Mon, Jun 12|
Carson Junior High School
Connecting Middle School Science and Math
This workshop will focus on integrating middle school standards that address and unify mathematics and science. Participants will be immersed in the Modeling Method of Instruction, a research-based pedagogy that strives to teach students to do math and learn as mathematicians do.
Time & Location
Jun 12, 8:00 AM MST – Jun 15, 4:00 PM MST
Carson Junior High School, 525 N Westwood, Mesa, AZ 85201
About the event
This workshop build upon tools used in the Modeling Method of Instruction, a research-based pedagogy that strives to teach students to do science and math and learn as scientists and mathematicians do. During the workshop, participants will use resources developed to support the pedagogy and engage in learning as their students would.
All participants will be given access to instructional materials (including teacher notes and student activity sheets) that unify mathematics and science concepts. Activities will focus on middle school math and science standards, and will be appropriate for (and easily adjustable to) grade levels ranging from elementary to high school. Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Work with teachers from other disciplines to form connections between content areas.
- Gain ideas of how to encourage model-building and cooperative inquiry in your classroom.
- Examine applications of important mathematics ideas in middle school science courses.
- Be exposed more deeply to mathematics content critical to key science understanding.
This workshop will meet Monday-Thursday for a total of 30 hours of professional development.