. CGI PD develops teachers’ ability to use any curriculum to teach math for understanding.

Children’s Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction book is included with registration.

 CGI year 1: 7 days consisting of 4 days in the summer and 3 days in the school year

This provides 42 hours of ADE-certified professional development.


July 22-24, 2013

ADE MDC (Roll-out Year 2)
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm          Registration Fee:  $180*
Grade Levels:     8-12              *includes lunch
Where: TBD*   
Presenter: Judy Dunmire           

In order to attend, the school district must have applied and been accepted during the 2nd year of the roll-out (applications due in April).  Participants will learn the process of how to use the activities during instruction as formative assessment tools, participate in activities specific to their content, and learn to navigate the website that contains all the materials.  There are currently over 100 rich activities for instructors to choose from throughout the year.  Each one supports the rigor and intent of Common Core.  Participants only need to attend one training:  Algebra I or Geometry. 

Algebra I
This training is provided to prepare Algebra I teachers and school administrators for the Arkansas MDC. Materials used for instruction will be specific to the needs of Algebra I teachers.

Geometry
This training is provided to prepare Geometry teachers and school administrators for the Arkansas MDC. Materials used for instruction will be specific to the needs of Geometry teachers.

 *To be held off campus at Western Coop or Arch Ford Coop.


July 29-August 2, 2013

Common Core Algebra I
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm          Registration Fee: $250
Grade Levels: 7-12                  *includes lunch
Where: Echols Room 117
Presenter: Judy Dunmire

Participants will be provided with multiple resources that have been reviewed and approved by the Arkansas Department of Education.   This course was developed specifically to address the needs of Algebra I teachers as they implement Common Core.  Participants will learn how units and progressions were developed for this course so they can make adjustments without compromising the intent of Common Core for Algebra I.   They will be provided with the information they need to design units and progressions that meet their specific school and classroom needs.  Although this course is specific to Algebra I, any 7-12 teacher can benefit from the activities and Common Core instruction presented in this course.  Participants will receive 30 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


August 21, 2012

Math/Science River Valley Cohort
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM          Registration Fee:  No Fee
Grade Levels: K-12
Where: ECC AND Echols Room 117
Presenter: Stephen Brodie/Judy Dunmire

(The River Valley Math and Science Cohort is a monthly meeting of K-12 science and math teachers who are interested in collaboration and implementation of the Math Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.  Each meeting consists of a whole group update of state and national math and science changes.  Content groups then meet separately for in-depth investigations in core subject areas.  The Cohort meets from Noon until 3:00 PM each month. )

 


August 29-30, 201

Elementary Engineering in the K-6 Science Classroom
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: K-6                      *lunch provided
Where: Echols Room 117
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

The engineering design process can be conducted regularly in any science classroom. This training will provide the participant with an introduction to the design process for conducting engineering activities in their classroom. Sample lessons for short-term project and long-term projects will be investigated for building on key components of the NGSS. Handouts will be provided. This workshop will provide 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 



 


September 11, 2013

Math/Science River Valley Cohort
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM           Registration Fee:  No Fee
Grade Levels: K-12
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie/Judie Dunmire

(The River Valley Math and Science Cohort is a monthly meeting of K-12 science and math teachers who are interested in collaboration and implementation of the Math Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.  Each meeting consists of a whole group update of state and national math and science changes.  Content groups then meet separately for in-depth investigations in core subject areas.  The Cohort meets from Noon until 3:00 PM each month. )

 


September 12, 2013

Next Generation Science Standards Introduction/Overview
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $75*
Grade Levels: K-12                   *lunch provided
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

This one day training will introduce participants to the K-12 Science Education Frameworks and the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will gain a general understanding of the Science and Engineering Practices, Core Ideas and Cross-Cutting Concepts. Specific time will be used for investigating the interactive, online standards in specific grades and content areas. Handouts will be provided. This workshop will provide six (6) hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


September 16-17, 2013

Next Generation  Institute:  Practices, Core Ideas, and Concepts (7-12)
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: 7-12                   *lunch provided
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

This two-day institute will present participants with an opportunity to delve into each of the three dimensions of the NGSS, and evaluate the new standards for the changes in content breadth and teaching approach that is the foundation for the new standards. In-depth investigations will be devoted to each of the three dimensions, and the process for interweaving each into the learning environment.  Participants will finalize their training with an overview of the interactive online NGSS website, along with creating a sample lesson using the new dimensions and standards. Handouts will be provided. This workshop will provide 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 

 


September 17, 2013

Geometry Progressions (Grades 3-5)
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm          Registration Fee:  $75*
Grade Levels: 3-5                    *includes lunch
Where: TBA
Presenter: Judy Dunmire

Participants will receive activities that follow geometry progression drafts provided by Bill McCallam, one of the authors of Common Core.  The activities will be presented in a way that you can take back to your classroom and use.  The task of interpreting the documents and creating lessons has been done for you!  This meets 6 hours of professional development.


