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2021 – 2022 PRISM Workshops

PRISM is pleased to announce our Fall 2021 – 2022 school year workshop schedule. These workshops will be hosted at PRISM located at 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ.

We also want you to know that PRISM is available to help with any resources, coaching or in-district planning you may need.

Please note time and cost differences. Click the title to view more information about the workshop.

Workshops

January 24, 2022: 8AM-2PM

Differentiate Instruction in Math: “It’s not as hard as you think!”
Grades
3-5
Facilitator
Judith Brendel
Cost
$175

In many districts, students and parents are now permitted to select the course-level of their choice, even if it is not the student’s recommended placement. Teachers are faced with new challenges. How can we, as caring, dedicated professional educators, teach students at different levels of understanding and backgrounds at the same time? Can we realistically meet the needs of each student?

In this workshop, we will review the latest research with appropriate course level content. Teachers will experience a range of effective instructional and learning strategies and specific activities to keep ALL students motivated, engaged, learning and succeeding. Yes, we can meet their needs.

Included will be strategies and activities for warm-ups, investigations, practice, review and homework. Multi-formatted tasks will help you plan for student-to-student communications, modify material and create options. All, will naturally focus on Math Practice Standards1 and NJSLS2. Everyone will leave with material to use next week, plus templates and resources to modify for original models.

  1. Math Practice Standards (focus on process rather than content)
  2. NJSLS = New Jersey Student Learning Standards

March 18, 2022: 8AM-2PM

NGSS: Argumentation, CER, and Phenomena
Grades
5-12
Facilitator
Christopher Hunninghake
Cost
$175

Are you looking for ways to engage your students in activities that support argumentation and collaboration? This interactive five and one half-hour workshop begins with a review of the foundation of the standards: the principles of NGSS, the three Dimensions, and the Performance Expectations. Participants then learn how to use phenomena as a starting point for their lessons. Finally, participants examine CER (Claims-Evidence-Reasoning), a process for writing and speaking about science. This involves collaboratively discussing useful instructional and assessment strategies and practicing the process that guides students in making claims, supporting claims with evidence, and constructing scientific arguments. Participants will receive many resources in the form of handouts, classroom-ready activities, and websites.

May 6, 2022: 8AM-3PM

Breathing New Life Into Old Assessments
Grades
5-12
Facilitator
Christopher Hunninghake
Cost
$225

Frustrated by the lack of available assessments and activities aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? Then come to this seven-hour workshop and learn how to modify, adapt, and align your existing assessments and activities to the NGSS. Examples of assessments will be provided, however you must bring your own tests, quizzes, lab activities, etc. Enhance the outcomes of this workshop by bringing a subject-area colleague. Due to the close assistance provided by the facilitator, enrollment is limited to 12 teachers.