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Algebra with Technology
Who:
The target audience for this training is 6-12 math teachers and special education teachers.


Cost:
The cost to participate in this workshop is $1000.00 per person. This price includes breakfast, lunch, materials, cost of facilitators, and facilities.

What:



When/Where:


Facilitators
Facilitation will be with a Regional Teacher Partner of the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform, Tami Pickett.
Please click the links below for more information.
http://www2.research.uky.edu/pimser/Public%20documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx

To register: please click here

Kentucky Science Teacher Association
Who:
The target audience for this training is K-12 teachers, administrators, special education teachers, and those in higher education interested in K-12 outreach and improving the quality of their pre-service courses.What:When was your last course on assessment? Most KY educators when asked this answer, "I have not had a class but I am asked to assess my students on a regular basis." A disconnect exists between what we expect educators to do and what they are prepared to do. In this session, teachers and administrators will learn how to create an Assessment FOR Learning environment and will explore how creating that environment can result in enhanced student achievement. We will also learn Assessment FOR Learning (Formative) strategies and their classroom implications. We hope you will join us.
Cost:
The cost to participate in this workshop is $80.00 per person. Included in this price are a.m. refreshments, lunch, and materials.


When/Where:
Lexington
Nov. 1 Hyatt Hotel

Facilitators
Facilitation will be a joint effort between the Kentucky Department of Education and the Regional Teacher Partners of the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform and will be done by Karen Kidwell, Kim Zeidler, and Becky Smith.

Please click the links below for more information.
http://www.ksta.org/

To register: IF LINK DOES NOT WORK, PLEASE CALL 859-257-4836 OR EMAIL hkhugh2@uky.edu and we will help you register . Please click here

Study Card Stacks
Who:
The target audience for this training is middle and high school math and science teachers and special education teachers.

What:
Use the TI-73 & TI83/84 series and your computer to create study card stacks which are similar to flash cards.
Take back stacks to use in the classroom to help student performance on the Explore, Plan, and ACT
Download stacks from the TI website
Publish your stacks on the TI website
Share stacks from one person to another


Cost: The cost to participate in this workshop is $125.00 per person. This price includes breakfast, lunch, materials, cost of facilitator, and facilities.


When/Where:

Lexington
Nov. 19 Four Points by Sheraton

Morehead
Nov. 27 Morehead Convention Center

Madisonville
Dec. 5 Center for Cultural and Professional Development

Lexington
Dec. 10 Four Points by Sheraton

Bowling Green
Dec. 13 University Holiday Inn

Facilitators
Facilitating will be Tami Pickett, a Regional Teacher Partner of the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform.
Please click the links below for more information.
http://www2.research.uky.edu/pimser/Public%20documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx

To register: please click here

ACT Preparation Workshop Fall 2007-Winter 2008
Who:
The target audience for this training is a team of middle and high school teachers, administrators, counselor, and the district curriculum supervisor.

What:
The meetings will provide districts with strategies to develop rigorous instruction in preparation for the ACT on March 11. Focus will be on the purpose of the ACT, implications of state-wide testing, strategies for taking the ACT, and developing a district plan for preparing students to be successful with the ACT.

Why:
Two of our Regional Teacher Partners served on the state committee to align the ACT and the Program of Studies. At this time we became aware of the dire need for districts to support teachers in their efforts to help students be successful on the PLAN, EXPLORE and ACT.

Cost:
$100.00 per team member

When/Where:
The team will have one meeting in either the fall of 2007, or early part of 2008.

Below are the 6 locations from which to choose.
Sept. 26 Morehead
Oct. 17 Somerset
Nov. 9 Madisonville
Nov. 20 Bowling Green
Jan. 4 Elizabetown
Jan. 16 Florence

Facilitators:
Regional Teacher Partners Tami Pickett and Becky Smith


Fax the registration form and a Check #/ PO # for the team, the cost is $100 per team member which includes materials, breaksfast and lunch. The Check #/PO# must accompany the registration.

For more details and for information on how to register please call 859-257-4836 or send an email to kim.zeidler@uky.edu.

Inquiry Institute Summer 2007
Target Audience:
This workshop targets 40 K-12 Science teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Administrators who want to learn for themselves What inquiry looks like in action and how to take current curriculum materials and shift them to become more inquiry based when appropriate.

Location & Date:
June 11-15, 2007 – Rockcastle County Middle School Mt.Vernon, KY

Time:
Registration will be at 8:30am and the workshop will begin promptly at 9:00am.

Cost:
$600

Facilitators
Evelyn Mayer, former Regional Teacher Partner, Becky Smith, Regional Teacher Partner, Kathy Armstrong, Sara Poeppelman, Lewis County High School.

Overview:
Participants will be involved in activities from 'best practices' materials that can be investigated with manipulatives and other resources. The institute will focus on both content and pedagogical training. The professional readings and discussions will provide a great opportunity for teachers to network with others from around the state.

