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IU1 Center for STEM Education Science  Technology  Engineering  Mathematics

Catalog of STEM Services


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Who’s Who STEM Programs Nancy Tsupros, Program Director ntsupros@washjeff.edu

Science Matters Program Richard Shutok, Consultant rshutok@washjeff.edu (412) 780-8974

Science Matters Materials Center

What’s Inside 3 About the IU1 Center for STEM Education 4 Overview of STEM Programs & Services 5 The Science Matters Program 8 Science Matters Professional Development

9 Mathematics Support 11 CPE Courses and Workshops Overview 12 STEM Course Pathways 13 STEM CPE Courses and Workshops Lists 21 Integral Partnerships

Rose Cosgray rcosgray@washjeff.edu (724) 225-8239

Mathematics Support and PD Amy Lewis, Math Specialist alewis@washjeff.edu

Robotics Program Randy Kohler, Consultant rkohler@washjeff.edu

Summer Camps Pamela Hupp, Consultant phupp@washjeff.edu


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About the IU1 Center for STEM Education IU1 is a regional educational service agency serving the twenty-five school districts and five career and technical schools in southwest Pennsylvania.

IU 1 Center for STEM Education

WHAT IS STEM?

60 S. Lincoln St. Washington, PA 15301 Phone: 724-250-3330 Fax: 724-250-3300

STEM Education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real world lessons. Students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and global enterprise.

Website: www.iu1stemcenter.org Wiki: stem.iu1.wikispaces.net Twitter: IU1STEMCenter Nancy Tsupros, Program Director Amy Lewis, Math Specialist

The IU1 Center for STEM Education supports innovative, research-based STEM programs through professional development, materials support, and coaching. Our success comes from a dynamic partnership between local school districts, institutions of higher education, and the foundation community. We continue to roll-out best practice K-12 STEM programs, and we are committed to: 

Providing professional development, including graduate level courses, for educators.

Implementing research-based curricula.

Offering summer camps for students.


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Overview of STEM Programs & Services Science Matters Program

Pathway Courses

Inquiry-based science program

Online and face-to-face formats

Science module rental or refurbishment

Content and pedagogy for all STEM areas

Specific module training for teachers

Offered throughout the year

Customized professional development

Curriculum design & alignment

Credits apply to Level II Certificates, Master’s Degree Equivalency, or ACT48 requirements

Mathematics 

Making Sense of Math PD series

Customized professional development

Coaching packages

Courses for teachers throughout the year

Robotics 

Partnerships with Carnegie Mellon University and California University of PA

Curriculum for middle and high school

Professional development

Technical & material support

Summer Camps for students 

Camp Tech at W&J

Camp Tech at Penn State Fayette

Support for PDE Initiatives 

Standards-Aligned System Roll-Out

School Improvement Planning

Science It’s Elementary

PowerTeaching

Math in Career and Technical Education

Support for IU1 Schools 

Early Intervention Math & Science Curriculum Support


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Science Matters Program

Implementing Standards-Based Curriculum Materials “The module created excitement and motivation in my class. This provided an atmosphere of discussion, observation, and involvement that I do not wish to ever lose.”

"In order for standards-based curriculum materials to reach their full potential, teachers must develop the knowledge and skill to use such materials to engage students in appropriate ways." —Phillips, Lappan, and Grant

What is Science Matters? 

—Marie Lowe Teacher, Avella Area Elementary School 

Science Matters supports the Science It’s Elementary state-wide initiative.

Materials 

Module kits containing all materials to complete a 9-week, inquiry-based science unit

Reference materials for teachers

Refurbishment support

Professional Development 

Science Matters Module training

Ongoing PD Support to enhance content knowledge and process skills

Curriculum Design Support 

Consultation services with school district personnel to select titles that meet both district goals and state standards

In 2009-2010, over 1000 modules were sent to the 17 districts currently participating in Science Matters.


