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iSTEM
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Dec 06, 22
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
SAVE OUR ORCHARDS-Lanternfly Eradication design challenge, using a PBL and Blended Learning Pedagogical Model.
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Using a PBL model and the engineering design process participants take part in a Lanternfly eradication design challenge. The PD will address both NJ Design Thinking standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will be able to take back to the classroom the lesson plan for the lanterfly design challenge in their grade level. Participants will be provided with materials and tools to have the opportunity to build their own lanternfly eradication prototype.

@ Tomasello Tasting Room - Cranford

Dec 14, 22
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Leveraging PBL and Design Challenge Approaches to Meet Climate Change Standards
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Leveraging PBL and Design Challenge Approaches to Meet Climate Change Standards

Discover how to use project-based learning and engineering design challenges to solve environmental and climate change problems. See how K-12 students can embrace the design process across all subject areas. You’ll learn how to apply the steps of the engineering design process to develop solutions to climate issues.

Jan 26, 23
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Leveraging PBL and Design Challenge Approaches to Meet Climate Change Standards
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Leveraging PBL and Design Challenge Approaches to Meet Climate Change Standards

Discover how to use project-based learning and engineering design challenges to solve environmental and climate change problems. See how K-12 students can embrace the design process across all subject areas. You’ll learn how to apply the steps of the engineering design process to develop solutions to climate issues.

Admin Series
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Dec 06, 22
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Administrator & CMSCE Rutgers Social Event
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Join us December 6, 2022 to learn about our Professional Development programs offered by, The Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education. We would like to share all the ways our center can support your schools & teachers while enjoying food & refreshments.  RSVP by Nov 30th. 

Event open to Elementary/ Middle/High School Administrators/Educators

When: December 6, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Tomasello Winery Tasting Room - Cranford, 109 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016

Directions and parking information will be sent to registered participants 2 days before the workshop. 

Hope to see you there,

Design Thinking
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Dec 08, 22
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Into to Designing Thinking Series K-12
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Design thinking is a way of thinking (philosophy, mindset) and working, as well as a collection of hands-on methods. Design Thinking is not an exclusive property of designers—all great innovators in literature, art, music, science, engineering, and business have practiced it. Whether you work in business, government, education, or nonprofit, design thinking can help you develop innovative solutions based on the needs of your customers and students. In this workshop you will learn about design thinking skills, habits of mind, ways of thinking, being reflective about how we think, and common language for design thinking in STEAM.   You will be immersed in hands-on-minds-on activities that will help you unlock your creative potential. The workshop will cover  Engineering Habits of Mind, Brainstorming, Engineering Notebooks, Sketching and Drawing, Assessing PBLs.

Science
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Jan 24, 23
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Creating 3 Dimensional Lessons & an Overview of NGSS (K-12))
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We will start by working through a grade level appropriate 3D lesson. Each participant will take on the role of the student to understand and review the lesson as a student. Then we will place our teaching hats on after the lesson to walk through and debrief each part of the lesson. Through the walk through we will review the 3 Dimensions of NGSS: Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts. We will also go through what a phenomena is and how to incorporate them in your 3 Dimensional lessons. The last part of the workshop will be dedicated to teachers working collaboratively to plan a lesson and/or unit with direct feedback from the facilitators to ensure alignment to the grade level appropriate 3 Dimensions of NGSS

Maker Series
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Jan 31, 23
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sewn Circuits Grades K-12
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Sewn circuits (or e-textiles) uses conductive thread, batteries, LEDs, and mini micro-controllers to make textiles light-up and blink.  This session will go from basics to advanced including: series and parallel circuits, switches, and microcontrollers. Join us to build your sewn circuit skills on a project or two such as: decorative pillow, clothing, belt, hair band, felt jewelry, etc).