Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dalai Lama Center Workshops this summer. A wonderful workshop for $50.00

Dear Massachusetts Educator:
 
WGBH is committed to supporting teaching and learning throughout the Commonwealth. To that end, we will periodically send you announcements about educational programming and opportunities that we think would be of interest to you.
 
Today, we have an important update: This summer the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT is hosting 1-day workshops for middle and high school teachers and guidance counselors focusing on developing resilience and ethical leadership skills among youth. And the workshop fee, formerly $150 per person, has been reduced to $50. 
 
You can find details at:http://thecenter.mit.edu/events/bookings/transformative-teachers/
 
If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT at teachers@thecenter.mit.edu or me at lily_barrett@wgbh.org.
 
 

Lily Barrett


Special Projects Assistant, Education
WGBH 
1 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135
 
 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer 2015 Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (with a stipend!)


Summer 2015! Save The Date! Register Now! 

The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) offers the following free teacher workshops in partnership with SEEM Collaborative. 

Title
Audience
Dates
Teaching Disability and LGBTQ History Using Primary Sources
Grades 5-12
July 20-21
Teaching Elementary Social Studies using Maps as Primary Sources
Grades 2-6
July 20-21
Teaching Elementary Social Studies: Colonial History and the American Revolution
Grades 2-6
August 17-18

Description: See descriptions below:

Location: All workshops held at Melrose Middle School, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway 

Stipend: Stipends of $150 for participants are available for those who complete the required assignments of the session. Stipends are limited to the first 20 participants in each session. A required follow-up session will be scheduled for the fall of 2015. 

Questions: For any questions about the offerings, please contact, Bryan Corrigan, Director of History Melrose Public Schools at bcorrigan@melroseschools.com

Registration: Complete online registration at http://tinyurl.com
/SEEMLoCSummer2015 



Title and Audience
Description
Date and Location
Teaching Disability and LGBTQ History Using Primary Sources
Audience: Grade 5-12
Facilitators: Mike Kozuch, Director, Global Communities Program, Newton South
Laurie Block, Disability History Museum
Graham Warder, Keene State
Participants will work with primary sources, including Library of Congress resources, to gain content knowledge and specific sources to use on grade- specific topics surrounding both disability history and LGBTQ history. Teacher teams will develop primary source-based lessons. In the fall, teachers teach the lesson, reflect on it, and revise it based on student work.
Dates: July 20-21 8 AM-3 PM
Location: MVMMS - Library
20 PDPs (Participants must complete and implement final product for full PDPs.)
Teaching Elementary Social Studies using Maps as Primary Sources
Audience: Grade 2-6
Facilitator: Michelle LeBlanc, Director of Education, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Participants will work with primary sources, including Library of Congress resources, to gain content knowledge and specific sources to use on grade- specific topics surrounding the use of maps as a primary source at the elementary level. Teacher teams will develop primary source-based lessons. In the fall, teachers teach the lesson, reflect on it, and revise it based on student work.
Dates: July 20-21 8 AM-3 PM
Location: MVMMS 3rd Floor Project Room
20 PDPs (Participants must complete and implement final product for full PDPs.)
Teaching Elementary Social Studies: Colonial History and the American Revolution
Audience: Grade 2-6
Facilitator: Laurie Risler, Westfield State University
Participants will work with primary sources, including Library of Congress resources, to gain content knowledge and specific sources to use on grade- specific topics surrounding topics covered by the elementary social studies curriculum. Teacher teams will develop primary source-based lessons. In the fall, teachers teach the lesson, reflect on it, and revise it based on student work.
Dates: August 17-18 8 AM-3 PM
Location: MVMMS Library
20 PDPs (Participants must complete and implement final product for full PDPs.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

