Assessment

Facilitating Students’ Creativity Through Experimental Design

Led by Pat Connick, Ph.D. We know conducting research builds scientific thinking, but do you find it challenging to incorporate authentic experimental design into your already jammed pack curriculum? This workshop will offer some time saving and effective techniques to build more research and experimental design into your high school STEM classroom? Participants will work

GIVING STUDENT-FRIENDLY STANDARDS-BASED FEEDBACK USING PYTHON, SPREADSHEETS, AND YOUTUBE

Workshop Led by: Joe Kremer Come learn a powerful method to provide your students with personalized and useful feedback. Giving personalized feedback can be challenging and enormously time-consuming, especially when teaching large numbers of students, but setting clear learning targets and using technology can make this process more efficient and effective. In this BYO-laptop workshop,

Preparing For The Physics 1 Exam 

Leaders: Diane Jammula and Pravin Jammula Are your students stressing out about the upcoming AP physics 1 exam? Want to gain some new ideas, resources, and/or methods for how to better review and prepare your students? 

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

Writing Practice Exam Questions for Physics AP1

Leaders: Jesus Hernandez (Manhattan Center for Science and Math) Zhanna Glazenburg (Croton-Harmon High School) Participants in this workshop will consider how the redesigned Physics AP1 expectations differ from AP Physics B and how that affects the practice questions we use in our classes to help students meet the new expectations.