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The Science Matters Program: Pre-K—8 Curriculum Framework Pre-K

BSCS

GRADE SUPPLIER K 1 2 3

4

FOSS FOSS STC FOSS STC FOSS DSM STC PDE FOSS STC MIT

5

FOSS STC EbD 6 FOSS FOSS STC DSM NREC EbD Middle FOSS School STC CMU NREC

Investigating My Senses

Investigating Myself & Others

LIFE

EARTH

PHYSICAL

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Animals 2x2 Insects Organisms New Plants Life Cycle of Butterflies Human Body

Trees Air & Weather Weather Pebbles, Sand & Silt Soils Sun, Moon, & Stars Weather Instruments Rocks & Minerals

Fabric Balance & Motion Solids & Liquids Solids & Liquids Changes Measurement Force & Motion Chemical Tests

Wood & Paper Comparing & Measuring

Water Land & Water

Magnetism & Electricity Food Chemistry

Ecosystems

Levers & Pulleys Floating & Sinking

Plant Growth Reading to Learn Science Structures of Life Animal Studies Environments Microworlds Food & Nutrition Experiments with Plants

Balance & Weighing Ideas & Inventions

Electric Circuits Scratch Programming Motion & Design Invention, Innovation & Inquiry

Variables Mixtures & Solutions Measuring Time

Magnets & Motors Matter & Change

Diversity of Life Human Brain & Senses Populations & Ecosystems

Earth History Planetary Science Weather & Water Catastrophic Events

Force & Motion Chemical Interactions

Robotics - RCX Robots Invention, Innovation & Inquiry Electronics

Properties of Matter Alice Programming Robotics - NXT Robots


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Science Matters Materials Support At Science Matters’ Materials Warehouse, we inventory, clean and refurbish science and robotics modules that have been selected by school personnel. These modules are shipped directly to schools for 9-12 week rotations The inquiry-based materials: 

Are nationally endorsed.

Contain enough materials and equipment for 8 weeks of instruction for a class of 30 students.

Available in more than 60 titles from 3 publishers.

Science Matters rents modules directly to schools and refurbishes district-owned kits. Each year, 1100 modules are shipped to 50 school buildings across Washington, Fayette, and Greene Counties.

RESEARCH-BASED MATERIALS SUPPLIERS BSCS

Biological Science Curriculum Study

www.bscs.org

CMU

Carnegie Mellon University

alice.org

DSM

Delta Science Module

www.delta-education.com

EbD

Engineering by Design from the International Technology & Engineering Education Association

www.iteaconnect.org

FOSS

Full Option Science from the Lawrence Hall of Science at Berkley

www.fossweb.com

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

scratch.mit.edu

NREC

National Robotics Engineering Consortium

www.rec.ri.cmu.edu/ed

Science & Technology for Children from the National Science Resources Center

www.carolina.com

STC


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Science Matters Professional Development STEP 1 Onsite Curriculum Design Service Aligning Science Matters Modules to your district’s curriculum is the first step in preparing your school for inquiry-based science. Science Matters staff will assist administrators and teachers in selecting modules that meet both district goals and state science standards. Cost: Included

STEP 3 Advanced Regional Professional Development

STEP 2 On-Site Module Training Science and technology education teachers explore the concepts, skills, and activities embedded in a specific module. Training facilitators will model activities & strategies necessary for each lesson, including journaling, assessment, and inquiry. Teachers will leave with a clear understanding of the science concepts included in the module.

Designed for teachers who are using the Science Matters modules in their classrooms, the following ½ day courses are available to support them in optimizing student learning with the kits.      

Using Science Notebooks Science Assessment Strategies The Standards-Aligned System for Science Teachers Teaching Math in Science Enhancing Literature through Science Addressing Misconceptions in Science

For scheduling and pricing, contact Nancy Tsupros at ntuspros@washjeff.edu.


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Mathematics Support Ongoing Professional Development 

Onsite professional development is available for schools/districts who are looking to deepen their teachers’ understanding of mathematical concepts.

The courses are  Customized to meet the grade-level needs of the participating teachers.  Focused on content development and pedagogical best practices.  Facilitated through inquiry-based problem solving and collaboration.  Sequenced to provide participants with a wide scope of K-10 mathematics.  Two days in length and available for Act 48 hours or CPE Credits.

For pricing and scheduling, please contact Amy Lewis at alewis@washjeff.edu.

For individual teachers who are seeking mathematics professional development, the IU1 Center for STEM Education offers regional CPE Course and Workshops (see pages 18-19).

