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Unit #2: Water - Remote Learning Activities, Lindsey Herlehy, Cassandra Armstrong Sep 2020

Unit #2: Water - Remote Learning Activities, Lindsey Herlehy, Cassandra Armstrong

Little STEAMers: Early Learning Program

No abstract provided.


Inquiry Based Teaching & Learning Panel, Kelly Lofgren, Dave Devol Feb 2020

Inquiry Based Teaching & Learning Panel, Kelly Lofgren, Dave Devol

Professional Learning Day

In this session, IMSA students and faculty will share their experiences with using a strong inquiry model of teaching and learning. Students will share their excitement and frustrations with learning to ask questions to drive their learning. Faculty will share their successes and evidence on the power of this type of learning. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and engage in the conversation.


Universal Mental Health Screening: Why Is It Needed And How To Get Started, Kevin Kusy Feb 2020

Universal Mental Health Screening: Why Is It Needed And How To Get Started, Kevin Kusy

Professional Learning Day

Schools screen for physical and medical purposes, but less than 15% of schools in the United States screen for mental health needs. The purpose of this session is to discuss what mental health screening is, how it can help your community, and how to start the process of implementing it based on community needs.


Students In The Lead: Game Design In The Classroom, Peggy Steffen Feb 2020

Students In The Lead: Game Design In The Classroom, Peggy Steffen

Professional Learning Day

Game design can be woven into any science curricula, providing a way for students to learn science content and to creatively apply what they have learned. Games are increasingly used in educational settings to help inspire curiosity, creativity, collaboration, optimism, and problem-solving skills among a wide variety of audiences. Serious games address real-world challenges, compress time and space, encourage systems thinking, and promote active engagement, making them particularly well suited to conservation and science education.


Climate Change - Designer Bags, Allison Albert Feb 2020

Climate Change - Designer Bags, Allison Albert

Professional Learning Day

This session will focus on repurposing materials to reduce landfill debris. Participants will plan, design, and develop a new product from plastic. This fun hands on activity is great for problem centered learning.


Code Of The Wild, Patrick Young Feb 2020

Code Of The Wild, Patrick Young

Professional Learning Day

K-2 students love to create stories about their favorite animals. Using free software called ScratchJr, participants will learn to teach basic Computational Thinking skills that allow K-2 students to create animated stories about animals in their natural environments. Participants should bring a laptop or tablet.


Dna, Rna, & Proteins, Oh My!, Cassandra Wissink Armstrong Feb 2020

Dna, Rna, & Proteins, Oh My!, Cassandra Wissink Armstrong

Professional Learning Day

A staple topic in any life science classroom, we will take a look at some innovative ways to not only teach these topics, but assess them using the Next Generation Science Standards.


Picture Books And Engineering: Dare To Tinker, Lindsey Herlehy Feb 2020

Picture Books And Engineering: Dare To Tinker, Lindsey Herlehy

Professional Learning Day

Up for a challenge? Join us for a K-2 STEM integrated workshop based upon the picture book The Most Magnificent Thing. Connecting literature with engineering, questioning techniques and inferential reasoning strategies will focus on the trials and tribulations, frustrations, and successes achieved by the protagonist, a little girl. Participants will engage in a design challenge to construct their own magnificent thing while working within constraints. Counting, graphing, working with money, and measurement will be emphasized.

Dare to Tinker: including Teacher's Page and student resources


Analyzing Student Work, Valentina Sorescu, Christine Loos Feb 2020

Analyzing Student Work, Valentina Sorescu, Christine Loos

Professional Learning Day

No abstract provided.


Stem, Not S-T-E-M! A Workshop On Integrative Teaching, Nicole Ross Feb 2020

Stem, Not S-T-E-M! A Workshop On Integrative Teaching, Nicole Ross

Professional Learning Day

Are you tired of experiencing STEM activities that really only focus on one content area within the acronym? Join us for a workshop on integrative STEM. We will begin with a general introduction to what an Integrative activity entails, move on to some quick examples and then jump into developing an original integrative STEM activity. Be prepared to think creatively and take risks as we explore the "multi-content-verse" in which STEM lives


Code Of The Wild, Patrick Young Feb 2020

Code Of The Wild, Patrick Young

Professional Learning Day

K-2 students love to create stories about their favorite animals. Using free software called ScratchJr, participants will learn to teach basic Computational Thinking skills that allow K-2 students to create animated stories about animals in their natural environments. Participants should bring a laptop or tablet.


