2017 Fall Professional Development Opportunities

Title: Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

Date:  October 10, 2017

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: ESC Event # 337033

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.

Title: New Arkansas Standards/Phenomenon/Claims, Evidence, & Reasoning

Date:  November 7, 2017

Time:  8:30-3:30 (lunch on your own)

Grade Levels: K-8

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 # 337070

Teachers will look at grade level standards and understand three dimensional learning. They will discover how to use Phenomena in science instruction, and learn how to teach students to construct scientific explanations that will include making claims with evidence and reasoning.

Title: How to Enhance your teaching in the classroom with technology

Date:  November 14, 2017

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: ESC Event # 337036

Let’s face it…Technology won’t replace teachers…but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who do NOT.  The math specialist at the STEM Center at Henderson State University has researched and tested the latest technologies designed to help teachers and students communicate, collaborate, and investigate.  Participants will learn how to make the most out of online resources for planning and delivering instruction, assessment, and classroom management. A survey will be sent to participants who register to see which technologies are most needed!  This professional development opportunity also includes classroom assistance throughout the year.  

Title: Coding Bootcamp

Date:  November 16, 2017

Time:  8:30-3:30 (lunch on your own)

Grade Levels: 2-6

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 # 337074

Teachers in grades 2-6 will learn the basics of block style coding using Scratch. They will practice coding with Dash, Makey Makey and Drones and how to integrate these tools into their existing curriculum and meet Computer Science Standards. They will receive a kit that includes one Dash Robot, one Makey Makey, one Drone, as well as templates for tech free coding activities. In addition to this one day workshop, teachers may receive additional support throughout the year. Cost is $325.

Title: Getting Students to Reason Mathematically...It’s Not Just a Dream!

Date: December 5, 2017

Time:  8:30-3:30 (lunch on your own)

Grade Levels: 5-8

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

To Register, click on the following link: ESC Event # 337038

This course will focus on mathematical reasoning as an evolving process of conjecturing, generalizing, investigating why, and developing and evaluating arguments. It is organized around one big idea—Mathematical Reasoning, supported by smaller interconnected ideas. Course participants will be able to:

·      Write and adapt tasks that promote conjecturing and generalizing

·      Support conjecturing, generalizing, and justifying in the classroom

·      Promote mathematical reasoning in the classroom

This course does not have a pre-requisite.This course requires the text “Developing Essential Understanding of Mathematical Reasoning: Pre-K-Grade 8” from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, which will be provided at session.

Title: Understanding NGSS for Administrators/Facilitators

Date:  December 5, 2017

Time:  8:30-11:30 (lunch on your own)

Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Facilitators

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 # 337101

Administrators and Facilitators will be walked through the new Arkansas Science Standards, what three dimensional learning looks like in the classroom, and have a rubric they can take back to their district to observe their science teachers.