Making Sense of Math Content Development Courses Recommended Sequencing Grade Level

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

K-2

Early Number Concepts

Building a System of Tens

Geometry & Measurement

3-5

Early Number Concepts

Thinking Rationally

Geometry & Measurement

6-10

Thinking Rationally

Cultivating Algebraic Thought

Cultivating Geometric Thought


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Mathematics Support The IU1 Center for STEM Education is uniquely positioned to support mathematics education in your school or district through the following: 1. Curriculum Planning & Consulting 2. Instructional Coaching 3. Support of PDE Initiatives 4. Content Development Courses

Instructional Coaching Three mathematics specialists are available from the IU1 Center for STEM Education to provide instructional coaching for K-12 mathematics teachers. Services include 

Data mining and support

In-classroom coaching

Modeling and co-teaching best pedagogical practices

Observing and providing feedback on lesson delivery

Providing teacher resources

Supporting the effective integration of technologies including graphing calculators and interactive whiteboards.

Cost: $400/day

Curriculum Planning & Consulting As your leadership team develops and modifies their mathematics curriculum to better align to SAS or adjust based on data, mathematics specialists are available to consult with your team. Each consultant will provide a wealth of knowledge about PA Standards and Anchors, national trends, and textbook resources. Cost: $400/day

Support of PDE Initiatives 

Standards-Aligned System Roll-Out

PowerTeaching Training and Coaching

Mathematics in Career and Technical Education

Interested in learning more or scheduling services? Contact Amy Lewis at (724) 250-3330 or alewis@washjeff.edu


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CPE Courses and Workshops The IU1 Center for STEM Education, through IU1, offers a wide variety of graduate level Pennsylvania Department of Education approved Continuing Professional Education courses addressing current educational issues, best practices, and content. These courses are designed to assist teachers in the acquisition and application of new knowledge and skills to be used in the classroom settings. The program operates on a three semester basis: fall, spring, and summer. All courses meet criteria established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and therefore receive graduate level designation and approval. The credits obtained by teachers are applicable toward the educational requirements of: 1. Level II Instructional or Level II Educational Specialist Certificate 2. Meeting continuing professional education (CPE) requirements (Act 48) 

Credit Conversion:  1 credit: 30 Act 48 hours  2 credits: 60 Act 48 hours  3 credits: 90 Act 48 hours

3. Master's Degree Equivalency Certificate What is the difference between CPE Graduate Credit and college Graduate Credit? The difference is the institution that backs the credit. Intermediate Unit 1 is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer graduate level courses and credit. We offer our courses for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Graduate credit because we are not a university.

What is the CPE course cancellation policy? Intermediate Unit 1 reserves the right to cancel any and all CPE courses due to insufficient enrollment. Notification of course cancellation will be made by email and/or by phone. Please ensure that your contact information is correct in SolutionWhere. In the event your course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, you may register for any other available course.

What are the CPE course registration & withdrawal policies? For the most up-to-date information on course withdrawals, please visit www.solutionwhere.com/iu1 and check the topic in the “Important Information” menu.


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STEM Course Pathways Content Area

Clusters

Course

Content Area

Clusters

Course

21st Century Teaching and Learning

Earth Science Course

Curriculum Design 101

Introduction to Forensics

Core Courses

Formative Assessment in the STEM Areas Learning to Think‌Thinking to Learn For All Never Work Harder Than Your Students STEM Educators Project Based Learning 101: An Introduction

Science

Entrepreneurship

Project Based Learning 102: Creating Your Project

Content

PA Biodiversity Project Food, Land, and People Extended Pedagogy

Assessment

Reading Strategies for the Content Area Teacher

No Child Left Inside: Outdoor Biology

Basic Elements of Science Teaching Preparing a Student-Centered Science Classroom Addressing Misconceptions in Science Preparing for the State Science Test

The Science of Science Fiction

Cultivating Algebraic Thought

STEM in the Content Areas

Making Sense of Math: Early Number Concepts

Technology & Engineering

Activities and Alternatives for Energy Content Animation Programming wth Alice 3D Animation Programming with Scratch Pedagogy Engineering in the Elementary Grades EbD - Invention, Innovation & Inquiry (IÂł) Curriculum LEGO Mindstorm Robotics NXT LEGO Mindstorm Robotics

Mathematics

Writing Strategies for the Content Area Teacher

Content

Making Sense of Math: Thinking Rationally Understanding Fractions, Percents, & Ratios More Understanding Fractions, Percents, & Ratios

Pedagogy

Preparing a Student-Centered Math Classroom Singapore Math PSSA Math Prep for Elementary Teachers

Assessment PSSA Math Prep for Middle School and Secondary Teachers


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Core Courses Intended for all K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Educators 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Entrepreneurship

How do we bring what we teach and how we teach into the 21st Century? Discuss the skills students need to master in order to be successful in a globalized society.

