Summer Institute for Educators 2014
Two weeks of accelerated coursework from July 7-18
Mastering the Core Summer Institute for Educators JULY 7 - 11, 2014 JULY 14 - 18, 2014 Earn 3 credits in 1 week or 6 credits in 2 weeks Advance your education career with the regionâ€™s leader in education for 80 years WEEK ONE: July 7- July 11 Technology in the Humanities Classroom In this course, teachers will improve their use of instructional technology to create learning opportunities in their content areas so that students in turn may learn to integrate technology in a meaningful and responsible way. Teachers will use classroom technology such as tablets, iPods, smart boards, smart phones, and other digital media to support learning opportunities that are characterized by differentiated instruction, universal design, and which support both collaborative and individualized approaches to real-world problem solving and learning. Also, teachers will consider challenges and opportunities in facilitating exemplary digital citizenship. Meets: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Professor: James Peirce, MAT Rivier University, Methuen High School SST 592/ENG 592 Web Design for Educators This course exposes students to the issues, skills and tools involved in developing educational web pages that support classroom curricula. Learn what makes an effective classroom website and what features are critical to motivate learning. Participants will explore the basics of good web design, graphics on the net, and using colors in web page design. The course is offered to educators wishing to effectively support their classroom curriculum and to enhance their students’ skills and learning through the use of web pages. Meets: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Professor: Fran Keefe, M.Ed. University of Massachusetts Boston, Instructional Designer at Rivier University ED 594 Managing the Diverse Mathematics Classroom Teaching mathematics requires teachers to develop a classroom culture of mathematical discourse and support all students’ development of mathematical understandings as they actively engage with mathematical content. This course provides teachers with the tools necessary to both manage and facilitate learning in a diverse mathematics classroom. Topics include: developing a classroom culture that welcomes and thrives on student participation in mathematical reasoning; differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs of learners; designing curriculum for student engagement; making effective use of instructional aides (and getting by without them); promoting students’ personal and mathematical self-esteem; collaborating with students, families, and professionals to further student development, learning, and well-being; and promoting equity in the classroom. Meets: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Professor: Ann Gaffney, M.Ed. Lesley University, Doctoral Student at Rivier University, Londonderry Middle School MA 610 WEEK T WO: July 14 - July 18 Teacher as Researcher This course provides students with an opportunity to conduct inquiry-based research, which has been identified as an important component of a comprehensive biology curriculum. The objective of this course is to support science teachers’ understanding of the role of inquiry in student learning in science and introduce them to inquiry based lessons. During this weeklong class, students will learn to use invertebrates to measure stream quality, conduct experiments in local streams and design methods to include this lab in a secondary education science classroom. These techniques will be especially important in facilitating Middle School and High School Standard LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics of the Next Generation Science Standards. Meets: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Professor: Ben Philip, Ph.D. Miami University, Assistant Professor of Biology at Rivier University BIO 800 Non-Fiction: Tradition and Teaching While the Common Core calls for increased use of non-fiction texts in all classrooms, secondary English teachers are often torn between the need to help students navigate such texts and the belief that literary texts should make up the bulk of the reading they do with their students. By examining close reading techniques, integrating non-fiction texts in an organic way, and realizing the “non-fiction” and “literary” are not mutually exclusive categories, teachers can meet the new standards while keeping literary study at the center of their respective classrooms. Meets: This class is a hybrid course, meeting face-to-face July 14-17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a substantial online component that concludes by August 14. Professor: Bill Maniotis, MA/MAT Rivier University, Faculty member Merrimack High School Department of English, Former Director of English Education at Rivier University ENG 685 Mathematical Patterns and Connections: Enlivening Geometry, Algebra, and Pre-Algebra through Interactive Problem-Solving and Discovery MA 523 The Common Core State Standards call for changes in both the content and practices of mathematics teaching. Participants will engage in group explorations and problemsolving activities which could be used in 4th-10th grade mathematics classrooms as they delve deeper into the concepts and connections of the mathematics they teach. By experiencing the challenges first-hand, sharing ideas and solutions, and discussing alternate approaches, participants will be able to assess the value of these mathematical practices from both the students’ and the teacher’s viewpoint. Topics will be chosen from numbers and operations, geometry, proportional reasoning, probability, descriptive statistics, and elementary algebra. Some pre-reading and a post-week project is expected for graduate credit. Meets: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Professor: Teresa