 September 26-27, 2013

Engineering Design for the 7-12 Secondary Science Classroom
Time:  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM         Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: 7-12                    *lunch provided
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

The engineering design process can be conducted regularly in any science classroom. This training will provide the participant with an introduction to the design process for conducting engineering activities in their classroom. Sample lessons for short-term project and long-term projects will be investigated for building on key components of the NGSS. Handouts will be provided. This workshop will provide 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


October 9, 2013

Math/Science River Valley Cohort
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM          Registration Fee:  No Fee
Grade Levels: K-12
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie/Judy Dunmire

(The River Valley Math and Science Cohort is a monthly meeting of K-12 science and math teachers who are interested in collaboration and implementation of the Math Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.  Each meeting consists of a whole group update of state and national math and science changes.  Content groups then meet separately for in-depth investigations in core subject areas.  The Cohort meets from Noon until 3:00 PM each month. )

 


October 14-15, 2013

Next Generation Institute:  Practices, Core Ideas, and Concepts (K-6)
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: K-6                     *lunch provided
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

This two-day institute will present participants with an opportunity to delve into each of the three dimensions of the NGSS, and evaluate the new standards for the changes in content breadth and teaching approach that is the foundation for the new standards. In-depth investigations will be devoted to each of the three dimensions, and the process for interweaving each into the learning environment.  Participants will finalize their training with an overview of the interactive online NGSS website, along with creating a sample lesson using the new dimensions and standards. Handouts will be provided. This workshop will provide 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


October 17, 2013

Multiplication and Division (with online follow-up)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am          Registration Fee:  $125*
Grade Levels: 3-6                      *includes lunch
Where: TBA
Presenter: Judy Dunmire

This course will investigate the 3 different types of multiplication and division situations (equal grouping, multiplicative comparison and area/array). These include:

  • Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Problems
  • The structure of the different problem situations
  • How the problems are alike and different
  • How children's thinking about the problem situations is different than the way adults think about it
  • A beginning examination of understanding the implications of using area/array problems in developing multiplicative understanding.
  • Children's strategies and level of development
  • Connections to operations and algebraic thinking
  • Instructional implications

The course Problem Situations: Multiplication and Division and the Nature of "Equals" is required before you are eligible to participate in this course.  This meets 15 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


October 21, 2013

Filling the Gaps
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am          Registration Fee:  $35*
Grade Levels: K-16                    *includes lunch
Where: TBA
Presenter: Judy Dunmire

Participants will learn to use free online software to identify learning gaps, provide individual instruction, and assess learning.  Khan Academy continues to improve and expand the website to meet the needs of educators.  It is an excellent tool to assess students efficiently. Participants will explore the videos available and the assessment tool to decide how they will use it in their classroom.  This meets 3 technology hours of professional development.

 


October 28, 2013

Fraction Concepts:  Equal Sharing (with online follow-up)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am          Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: 1-6                      *includes required book
Where: TBA
Presenter: Judy Dunmire

This course uses as a required text the book Extending Children's Mathematics: Fractions and Decimals by Susan B. Empson and Linda Levi (provided). The sessions will delve into the mathematics available for instruction when students engage in equal sharing problems. Attention is given to:

  • Understanding and characterizing student approaches
  • Identifying the mathematics embedded in student work
  • Using student work to further learning about fractions, such as-
  • Equivalence
  • Notation
  • What constitutes a whole
  • Addition of fractions
  • Recording mathematical thinking and attending to properties of operations.

The course Problem Situations: Multiplication and Division and the Nature of "Equals" is required before you are eligible to participate in this course.  This course is a prerequisite for the course Fraction Operations: Multiple Grouping.

Participants will follow up each week online, for seven weeks.  The follow-up consists of watching and responding to videos and applying activities in the classroom and posting results in a discussion forum.

