STEM Workshops for Teachers @UNH

Workshops for K-12 Educators

Fall 2017 Geospatial Technologies Training Center Workshops (K-12)

Various dates in Durham, Manchester, and Belgrade, ME; half-day workshops are $59

Topics range from GIS and GPS basics, teaching with ArcGIS Online, collecting data with mobile devices, managing classes and schools in ArcGIS Online, using GIS to work in watersheds, to conducting analysis with ArcGIS Online. Registration and more information here.

 

September 29-30, FREE

Designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), this earthquake science workshop is being offered to middle and high-school teachers throughout New England. Content will be based on current earthquake physics and ongoing volcanic and transform fault predictability research. Teachers will be supported throughout the academic year as they deliver workshop content in their own classrooms. Email steve.hale@unh.edu to register.

 

 

Engineering is Elementary Workshops for Teachers (K-6)

October 12 & 19, 4 - 7 pm, UNH-Manchester, $75

Lending library kits available

Engineering is Elementary is the Boston Museum of Science’s award-winning curriculum that provides a hands-on approach to discover how engineering and the engineering design process can be brought into the classroom. Learn to solve real-life problems and how everyday items work while embedding science and engineering into your existing ELA curriculum. This summer opportunity will provide ideas, practical projects, and resources to help integrate exciting engineering lessons into the K-6 classroom. Registration and more information here.

Co-sponsored by the UNH STEM Teachers Collaborative and the UNH STEM Discovery Lab

 

Ocean Discovery Day - Student Day - Grades 3-12 Open House

October 13, FREE

Although the general public is welcomed, this day is specifically designed for educators and organizations to bring students to talk to scientists, operate an ROV in the deep water tank, learn about ocean mapping, ocean acoustics and check out the 3D visualization lab. Students will get their hands wet while exploring our ecosytems and touching live sea creatures. Registration and more information here.

Sponsored by the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

 

“Unpacking" Next Generation Science Standards for Effective Science Education & Assessment (Gr. 6-12)

NEW Date:  October 27, 9 am - 3:30 pm, Portsmouth-Pease, $165
Instructor:  Mark Wiley
CRN:  L 217277

Engage in a thorough discussion of the Next Generation Science Standards to more fully understand implications for curriculum and instruction. Small group activities will focus on analyzing the standards for content, depth of knowledge, performance expectation, pedagogical approach, and assessment for an authentic classroom context. Products of the small group work will be reviewed and discussed. A limited number of scholarships may be available for this offering. To request consideration of a scholarship, please contact Mark Wiley at mark.wiley@unh.edu. Scholarships are based on a first come, first served basis. Registration and more information here.

Co-sponsored by UNH Professional Development and Training and UNH Cooperative Extension

 

NH Early and Elementary Mathematics Collaborative (K-3)

Starting October 16, FREE, graduate credit available for a fee (some scholarships available)

This grant-funded initiative provides online web-based professional learning opportunities for preK-grade 3 teachers in the state of New Hampshire. Two options are available for participant teachers:

One is an asynchronous online course, offered through UNH for graduate or undergraduate credit, focusing on active early math and technology learning.  The course is 2-credits, will cost approximately $1000 and will run for 6 weeks in both the fall and spring semesters. The fall course will begin on October 16, 2017.  Partial scholarship is available to teachers in need of support.

Another is an asynchronous online website offering professional learning opportunities including shared book groups with discussion boards and web-based activities, lesson plan resources and sharing opportunities and open discussion forums.  This website is free to all preK-3 NH teachers. For those interested in more information about registering for the course or scholarship information please contact Kiki Donis-Wahl, NHEEMC Project Coordinator, telephone: (603) 862-2676 or e-mail: kiki.donis-wahl@unh.edu

 

 

STEM Docent Creative Computing Challenge Training (6-12)

October 17 & 24, 9 am - 4 pm, UNH-Manchester, $165

Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, computer coding and mobile application development curriculum using MIT App Inventor. Integrate this engaging STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours and CEU documentation available. STEM Docent volunteers are also available to bring Creative Computing Challenge to you for free!

Email Megan.Glenn@unh.edu for scholarship information

 

STEM:Design Thinking (K-12)

October 21, 9 am - 3:30 pm, NEW Location: Portsmouth/Pease , $165
Instructor:  Kevin Lavigne
CRN:  217319

Become part of a learning experience that allows learners to apply science, math and design concepts in an environment driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and active, hands-on engagement. In this experiential workshop, you will learn about the design thinking approach to solving problems. You will solve an engineering problem using the design cycle of research, prototyping, data collection, evaluation, product refinement, and marketing/presentation. Leave with an understanding of the design thinking approach and materials you can use for your own teaching. Registration and more information here.

Sponsored by UNH Professional Development and Training

 

Essential Curriculum Components to Build Number Sense (K-8)

October 25, 9 am - 3:30 pm, UNH-Manchester, $165

Develop your students' mathematical confidence by learning ways to build a stronger number sense. A strong number sense is the foundation needed for students to be flexible with their thinking about mathematics. In this workshop you will explore hands-on activities, daily routines, and the essential components to turn your students into confident mathematicians. Registration and more information here.

Sponsored by UNH Professional Development and Training

 

Alternative Access to Math for Struggling Students (Gr. 4-9)

November 1, 9 am - 3:30 pm, UNH-Manchester, $165

Students with LD, ADHD, and Executive Function weaknesses need alternative approaches in order to access the math curriculum. This day-long workshop will combine what we have learned from the field of cognitive psychology with what we know about the current trends in math curriculum design. Teachers will learn about the developmental factors that affect math, discuss the ways different types of learning problems affect the acquisition of math skills, and share differentiated math learning strategies. A combination of direct instruction, discussion, and interactive activities will enable teachers to create materials and learn about techniques that they can use to reach their students who struggle. Registration and more information here.