The real emphasis is on inquiry. We will be utilizing the inquiry materials developed by the Exploratorium and Wynne Harlen. The extended inquiry that participants will experience pertains to light and shadows and several of the other activities are related to energy. BUT the main emphasis will be learning through inquiry. This is an abbreviated agenda:
Day 1 - Comparing approaches (determining which instructional strategy to use) and Process Skills Circus (developing operational definitions and looking at the developmental nature of the key science process skills)
Day 2 - Ice Balloons (developing investigable questions) and begin Shadows investigation
Day 3 - Shadows investigations continue, group sharing and debriefing
Day 4 - Subtle Shifts (how to make activities more student-centered) and shifting lessons
Day 5 - Planning and inquiry within the context of a unit of study

: Training Books will be provided to each participant with a value of approximately $150. The materials might include items such as: Primary Science: Taking the Plunge by Wynne Harlan, Light (NSTA), Inquiry and the National Standards, Academy binder and other supplies
Meals, which includes a.m. refreshments and lunch for each of the training days are included in the registration fee.
Cost of trainers and space are also included.

Click Here for more information about this workshop.

How to Register:
Registration will be completed online. The registration form will ask for a Check #/ PO # for each participant in the amount of $600 to complete the registration.

Click Here to register for this workshop.

For further information, please email Kim Zeidler at kzeidle@uky.edu or phone the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) office at UK toll free at 888-257-4836.


Improving Literacy in the Science Classroom 2007
Target Audience:
Science Teachers grades 4-12 wanting to "Improve Their Science Program through Literacy"

Date & Location:
July 11-13, 2007 in White Hall Elementary in Richmond, KY

Time:
Registration will be at 8:30am and the workshops will begin promptly at 9:00am.

Cost:
$300. Your registration fee includes a.m. refreshments and lunch each day and instructional materials that you will be able to immediately use in your classroom instruction.

Facilitators:
Becky Smith, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner and Jennifer Francis, Media Specialist

Overview:
Receive practical strategies for improved literacy integration in the science classroom! Over the course of the 3 days, participants will be engaged in a variety of ways to improve science reading and writing. Participants will:
•Come to understand the relationship between literacy and scientific literacy
•Obtain practical reading strategies of science text in books, magazines, journals, and newspapers
•Learn how to search the Internet for authentic text and get exactly what you are looking for
•Gain strategies for improving vocabulary instruction and increased student retention of critical vocabulary
•Explore a variety of ways to help students write to learn and to improve meaning making with students
•Examine a variety of ‘Writing for the Public’ venues and strategies

This will not be a “sit and get” type of workshop but one that is dynamic, fun, and engaging so that teachers are equipped to return to their classrooms and improve the scientific literacy of their students.


Click Here for more information about this workshop.

How to Register:
Registration will be completed online. The registration form will ask for a Check #/ PO # for each participant in the amount of $300 to complete the registration process.

Click Here to register for this workshop.

For further information, please email Kim Zeidler at kzeidle@uky.edu or phone the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) office at UK toll free at 888-257-4836.




Math and Science Leadership Institutes (4 sessions)
Target Audience:
This leadership training is targeted at , administrators, instructional supervisors, and K-12 teachers including special education teachers

Overview of Training:
Our unit under The Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) will be facilitating meetings to support mathematics and science leaders with developing expertise to improve their mathematics and science programs. Training will focus on research based strategies for effective implementation of standards outlined in the Core Content 4.1 and the Program of Studies to promote enduring understandings in all students.

Cost: $400.00/participant, this price includes a.m refreshments, lunch, materials, cost of facilitators, and facilities.

When/Where:
The group will have 4 meetings throughout the 2007-2008 academic year. Additionally, there are 3 locations to choose from.

Paducah
Oct. 22
Nov. 12
Jan. 28
Feb. 18

Ashland
Oct. 17
Nov. 16
Jan. 11
The final will be determined at a later date.

knox.co
Oct. 4
Nov. 16
Dec. 13
Jan. 17

Facilitators
Facilitating will by the Regional Teacher Partners of the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform.
Ashland: Diane Johnson and Vonda Stamm
Paducah: Kim Zeidler and Ann Booth
Knox Co. Board of Education: Becky Smith and Terry Parkey
Please click the link below for more information
To register:
Ashland location please click here
Paducah location please click here
knox co. board of education annex location please click here


Rational Numbers Project Level 1 2007
Target Audience:
Teachers in grades 4-8 including teachers of special needs students.

Dates & Locations:
July 9-11, 2007 in London, KY
July 9-11, 2007 in Prestonsburg, KY
July 30-August 1, 2007 in Madisonville, KY

Times:
Registration will be at 8:30am and the workshops will begin promptly at 9:00am

Cost:
$400

Facilitators:
London: Ann Booth and Jim Moore
Prestonsburg: Rhonda Allen and Tami Pickett
Madisonville: Rhonda Allen and Jill Hall

Overview:
Originally developed through a joint partnership between 2 universities with funding from the National Science Foundation and currently maintained by the University of Minnesota.

