*PRISM Science & Math Workshops*

*10% discount for MSUNER Districts:*

Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell/West Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Clifton, East Orange, Elizabeth, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Glen Ridge, Hillside, Kearny, Little Falls, Livingston, Maywood, Montclair, Newark, Nutley,

Parsippany/Troy Hills, Pascack Valley Regional, Passaic Valley Regional, Paterson, Randolph, Rockaway Township, South Orange/Maplewood,

Teaneck, Tenafly, West Orange.

$150 per teacher

8:30a-2:30p (parking & coffee)

Reserve NOW at: Workshopregistration form

**SCIENCE:**

**February 3, 2016**

**NGSS Curriculum Planning**

Grades 6-12

Wondering how to integrate the Practices, Core Ideas, and Cross-cutting Concepts of the NGSS for effective curriculum planning? Learn how to plan effective units that align with the standards. This workshop will provide the fundamentals of planning effective curriculum that will engage students while they gain deeper understanding of the science concepts.**February 9, 2016**

Next Generation Science Standards "Fundamentals"

**Grades K-12**The NGSS must be implemented September 2016 for grades 6-12 and 2017 for K-5. Changing how Science is taught can be overwhelming. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to better understand the foundation of the standards; the 3 dimensions and the performance expectations, as well as how to start preparing for their implementation. This workshop is for those to whom the NGSS are new and need to better understand the basics.**March 16, 2016**

**Engineering Design is Elementary**

**Grades K-5**

Children seem to be born with a creative urge to design and build things. As teachers, we need to channel this tendency to help students use this creativity to solve problems. Participants will be engaged in investigations that will help them get a deeper understanding of the NGSS and the Engineering Process in elementary grades.**May 18, 2016**

NGSS Using Formative Assessment Tools

** Grades K-8**

The emphasis on processes in the NGSS makes formative assessment more necessary than ever before. Questions like: When? How? Where? students are assessed will be some of the questions answered in this workshop. As teachers are engaged in investigations, they will have the opportunity to discuss the importance of formative assessment as part of the NGSS implementation.

**May 26, 2016**

Using Mathematical Modeling to Integrate Mathematics and Science

Grades: 6-12, Math and Science teachers

Presenter: Eileen Murray, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Science

Scientific disciplines ranging from electromagnetic theory to cryptography use mathematics to understand our world because relationships between quantities form the foundation of every day life. In this workshop, participants will identify real-world situations connected to mathematics and science school curriculum and be guided through the mathematical modeling process. Participants will work on (and develop) tasks that can be used to integrate science and mathematics in their classrooms. Come and learn how to use the power of the Common Core Standards of Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards to make mathematics and science come alive in your classroom.

**MATH:**

**February 11, 2016**

Title: Navigating 2015-16 Mathematics Standards: Teaching for Understanding with a Focus on Instruction and Assessment ~ Problem Solving and Performance Tasks

**Grade Levels: 6-8**

Presenter: Deborah L. Ives, Ed.D., K-12 Educational Consultant

Description: Come and participate in active learning about the Standards and Mathematical Practices for middle grades math, with a focus on an across the grades look during a hands-on session. Using a balanced approach for all students, a link between Instructional Strategies, Grade Level Curriculum Expectations and the State Assessments will be addressed using online simulations, performance tasks, and real world applications/modeling.

**2. February 19, 2016**

**Title: Navigating 2015-16 Mathematics Standards: Teaching for Understanding with a Focus on Instruction and Assessment ~ Fractions**

**Grade Levels: 3-5**

Presenter: Eliza Leszczynski, Ed.D., K-12 Educational Consultant

Description: Participants will engage in an across the grades look at the Domain of “Number and Operations – Fractions” in lessons involving operations with fractions, comparison of fractions, and fraction equivalence, including meaningful strategies for connecting concrete and pictorial models of improper fractions and mixed numbers. Ready-to-use, hands-on activities, including fraction-decimal connections, and instructional strategies incorporating the use of physical manipulatives with fractions will be emphasized. Formative and summative assessment of fraction skills with be addressed.

**3. March 9, 2016**

**Title: Navigating 2015-16 Mathematics Standards: Teaching for Understanding with a Focus on Instruction and Assessment ~ Problem Solving and the Use of Digital Tools**

**Grade Levels: 3-5**

Presenter: Deborah L. Ives, Ed.D., K-12 Educational Consultant

Description: Participants will engage in an across the grades look at the Domain of “Number and Operations – Fractions” that will highlight expectations of problem solving and Performance Tasks. Ready-to-use, hands-on lessons and instructional strategies, differentiation and accommodations, and the use of multiple assessment and questioning techniques will be emphasized, including easily accessible digital tools.

**4. March 23, 2016**

**Title: Navigating 2015-16 Mathematics Standards: Teaching for Understanding with a Focus on Instruction and Assessment Updates**

**Grade Levels: 7-10**

Presenter: Deborah L. Ives, Ed.D., K-12 Educational Consultant

Description: Come learn updated information through a hands-on look at lessons and Performance Tasks with instructional strategies that focus on algebraic reasoning and sense making for middle and high school students. Real world applications will be provided through multimedia resources that help students and teachers meet the current Mathematics Standards and State Assessment expectations.

**5. May 26, 2016**

**Title: Using Mathematical Modeling to Integrate Mathematics and Science Grade level: 6-12, Math and Science teachers**

Presenter: Eileen Murray, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Science

Scientific disciplines ranging from electromagnetic theory to cryptography use mathematics to understand our world because relationships between quantities form the foundation of every day life. In this workshop, participants will identify real-world situations connected to mathematics and science school curriculum and be guided through the mathematical modeling process. Participants will work on (and develop) tasks that can be used to integrate science and mathematics in their classrooms. Come and learn how to use the power of the Common Core Standards of Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards to make mathematics and science come alive in your classroom

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