2018 Spring Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development in Mathematics

Title: 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions

Date:  February 1- May 31, 2018

Time:  Virtual Book Study

Grade Levels: K-12

Cost: $50 for 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions including delivery to your address

 To Register, click on the following link: https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/instructor/default.aspx

Event # 341673

 

Title: Fantasy Meets Mathematics!

Date:  February 20, 2018

Time:  8:30-3:30 (lunch on your own)

Grade Levels: 5-7

Location:   Hot Springs Campus, 201 Market Street, Hot Springs, AR

Room 104

Cost:  $50 which includes The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math

To Register, click on the following linkhttps://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/instructor/default.aspx

 Event # 341792

We will take a look at Death-Defying Challenges from a world where Fantasy Meets Mathematics, and survival depends on finding a correct result.  Aligning with the Arkansas Mathematics Standards, survival strategies will include: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Ratios and Proportions, Expressions and Equations, Analytic Thinking and more!  The problems are separated into three levels of difficulty, depending on your chances of survival:  You Might Make It, Slim to None, and You’re Dead!  This professional development includes The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math, classroom assistance throughout the year and online and/or follow-up opportunities available upon request.

 

Title: Everyday STEM Mysteries for Math Teachers

Date:  March 14, 2018

Time:  8:30-3:30 (lunch on your own)

Grade Levels: K-8

Location:   Hot Springs Campus, 201 Market Street, Hot Springs, AR

Room 104

Cost:  $35

To Register, click on the following linkhttps://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/instructor/default.aspx

Event # 341786

We will take a look at stories for inquiry-based STEM Teaching using a variety of resources from our STEM Center.  Since sufficient time to puzzle over problems that have some real-life applications is often missing in the mathematics part of STEM curricula, we will take a look at tasks that will engage the learner,  allow the learner to communicate and justify their explanations by analyzing and interpreting data so they can apply their new knowledge to new situations, motivate learners to explore real-world geometry, and much more! This professional development includes classroom assistance throughout the year and online and/or follow-up opportunities available upon request.

 

Title: Using Hands-on Mathematics

Date:  March 15, 2018

Time:  8:30-3:30 (lunch on your own)

Grade Levels: 7-12

Location:   Jane Ross House, #24 on map, The STEM Center at HSU/Reddie MakerSpace, 1049 Henderson St.

Cost:  $35

To Register, click on the following linkhttps://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/instructor/default.aspx

 Event # 341789

Dr. William Durand, former Math Professor from the Mathematics and Statistics faculty at Henderson State University, will be demonstrating how to use Hands-on Mathematics to promote conceptual understanding by getting students engaged in their learning.  

Title: Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

Date:  March 27, 2018

Time:  8:30-3:30 (lunch on your own)

Grade Levels: K-12

Location:  Jane Ross House, #24 on map, The STEM Center at HSU/Reddie MakerSpace, 1049 Henderson St.

To Register, click on the following link: https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/instructor/default.aspx

Event # 341515

How can we help prepare our students for standardized tests, without spending valuable instruction time on test preparation? One way to improve mathematics teaching and learning is through effective questioning. This professional learning experience will focus on using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to empower educators to identify and create questions that give students the opportunity to learn at the highest levels, which will help them be successful on any exam/test they encounter. Online and/or follow-up opportunities will be available upon request. This professional development opportunity also includes classroom assistance throughout the year.

 

Professional Development in Computer Science/Coding 


Title: K-4 Coding Bootcamp

Date:  April 10, 2018

Time:  8:30-3:30 (lunch on your own)

Grade Levels: 1-4

Location: Behind the Jane Ross House, #24 on map, The STEM Center at HSU/Reddie MakerSpace, 1049 Henderson St.

To Register, click on the following link: ESC Event # 341477

 

Teachers in grades K-4 will learn non-tech coding and tech coding for their classroom. They will practice using Dash Robot, Dash challenge cards, and a coding board game. They will learn how to integrate these tools into their existing curriculum and meet Computer Science Standards. They will receive a kit that includes one Dash Robot, Dash Challenge Cards, My First Coding Book, and a coding board game.

Cost is  $275