The Rational Numbers Project takes a conceptual approach to teaching fractions versus the procedural approach that text books provide. This workshop is for teachers teaching grades 4-8 including special education teachers who have learned first hand that there is a better way to teach fractions.

The book of fraction lessons that the participants will receive helps teachers attain goals set by the National council of Teachers of Mathematics by using multiple concrete models, applying fraction ideas to real-world situations, and will give students opportunities to reflect on their thinking about fractions using their informal language as they try to make sense of the formal symbolic system.

The manipulatives used (fraction circles, counting chips, and paper folding) provides students with "hands-on" experiences. The lessons develop understanding of the operations with fractions by using story problems and fraction circles.

Click Here for more information about this workshop.

How to Register:
Location #1: North Laurel High School in London from June 9-11, 2007. Facilitators: Ann Booth and Jim Moore.
Click Here to register for this workshop.

Location #2: Prestonsburg High School from June 9-11, 2007. Facilitators: Rhonda Allen and Tami Pickett.
Click Here to register for this workshop.

Location #3: Madisonville, KY in Hopkins County from July 30-August 1, 2007. Facilitator: Rhonda Allen.
Click Here to register for this workshop.

For further information, please email Kim Zeidler at kzeidle@uky.edu or phone the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) office at UK toll free at 888-257-4836.



Science Curriculum Topic Study
Target Audience:
Curriculum Coordinators, Principals, and K-12 Science Teachers wanting to improve their science program

Date & Location:
July 19-20, 2007 in Richmond, KY

Time:
Registration will be at 8:30am and the workshops will begin promptly at 9:00am

Cost:
$200

Facilitators:
Becky Smith and Ken Mattingly

Overview:
Provide educators with the tools and expertise that will aid them in providing a high quality, steady diet of science instruction to their students.

Through this workshop participants will:
-Improve implementation of PoS and Core Content 4.1
-Improve their understanding of the science content.
-Increase understanding of the “Big Ideas” in science
-Identify a cluster of related learning goals that make up a curricular topic
-Improve coherency of topic development within a grade as well as K-12 vertical articulation
-Identify potential learning difficulties, developmental considerations, and misconceptions
-Examine and apply effective strategies for teaching concepts and skills
-Increase knowledge of resource teachers in order to close the achievement gap
-Provide revision to units or improve unit development

Click Here for more information about this workshop.

How to Register:
Registration will be completed online. The registration form will ask for a Check #/ PO # for each participant in the amount of $200 to complete the registration.

Click Here to register for this workshop.

For further information, please email Kim Zeidler at kzeidle@uky.edu or phone the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) office at UK toll free at 888-257-4836.



Making Non-Linear Algebra Accessible 2007
Target Audience:
Special Education and the regular education teacher they collaborate with to teach Algebra II. First priority will be given to special education teachers who have previously attended the Making Algebra Accessible or Making Geometry Accessible CPE funded institutes and fulfilled their committment.

Locations:
Morehead Conference Center July 16-20, 2007
Richmond, KY Madison Southern HS July 23-27, 2007

Structure of the Project including Academic Year Committments:
The program consists of a five day summer workshop for the special education teachers only and four follow up meetings (2 full day with substitute reimbursement provided through the grant and the other 2 will be held regionally afterschool and participants will be paid a stipend) for both the special education teacher and their regular education collaborating teacher.

Participants will receive:
$100/day stipend for the summer; Resources for use in their classroom; a.m. refreshments, and lunch. During the academic year the grant will provide substitute reimbursement for the 2 full day follow-ups and $50 stipend for the 2 afterschool sessions.

District Requirement:
Provide travel reimbursement to participants in the institute. Assist with securing substitutes for the 2 full day follow-ups; Attempt to keep the special education in a math assignment for at least 3 years.

Overview:
This program is the third in a series with funding provided by the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and gives special and regular education teachers new tools to teach Algebra II to ALL students. Special and regular education collaborators will work on research-based methods of instruction and assessment. Emphasis will be on concrete materials, technology, vocabulary, and formative assessment.

Click Here for more information about these workshops.

How to Register:
Click Here to register for the workshop in Morehead.
Click Here to register for the workshop in Richmond.

For further information, please email Kim Zeidler at kzeidle@uky.edu or phone the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) office at UK toll free at 888-257-4836.



Network for New Math Teachers '07-'08
Who:
This training is targeted at new K-12 math teachers and new special education teachers.

What:
The Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) at UK will be facilitating meetings designed to address issues and concerns of the new math teachers (e.g., classroom management, understanding of state documents).

Cost:
$650.00 this price includes a.m refreshments, materials, lunch, cost of facilitators, and the cost of facilities.

When/ Where:
The group will have 6 meetings throughout the 2007-2008 academic year. Additionally, the group will meet in Lexington.

