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Evolution + Student Discourse = Student Engagement
Led by: Chris Resch and Glen Stuart
Interested in learning how to raise the level of student discourse and reflection in your class? Are you tired of using grades as a motivating factor for promoting engagement? Want to learn some key strategies for getting students of all ability levels interested and engaged in your lesson? If the answer is yes then join us for a workshop aimed at expanding your toolbox for facilitating student discourse and reflection in any classroom.
This workshop will immerse participants in several NGSS and NYS Regents aligned evolution related activities. During this workshop, teachers will be able to experience the use of these tools while exploring certain concepts of evolution. Participants will use FREE computer simulations to explore natural selection and articulate findings using the claim, evidence, reasoning framework as a tool for productive whiteboard conversations. Additionally, participants will utilize the “conflicting contentions” tool as a way to probe student preconceptions and misconceptions regarding evolutionary ideas. Finally, participants will be exposed to the use of “Reflective Checklists” as a way of promoting student reflection throughout a unit. Time permitting, participants will then have the opportunity to start to craft their own tools to bring back to their classroom. Student examples will also be available for perusal. So whether you’re a high school biology teacher wanting to learn some great activities to teach evolution or a teacher wanting to learn some notable strategies to improve student discourse than this is the workshop for you.
Pizza lunch for all at 1 pm!
Note: Please sign up for ONLY 1 workshop on December 3rd NOT BOTH. As these two workshops are both 3 hours and run simultaneously from 10am to 1pm in separate rooms at Teachers College.
WHITEBOARDS & T-SHIRTS
You can buy a:
- STEMteachersNYC T-shirt for $10 (S, M, L, XL, XXL, some sizes limited availability)
- Whiteboards: 6 Whiteboards in a bundle for $30, or single boards for $5 each (unbundled) at the workshop
Cash and carry
You MUST have cash in the right amount; we can't give change.
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Photographs and Video Recordings:
We take photographs and record video of our workshops in order to publicize a positive image of science teaching, and of STEMteachersNYC - a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you register, you are agreeing to be photographed and to have your voice and image video-recorded. You are also agreeing to relinquish all your rights to the photographs and video recordings.
If you do not wish to be photographed or video-recorded, you must inform us when you check in at the beginning of the workshop. We will take one photograph of your face so that we can erase your image if we happen to catch it by chance during the workshop, and we will do our best to avoid you. We would also appreciate your cooperation in positioning yourself at the edge of the group so as to help us avoid you.
Is there a fee to attend this workshop?
Yes. There is a $15 attendance fee.
Is STEMteachersNYC an approved NYC DOE Vendor?
Yes. Here is the Vendor #STE-068881
Is there a special pricing for TC students for this workshop?
Yes. TC students recieve a 50% discount on STEMtNYC workshops. To receive your discount code, please send an email to STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org). You will be asked to present a current TC student card at the door on the day of the workshop.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Questions about registration and payments for this event should be addressed to STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org).
Is the reservation fee refundable?
It depends, please be sure you are able to attend the workshop prior to registering for it.
If you for some reason can nolonger attend and let the Registrar know (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) one week or more before the workshop, you can get a free credit for a future workshop. If less than one week notification is given no refund is given, but if you want to take it as a donation, you must email and directly request an official acknowledgment of your donation.
If you mistakenly register for 2 workshops that take place at the same time, we will not be able to refund the fee.
Is my reservation/ticket transferrable?
Possibly, please contact STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) if you need to transfer your reservation to a different person/name.
Can I update my reservation information?
Yes, you can update your reservation information.
The name on the reservation/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No, please contact STEMteachersNYC Registrar (Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org) to address this.