Science and Technology's Semi-Regular Department Newsletter
December 2, 2015
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE DEPARTMENT?
Something that we all know is that we do some really great things in our department. The thing we are not doing a great job of is self-promotion. I am creating this newsletter program to try and address that.
In each newsletter I would like to feature what is going on in (and out) of our classrooms. Sometimes the most powerful discussions result when we find out what each other is doing - new ideas come about, collaborations flourish, and general awesomeness ensues. We've had many interdisciplinary discussions across content areas, grade levels, and schools where we've learned what is happening in other classrooms that we may have had no idea about!
This is a newsletter for us. I don't have intentions to send it out to the world. Maybe that will change, but let's see how it goes. (The world should know how good MADS&T is!)
I'm going to need you to help me fill in the blanks. I will be reaching out to all of you for some feedback about what you are working on, but feel free to volunteer that information to me! (send it in an email!)
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
You can be part of the action - Jeff and his students are looking for interesting activities, events, and happenings to feature in our channel programming. Want to be the next Mr./Ms. Wizard? Have a cool science demo that would look great on film? Have a club activity to promote? See Jeff and he will help you make ideas a reality!
EDPUZZLE WITH MS. W
Our own Angela Wylykanowitz is holding a Madison Teacher Academy class on December 10th about using EdPuzzle in your classroom. This is a great teaching tool which aligns very well with the district's goals for technology integration in instruction! For more information and to register go to: http://www.mymadisonpd.org/
Go to: https://education.state.nj.us/events/?p=a for more information. If you would like to go to one of these workshops please get a travel authorization form from your building secretary, fill it out, and send it to me.
Translating the Biology Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum
December 21: Trenton – Register by 12/7/15
February 18: Trenton - Register by 2/4/16
Translating the Chemistry Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum
December 17: East Orange – Register by 12/3/15
January 4: Trenton – Register by 12/21/15
March 4: Trenton - Register by 2/19/16
Translating the Physics Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum
February 12: Trenton – Register by 1/29/16
March 22: East Orange – Register by 3/8/16
Translating Capstone Earth & Space Sciences Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum
December 22: Trenton – Register by 12/8/15
March 1: Trenton - Register by 2/16/16
Translating Middle School Earth&Space Sciences Model Sci Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum
January 13: Trenton – Register by 12/30/15
Translating Middle School Life Science Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum
January 7: East Orange – Register by 12/23
January 15: Trenton – Register by 1/4/16
Translating Middle School Physical Science Model Science Curriculum Framework into Local Curriculum
January 27: Trenton – Register by 1/13/16
February 26: East Orange - Register by 2/12/16
Structure and Properties of Matter for teachers in grades 2 & 5
December 10: Trenton - Register by 11/25/15
December 16: East Orange - Register by 12/2/15
Inheritance and Variation of Traits for teachers in grade 3
January 8: Trenton – Register by 12/28/15
January 12: East Orange – Register by 12/29/15
Interdependent Relationships; & Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems for Grades K, 2, 3, &5
February 9: East Orange - Register by 1/26/16
February 19: Trenton - Register by 2/5/16
Structure, Function and Information Processing for teachers in grades 1 and 4
March 2: East Orange - Register by 2/16/16
March 21: Trenton - Register by 3/7/16