2017-18 STEM Center Workshop List
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No.Title of WorkshopDescription of WorkshopGrade of AudienceDate of WorkshopName of PresenterEmail of PresenterLocation
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11Strategies for Teaching the Basic Multiplication and Division FactsMany students have difficulty memorizing the basic facts for multiplication and division. In this session, we will discuss a variety of strategies that teachers can use to promote number sense related to multiplication and division that will help their students learn the basic facts. This session is directly applicable to the standards for grades 3-5. Teachers at any grade level whose students do not yet know their basic multiplication and division facts are welcome.K-53/15/2018Karen Heinzheinz@rowan.eduGlassboro Campus
James Hall 2101
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11aStrategies for Teaching the Basic Multiplication and Division FactsMany students have difficulty memorizing the basic facts for multiplication and division. In this session, we will discuss a variety of strategies that teachers can use to promote number sense related to multiplication and division that will help their students learn the basic facts. This session is directly applicable to the standards for grades 3-5. Teachers at any grade level whose students do not yet know their basic multiplication and division facts are welcome.K-54/11/2018Karen Heinzheinz@rowan.eduSouth Jersey Tech Park #137 - 1st Floor Classroom
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16How Do I Get K-5 Students to Talk about Mathematics in Small-Group and Whole-Class Discussions?We have heard that “Students are supposed to discuss mathematics in small groups and with the whole class.” What, exactly, are my students supposed to be discussing? What does this look like in the K-5 classroom? What is the purpose of this mathematical discourse? How does it help my students learn mathematics? How can I get young students to participate in these types of discussions? In this session, we will explore these and other questions so that you, too, can create a classroom culture in which students are actively engaged in small-group and whole-class discussions.K-51/31/2018Karen Heinzheinz@rowan.eduSouth Jersey Tech Park #247 - 2nd Floor Classroom
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17Simple Machines using LEGO MindstormsCome learn how to use LEGO mindstorms and integrate activities in math and sciences grades 6-12.6-123/12/2018Eric Constans and Krishan Bhatiaconstans@rowan.eduGlassboro Campus
Robinson 207
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18Redefining Problem Solving in Mathematics with Technology & Wonder. Part II (Grades K-5)This session will have teachers engaging in several problem solving tasks by asking students to wonder about problems by peeling back the layers of a problem: eliminating the text, eliminating the jargon and eliminating the structure and using technology to engage the learner.K-53/13/2018Eric Miloumilou@rowan.eduGlassboro Campus
Robinson 207
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19Redefining Problem Solving in Mathematics with Technology & Wonder. Part II (Grades 6-12)This session will have teachers engaging in several problem solving tasks by asking students to wonder about problems by peeling back the layers of a problem: eliminating the text, eliminating the jargon and eliminating the structure and using technology to engage the learner.6-123/14/2018Eric Miloumilou@rowan.eduGlassboro Campus
Robinson 207
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19aMake Real Video Games Do your students love to play video games? Do they want to make their OWN games? Are they tired of using canned programs that are limited? Learn video game development from a professional point-of-view. Explore the pipeline of software and hardware for game design including: game engines, coding languages, 3D model generation, model unwrapping, texturing, shaders, and how computers create their image. This course is not meant to teach programming, but to familiarize computer science teachers and computer club moderators with video game development at a high level. *Includes course time in Rowan's VR Center, a custom-designed immersive virtual reality lab featuring 7-foot high by 40-foot wide curved wall of screens for 3D applications. 9-124/12/2018George Lecakeslecakes@rowan.eduSouth Jersey Tech Park #247 - 2nd Floor Classroom
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19bTeach Like A MagicianStudent engagement is one of the top priorities in STEM education. By structuring lessons and thinking about topics the way a magician would, STEM educators can more effectively engage students and therefore increase progress towards desired learning outcomes. Through a combination of group work and individual reflective practice, participants in this truly one-of-a-kind workshop will learn and experience Dr. La Porta's own 5 point approach, "The Magic Bridge." This approach is applicable to any discipline and is incredibly useful for ensuring every lesson (and/or Instructor) is fully interesting, authentic, and engaging to students of all backgrounds and ages.K-124/27/2018Philip R. La PortaLaPorta@rowan.eduGlassboro Campus
Robinson 308
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20Asteroids, Dinosaurs, and Instant Global Climate ChangeIn this workshop, we will explore the nature of asteroids, what we know about them, what we don’t know about them, how they are natural hazards, what has and can happen if an asteroid hits the Earth, and how they are unique time capsules to the earliest stages of Solar System formation. *Includes field time and instruction at the Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University. Please dress appropriately for field activities.6-125/3/2018Harold Connollyconnollyh@rowan.eduSouth Jersey Tech Park #137 - 1st Floor Classroom