EMI Professional Development



 INITIATIVES for DEVELOPING EQUITY and ACHIEVEMENT for Students  

Summer 2015 IDEAS courses 

IDEAS 25-hour (2 credits) course

IDEAS 1 Anti-Racist School Practices to Support the Success of All Students (Formerly known as EMI 1)
This course is designed to introduce educators to the complex issues raised by race and racism and their impact on student engagement and achievement. This course will provide educators with an understanding of racial identity and the importance of building authentic student teacher relationships. This course will also help educators increase their skills of cultural proficiency.
Course # Su15IDEAS1A 
Course dates:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7, 9, 14 and 16 from 8:30 to 3:30
Instructors: Johnny Cole and JoAnne Kazis

IDEAS 1 Anti-Racist School Practices to Support the Success of All Students (Formerly known as EMI 1)
This course is designed to introduce educators to the complex issues raised by race and racism and their impact on student engagement and achievement. This course will provide educators with an understanding of racial identity and the importance of building authentic student teacher relationships. This course will also help educators increase their skills of cultural proficiency.
Course # Su15IDEAS1b 
Course dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 21, 23, 28 and 30 from 8:30 - 3:30
Instructors: Jennifer Vautour and Margaret Credle Thomas

IDEAS 12.5-hour (1 credit) courses

Difficult Conversations: Talking About Race and Racism with Students, Colleagues, and Parents/Guardians
This course is designed to help educators develop a better understanding of ways to address and respond to issues of race and racism on a personal and professional level. Participants will consider the experiences of students and families from ethnically or racially diverse backgrounds in predominantly white schools, and will examine both the barriers to/challenges of talking about race/racism/ethnicity and strategies for engaging in productive discussions. 
Course # SU15DC
Course dates:  Tuesday July 14 and Thursday July 16 from 8:30 to 3:30
Instructors: Paula Martin and Brad Watters

Strategies for Examining and Addressing the Academic Achievement Gap
This course provides participants with an opportunity to explore concepts of racial identity development, micro-aggressions, and colorblindness. Research by Derald W. Sue, Ron Ferguson, and others is highlighted. Participants will examine how race, ethnicity, and racism influence academic achievement. Participants will develop culturally proficient skills and identify successful strategies that promote excellence and equity in the educational environment.
Course # Su15SEAA 
Course dates:  Tuesday July 21 and Thursday 23 from 8:30 t0 3:30
Instructors: Claudia Fox Tree and Jennifer Wolfrum

Understanding Self-Efficacy: Helping Students Do Their Best Work
This course provides participants with an opportunity to explore concepts of self efficacy, effective praise, and attribution theory. Research by Carol Dweck, Claude Steele, and others is highlighted through experiential activities. Participants will examine how a student's perception of him/herself as a learner influences their academic engagement and performance.~ Participants will learn how to use a "strengths approach," create a growth mindset environment, emphasize mistakes as part of the learning process, and give constructive feedback to promote student success in the school setting. 
Course # SU15USE 
Course dates:  Tuesday August 11 and Thursday August 13 from 8:30 t0 3:30
Instructors: Claudia Fox Tree and Johnny Cole

IDEAS 5 - hour Seminar

Integrating Conversations of Diversity at the Middle/High School Level
This 5 hour course is designed for educators who wish to deepen their understanding of how to move their teaching and classroom practice towards cultural proficiency.~ We will examine how to integrate~issues of identity and equity~into any subject area through student-centered activities that are designed to promote conversations about~stereotypes, prejudice, and forms of systemic oppression.~~Current research about the influence of race, ethnicity and racism on academic achievement and the implementation of culturally proficient skills will be illustrated through simulated activities.
Seminar # SUICD 
Seminar date:  August 5th from 9:00 ñ 2:30
Instructors: Claudia Fox Tree and Jennifer Wolfrum


To register contact the person responsible for professional development in your district.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE is May 28th
Courses with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled.

For more information or to answer any questions contact ellistern123@gmail.com

GO FOLLOW THE FREEDOM TRAIL IN YOUR SLIPPERS




Bob Allison, a Suffolk University  historian has taken his very popular  history of Boston course and turned it into a free online course.