Become informed on how to teach aspects of entrepreneurship into any classroom. Includes content in business, management, administration, finance, marketing, sales, service, reading comprehension, and teaching skills.

Credits: 2 Cost: $250 Instructor: Jeff Taylor

Credits: 2 Cost: $250 Instructor: Marcie Klinger

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Term

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Term

Project Based Learning 101: An Introduction

Project Based Learning 102: Creating Your PBL Unit

Understand the 5-Step Design Process in developing a Project-Based Learning Unit. Collaborate with peers on using the process, integrating PBL into instruction, and handling challenges that may arise.

Use the 5-Step Design Process to create a Project-Based Learning Unit. Collaborate with peers to review and refine your PBL Unit.

Credits: 1 Cost: $140 Instructor: Amy Lewis

Credits: 2 Cost: $140 Instructor: Amy Lewis

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Spring

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Summer

Reading Strategies for the Content Area Teacher Core Courses provide teachers of all grade-levels and content areas to learn more about general topics in STEM Education. Teachers interact with peers with different experiences and perspectives to cross curricular areas and span grade-levels.

Discover and implement reading activities within the classroom, evaluate the reading activities, and discuss the pros and cons of reading activities with classmates.

We recommend that all K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Educators take at least 4 core courses.

Discover and implement writing across the curriculum activities—graphic organizers, essay writing, writing to learn, and project writing—and collaborate with other educators on strategies in your personal research.

Credits: 2 Cost: $250 Instructor: Patrick Mannarino

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Term

Writing Strategies for the Content Area Teacher

Credits: 2 Cost: $250 Instructor: Patrick Mannarino

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Term


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Upcoming Core Courses Intended for all K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Educators Curriculum Design 101 (Fall 2011)

Formative Assessment in the STEM Areas (Fall 2011)

More information is coming soon!

More information is coming soon!

Credits: 1 Cost: $140 Instructor: Sandy Cavanaugh

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Alternating Falls

Credits: 1 Cost: $140 Instructor: Sandy Cavanaugh

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Alternating Falls

Learning to Think...Thinking to Learn (Spring 2011)

Never Work Harder than Your Students (Spring 2011)

More information is coming soon!

More information is coming soon!

Credits: 1 Cost: $140 Instructor: John Ellis

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Spring

Credits: 1 Cost: $140 Instructor: Sandy Cavanaugh

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Alternating Springs

The Science of Science Fiction (Spring 2011) More information is coming soon!

PAYMENT INFORMATION Credits: 1 Cost: $140 Instructor: Randy Kohler

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Spring

STEM in the Content Areas (Summer 2011) More information is coming soon!

Credits: 1 Cost: $140 Instructor: Sandy Cavanaugh

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Summer

Payment is expected prior to the start date of the course or workshop. Credit card payments are welcome at the time of registration. Checks or money orders should be made payable to “IU1 General Fund�. Please note the title of your course/workshop on the face of your check.


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Science Courses Preparing a Student-Centered Science Classroom Develop a functional classroom that focuses on the science student at any grade level. Explore the physical structure of the room and plan for different types of equipment. The instructor will model hands-on activities and teaching strategies. Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Donna Riggle

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Every Fall

PA Biodiversity Receive the new Pennsylvania Biodiversity guide, and a chance to explore the diversity of wildlife of North America while working in the outdoors at Mingo Creek Park Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Teresa Alberico

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Alternating summers

Preparing for the State Science Test Explore the Science PSSA’s format through a series of activities and sharing of best practices on test preparation. Sample copies of test prep materials and the State Assessment Handbook will be provided for each teacher. Apply of these ideas and activities to daily classroom instruction.

Credits: 1 Cost: $140 Instructor: Donna Riggle

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Fall

Basic Elements of Science Teaching

Project Food, Land, and People Extended

Explore effective teaching strategies for inquiry-based science instruction with an experienced science educator. Learn insightful strategies for science instruction that will improve classroom function within an inquiry focused classroom.