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21Learning to Develop Android and iOS AppsMobile application programming can provide an authentic and engaging hook into computer science. The MIT App Inventor is a visual programming environment that enables participants with no programming background to build apps for Android mobile devices. Swift is an easy to learn programming language that is used to build apps for iOS mobile devices. We will use these programs to teach CS Principles to K-12 educators and industry partners. These tools will empower participants to create their own mobile apps and engage them personally, as well as infuse energy and excitement into computer science education.K-125/9/2018John Robinsonrobinsonj@rowan.eduTBD
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22Implementing a Digitally Based No-Cost Astronomy Course Astronomy, the oldest science, engages students at all levels owing to its highly visual nature and the constant flow of new discoveries. Astronomy offers multiple learning experiences that include a rich history, interesting contributors, a physical context with which to introduce math concepts, an engaging way to study important concepts in physics, and links to cultural and societal issues. Yet, too few schools offer even a descriptive introductory course. Part of the reason is cost and access to ready-to-use content. The workshop will offer participants access to free digitally-based content as well as strategies to partial or full course implementation.6-125/14/2018Lloyd BlackBlackl@rowan.eduTBD
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22aFormative Assessment This session will have teachers engaging in several formative assessment tasks using free technology from kahoot, quizizz, peardeck and nearpod among others. The tasks will demonstrate that we can engage students in their learning and assess them understanding in real time using such technology.K-125/14/2018Eric Miloumilou@rowan.eduSouth Jersey Tech Park #137 - 1st Floor Classroom
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22bAlgebra Talks – To Number Talks and BeyondNumber talks have been used effectively by elementary school teachers to introduce sense-making, reasoning and discussion in math classrooms in ways that are accessible to students. We will explore how to use this structure to engage students in learning algebra in ways that combine procedural fluency with reasoning, justification and a deeper understanding of important mathematical ideas. Participants will experience algebra talks, analyze their use with students, and plan and practice their own algebra talks for use with their students.6-125/15/2018Rob Wiemangomathman@yahoo.comSouth Jersey Tech Park #137 - 1st Floor Classroom
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22cEngaging High School Students through Authentic Mathematical ModelingMany mathematical organizations including NCTM have challenged the mathematical community about the importance of mathematical modeling to a much greater extent than in the past. This session will highlight the key aspect of mathematical modeling by embedding tasks in the real world via multimedia in such a way that students first need to formulate the problem themselves. Once the problem is solved, students move back into the real world where the results are analyzed in context. It is through such genuine modeling tasks that students will be more engaged in their learning and become more proficient at problem solving.9-125/16/2018Eric Miloumilou@rowan.eduSouth Jersey Tech Park #137 - 1st Floor Classroom
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22dExamining the Fraction Focus in the Common Core This session will examine the steps that teachers (in grades 3-8) must take to ensure high quality mathematics instruction in the era of the Common Core Standards with a focus on the mathematical practices and the teaching of rational numbers (fractions and decimals). Examples will include research, activities, and technology that demonstrate how teachers, supervisors, and other leaders can enhance the teaching and learning of rational numbers. Moreover, illustrations of how teaching and learning must encompass both basic skill and conceptual understanding will be demonstrated. Finally, participants will examine how to engage, motivate, and use technology in grades 3-8 that can lead to building better number sense and facility with rational numbers.3-85/17/2018Eric Miloumilou@rowan.eduSouth Jersey Tech Park #137 - 1st Floor Classroom
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23STEM Activities for Physics & Astronomy: Cell Phones, Drones, and Planetarium SkiesExplore the world of physics and astronomy with related cell phone activities. Use your cell phone for telephoto applications and astrophotography with telescopes. Photographing the sun with solar eclipse applications using cell phones. View future solar eclipses from any location on earth as well as from Lunar Base Aristillus with the power of Starry Night 7. Introductory Trainer Drone Flights and activities will be featured, weather permitting. Finally, explore the starry skies of the Edelman Planetarium making use of numerous cell phone apps to identify constellations, stars, planets, asteroids, and galaxies.6-125/18/2018John HerrmannHerrmann@rowan.eduScience Hall 149 (Tentative) and Edelman Planetarium
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