Lexington The first meeting will begin in October if the minimum number of participants (20) is met.
Oct. 31
Nov. 28
Jan. 30
Feb. 27
Mar. 26

Facilitators
Facilitating will be a joint effort between the Kentucky Department of Education and the Regional Teacher Partners of the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform.
Please click below for more information.

http://www2.research.uky.edu/pimser/Shared%20documents/Advertisement.doc
To register: Please click here IF LINK DOES NOT WORK, PLEASE CALL 859-257-4836 OR EMAIL hkhugh2@uky.edu and we will help you register .

Network for New Science Teachers '07-'08
Who:
This training is targeted at new K-12 science teachers, teachers with a MAT, and new special education teachers.

What:
The Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) at UK will be facilitating meetings designed to address issues and concerns of the new science teachers (e.g., classroom management, understanding of state documents).

Cost:
$650.00 this price includes a.m refreshments, materials, lunch, cost of facilitators, and the cost of facilities.

When/Where:
The group will have 6 meetings throughout the 2007-2008 academic year. Additionally, there are 2 locations to choose from.

Danville
Oct. 15
Nov. 12
Jan. 15 (snow date 29)
Feb. 12 (snow date 25)
Mar. 10
The last meeting date will be added at a later time.

Lexington
Oct. 22
Nov. 19
Jan. 22 (snow date 28)
Feb. 19 (snow date 26)
Mar. 17
The last meeting date will be added at a later time.

Facilitators
Facilitating will be a joint effort between the Kentucky Department of Education and the Regional Teacher Partners of the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform.
Please click the link below for more information.
http://www.arsi.org/registration/nnstlexington/STSN%20Brochure.pdf

To register:
Danville location please click here
Lexington location please click here

Science Leadership Support Network '07-'08
Who:
The target audience for this training is K-12 teachers, administrators, special education teachers, and those in higher education interested in outreach.

What: The Network will support science leaders with implementation of Core Content 4.1 and the revised Program of Studies (POS) to promote understandings that transfer from one grade to the next. In addition the network will work in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Education Science Consultants and PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner Facilitators to design, pilot and revise products for the Kentucky Department of Education.

Cost:
$1250.00

When/Where: The group will have 8 meetings throughout the 2007-2008 academic year, and three meeting dates in the summer of 2008. Additionally, during the academic year there will be 2 locations to choose from.

Bowling Green
Sept. 19
Oct. 30
Nov. 28
Jan. 11
Feb. 8
Mar. 14
May 15

Lexington
Aug. 28
Sept. 21
Oct. 24
Nov. 30
Jan. 18
Feb. 15
Mar. 21
May 16

Facilitators
Facilitating will be a joint effort between the Kentucky Department of Education and the Regional Teacher Partners of the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform.
Please click the links below for more information
http://www.arsi.org/registration/slsnlex/Leadership%20Support%20Network.pdf http://www.arsi.org/registration/slsnlex/MSLSN%2006-07%20Brief%20Info%20Sheet.pdf

To register for the Bowling Green location please click here
The Lexington location is closed

Math Leadership Support Network '07-'08
Who:
The target audience for this training is K-12 teachers, administrators, special education teachers, and those in higher education interested in K-12 outreach and improving the quality of their preservice courses.

What:
The Network will support mathematics leaders with implementation of Core Content 4.1 and the revised Program of Studies (POS) to promote understandings that transfer from one grade to the next. In addition the network will work in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Education Math Consultants and PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner Facilitators to design, pilot and revise products for the Kentucky Department of Education.

Cost:
$1250.00 this price includes a.m. refreshments, materials, lunch, cost of facilitators, and the cost of facilities.

When/Where:
The group will have 8 meetings throughout the 2007-2008 academic year, and three meeting dates in the summer of 2008. Additionally, during the academic year there will be 3 locations to choose from.

Madisonville
Aug. 23
Sept. 20
Oct. 25
Nov. 15
Jan. 24
Feb. 21
Mar. 20
May 15

Elizabethtown
Aug. 24
Sept. 21
Oct. 26
Nov. 16
Jan. 25
Feb. 22
Mar. 21
May 16

Lexington #1
Aug. 30
Sept. 27
Nov. 1
Nov. 29
Jan. 31
Feb. 28
Mar. 27
May 22


Lexington #2
Aug. 31
Sept. 28
Nov. 2
Nov. 30
Feb. 1
Feb. 29
Mar. 28
May 23

Facilitators
Facilitating will be a joint effort between the Kentucky Department of Education and the Regional Teacher Partners of the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform.
Please click the links below for more information.
http://www.arsi.org/registration/mlsnlex1/Leadership%20Support%20Network.pdf http://www.arsi.org/registration/mlsnlex1/MSLSN%2006-07%20Brief%20Info%20Sheet.pdf

To register:
Elizabethtown location please click here
Lexington #1 location (meets on Thursday’s) please click here
Lexington #2 location (meets on Friday’s) closed

Madisonville location please click here

Making Linear Algebra Accessible 2007
Target Audience:
"Making Linear Algebra Accessible" targets special education teachers of grades 8 – 12 who have responsibility, either individually or collaboratively, for teaching algebraic content to students.

