STEM

Enliven Your Science Course With Tech!

Leader: Steve Lewis (Heschel School) Would you like to teach your students some real engineering and computer programming in the context of your science course? Here’s a great way to do it!

Workshop Brainstorm Party

Leader: Mark Schober (Trinity School) Do you have something you’d like to share? Would you like to lead a workshop? Come to this free session to cook up ideas for workshops!

Leveling up Your Labs: Injecting Rigor and Engagement into Classroom Experiments

Leader: Joshua Rutberg (physics teacher, Poly Prep) Participants in this workshop will learn about learning theories and strategies relevant to science classes.

Standards-Based Grading — Practical Strategies

Leaders: Elizabeth Dowdell (physics teacher, Urban Assembly Maker Academy, Manhattan)  Sarah Prendergast (math teacher, NYC iSchool) Standards-Based Grading (SBG) begins with standards that teachers author/choose/revise and that they apply in their classrooms.

Developing Metacognitive Skills Through Reflective Journaling in Science and Math Classes

Leaders: Kelly O’Shea and Chris Vicevich We want our students to do more than just apply a set of procedures. How do they develop the skills to be able to identify and solve new problems? Journal writing can help. Writing about one’s process makes reflection an explicit activity, gives students a chance to revisit a

“Whiteboard as a Verb” and “Expanding Your Resource Bank”

Leader: Patricia Bauer (Marymount School) Part 1: Whiteboard as a Verb: Whether you are a modeler or not, the benefits of whiteboarding are multitudinous.