Introducing the Metric System through Discovery-based Learning
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Introducing the Metric System through Discovery-based Learning

Introducing the Metric System through Discovery-based Learning

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Zankel Hall, Teachers College, Columbia University

525 W 120th St

New York, NY 10027

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Introducing the Metric System through Discovery-based Learning

Led by Shannon McPartland and Jennifer Micceri

Looking for a more engaging approach to teaching measurement that will produce a clear and lasting understanding? In this hands-on workshop, you will participate in a condensed version of a multi-day project designed to introduce measurement and the metric system to upper elementary or middle school students. Come to experience in "student mode" and discuss in "teacher mode" how the activities engage various scientific inquiry and engineering design skills, including prototype sketching, collaborative design, and communication. You will work through 3 scaffolded measurement tasks, including a full engineering design cycle, which will build a deeper understanding of the importance and purpose of the metric system. Leave this workshop with a collection of classroom-ready materials that meets a variety of NGSS Science and Engineering Practices as well as Common Core State Standards.

Pizza lunch for all at 1 pm!

Note: Please sign up for ONLY 1 workshop on January 8th 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.

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.

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Is there a fee to attend this workshop?

Yes. There is a $19.99 attendance fee.

For weekend workshops after January 1, 2017 the ticket price has increased from $16.29 ($15 plus $1.29 Eventbrite service fee) to a flat $19.99. To hold the fee below $20, we will now pay the Eventbrite service fee.

This small increase will help us move toward our goal of making STEMteachersNYC a fully sustainable organization. We appreciate your understanding and support and look forward to seeing you this coming 2017 season.

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.


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