Locations:
Madisonville, KY from June 11-15, 2007 and North Laurel High School from July 23-27, 2007

Times:
Registration will be at 8:30am and the workshops will begin promptly at 9:00am and conclude by 4 pm.

Structure of Institutes:
5 Day Summer Institute at 2 locations. The special ed teacher attends the first 3 days and the regular ed teacher joins them for the last 2 days of the summer institute.

Academic Year Committments:
There will be 4 follow-ups held during the academic year. The special ed and regular ed collaborating teacher are to attend all follow-ups together. Two of the follow-ups will be held after school in a location that is close enough for participants to drive. Two of the follow-ups will be full days and participants will be paid a stipend or sub reimbursement depending if they are held on Saturday or a school day.

Cost:
$1800.00 for the special education and regular educator team.

The registration fee covers the cost of the following: materials for both the regular ed and special education teacher including but not limited to (TI-84 + graphing calculator; Calculator Based Ranger; manipulatives, resource materials), cost of 2 substitute days for the regular ed teacher to attend the follow-ups; $100/stipend for the regular ed and special ed teacher to attend the summer event; $50 stipend for both the regular and special ed teachers to attend the 2 after-school follow-ups; cost of facilitator and space rental fees; meals a.m. refreshments and lunch during the institute and follow-ups).

Overview:
The project consists of three components: 1) a 5-day institute,for the special education teacher and their regular education collaborating teacher, centered on best practices, including technology, cooperative learning, and inquiry to develop algebraic content knowledge as well as pedagogy; 2) on-going mentoring and network of support for the participants (regular education and special education teacher team) through four cadre (small group) meetings during the academic year; 3) 2-day follow-up in which participants (regular education and special education teacher team) will receive training in the use of technology to teach algebraic content. The collaborating teacher must agree to attend the last two days of the summer institute with the special ed teacher and the follow-ups during the academic year. Additional instruction materials will be provided during the follow-ups to both the special ed and regular ed teacher.

The institute design and subsequent facilitation will utilize the expertise from a broad range of groups interested in raising the performance of all students. Members include the University of Kentucky, the Educational Development Center (EDC), the Appalachian Math and Science Partnership (AMSP), Pikeville College, the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI)Resource Collaborative, the ARSI Master Teacher Project, and school districts.

Click Here for more information about this workshop

How to register:
Please select the appropriate link below: (please note that when registering the special education teacher needs to have identified and will need to enter the name and contact information of the collaborating regular education teacher that will attend the follow-ups with the special education teacher).

Click Here for Madisonville on June 11-15, 2007
Click Here for London on July 23-27, 2007

For further information, please email Kim Zeidler at kzeidle@uky.edu or phone the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) office at UK toll free at 888-257-4836.



One to One Math 2007
Target Audience:
The target audiences for this training are Instructional Assistants; Elementary Special Education Teachers; Parent Volunteers; and Interested Community Members.

Date & Location:
North Laurel High School in London, KY on July 23-24, and the Center for Cultural and Professional Development in Madisonville, KY. 2007

Time:
Registration will be at 8:30am and the workshop will begin promptly at 9:00am

Cost:
$325.00

Facilitator:
Terry Parkey at the London location
Vonda Stamm at the Madisonville location

Overview:
Elementary Intervention Strategies for Closing the Gap! This two-day training is a way to engage students in grades 2-5 who are struggling with foundational math skills by utilizing models and games as a different way to approach these foundational concepts. This training is designed to support individuals who work One on One with students.

Attached is information on the upcoming training being facilitated by Terry Parkey and Vonda Stamm, Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative Regional Teacher Partners and the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER)(formerly known as ARSI Resource Collaborative) at the University of Kentucky.

Note: The ideal situation would be if each participating elementary school would send all of their instructional assistants, special education teachers, and a lead math teacher who would then be able to provide a support system for the aides as they begin to work with the students.

Click Here for more information about the workshop

How To Register:
Registration will be completed online. The registration form will ask for a Check #/ PO # for each participant in the amount of $325 to complete the registration.
Click Here to register for the London location.
Click Here to register for the Madisonville location.

For further information, please email Kim Zeidler at kzeidle@uky.edu or phone the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) office at UK toll free at 888-257-4836.



Mathematics and Science Leadership Support Network
The Partnership Institute for Mathematics and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) at UK will be facilitating meetings to support mathematics and science leaders with implementation of Core Content 4.1 and the newly revised Program of Studies to promote enduring understandings in all students resulting in transfer from one grade to the next.

These meetings will be held at The Center for Cultural and Professional Development in Madisonville, Kentucky beginning December 8, 2006.

To register go to:
http://http://www.arsi.org/registration/mslsnmad/

You may follow this link to learn more about the network:
http://http://www.arsi.org/registration/mslsnmad/mslsnmadinfosheet.pdf

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our office directly 859-257-4836.



