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Lehman College Spring, Summer, and Fall 2017 Teacher Network

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Debate PD with American Debate League

Say What? Immigration & the Economy: Fact vs. Fiction


Debate PD with American Debate League
Date: Thursday, June 8th (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) (5 hours)
Cost: Free; Register by May 29th
For ELA, Social Studies, and Science Teachers (Grades 4 through 12)
This workshop, presented by American Debate League, one of New York City's foremost providers of debate training and professional development, will demonstrate how debate can raise the level of active engagement and academic rigor in the classroom. Debate skills are essential to successfully navigating the Common Core Learning Standards. At this workshop, participants will learn how debate: helps students meet reading, writing, listening, and speaking Common Core Learning Standards; provides support for ELLs, and fosters the building of student confidence. 
Register here.
Contact
Elvani Pennil: elvani.pennil@lehman.cuny.edu

Say What? Immigration & the Economy: Fact vs. Fiction
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 3:00p.m.)
Cost: FREE (Registration Deadline: Monday, January 22, 2018)
Lehman College and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta invite you to explore the effects of current U.S. immigration policy on the U.S. economy during this one-day worskhop. Attendees will learn how to use Library of Congress Primary Source analysis techniques to explore and evaluate the 1965 amendment to the U.S.  Immigration and Nationality ACT and the 1986 overhaul of immigration policy. Participants will also explore and evaluate the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ research which illustrates the impact of immigration on the U.S. economy.  Participants will use primary sources which depict the pros and cons of immigration. Free resources will be provided.
Register here.
Contact
___@lehman.cuny.edu

 

National Board of Professional Teaching Teaching Standards Pre-Candidacy Workshop: Understand and Prepare for the Process
Date: Summer 2018
Cost: $150.00 per participant (Registration Deadline: TBA)
This workshop helps teachers gain an overview of the National Board Process and the skills and commitment required to pursue National Board Certification. It provides a continuum of learning and support structures by introducing teachers to the Architecture of the Five Core Propositions of Accomplished Teaching and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In this workshop, you will also find out how achievement of National Board Certification can be substituted for the +30 (additional credits) requirement for the NYCDOE salary differential. Completion of the pre-candidacy worshop does not qualify participants for graduate course credits. This workshop is developed in partnership with Lehman’s School of Education and the UFT Teacher Center.
Contact
science.education@lehman.cuny.edu
718-960-8171

 

Grantsmanship Workshop
Date: Summer 2018
Cost: $100 per participant (Registration Deadline: TBA)
Discount: $50 per participant who enrolls in a summer course at Lehman
Do you need a set of iPads, microscopes or other resources for your classroom? Receiving a grant can help. This professional development workshop will focus on the acquisition of proposal development skills. The goal will be to help participants successfully solicit funding to support STEM instruction within NYC area schools.  Learning outcomes include: reading and interpreting solicitations, crafting innovative program designs, identifying stakeholders and potential collaborators, and drafting a competitive proposal.
Contact
science.education@lehman.cuny.edu
718-960-8171

 

Summer Coding Workshops

Track 1: Introduction to Computer Coding with Scratch
Date: Summer 2018
Workshop Option: Free; Graduate Credit Option: 3 Credits (45 hours)
Apply by: TBA
Scratch is the MIT-designed computer programming language that makes it easy and fun to create interactive stories, games and animations with a simple "drag-and-drop" interface and share them online. With practice designing lessons and using appropriate pedagogy, this course will prepare any secondary teacher to lead a coding and computer science course.  No previous programming knowledge is needed.

Contact
science.education@lehman.cuny.edu
718-960-8171

Track 2: Exploring Computer Science
Date: Summer 2018
Workshop Option Cost: Free; Graduate Credit Option: 3 Credits (45 hours)
Apply by: TBA
Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is a National Science Foundation supported curriculum developed at UCLA whose mission is to increase and enhance the computer science learning opportunities across the country, and to broaden the participation of African-American, Latinx, and female students in learning computer science. Topics include human computer interaction, problem solving, web design, programming, computing and data analysis, and robotics. ECS is appropriate as an introduction to computer science for students in grades 9-12 and no prior knowledge of computer science is expected for teachers in this course. There will be four Saturday follow-up sessions during the school year to support course implementation.