D. Magnus, Ph.D. University of Virginia, Professor of Mathematics and Director of Secondary Education at Rivier University The Atlantic World By addressing relevant content, this course is designed to help teachers identify ways of meeting the expectations of the C3 framework (College, Career, Civic Life: A Framework for Social Studies Standards) published by the NCSS. The course will explore the interaction of Europe, Africa, and the Americas from the Age of Exploration until 1825. It will focus on the English and French North American colonies, with some discussion of the Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch colonies. It will also incorporate geography, economics, and politics in the history of triangular trade in the Atlantic World. Finally, students in the course will investigate the African slave trade and its importance to Europe and America. Some pre-reading and a post-week project is expected for graduate credit. Meets: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Professor: Dr. Stephanie Roper, Ph.D. University of Kansas, Senior Lecturer at Rivier University SST 637 REGISTER TODAY! www.rivier.edu/SummerEd14 FACULTY Professor Ann Gaffney earned an M.Ed. from Lesley University and is a faculty member at Londonderry Middle School. A veteran teacher, she has worked with inand pre-service teachers in a variety of coaching and mentoring roles. She teaches primarily mathematics and science to diverse populations of students including mixed ability groups and groups of students separated from the general population due to significant special needs or gifted/talented identification. Ann has a broad range of interests including the dynamics of classroom instruction and teachers’ roles in those dynamics. She has been studying mathematics teachers’ beliefs about quality lessons as part of her doctoral study at Rivier University. Professor Fran Keefe earned an M.Ed. in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts Boston and is an instructional designer at Rivier University. Fran has over 25 years of experience in Learning and Technology. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she teaches e-learning development courses both online and in the classroom. Fran has also spoken at a number of national conferences on electronic learning and design and is currently a doctoral candidate at Simmons College in Boston. Dr. Terri Magnus is Professor of Mathematics and Director of Secondary Education at Rivier University. In addition to teaching courses in geometry, algebra, discrete mathematics, and general mathematics, she is a board member and newsletter editor for the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics, an affiliate of NCTM. Mathematical reasoning and problem solving are at the heart of her classes where students develop a deeper understanding of the content and greater skill at application by actively participating in mathematical discovery. Professor Bill Maniotis, former Director of English Education at Rivier University, currently is a member of the English Language Arts faculty at Merrimack High School in Merrimack, NH, and a student in the Ed.D. program in Leadership and Learning at Rivier. As a former director of a college teacher preparation program and as a veteran secondary ELA teacher, Bill is uniquely poised to help students examine this topic. Professor James Peirce is a double Rivier University alumnus, having graduated with a BA in Secondary Social Studies Education and, last year, with an MAT. He has participated in numerous national summer institutes for teachers, in locations all over the United States. He is a certified AP European History teacher. A long-time faculty member at Methuen High School, Peirce is a leader in innovative technology applications to support secondary education. Dr. Ben Philip earned his Ph.D. at the Miami University. He currently is an Assistant Professor at Rivier University. Dr. Philip’s research interests fit into the broad scope of physiological responses of organisms to environmental stress. Dr. Philip envisions every student to think like a scientist, whether that be as an informed citizen with a basic understanding of science or a future researcher who will devote his/her life to studying biology. Dr. Stephanie Roper earned a Ph.D. in colonial American history, with an emphasis on the cartographic history of New England. She has researched and written about a variety of topics, including an artillery unit from Lyndeborough, NH, integration in baseball, ethnic cemeteries, and the Amoskeag Company’s efforts to use corporate benevolence to stop unionizing. A senior lecturer in the Department of History, Political Science, and Criminal Justice, she has taught at Rivier University since 2005. Mastering the Core Summer Institute for Educators JULY 7 - 11, 2014 JULY 14 - 18, 2014 The 2014 Summer Institute for Educators focuses on “Mastering the Core,” further developing teachers through disciplinary knowledge and practices. The Institute is designed to bring middle and high school educators together to explore pedagogy, disciplinary content and contemporary practices for the continued professional development of teachers. • All programs lead to certification as a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) • Earn 3 credits in one week or 6 credits in two weeks • Each week will have a special guest speaker REGISTRATION Register for courses online, in person or by phone. Online: In Person: By Phone: www.rivier.edu/SummerEd14 Office of the Registrar, Adrienne Hall (603) 897-8218 TUITION AND PAYMENT Cost per 3-credit course: $1,539 Payment can be made by check or credit card. Mail payment to: Business Office Rivier University 420 S. Main Street Nashua, NH 03060 (603) 897-8220 Rivier University The region’s leader in education for 80 years, Rivier University prepares teachers to serve at all levels of education. 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