Receive an introduction to the importance of agriculture and the raw materials supplied by natural resources in addition to the Project Food, Land and People curriculum guide and state specific background resources. Tour two local farms.

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Kathy Berry

Credits: 2 Cost: $250 Instructor: Donna Riggle

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Alternating Falls

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Alternating Summers


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Science Courses (con’t) Introduction for Forensics

Earth Science Course

Learn procedures to analyze physical, biological and chemical evidence collected at a crime scene and how to connect classroom experiences to real world events by developing a crime scene with a believable storyline and authentic evidence.

Learn about the properties of rocks and minerals, the processes that form the Earth’s features and changes to the Earth’s features over time. You will focus on Earth Science Standards and participate in hands-on activities during the course.

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Nancie Harris

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Kathy Berry

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Alternating Summers

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Alternating Falls

No Child Left Inside: Outdoor Biology (Spring 2012)

Addressing Misconceptions in Science (Spring 2011)

More information is coming soon!

More information is coming soon!

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Donna Riggle

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Alternating Summers

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Donna Riggle

TO REGISTER FOR CURRENT OFFERINGS, VISIT: http://www.solutionwhere.com/iu1/cw.main.asp If you have trouble registering, please contact Keith Golebie at golebiek@iu1.k12.pa.us

Delivery Method: Online Frequency: Every Spring


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Technology Education and Engineering Courses Activities and Alternatives for Energy

Animation Programming with Alice 3D

Receive the Energy Thinking Unit, designed around grades 5-8, and a kit of energy equipment, valued at $50, from Science Matters. Discover effective lessons on energy issues and provide hands on science activities for your students.

Promote complex critical thinking skills within the innovative environment of animation. Students can use Alice 3d to learn programming, interpret and apply math concepts and design programming code to animate 3d graphical objects.

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Donna Riggle

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: John Ellis

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency:

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Fall

Animation Programming with Scratch (Fall 2011)

EbD—Invention, Innovation, and Inquiry (I3)

More information is coming soon!

Complete a variety of hands-on/minds-on activities and develop and present an action plan for implementation of the I3 instructional units (provided free to teachers by PDE) into your existing program.

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: John Ellis

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Spring

Engineering in the Elementary Grades (Summer 2011) More information is coming soon!

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Sandy Cavanaugh

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Alternating Summers

NXT LEGO Mindstorm Robotics (Per Request)

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Randall Kohler

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: AS NEEDED

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Sandy Cavanaugh

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Alternating summers


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Mathematics Courses Cultivating Algebraic Thought Examine mathematical tasks, use multiple representations to study functions, compare quantities with ratios and proportions, and define the similarities and differences between linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Harry Lynch

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face

NEED REGISTRATION HELP? Visit www.iu1.org Click on “Courses & SolutionWhere”

Frequency: Every Spring

Making Sense of Math: Thinking Rationally

Making Sense of Math: Early Number Concepts

Understand fractional representations far beyond identifying pieces of pizza in a picture. See how pattern blocks, fraction strips, and inquiry-based problems can build students’ understanding of rational numbers.

Use base-10 blocks, a new number system, ten frames, hundreds charts, a new number system, and fingers to address early number concepts and the importance of number sense to students’ future mathematical success.

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Amy Lewis

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Amy Lewis

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Every Spring

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Every Fall

Preparing a Student-Centered Math Classroom Develope a functional classroom that focuses on the math student at any grade level. Explore the physical structure of the room and plan for different types of equipment. Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Harry Lynch

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Every Summer

Singapore Math Learn techniques for teaching mathematics using the Singapore Math system. The instructor will model hands-on activities and teaching strategies to improve math instruction for all students. Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Harry Lynch

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Alternating Summers


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Mathematics Courses (con’t) PSSA Math Prep for Elementary Teachers

PSSA Math Prep for Middle School & High School Teachers

Become familiar with mathematics standards, assessment anchors and eligible content for grades 3-5. Participants will explore specific problems for each of the five reporting categories.

Become familiar with mathematics standards, assessment anchors and eligible content for grades 8 & 11. Participants will explore specific problems for each of the five reporting categories.