Science Training on the Program and Studies and CC 4.1
Districts are beginning to align science curriculum based on the revised Program of Studies and Core Content Version 4.1. However, although most districts and schools have provided an overview of the documents and copies to teachers, few districts indicate that they have expertise to provide training to their science teachers on how to effective use the documents and answer their content specific questions.

In an effort to assist your science teachers with this task we are offering training for science K-12 teachers that will be scheduled and hosted at your school or district site. This training has been designed with input from KDE Science Consultants.

A flyer outlining the session, which could be conducted during a full day release, can be accessed by going to http://www.arsi.org/registration/poscc41/flyer-update3.pdf.

If your school or district is interested in scheduling this training, please contact Becky Smith whose contact information is on the flyer. These session will be available during the 2006-2008 academic years and during the Summer of 2008.





Network for New Science Teachers Grades 5-12
Registration Available Soon


The Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) at UK will be facilitating meetings for new science teachers who teach grades 5-12. The meetings are designed to address issues and concerns of the new science teacher (e.g.,classroom management, understanding of state documents).

The new science teacher meetings will be held in two locations Lexington beginning October 19, 2006 and Prestonsburg beginning October 17, 2006.

To register for the Lexington Location go to:
http://www.arsi.org/registration/stsnlex/

To register for the Prestonsburg Location go to:
http://www.arsi.org/registration/stsnpburg/

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our office directly 859-257-4836.



Exploring Mammals Workshop in Rowan County
Space is still available

Who is eligible to participate:
Only Grades 3-5 Elementary Science Teachers are eligible to attend this workshop.

>PLEASE NOTE:Teachers need to commit to attending a 5 day summer academy and 1 day of follow-up during the academic year.
When:
June 12-16, 2006
Where:
Rowan County High School in Morehead, KY:
June 12-16, 2006; Facilitators for the academy include Barbara Shoemaker, former ARSI Teacher Partner and Jennifer Francis, ARSI Teacher Partner, Powell County.
To register go to http://www.arsi.org/registration/mammals06/regform.pdf Print and complete the Registration Form and Fax to the ARSI office (Fax: 859-257-5640)


Goals of the Workshop:
Life Science Concepts, from the sub-domain of Characteristics of Organisms in the Program of Studies and Core Content, will provide the overarching ideas for the academy. The emphasis of the academy is to assist teachers with developing a vision of inquiry while learning Life Science content that specifically addresses the unifying concept of structure and function. The unit of study at the core of this proposal uses an inquiry approach and research based materials from First Hand Learning which were developed through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

It is expected that participants will become more knowledgeable about how science content integration and an inquiry approach to instruction can strengthen conceptual development in the area of Life Science. Through experiencing a variety of research-based instructional strategies, participants will be able to help students make connections between content and real world applications.

Cost:
Grant Funds Cover-
Stipend: $100/day x 5 days = $500 $100/day x 1 day for the follow-ups to cover stipend or substitute reimbursement; travel reimbursement at .36/mile and hotel reimbursement for those participants who live more than 70 miles from the training site. Meals and refreshments will also be provided each day.

Materials: Training Books will be provided and valued at $75/participant--Teaching Reading in the Science Content Area and Primary Science; and Taking the Plunge (Wynne Harlan).

District/school costs: $410 for the cost of the Exploring Mammals kit per school team.

For more information, contact B.J. Osborn bjosborn@gmail.com or Kim Zeidler at the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) formally the UK ARSI Resource Collaborative (888) 257-4836 or kzeidle@uky.edu.


Math and Science Leadership Support Network '06-'07
The Network will support mathematics and science leaders with implementation of Core Content Version 4.1 and the newly revised Program of Studies (PoS) to promote enduring understandings in all students that result in transfer from one grade to the next.

In addition the network will work in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Mathematics and Science Consultants and Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) Regional Teacher Partner Facilitators to design, pilot and revise products for KDE (e.g., Units of Study, Assessments…).

We invite your district and/or school to partner with PIMSER, KDE Mathematics and Science Curriculum Consultants, and the Regional Teacher Partner Facilitators to have one or more of your Mathematics or Science leaders (or aspiring leaders) become part of the Mathematics and/or Science Leadership Support Networks (MLSN or SLSN).

The cost to attend is $1250 per location. We will accept the first 50 participants for each meeting location.


Leadership Support Network Overview


MSLSN Info


Registration form E-town


Registration form Lexington

One to One Math


THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AN UNDETERMINED DATE

Elementary Intervention Strategies for Closing the Gap! This two-day training (Day 1: July 20th and Day 2: July 21) is a way to engage students in grades 2-4 who are struggling with foundational math skills by utilizing models and games as a different way to approach these foundational concepts. This training is designed to support individuals who work One on One with students.

Attached is information on the upcoming training being facilitated by Vonda Stamm and Rhonda Allen, Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative Regional Teacher Partners and the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER)(formerly known as ARSI Resource Collaborative) at the University of Kentucky.

The target audiences for this training are Instructional Assistants; Elementary Special Education Teachers; Parent Volunteers; and Interested Community Members.

