Posts Tagged ‘teacher training’

Hands-on Algebra Workshops

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Sierra College STEM with the Placer County Office of Education are offering a hands-on Algebra Professional Development. The training will prepare teachers to meet the new Common Core education requirements. Learn more at Hands-on Algebra.


Sierra STEM Offers Career Cruising Feb. 4

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Teachers & Counselors learn to Career Cruising at Sierra STEM Workshop

Teachers, counselors and administrators from schools that have a Career Cruising license through the Sierra STEM Collaborative can participate in training on Feb 4, from 1 – 5 PM. Mony Pal from Career Cruising will conduct the afternoon workshop. She will review system basics and how to use the four year planning tool. Participants will gain tools and resources to emphasize opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math careers.


SMUD offers teacher workshops in February

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

STEM Teachers can learn about new class projects by attending these SMUD workshops in February in Sacramento.

How to Build a Solar Car - High School and Middle School Teacher Workshop, Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Physics teacher, Eric Wright will show you how to bring engineering and solar technology into your curriculum by having your students design and build solar cars. Teachers will get one solar car kits.

(High School students will be encouraged to design and build race cars to compete in the SMUD sponsored Solar Car Race to be held later at American River College on May 3, 2013. ) This is optional. If you plan on racing this year, please  contact Suzette Bienvenue at 916-732-5175 | suzette.bienvenue@smud.org so that she can order kits for you.

Education and the Environment – Grades K-12 Teacher Workshop, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The California Education and Environment Initiative curriculum is an on-line resource for teachers and is designed to work in coordination with existing textbooks that teachers are already familiar with. The standards-based curriculum teaches History/Social Science standards to mastery, while supporting English Language Arts. This workshop will review all of the classroom support resources and materials available and the unique connection to relevant California topics.


Introduction to Project Based Learning

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) interviewed Telannia Norfar, a math teacher using Project Based Learning extensively. The interview focused on benefits, resistance, bridging subjects, and more that a teacher considering Project Based Learning should consider. Read the brief interview here. She also hosted a half hour webinar discussing the creation of Project Based Learning projects. Click here to watch the webinar.


Teachers pilot math games

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

On October 20, 2011, teachers who are piloting Fraction Contraption (www.fractioncontraption.com) through the Sierra College STEM Collaborative and National Science Foundation grants met to debrief on their experience, discuss teaching methods and learn a new game also developed by Jono Schwartz, Fence the Yard.

What teachers say is going well with testing Fraction Contraption in their classrooms:

  • The students love it
  • The students like the competition

Teaching tips:

  • Use ruler and write down conversions
  • Write down rolls – show total, then challenge teacher to “graduate” to not writing it down
  • Use number line – student have it out while playing
  • Had them pair up with peers who understand it to help the ones having trouble
  • Teacher helps pick who to play for 1st game, then can challenge anyone
  • Class plays against the teacher

Incentives:

  • Uses play money and treats it like a gambling game – 5th grade – they love it
  • Uses prizes from the dollar tree – vw bugs, erasers, cones on desk when doing well, big erasers, gold trophies that you can write their name on and post – juniors and seniors in HS still like these gestures

Track rank in tournaments:

  • Keep track with yard stick – mounted away from the wall and place the cloths pins with the students name on them – change position as rank changes
  • Uses magnets on file cabinet for tracking tournament place
  • Smart board – position – drags name –for tournament play
  • Made ladder with Velcro to move ranking

 


Fraction Contraption August Workshop

Friday, August 12th, 2011

CTE Central: UC Green Curriculum Integration Workshop

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI) Institute is seeking California high school teachers and administrators to apply for the fall institute on November 6-9, 2011 in Santa Barbara.  This institute will focus on developing innovative “green” curricula in the subject areas of History/Social Science or Laboratory Science with any of the following Career Technical Education (CTE) industry sectors: Energy and Utilities; Engineering and Design; Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation; Public Services; or Transportation.

At the Institute, participants will work in groups to produce integrated, model courses for use statewide. Costs associated with attendance, with the exception of transportation, will be covered by funding from the CA Department of Education.  All prospective participants must apply online by September 22, 2011.  To apply and for more information, please visit www.ucop.edu/ucci.


Teachers to pilot Fraction Contraption

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

A group of teachers from Placer and Nevada County schools representing elementary, middle and high school will be participating in a pilot of Fraction Contraption (TM patent pending). The first training will be held at Colfax High School on August 10, 2011. Sierra College NSF and STEM Community Collaborative grants are supporting this project.


One For Training website resources

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Supported by a grant from the Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges, Office Telecommunication and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP), the One for Training website  offers resources to enhance teacher effectiveness and inspire students. Find free or low-cost training, resources and research.