STEM Education Teacher Training Workshop
Join the Schenectady Museum and collaborators for three days of STEM learning. Inspire your students in the classroom to build their STEM skills and to discover the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Discover how you can bring STEM into your classroom aligned with the New Science Frameworks and upcoming Next Generation Science Standards, while including other Core Curriculums. The STEM Education Teacher Workshop is presented by Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds Initiative and is FREE. Register online with the signup option below or email EHoffman@SchenectadyMuseum.org or call (518) 382-7890 x 256. Tuesday, July 10th This Session Only is Full; please email EHoffman@SchenectadyMuseum.org or call (518) 382-7890 x 256 to be on a waiting list. Forensic Investigation At the Schenectady Museum and Vale Cemetery Exploring the New Science Frameworks and the Next Generation Science Standards Beth Hoffman, Education Specialist, Schenectady Museum What do the Next generation Science Standards mean for your classroom? This session will explore the most recent draft of the standards and provide a discussion of the Frameworks for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. Explore them before you come! http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards Scientists and Engineers of Schenectady Melissa Tacke, Librarian/Archivist, Grems-Doolittle Library/ Schenectady County Historical Society http://www.schist.org/ Learn about the areas influential scientists and engineers such as Charles Steinmetz, Christian Steenstrup, Ernst Alexanderson, William Coolidge, and Ernst Julius Berg. Discover unsolved mysteries of the past as we head down to Vale Cemetery on a forensic investigation. Tales from the Cemetery Bernie McEvoy, Volunteer, Vale Park Cemetery http://www.valecemetery.org/ Explore unsolved mysteries of the past while we tour Historic Vale Cemetery. Learn how to use cemeteries as a tool to construct lessons on forensics, data collection, and analysis of disease patterns and mortality rates. Detectives in the Classroom Beth Hoffman, Education Specialist, Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium Discover quick and easy ways to bring forensics into your classroom through science and math. Explore fun mystery investigations that can involve you grade or entire school. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wednesday, July 11th Exploring the Science and Art of the Hudson River At the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology, Troy Hudson River Journey Sarah Fisk, Director of Education & Museum Experience, Children’s Museum of Science and Technology http://www.cmost.org/ Join the CMOST staff for an exploration of their 80-foot Living Hudson River exhibit as you learn how to bring your classroom to life! You will be immersed in the Hudson River environment and CMOST’s live animal collection. Investigate ways to bring stream science into your classroom through hands-on experimentation, art projects and literacy activities. Estuary Essentials Rebecca Houser, Watershed Educator/School Program Specialist, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation http://www.dec.ny.gov/26.html The Department of Environmental Conservation will share background information about the Hudson River, activities for your classroom, and details about the programs they have available to educators and their classes. Using Citizen Science to Engage Students in STEM Learning Brendan Noon, Co-Organizer of the Rochester Area Physics Teacher Out-Reach (RAPTOR), Vice-President of the New York Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Williamson High School http://www.sciencewithmrnoon.com/ Get your students involved in becoming Citizen Scientists! Learn how your class can collect water quality data to participate in science experiments and how important your students’ role is as citizen scientists. The Hudson River School Artists June Leary, Curator of Education, The Hyde Collection http://hydecollection.org/ Join Curator of Education, June Leary for an informative presentation featuring the Hudson River School of painting – including landscape artists Church, Cole, Durand, Bierstadt and Homer. Learn how to use visual thinking strategies in your classroom to teach science and art. Sample lessons will also be provided to enhance both your social studies and science curricula. Learn and share with your students the exciting scientific and technological opportunities in the art field. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Thursday, July 12th Astronomy and Robotics At the Schenectady Museum NASA: Driven to Explore Exhibit Teachers will get the first viewing of the this traveling exhibit that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the story of NASA and touch a Moon rock brought back aboard Apollo 17. This exhibit is at the Museum for 2 days only! Read more at http://www.schenectadymuseum.org/events/exhibits.php. NASA DNL Workshop: Incorporating NASA into your classroom curriculum Tom Estill, Aerospace Education Specialist, NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center(GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD Enhance you STEM lesson by learning to access and utilize various NASA education resources, incorporate local and State space science education resources and how to stay abreast of Teacher/Student NASA Education opportunities. Suits-Bueche Planetarium Cosmic Wonders Sky Tour| Megan Dominguez, Education & Planetarium Manager, Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium This live program highlights the seasonal night sky, including constellations, visible planets, the Moon, and current astronomical events. Our educator will be prepared to answer questions during and following the program. Amazing Robotics Kathy Ceceri , author of Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future and a senior editor of Wired.com's GeekMom blog www.craftsforlearning.com Show your students how science, technology, engineering and math apply to real life applications by bringing robotics lessons to your classroom. Kathy Ceceri will share robotic lessons and projects from her upcoming book "Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future," which are adapted from actual research robots, but use only readily-available crafts materials and recycled electronic parts -- no computers or special skills needed! Using Inquiry Methods to Teach Astronomy Paul Mayeur, Graduate Student - Astrobiology Education, New York Center for Astrobiology at RPI Using Real NASA Data this session will focus on using inquiry methods to teach students about star formation while combining information about astronomy, NASA data collection, star formation, infrared light and the electromagnetic spectrum. Learn how you can bring Paul Mayeur to your classroom to assist you in teaching this lesson.
|Date(s):||Wednesday, July-11-2012 @ 9am - 3pm
Thursday, July-12-2012 @ 9am - 3pm