Math and Science
July 8-12, 2013
Bridgewater State University is holding
a 5 day summer institute July 8 to July 12, 2013 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) for PreK to 8th grade
teachers. The institute offers graduate-level courses in mathematics and science
that incorporate standards-based content and instructional strategies with
educational research and the application of research findings to improve
Courses are taught by master
practitioners in consultation with BSU science, math, and education faculty, and
all classes will be held in BSUs new science building. There will be contests
(with prizes!), food, guest speakers, and other special events planned as well.
The themes for 2013 are integrating
engineering practices and standards of mathematical practice from the Common
Core into Prek-8 science and math curricula. These courses develop
mathematics and science content through hands-on activities. Teachers are
divided into groups by grade level and should enroll for 3 graduate credits
(67.5 PDPs) in one of
the following courses:
GSCI 560-F01 General Science for Teachers Grades PreK-2
GSCI 560-F02 General Science for Teachers Grades 3-5
General Science for Teachers Grades 6-8
(click here for registration form)
MATC 560-F01 Topics in Mathematics for Teachers PreK-2
MATC 560-F02 Topics in Mathematics for Teachers 3-5
MATC 560-F03 Topics in Mathematics for Teachers 6-8
(click here for registration form)
|Dr. Anne Collins is a professor at Lesley University where she
directs the Mathematics Achievement Center and mathematics programs at
the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her expertise is in professional
development for teachers and formative assessment and their impacts on
student achievement. A long-time mathematics teacher in Weymouth, she is
the former Massachusetts Statewide Mathematics Coordinator (1997-1999).
She is a past president of both the Association of Teachers of
Mathematics in New England and the Association of Teachers of
Mathematics in Massachusetts. She is an active member of the Association
of State Supervisors in Mathematics, having served on the professional
development committee. She is a long-serving member of the National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and recently finished her
three-year commitment as a member of the Board of Director for the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. and the National
Association of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM). She is the author or
series editor of many publications, some with NCTM, Stenhouse
Publishers, and Shell/Lesley Publisher. Anne recently received the
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators annual award for
excellence in service and leadership in mathematics education; she was
inducted into the Massachusetts Mathematics educators Hall of Fame in
2005. She will be giving a keynote address focusing on assessment
related to the Common Core.
|Jake Foster joined the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education in 2005 and has served as the Director of Science
and Technology/Engineering since 2006. In this role, Dr. Foster oversees
the states standards and curriculum framework for science and
technology/engineering, the state-funded professional development
opportunities and support for districts. He is active in the
implementation of the states Race to the Top grant, Math and Science
Partnership program, and online learning grants for credit recovery and
professional development. Dr. Foster is an active member of the states
STEM planning process and is a member of the Operations Board for the
Governors STEM Advisory Council. He also serves on the Board of the
Council for State Science Supervisors.
Outside of his work for the state Massachusetts, Dr. Foster has been a member of the writing team for the National Science Teacher Associations Anchors project and the design team for the National Research Councils Conceptual Framework for K12 Science Education.
Two Easy Ways To Register
Register By Mail:
Complete and return the registration form. Be sure to indicate the
specific course number and grade level.
College of Graduate Studies
Off Campus Programs
Maxwell Library, Room 21
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Register By Fax: Fax a
completed registration form to 508-531-5263.
**Students currently matriculated in programs at Bridgewater State University can register online using InfoBear.
Faculty and Staff
|Dr. Martina B. Arndt, Institute Coordinator
Martina Arndt is a Full Professor of Physics at Bridgewater State University. She earned her BA in Astronomy from Wellesley College and her MS and PhD in Physics from the University of New Hampshire. She teaches introductory and advanced astronomy and physics courses, as well as graduate courses for in-service teachers. Her NSF funded research allows her to travel the world to observe solar eclipses and offer graduate courses for teachers (for free!) on incorporating solar physics into their own classrooms. She has been a member of the New Teacher Academy at BSU and on the advisory board for the New Teacher Partnership since 2006. This is her second year coordinating the Math and Science Content Institute.
|Mr. David Baker, MATC 560-F02
David Baker has taught 6th grade at Sippican School in Marion for 32 years. He taught all subjects but Math was always his favorite. He has been teaching at the Summer Math Institute at BSU for 8 years. He enjoys sharing new ways to relate math to real problems that challenge 5th & 6th grade students. Participants will be able to enhance their own classrooms with new activities to make math interesting and fun for their students!
|Mrs. Janice Baker, GSCI 560-F03
Janice Baker has taught 8th grade science for 10 years at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School. She taught 7th & 8th grade science at Westport Middle School for 9 years and Biology at Old Colony Technical High School for 7 years. She has been teaching the Summer Science & Math Institute at BSU for 18 years! "The best thing about teaching this course is the relaxed atmosphere and sharing information with colleagues. The week goes by very quickly as the days are packed with a variety of activities that meet curriculum standards but are fun for the students."
|Mrs. Patricia Benson, Administrative Support
Patty Benson is the administrative assistant for the physics department and has been for 20 years. She has been an administrator for the Content Institute for that long as well, working along-side Dr. George A. Weygand who started this institute back in the 1960s. She has institutional memory and offers constant support while preparing and running this event. She is the one who prepares certificates of completion for participants who need them.
| Dr. Nicole Glen, Science Education Consultant
Nicole Glen is an Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Science Education from Syracuse University and is a licensed preK-6 teacher. At Bridgewater, she teaches the science education methodology courses for pre-service teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has developed and taught many science education professional development courses and seminars. She currently works with the Museum of Science, Boston under their BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) for Elementary Educators project funded by the National Science Foundation and is a trained leader in engineering education for teachers.
|Dr. Rebecca Metcalf, Math Education Consultant
Rebecca Metcalf is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Bridgewater State University. She received her M.A. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from The State University of New York at Buffalo. At Bridgewater, she serves as the liaison between her department and College of Education and Allied Studies. Her teaching load consists of mostly mathematics courses for the preparation of elementary teachers, but also includes secondary mathematics methods course and others. She has been the MA higher education representative at PARCC Algebra II Assessment meetings and is currently a contributing member of the Massachusetts Commonwealth Taskforce on Redesigning Developmental Math, as well as an Executive Board Member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Collaborative (MACS), at Bridgewater.
Location and Parking
The workshop will be held on the campus of Bridgewater State University from July 8-12, 2013. Parking is available with a permit.
Tuition and Fees
For three graduate credits: $1086.63
Parking permit: $50.00
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