Science Workshops

Location: PRISM, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Montclair State University 

2017 - 2018 Science Workshops 

Our full Fall schedule will be available soon!

Register for Workshops

Questions? Call 973-655-7753 or email prism@mail.montclair.edu 

 
October 20 8:30am - 2:30pm
NGSS-aligned Engineering Challenges for Elementary Students, Gr K-5
Participate in an engineering design challenge based on NGSS Engineering Practice. Experience first-hand the engineering design process and learn about a number of practical examples of classroom-tested elementary engineering challenges. Examine a variety of hands-on science and literacy materials, classroom videos, and student work from elementary engineering challenges, from river erosion prevention, ice cube keeper, to an alarm device. Learn strategies to develop engineering challenges for your classroom that you can embed in your science curriculum. Take home differentiated student notebook templates and access online pre-designed unit and engineering resources for support.
Facilitator: Jean Myer   Cost: $150

Location: PRISM - Blanton Hall
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning Montclair State University

About the Facilitators

Jean Myers has been teaching science for 35 years, beginning in a rural school while in the Peace Corps in Kenya, to inner city New York, to suburban New Jersey. She has worked with high school and most recently elementary students, engaging them in inquiry based practice of doing science and making authentic discoveries with evidence based in student generated data. Jean holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Mount Holyoke College, MA in Teaching Secondary Education from Teachers College, MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College and Supervisory Certification from Montclair State University.

Dr. Jacalyn Willis, director of PRISM and research biologist, is a member of the NJ State Leadership Team that advised the NJDOE and the Governor on the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). She has been a participant in national trainings in NGSS-aligned curriculum development, as well as trainings in teaching pedagogical practices crucial to implementation of the NGSS. The PRISM team has been closely involved in the development of the NGSS and the design of effective PD that follows on 12 years of US Department of Education Math-Science Partnership programs and National Science Foundation initiatives directed by Dr. Willis.

Questions? Call 973-655-7753 or email prism@mail.montclair.edu

Register for Workshops