Sponsored by UNH Professional Development and Training

 

Creative Coding with Scratch (K-8)

November 4, 9 am - 3:30 pm, UNH-Manchester, $75

Coding is a necessary skill for the 21st century. You and your students can learn how to code within minutes using a simple programming language, Scratch. With Scratch, you will be able to instantly implement coding in the classroom while teaching content and meeting state standards; enhance teaching and learning while students learn to create their own academically rich internet content; teach and apply Common Core math skills through the creation of games, stories and videos. Registration and more information here.

Co-sponsored by the STEM Discovery Lab

 

Multi-level Math Instruction (PreK-4)

November 8, 9 am - 3:30 pm, UNH-Manchester, $165

In a heterogeneous math classroom it seems impossible to meet the needs of all. Some students never gain a full understanding of concepts because the class moves on, while others benefit from a challenging accelerated pace. In this workshop you will learn strategies that allow all learners to successfully access the curriculum at their own pace. You will learn how to create a classroom that challenges diverse students by developing student-motivated groups and individual goal work. Different grouping strategies to ensure success will be covered along with methods that foster student accountability and motivation. This workshop was formerly known as Differentiated Math Instruction. Registration and more information here.

Sponsored by UNH Professional Development and Training

 

Seacoast SeaPerch Educator (Gr. 6-8)

January TBD, 9 am - 4 pm, UNH-Durham, $20

Sponsored by the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at UNH, this day-long workshop provides formal and informal educators with methods for how to build, test and modify underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) in order to facilitate using this program in their classrooms. For more information contact: Tara Hicks Johnson (tjohnson@ccom.unh.edu). www.facebook.com/SeacoastSeaPerch/

 

STEM Docent Stream Safari (Gr. K-8)

May 17-18, 9 am - 4 pm, UNH-Manchester, $165

Receive in-depth, ongoing training on NGSS aligned, inquiry-based, hands-on stream ecology curriculum and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours and CEU documentation available. STEM Docent volunteers are also available to bring Stream Safari to you for free!

Email Megan.Glenn@unh.edu for scholarship information. Registration Opens January 1st, 2018

 

Marine Science for Teachers (Gr. 5-12)

Summer 2018, Appledore Island, $100

An amazing opportunity for New Hampshire's middle and high school science teachers! Participate in an intensive week-long marine science workshop at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals, Maine.

The workshop will explore how teachers can utilize inquiry-based marine science activities to address appropriate Next Generation Science Standards. Expect group projects, lesson plan building, and curriculum alignment exercises. Sample workshop topics and activities include: water quality sampling, intertidal environment (abiotic and biotic factors), how to conduct a transect survey of a habitat, marine mammals, plankton, whale watch. Application and more information here.

 

Programs that schools/districts/regions may schedule with UNH

 

Ocean Exploration in the Classroom (K-12)

Ongoing, FREE

The Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) works at the intersection of education and ocean exploration to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pathways using the excitement of deep-sea exploration and technological innovation. UNH is proud to announce its partnership with OET through the Community STEM Program to bring exciting at-sea and onshore STEM programs to New Hampshire. Ship-to-shore live interactions with the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus are open. There is no cost for this exciting opportunity!  If your school or organization has access to internet, you are ready to participate. Live interactions  with explorers are available Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm EDT, May 15th - November 15th, 2017. Registration and more information here. A/V equipment may be available for loan if needed.

 

Engineering is Elementary Workshops for Teachers (K-6)

6-hour workshops per unit, 20 units available

Lending library kits available

Engineering is Elementary is the Boston Museum of Science’s award-winning curriculum that provides a hands-on approach to discover how engineering and the engineering design process can be brought into the classroom. Learn to solve real-life problems and how everyday items work while embedding science and engineering into your existing ELA curriculum. This summer opportunity will provide ideas, practical projects, and resources to help integrate exciting engineering lessons into the K-6 classroom. For more information, email laura.nickerson@unh.edu.

 

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices (K-12)

8 classes:  27 hours (3 hours each including one 6 hour class)

School Year support:  hours dependent upon teachers/district

Inquiry Teaching Methods welcomes teachers interested in exploring ways to support classroom teaching in integrating the Science and Engineering practices and moving towards an inquiry-based approach in which students take more responsibility for their learning.  Participants will practice shifting their existing curriculum to align with Science Practices that are within the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. Teachers will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science practices.  Teachers are asked to be “learners” throughout the course in order to really understand the implications of providing more responsibility to their learners:  engagement, curiosity, excitement, inventiveness and joy of learning.  Classroom observation, school-year coaching and support and follow up workshops are incorporated into the course. For more information, email sarah.grosvenor@unh.edu.

 

STEM Docent Stream Safari and Project WET/WILD Training, (Gr. K-8)

Join the UNH Cooperative Extension STEM Docents and volunteers to engage youth in their local environments. Curriculum includes indoor and outdoor activities, field work experiences, data collection and analysis involving stream ecology. Workshop includes Project WET and Wild certification, Stream Safari curriculum guide, and stream field work experience. Workshop is geared towards educators working with youth in grades K-8. More information here.

 

SPIRALS (Gr. 5-8)

The SPIRALS project-based curriculum, designed at UNH in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension and funded by NSF, provides a framework for exploring sustainability, natural resources, and human impacts on earth systems found within Earth Space Science disciplinary core ideas and science and engineering practices for NGSS. Curriculum training and planning support for teachers available. (5-8 grade educators) For more information: http://www.spirals.unh.edu/index.shtml.