Note: The ideal situation would be if each participating elementary school would send all of their instructional assistants, special education teachers, and a lead math teacher who would then be able to provide a support system for the aides as they begin to work with the students.

Registration will be completed via fax. One Registration form per participant and a Check #/ PO # for each participant in the amount of $300 must accompany the registration. For more details and for information on how to register go to:

Brochure Attachment
Information Sheet Attachemnt

Making Geometry Accessible


ONLY 4 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE-REGISTER NOW!


The Making Geometry Accessible workshop is centered on a returning special and regular education teacher pair in grades 8-12 who teach Geometry and who previously attended the Making Algebra Accessible training while fulfilling their commitments. The workshop will be open to any participants interested after May 2, 2006.

Teachers will gain experience from the Van Hiele Model of Thinking in Geometry Among Adolescence as well as receive over $250 worth of materials throughout the year to utilize in their classrooms.

Participants will receive:
$100/day summer stipend
$50/day stipend for 1/2 day cadre meeting (2)
$70/day substitute reimbursement-full day cadre (2)
Morning Refreshments and Lunch
Over $250 worth of instructional materials


There will be two summer workshop locations:

Location #1: July 24-28, 2006 Madison Central HS Richmond, KY. Ann Booth, Debbie Robinson, and John Cade will facilitate this workshop.

Location #2: June 26-30, 2006 Rowan County HS, Morehead, KY. Vonda Stamm, Jeani Gollihue, and Bill Calderhead will facilitate this workshop.

The registration cost is $250 for each PAIR of teachers for the academic year.

To register, click here (ONLY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS NEED TO APPLY AT THIS TIME-PLEASE NOTE THE REGULAR EDUCATION TEACHER will be asked to register using a Faxback form that will be sent with the confirmation of your registration. Regular Education collaborators do not attend the summer component. The regular ed. collaborating teacher may or may not be the same as last year depending on if they teach geometry.

Madison County
Rowan County

If you would like more information or have questions regarding the Making Geometry Accessible Institute, please contact Jesse Brewer or Kim Zeidler toll free at 888-257-4836 or via email at jrbrew2@email.uky.edu or kzeidle@uky.edu.

Rational Numbers Project Level 2 2007
Target Audience:
Regular and special education teachers of grades 4-9 who have attended the Rational Number Project Level 1 training or have a person in their building that went through Level 1 and the other grade levels want to continue what has been started.

Dates & Locations:
July 30-August 1, 2007 in Richmond, KY

Times:
Registration will be at 8:30am and the workshops will begin promptly at 9:00am

Cost:
$400

Facilitators:
Terry Parkey and Tami Pickett

Overview:
Originally developed through a joint partnership between 2 universities with funding from the National Science Foundation and currently maintained by the University of Minnesota.

The Rational Numbers Project takes a conceptual approach to teaching fractions versus the procedural approach that text books provide.

This training is also useful for special education regardless of grade level who have students who struggle with understanding fraction concepts. and regular education teachers who have learned first hand that there is a better way to teach fractions.

The book of fraction lessons that the participants will receive helps teachers attain goals set by the National council of Teachers of Mathematics by using multiple concrete models, applying fraction ideas to real-world situations, and will give students opportunities to reflect on their thinking about fractions using their informal language as they try to make sense of the formal symbolic system

Click Here for more information about this workshop

How to Register:
Registration will be completed online. The registration form will ask for a Check #/ PO # for each participant in the amount of $400 to complete the registration.

Click Here to register for this workshop.

For further information, please email Kim Zeidler at kzeidle@uky.edu or phone the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) office at UK toll free at 888-257-4836.



Cornell Center Experience for MS and HS Teachers Progra
This is a six-week program with funded provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Middle and high school teachers will work with researchers and equipment at the cutting edge of materials innovation and discovery. Using laboratories that specialize in electron and optical microscopy, ion beam analysis, polymer characterization, and x-ray diffraction, teachers will work together to develop a solution to a specific research question.

Dates: July 5-August 15, 2006
Location: Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
Perks: Selected teachers will earn a $3,800 stipend and free housing, and professional development hours.

To find out more: http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/ret


NSF Summer Research Program for HS Chemistry Teachers
University of Rochester's Department of Chemistry will offer teachers a chance to be a working member of a specific research team in its chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering departments.

Dates: June 12- August 4, 2006

The program will provide a stipend and housing for teachers who live outside the Rochester region. Limited travel funds are also available.

Deadline: February 20, 2006
To find out more go to: http://www.chem.rochester.edu/REU-RET/RET-2005/RET.htm

Marine Research Opportunity
ARMADA Project- Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers

The University of Rhode Island's Office of Marine Programs is now accepting applications for the ARMADA Project- Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers. The ARMADA Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to actively participate in ocean, polar, and environmental science research and peer mentoring.