This meets 15 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


October 28-29, 2013

Next Generation Vertical Curriculum Alignment for the K-6 Classrooms
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: K-6                      *lunch provided
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

This training will look at the changes that will be required by the Next Generation Science Standards in K-6 science content.  Special attention will be given to content shifts in various grade levels, as well as the changes in breadth and depth of knowledge required of students in the K-6 classroom. Participants will investigate methods for making the transition to the new standards, and design a skeletal curriculum framework for their school/district. Handouts will be provided. This workshop will provide 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


October 30, 2013

Geometry Progressions (Grades 6-8)
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm          Registration Fee:  $75*
Grade Levels: 6-8                    *includes lunch
Where: TBA
Presenter: Judy Dunmire

Participants will receive activities that follow geometry progression drafts provided by Bill McCallam, one of the authors of Common Core.  The activities will be presented in a way that you can take back to your classroom and use.  The task of interpreting the documents and creating lessons has been done for you!  This meets 6 hours of professional development.

 


November 4-5, 2013

Project-Based Learning in the K-6 Classroom
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: K-6                     *lunch provided
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

The Next Generation Science Standards will require students to gain a deeper understanding of core concepts, as well as the ability to use the engineering design process and other problem-solving strategies. This two-day training session will be an introduction to the concept of Problem- Based Learning in the elementary classroom. Participants will work with multiple problemsthat can be used in the classroom, as well as generating rubrics to assess student work. Handouts/Book will be provided. This workshop will provide 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


November 8, 2013

Developing the Base Ten System (with online follow-up)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am          Registration Fee:  $125*
Grade Levels: K-6                      *includes required book
Where: TBA
Presenter: Judy Dunmire

In this class, we will make sense of the base 10 system generally through number and properties of operations. We will begin by looking at the roots that begin in kindergarten based in the counting sequence, to generalizing place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers in fourth grade, and finally making connections for 5th and 6th grade to the decimal system. This class is based on the multiplicative structure of the base ten system and properties of operations with the only difference between grade levels being the magnitude of the numbers.

The course Problem Situations: Multiplication and Division and the Nature of "Equals" is required before you are eligible to participate in this course.

This course is a prerequisite for the courses Strategies, Algorithms and Recording Systems: Multi-digit Addition and Subtraction and Strategies, Algorithms and Recording Systems: Multi-digit Multiplication and Division.

 


November 13, 2013

Math/Science River Valley Cohort
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM          Registration Fee:  No Fee
Grade Levels: K-12
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie/Judy Dunmire

(The River Valley Math and Science Cohort is a monthly meeting of K-12 science and math teachers who are interested in collaboration and implementation of the Math Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.  Each meeting consists of a whole group update of state and national math and science changes.  Content groups then meet separately for in-depth investigations in core subject areas.  The Cohort meets from Noon until 3:00 PM each month. )

 


November 21-22, 2013

Project-Based Learning in the 7-12 Classroom
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: 7-12                    *lunch provided
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

The Next Generation Science Standards will require students to gain a deeper understanding of core concepts, as well as the ability to use the engineering design process and other problem-solving strategies. This two-day training session will be an introduction to the concept of Problem- Based Learning in the elementary classroom. Participants will work with multiple problemsthat can be used in the classroom, as well as generating rubrics to assess student work. Handouts/Book will be provided. This workshop will provide 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


December 2-3, 2013

Next Generation Vertical Curriculum Alignment for Secondary Science Content
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM          Registration Fee:  $150*
Grade Levels: 7-12                   *lunch provided
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie

This training will look at the changes that will be required by the Next Generation Science Standards in 7-12 science content.  Special attention will be given to content shifts in various grade levels, as well as the changes in breadth and depth of knowledge required of students in the K-6 classroom. Participants will investigate methods for making the transition to the new standards, and design a skeletal curriculum framework for their school/district. Handouts will be provided. This workshop will provide 12 hours of ADE-certified professional development.

 


December 11, 2013

Math/Science River Valley Cohort
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM          Registration Fee:  No Fee
Grade Levels: K-12
Where: TBA
Presenter: Stephen Brodie/Judy Dunmire

(The River Valley Math and Science Cohort is a monthly meeting of K-12 science and math teachers who are interested in collaboration and implementation of the Math Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.  Each meeting consists of a whole group update of state and national math and science changes.  Content groups then meet separately for in-depth investigations in core subject areas.  The Cohort meets from Noon until 3:00 PM each month. )