Science Workshops

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

2017 - 2018 Science Workshops

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

 

February 23, 2018 8:30am – 2:30pm                                                                                                                                                          Argumentation in the NGSS Science Classroom Grades 6 -12

Argumentation is an essential component of the NGSS classroom. Building a classroom culture where students engage regularly in productive science discussions requires practice and well-vetted strategies.  Learn to implement strategies, such as modeling, analyzing evidence, and developing appropriate forms of dialogue between students. Explore how to engage students in determining valuable evidence to support a claim, justify their thinking, and craft rebuttals that advance collective understanding of a concept. Participants in this workshop will gain valuable strategies for integrating argumentation into classrooms focused on Science and Engineering Practices.

Facilitator: Karen Woodruff   Cost: $150

 

 

 

March 9, 2018  8:30am - 2:30pm  
“Who stole the chocolate?” NGSS –aligned CSI for Elementary Students Gr 1-5

Experience first-hand a Crime Scene Investigation that you can take back directly to your young detectives using simple materials. Be a detective and learn how to solve crimes by collecting evidence and analyzing it in labs activities. You will take home a differentiated student notebook, and curriculum&unit, and resources to support your student work back in your classrooms.

      Facilitator: Jean Myers   Cost: $150

 

March 23, 2018 8:30am - 2:30pm                         WAIT LIST                                  
Argumentation in the NGSS Science Classroom for Grades 6-12

Argumentation is an essential component of the NGSS classroom. Building a classroom culture where students engage regularly in productive science&discussions requires practice and well-vetted strategies.Learn to implement strategies, such as modeling, analyzing evidence, and developing appropriate forms of dialogue between students. Explore how to engage students in determining valuable evidence to support a claim, justify their thinking, and craft rebuttals that advance collective understanding of a concept. Participants in this workshop will gain valuable strategies for integrating argumentation into classrooms focused on Science and Engineering Practices.

       Facilitator: Karen Woodruff   Cost: $150 

 

April 10, 2018 8:30am - 2:30pm
NGSS Fundamentals for Teachers, Gr K-5

 The Next Generation Science Standards have been implemented for K-5. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the foundation of the standards: the 3 dimensions and the performance expectations, as well as how to prepare for their implementation. This workshop is for those to whom the NGSS are new and who need to learn the pedagogical and strategic thinking behind them. Teachers are encouraged to bring portable devices (smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks)


Facilitator: Christopher Hunninghake   Cost: $150

 

April 12, 2018 8:30am - 2:30pm
NGSS-Beyond the Basics, Gr K-8

Are you looking for ways to more fully implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into your curriculum?  This six-hour workshop will review the foundation of the standards: the three Dimensions and the Performance Expectations.  Participants will then learn how to use phenomena as a starting point for their lessons; construct explanations and argumentations for the phenomena using CER (Claims-Evidence- Reasoning); explore the value of student-generated models to represent ideas; and analyze the components of the 5E instructional model.  A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to planning and sharing lesson ideas.  Participants will leave with resources in the form of lessons, handouts, activities, and websites.Teachers are encouraged to bring portable devices (smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks)

Facilitator: Christopher Hunninghake   Cost: $150

      

 

 


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

NEW Workshop Cancellation policy: If you are unable to attend a workshop for which you are registered, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations received less than five (5) business days from the date of the workshop will not be eligible for a credit or refund and will be billed. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

About the Facilitators

Christopher Hunninghake has been working in the field of education for 30 years. After earning a BA in biology from the University of Virginia, Christopher taught a variety of science courses in both public and private schools in New Jersey. He then earned an MA in educational administration from Rider University and began serving as a high school building administrator and science/math supervisor. Christopher then obtained a Teacher of the Handicapped certificate and returned to the classroom teaching science to students with special needs.

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.

Karen Woodruff Currently pursuing her PhD in Teacher Education and Teacher Development, Karen is a STEM professional development specialist with 15 years of experience in K-12 education. As a teacher educator she serves as a director for the NASA Endeavor STEM Teaching Certificate Project. Karen holds a BA in environmental science and a MA in secondary science in technology-based teacher education.

Joanne Kornoelje started teaching science after 20+ years in business. Having now taught middle school science for 16 years, Joanne's teaching style is rooted in the discovery method, where students act as scientists. Asking questions, gathering data, developing evidence-based conclusions and defending them were a regular part of the class environment. This approach is a natural fit with the NGSS where the science practices are an integral part of the standards. Joanne holds a BA in English and Theater from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and an MA in Environmental Education from Montclair State University.

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

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