The Wright Stuff: An Integrative Approach To Stained Glass, Cassandra Wissink Armstrong Feb 2020

The Wright Stuff: An Integrative Approach To Stained Glass, Cassandra Wissink Armstrong

Professional Learning Day

In this session we'll explore the scientific and mathematical influences behind the artistic stained glass creations of Frank Lloyd Wright, and use them to create our own Wright-inspired stained glass designs. This is a truly integrative lesson that touches on properties of glass, linear functions, and artistic design.


Teaching With A Full Deck: Card Sorts, Lindsey Herlehy Feb 2020

Teaching With A Full Deck: Card Sorts, Lindsey Herlehy

Professional Learning Day

Card sorts tend to make students do the "thing" we value most: talk. Beyond making matches, card sorts provide opportunities for students to classify, rank, sequence, and mind map while setting a natural context for argumentation and use of the claim-evidence-reasoning framework. Join me for a series of card sorts to explore how this easy-to-prep tool will encourage your students to reason and think critically. Math and science resources will be shared.

Teacher and Student resources available for download


Science For A Brainy Day, Nicole Ross Feb 2020

Science For A Brainy Day, Nicole Ross

Professional Learning Day

Interested in Brain-Based-Learning? Come for an informative and hands-on approach about the topic. We will focus not just on understanding how brain development impacts learning, but on how to utilize this knowledge to engage our students with the content we teach every day. Activities will focus less on learning styles and more on how can we ask questions or write assessments that develop executive function in our students?


Applying An Equity Lense To The Danielson Framework, Comfort Akwaji-Anderson, Angela Rowley Feb 2020

Applying An Equity Lense To The Danielson Framework, Comfort Akwaji-Anderson, Angela Rowley

Professional Learning Day

This session will focus on applying a lens of Equity to the Danielson Evaluation Framework. Although there are mentions of equitable practices and differentiation in the original Danielson Framework, this workshop will focus on the interpretation of that language and how districts can use the existing evaluation framework to promote Equity and Excellence for all learners.


Stress In Education: Finding Solutions To Combat Negativity And Burnout, Kevin Kusy, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Feb 2020

Stress In Education: Finding Solutions To Combat Negativity And Burnout, Kevin Kusy, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Professional Learning Day

Working in education can be one of the most fulfilling jobs, but the current climate for many staff is filled with stress and frustration. With teachers feeling underappreciated and overworked, mental health issues are on the rise and the climate of many schools has had a negative turn. This session will discuss topics around compassion fatigue, negativity, not feeling connected, and overall discomfort to change.


Real-World Gps Stem Activities, Peggy Steffen Feb 2020

Real-World Gps Stem Activities, Peggy Steffen

Professional Learning Day

Hands-on activities for students with no/low costs for materials include stories, videos, presentation materials, and career highlights Four modules (Earth, Life, Space, Movement) include 12 lessons designed to support the new science standards and the Common Core. Scenarios highlight STEM applications in satellites, orbital space clutter, energy grids, precision agriculture, global supply chains, aviation, weather forecasting, and conservation.


Inquiry Based Instruction In Chemistry With Games, Karen Ye Feb 2020

Inquiry Based Instruction In Chemistry With Games, Karen Ye

Professional Learning Day

Games can be a fun and motivating way to engage students, but they are often used as a means to practice, apply, or review learned content instead of introducing a new concept. In this session, participants will explore the use of common games as a tool for an inquiry-based approach to introducing topics in high school chemistry such as atomic structure and periodic trends.


Problem Centered Teaching By Tomorrow, Cassandra Wissink Armstrong Feb 2020

Problem Centered Teaching By Tomorrow, Cassandra Wissink Armstrong

Professional Learning Day

Problem Centered Instruction is a great way to engage students, integrate content, and inspire learning. However, true problem centered instruction requires a major shift in both teaching and learning, requiring the one thing teachers don't have: time. In today's session, we will look at some simple strategies that teachers can put to immediate use within the classroom to help start the shift towards a student-led, problem centered learning environment.


Stress In Education: Finding Solutions To Combat Negativity And Burnout, Kevin Kusy, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll Feb 2020

Stress In Education: Finding Solutions To Combat Negativity And Burnout, Kevin Kusy, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Professional Learning Day

Working in education can be one of the most fulfilling jobs, but the current climate for many staff is filled with stress and frustration. With teachers feeling underappreciated and overworked, mental health issues are on the rise and the climate of many schools has had a negative turn. This session will discuss topics around compassion fatigue, negativity, not feeling connected, and overall discomfort to change.


