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Jack Hunt STEM Center Workshops and Conferences

PBL Workshop for Middle School Teachers

May 27-29, 2014

8:30-3:30

Highland Crest College Campus

150 Laureate Ave, Springfield, TN 37172

Teachers receive 100.00 stipends per day

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching methods in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.  This is a three-day PBL workshop that provides attendees with the skills and knowledge needed to design, assess and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project.   It offers professional development on how to create projects that engage and motivate students.  The instructor is a Buck Institute Certified PBL Trainer who will share high-quality PBL instructional practices and products with all participants and provide time for teams to work on a PBL lesson for the next school year.

PBL works best in Middle School when teachers on the same team collaborate and plan together.  For this reason we need at least two teachers from a middle school team to attend together.   These teachers will walk away with a completed PBL lesson for the 2014 fall semester.

Register for this workshop

HERE 



PBL Workshop for Middle School Teachers

June 9-11, 2014

Dickson County Board of Education

817 North Charlotte Street

Dickson, TN

8:30-3:30

Teachers receive 100.00 stipends per day

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.  This is a three-day PBL workshop that provides attendees with the skills and knowledge needed to design, assess and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project.   It offers professional development on how to create projects that engage and motivate students.  The instructor is a Buck Institute Certified PBL Trainer who will share high-quality PBL instructional practices and products with all participants and provide time for teams to work on a PBL lesson for the next school year.

PBL works best in Middle School when teachers on the same team collaborate and plan together.  For this reason we need at least two teachers from a middle school team to attend together.   These teachers will walk away with a completed PBL lesson for the 2014 fall semester.

 

Register for this workshop

HERE

Workshops for the STEM Challenge Exposition were held at APSU on Nov 14 and 19 from 4:30-5:30 PM in Claxton Auditorium RM 103.


Professional Development for Chemistry Teachers 
Project TIME (Transforming Instruction through Modeling Experiences)

The goal of Project TIME is to improve the learning of Tennessee high school students in chemistry through the use of Modeling Instruction (MI, see www.modelinginstruction.org) so that they will be better prepared for the new Tennessee End of Course (EOC) chemistry exam.  MI is an inquiry-based pedagogy that effectively engages students in the learning process. A body of educational research shows that when students in high school physics, chemistry and biology learn using MI, they have excellent gains in conceptual knowledge, increased retention of content and improved national and state science scores. Teachers will receive $100 per day for their time in professional development and districts will be reimbursed at a rate of up to $75 per day for substitutes for the spring and fall Friday PD days.