 The modules are broken up by time period so if you want to, you can focus on your interest and needs.

 There are many great and short video clips you could easily use with your students. 

historyofboston.org 

GO TO SUMMER SCHOOL IN YOUR PJs!



Have you been hearing about MOOCs?  Massively Open Online Courses-- these are free and rigorous, many offered by prestigious universities such as Notre Dame, MIT, Georgetown and Harvey Mudd.  

Check out the options from  below--



Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering – DelftXIntroduction to Aeronautical Engineering – DelftX 
Learn to fly from the Aeronautical experts at TU Delft. Explore the historical and technical origins of flight from Leonardo da Vinci to the Wright Brothers to the designs for future Airbus planes. You'll discover the physical principles that make flight possible and examine new designs and techniques that will shape the future of air travel for years to come.  
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Take your Java programming to the next level. Part 2 in the Introduction to Java Programming series from HKUST will explore string manipulation, event-driven programming, abstract data types and more. You'll learn key concepts of Java programming to start your new programming career. 




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Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security -----------------AdelaideX – May 21, 2015-----------------Learn More 


Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making -----------------DelftX – June 2015 -----------------Learn More 



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CS For All: Introduction to Computer Science and Python Programming -----------------HarveyMuddX – June 2, 2015 -----------------Learn More 


Calculus 1A: Differentiation -----------------MITx – June 2, 2015 -----------------Learn More 



Introduction to Cloud Computing -----------------IEEEx – June 3, 2015 -----------------Learn More 


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GO TO THE OCEAN THIS SUMMER!


Wonderful professional development 
at the New England Aquarium









Summer Courses - Register Now, Courses Are Filling Quickly!

Join us this summer to learn more about our oceans and discover ideas on how to incorporate them into your teaching! Our summer courses equip participants with important science content information, hands-on activities and PDPs or graduate credit. 

Session 1: July 13 - 16, plus one Saturday callback (Nov. 14)   
Session 2: August 3 - 6, plus one Saturday callback (Nov. 21) 

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Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: New England Aquarium   For: Educators, grades K - 2   
Cost: $275              
Credit: 37.5 PDPs or 3 graduate credits from Cambridge College (additional fee $150)
   
July 27 - 31 with two callbacks (Sept. 26 and Dec. 5)


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Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: New England Aquarium   
For: Educators, grades 3 - 8   Cost: $350 
Credit: 50 PDPs or 4 graduate credits from Cambridge College (additional fee $200)
   
Register online today!



New England Aquarium Teacher Pass Program
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Apply today for your Teacher Pass and enjoy the Aquarium all summer long!*






Our Teacher Pass program aims to increase accessibility to the Aquarium for all New England Teachers.  


Benefits
Free personal admission, discounts and much more!  


Who Is Eligible
K-12 teachers and school administrators currently employed in a New England School System (pre-K, after-school, college, homeschool and informal teachers and administrators do not qualify for this program).


How to Apply
Use this form to apply for a Teacher Pass. Once activated, your pass is good for two years!


*The last day for MTA and BTU card acceptance for Aquarium educator admission is June 30, 2015. APPLY NOW for access all summer long and into the next school year!



Get more information online.
www.neaq.org/teacherpass
World Oceans Day 2015 

Celebrate World Oceans Day with the Aquarium!

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: New England Aquarium Front Plaza

  
Join us for free, outdoor activities as the Aquarium celebrates World Oceans Day. We'll have hands-on activities for kids, cooking demonstrations and lots to learn about ocean animals. There is plenty for the entire family to learn and do!





Please note that while all World Oceans Day activities are free, admission to the Aquarium is not included.  

World Oceans Day Resources for Educators
And even if you can't make it to the Aquarium, take this opportunity to study the ocean in your classroom with great resources from the World Oceans Day and the World Ocean Observatory sites.