Data In The Classroom, Peggy Steffen Feb 2020

Data In The Classroom, Peggy Steffen

Professional Learning Day

Put ocean data to work in your classroom. Students use real-time data to explore environmental issues such as coral bleaching, sea level rise and ocean acidification. Activities have a scaled approach from beginner to "design your own investigation" with data tools that will help students get started with online data sets. Please bring your own laptop for this session.


Inquiry Based Instruction In Chemistry With Games, Karen Ye Feb 2020

Inquiry Based Instruction In Chemistry With Games, Karen Ye

Professional Learning Day

Games can be a fun and motivating way to engage students, but they are often used as a means to practice, apply, or review learned content instead of introducing a new concept. In this session, participants will explore the use of common games as a tool for an inquiry-based approach to introducing topics in high school chemistry such as atomic structure and periodic trends.


Climate Change - Lost Land, Allison Albert Feb 2020

Climate Change - Lost Land, Allison Albert

Professional Learning Day

This session will focus on the impact of climate change on erosion. Participants will explore causes and design solutions through hands on activities and investigation.


What's The Buzz?, Christine L. Moskalik Feb 2020

What's The Buzz?, Christine L. Moskalik

Professional Learning Day

A fun, interdisciplinary, hands-on activity with circuits, engineering, and bees Teachers will learn how to implement an activity with their students to explore circuit basics, energy transfer, and pollination through a hands-on toothbrush-bot activity that is coupled with a fun storyline involving honey bee communication and behavior.


Unit #1: Colors - Remote Learning Activities, Lindsey Herlehy, Cassandra Armstrong Jan 2020

Unit #1: Colors - Remote Learning Activities, Lindsey Herlehy, Cassandra Armstrong

Little STEAMers: Early Learning Program

No abstract provided.


Building A Positive Culture Around Mental Health, Kevin Kusy Nov 2019

Building A Positive Culture Around Mental Health, Kevin Kusy

Staff Publications & Research

Creating a safe and open environment for students and staff to talk about mental health and wellness is a key to developing healthy, productive students. This session will discuss how to effectively develop and sustain mental health interventions within an educational setting.


Classroom Assessment Literacy: A Think-Pair-Share Workshop, Hannah R. Anderson, Aryn C. Karpinski, Nov 2019

Classroom Assessment Literacy: A Think-Pair-Share Workshop, Hannah R. Anderson, Aryn C. Karpinski,

Publications & Research

Classroom teachers spend a significant portion of their time in assessment-related activities, yet have not received commensurate time in formal training in evaluation and measurement techniques. This workshop will use the Think-Pair-Share collaborative learning strategy to discuss and implement assessment best-practices that educators can easily adopt for their own teaching.


Context Is Critical: K-5th Grade Three-Act Math Tasks, Lindsey Herlehy Mar 2019

Context Is Critical: K-5th Grade Three-Act Math Tasks, Lindsey Herlehy

Publications & Research

Mathematicians view mathematics within interesting and natural contexts. In this session, participants will engage and explore Three-Act Math Tasks; a story-telling pedagogical strategy that elicits student curiosity, collaboration, and questioning while redefining the term “real-world context” and the role that students play in the learning process. Resources will be provided


Teaching With A Full Deck: Card Sorts, Lindsey Herlehy Mar 2019

Teaching With A Full Deck: Card Sorts, Lindsey Herlehy

Publications & Research

Card sorts tend to make students do the “thing” we value most: talk. Beyond making matches, card sorts provide opportunities for students to classify, rank, sequence, and mind map while setting a natural context for argumentation and use of the claim-evidence-reasoning framework. Join me for a series of card sorts to explore how this easy-to-prep tool will encourage your students to reason and think critically. Math and science resources will be shared.

Resources available below for download include all cards used in the training.


Back To Basics: Mathematical Play, Lindsey Herlehy Jan 2019

Back To Basics: Mathematical Play, Lindsey Herlehy

Publications & Research

Our youngest students are curious and creative with the skills and practices needed to be successful mathematicians. Engaging in play, students naturally take risks and pursue their own questions. Research shows this practice is beneficial for all students, regardless of grade level. So, let’s play!