Contact
science.education@lehman.cuny.edu
718-960-8171

Track 3: Code.org AP Computer Science Principles
Summer 2018
Workshop Option Cost: Free; Graduate Credit Option: 3 Credits (45 hours)
Apply by [TBA] for Workshop Option; Apply by [TBA] for Credit Option
This course prepares teachers to teach the Code.org AP Computer Science Principles curriculum. The professional development centers on the curriculum framework and how to best prepare students for the AP CSP exam. This course introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. AP Computer Science Principles aims to create leaders in computer science fields and attract and engage underrepresented students. Teachers are not expected to have a background in computer science to complete this course. AP CSP is appropriate for students in grades 10-12 with no prerequisites. There will be four Saturday follow-up sessions during the school year to support course implementation.
*Includes 1 hour for lunch
Contact
science.education@lehman.cuny.edu
718-960-8171

 

STEM Science Network Course Offerings (Summer 2018)

Track 1: Blended Learning with Earth: Inside and Out
Dates: TBA
Cost: 4 Graduate Credits (60 hours); Apply by: TBA
Earth: Inside and Out Blended Learning Experiences
This unique graduate science course combines the American Museum of Naturak History online Seminars ion Science Earth: Inside and Out course with hands-on and field trip laboratory experiences sponsored by Lehman College.  The course delves into major questions (How has the Earth evolved?  What causes climate and climate change?). Particpants will also attend several field trips and will learn how to analyze and use GIS maps and data sets.

Contact
Prof. Welsey Pitts: science.education@lehman.cuny.edu
718-960-8171

Track 2: Designing and Teaching a Flipped Chemistry Course
Dates: TBA
Cost: 3 Graduate Credits (45 hours); Apply by: TBA
Participants will study the research literature on flipped instruction, will participate in the teaching of a flipped General Chemistry class, including laboratory activities, and will design a single flipped module for use in the classroom. The assessment of high school or college student learning will be emphasized particularly using video analytics and formative assessment exercises to track student activities and performance. Participants will review the link between video instruction and active learning in the classroom and will prepare one coherent module that incorporates video instruction, in-class active problem solving, group problem solving, and exam question writing. Participants are invited to participate in a fledgling flipped chemistry community in NY to share practices & outcomes.
Contact
Prof. Wesley Pitts: science.education@lehman.cuny.edu

Track 3: Urban Ecology
Dates: TBA
Cost: 4 Graduate Credits (60 hours); Apply by: TBA
Looking for ways to be more culturally relevant and responsive in your living environment/science curriculum? Need ideas to present ecology in a more meaningful and relatable manner? Not sure how to provide multiple entry points so that students can confidently access content? By exploring themes in Urban Ecology we will collaborate to create meaningful lessons and projects that build on and supplement your curriculum. You will practice thoughtful literacy strategies and other activities that you can incorporate into your planning and practice so that your students can better contextualize their impact on Urban Ecology.

Contact
Prof. Wesley Pitts: science.education@lehman.cuny.edu

Track 4 (Fall 2017): Astronomy
Dates: TBA
Cost: 4 Graduate Credits (60 hours); Apply by: TBA
The course will cover the historical development of astronomy, scales of the universe, the night sky, the seasons, the moon and the planets of the solar system, Earth as an astronomical body, the Sun, and life in the universe. Lab activities will focus on inquiry-based strategies that will engage the wide-ranging learning styles of urban NYC students. In particular, the lab activities will support English Language Learners as well as advanced students by incorporating ESL and Blended Learning methods.  Virtual Reality with Google Expeditions will be introduced as an important new resource for teaching.

Contact
Prof. Wesley Pitts: science.education@lehman.cuny.edu

 

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