Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes
Event Sponsor: Higher Education Institution
Event Type: Seminar/Workshop
Primary Category: Teachers
Event Dates: 7/30/2013 through 7/31/2013
Brief Description: Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes (MMSI) offers residential professional development opportunities that focus on important mathematics and science content for kindergarten through middle school in two sessions, July 30-31 and August 1-2, at Meredith College in Raleigh.
The summer Institutes are designed for all classroom teachers, resource teachers, lead teachers, mathematics/science coordinators and supervisors.
This school year the Common Core State Standards became the official mathematics curriculum in North Carolina, and MMSI offers content courses for K-8 mathematics and 3-5 science with an emphasis on the engineering part of STEM. There will be a leadership course for mathematics coordinators, supervisors, and district lead teachers.
There is a new 6-8 session for those who attended CCSSM at Meredith or in one of the regional TAP Math sessions. The new course offers advanced strategies for implementing CCSM with an emphasis on web resources for middle school.
The K-8 grade level specific courses are adaptations of last year’s 2012 MMSI sessions and continue to emphasize critical content for each grade. Participants will discuss the unique challenges for the grades, important instructional strategies, and ways to support student understanding of significant mathematical content. Opportunities for student engagement and achievement will become evident when classroom instruction stresses connectedness and coherence.
Class size is limited, so consider organizing a school team to take advantage of the grade-level specific opportunities. The schedule is set so that individuals may attend the sessions for one or two grades.
Each Institute focuses on specific mathematics or science content, delving deeply into the content of "big ideas" that are important for the stated grades. Institutes include:
-Experienced professional development consultants as leaders
-Emphasis on Common Core Content and Standards of Mathematical Practice
-Institute journal for notes and reflections on critical areas of emphasis for each grade level
-Blackline masters for classroom posted for future downloading
-Ideas to use immediately to develop a problem-solving environment
-Opportunities for discussion and reflection
-Twelve contact hours (equivalent to 1.2 CEUs)
-Opportunities for networking and brainstorming with educators from across North Carolina
Cost of each two-day workshop is $275 if registration is postmarked by June 1, 2013. The cost is $300 if the registration is postmarked after June 1, 2013. The registration fee includes all materials and five meals – two breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner.
Location: Meredith College
Address: 3800 Hillsborough St.
Name: Meg Griffith
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Phone Number: 919.760.8756
Web Site: meredith.edu/math/mmsi/
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