STEM

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.

EXPERIMENTS FIRST! – COLLECT DATA, PLOT GRAPHS TO ANALYZE, & DEVELOP EQUATIONS FOR PATTERNS

Leaders: Zhanna Glazenburg and Seth Guinals-Kupperman Participants will explore a variety of experimental situations in various contexts, (biology, chemistry, physics, physical science, . . . ) collect data, plot graphs to analyze the data, and develop an equation for representing the pattern in the data.