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Harry Lynch

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Harry Lynch

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Every Fall

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Every Fall

Understanding Fractions, Percents, & Ratios

More Fractions, Percents, & Ratios

Explore techniques for teaching the mathematical concepts of fractions, percents and ratios. The instructor will model hands-on activities and teaching strategies to improve math instruction for all students.

An extension of the course "Understanding Fractions, Percents and Ratios." Participate in an in-depth discussion of ratio, proportion and percents.

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Harry Lynch

Credits: 1 Cost: $115 Instructor: Harry Lynch

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Every Fall

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Frequency: Every Spring

CPE Courses Policies and Procedures Criteria for granting credit for participants in CPE Courses:

Attendance Policy:

Participant must have previously earned a baccalaureate-level degree from a college or university.

Participants are required to complete 14 hours of in-class instruction and 16 hours of out-of-class work for each (1) credit.

Pennsylvania Department of Education mandates 100% attendance for Act 48 credit(s) to be earned. Instructors may grant exceptions in emergency situations; however, all class requirements must be fulfilled.

Participants are required to write a paper, design an action plan, or any other appropriate final project having direct application to the professional educator’s area of assignment

Payment Information: All course registrations must be paid in full prior to the start date. Any registration not paid in full will be released at that time.


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Workshops Reading to Learn the Science Content

Southwest PA STEM Conference

Led Dr. Patty Vathis, Environment & Ecology Curriculum Advisor at PDE, learn how to teach environmental science using literature books, puppets, and a standardsbased unit. $500 worth of materials are included.

A collaborative effort between Penn State Fayette, IU1, and CASE, this annual conference addresses current issues in STEM for the K-12 classrooms. Participants collaborate with peers to discuss topics and share best practices.

Act 48 Hours: 6.5 Cost: $40 Instructor: Dr. Patty Vathis

Act 48 Hours: 5 Cost: Varies Instructor: PSF, IU1, & CASE

Frequency: Fall & Spring Terms

Frequency: Spring Term

Environmental & Ecology Curriculum Mapping

PowerTeaching

Work with the Environment & Ecology Curriculum Advisor at PDE to map your science curriculum to prepare students for the Environmental & Ecology Standards that are tested on the Science PSSA test.

Deliver rich, powerful, and engaging mathematics lessons through the PowerTeaching instructional framework. There are 5 sessions over 6 days throughout the year.

Act 48 Hours: 6 Cost: $20 Instructor: Dr. Patty Vathis

Credits: 2 Cost: $85 Instructor: Noreen Fleming

Frequency: Fall Terms

Frequency: Annually

What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide Bridge Events

Content Collaboration Days

Hear about how to bridge research and classroom practice using a Practice Guide from the What Works Clearinghouse. For more information on the Practice Guides, visit http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications/practiceguides/.

Explore Web 2.0 tools and technology applicable to your content area featured. 2010-2011 includes 9 content days: Math, Elementary, Language Arts, Phys. Ed., World Languages, Science, Social Studies, Tech Ed, & Family & Consumer Science.

Act 48 Hours: 5.5 Frequency: Annually Cost: $5 Instructor: Regional Education Laboratory, Mid -Atlantic

Act 48 Hours: 6 Frequency: Content specific Cost: $40 sessions throughout the year Instructor: Stevie Kline, IU1 Curriculum Staff, and CFF Coaches

Inquiry By Design

Standards-Aligned System Roll-Out

Discover a unique approach to science lesson design and presentation in the secondary classroom. Whether you are using a kit program, a textbook or a selfdeveloped curriculum, this strategy is a valuable asset for all science teachers.

More information is coming soon!

Act 48 Hours: 5.5 Frequency: Every Summer Cost: $60 Instructor: Bill Metz & Julia Gooding

Act 48 Hours: 6 Cost: No Cost Instructor: IU1 Curriculum Staff

Frequency: Every Summer


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Integral Partnerships for Curricular Implementation

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Integral Partnerships for Building STEM Awareness


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Intermediate Unit 1 Center for STEM Education Washington & Jefferson College 60 S. Lincoln St. Washington, PA 15301 Phone: 724-250-3330 Fax: 724-250-3300

STEM Catalog of Services  

2010-2011 Catalog of STEM Services

STEM Catalog of Services  

2010-2011 Catalog of STEM Services

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