5 Day Topics

CS Crash Course

Educators will learn how to use and understand two programming languages: Scratch and Python. This program is meant for all teachers, not just those who want to teach computer science, because they will also learn how to integrate CS into any curriculum being taught in the classroom.

Eight Mathematical Practices

Educators will build their math content expertise for teaching 4th-5th graders, as well as introduce tools and methodologies to use in their classroom to engage students in math. They will explore the Eight Mathematical Practices while also learning how to use computer and web-based technologies to support teaching and learning. Educators will explore operations and algebraic thinking, fraction and base ten number and operation concepts, measurement data and geometry with an emphasis on topics that students often find challenging, while learning how to use technologies to support teaching and learning of mathematics.

Google Certification

Educators will go through an intense, 5-day program to become Google Certified by learning the ins and outs of the Google Platform and how to best maximize its collaborative and innovative platform. At the end of the 5 days, every educator will have the skills and knowledge to become Google Certified.

Integrating Technology with the 4 Cs

Educators will use the SAMR framework (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) to integrate technology with the 4 C’s framework. Educators will not only learn to use a wide variety of technologies and tools that can be used in their classroom, but they will also create new and innovative lessons that can be applied with students as soon as they finish the program.

NGSS Deep Dive

Educators will evaluate the lessons that they currently teach and will analyze the alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards. They will also understand the breakdown of what the standards mean when assessing the cross-cutting concepts, science and engineering practices, and disciplinary core ideas. Then educators will redesign a set of lessons or a unit to better fit the goals of NGSS. (Can be differentiated into grades K-5 and 6-12.)

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