Selected Master Teachers (with five or more years teaching experience) are paired with leading scientists and participate in shipboard, field, or laboratory research with all expenses paid. Research experiences will take place during the summer, although there may be opportunities during the school year. Upon completion of their research experience, Master Teachers develop ways to bring the fruits of their research experiences, including scientific data, methodologies, and technology into their classrooms. They share their experiences by mentoring new teachers in their school district and by presenting their results at the National Science Teachers Association National Conventions.

The ARMADA Project has placed teachers in research experiences all over the world. Past experiences
include taking part in the largest North Pacific humpback whale study in the waters off the coast of Alaska, investigating the impacts of global change in the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic, monitoring and assessing tidal creeks in South Carolina, studying the impact of human activity on dusky dolphins in New Zealand, exploring the seafloor off the coast of Sumatra to better understand the forces that lead to the 2004 Asian tsunami, water circulation studies in the Norwegian Sea, and a variety of ecosystem monitoring projects in the Bay of Fundy, Narragansett Bay, Gulf of Maine, Stellwagen Bank, Western Shelf of Florida, Sargasso Sea, Bahamas, Alaska, and Block Island Sound. See http://www.armadaproject.org for more information on past research experiences.

Application deadline is February 6, 2006
For more information about teacher qualifications, responsibilities, and to download an application see the ARMADA Project website http://www.armadaproject.org or contact Andrea Kecskes at 401-874-6211 or armada@gso.uri.edu.



Research Experience for Teachers Summer 2006 Program
This is a six-week residential research program, funded by the National Science Foundation, lets K-12 teachers participate in real-world science and cutting-edge magnetic field research. The program will take place June 12- July 23 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Each participant receives a $3,600 stipend, classroom materials, travel support, and housing.

To learn more go to: http://www.ret.magnet.fsu.edu

Astronomy Teacher Leader Enhancement Program
Are you a middle or high school teacher who has taught science for five years or more? Do you aspire to become a mentor to new teachers? Do you enjoy astronomy?

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), hosts a National Science Foundation-funded teacher enhancement program that seeks to retain and renew middle and high school science teachers. Using astronomy as its context, the Teacher Leaders in Research-Based Science Education (TLRBSE) program "integrates the best pedagogical practices of research-based science education with the process of mentoring." The program offers a firsthand experience to extend the process of scientific research to the classroom.

Participants receive training to help them develop their skills as Teacher Leaders: mentors of new teacher of science and master teachers in research-based science education. They begin their training with a 45-hour TLRBSE online course, for which they earn graduate credit.

The annual TLRBSE recruitment drive occurs during September and October. In August, the program's website at http://www.noao.edu/outreach/tlrbse will contain a link to the 2006 application form. More information is also by writing to TLRBSE Program, Stephen Pompea, Director, NOAO Educational Outreach, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719; calling 520-318-8230; or e-mailing outreach@noao.edu.

Geometry for Elementary Teachers K-5
KDE Geometry for Elementary Teachers
Deadline: 5/31/2005

PLEASE NOTE:Teachers need to commit to attending a 5 day summer academy and 2 days of follow-up during the academic year.

Who is eligible to participate:Only K-5 Elementary Math Teachers are eligible to attend this workshop. Teachers are expected to attend the 5-day summer academy and 2 days of follow-up during the academic year.

When:
June 20-24, 2005 –Morehead State University, KY

Where:
Lappin Hall, Morehead State University:
Facilitators for the session include Allison Mathews, Rowan County ARSI Teacher Partner and Martha Thompson, Rowan County.
To register go to http://www.arsi.org/registration/geometry

Goals of the Workshop:Teachers will be involved in activities from best practices materials (e.g., Investigations in Number, Data, and Space; Elementary Grades Math Project) that can be presented through inquiry and hands-on learning.

Participants will receive both content and pedagogical training on how to incorporate the use of such resources. In addition, they will identify and align Core Content and Program of Studies content to these activities, solve problems in situations in ways they would expect their students to do so, receive model instruction based on the inquiry strategy that demonstrates best practices, and demonstrate their instructional skills using inquiry as they model lessons for their peers. There will be discussion and alignment of instructional resources that are used to Core Content and local curricula.

Participants will also do activities from Navigating Through Geometry. These activities will serve as a background for discussion on the relevance to the use of technology to teach geometry to elementary grade students. Additional geometry websites will be explored and evaluated as to their usefulness to Kentucky’s Core Content.


Cost:
Grant Funds Cover-
Stipend:$100/day x 5 days = $500 and $100 x 2 days for each of the two follow-ups (Teacher may also request PD credit for a portion of the time if their district approves, certificates of participation will be provided at the
workshop).

Materials:Training Books and Materials will be provided with a value of approximately $500. The materials might include items such as: manipulatives, teacher resource books, literature books, Academy binder and other supplies
Meals for each of the training days are included in the grant.
Cost of trainers and space are also included.

For more information, contact B.J. Osborn bjosborn@gmail.com or Kim Zeidler at the UK ARSI Resource Collaborative (888) 257-4836 or kzeidle@uky.edu.



Making Sense of Fractions
KDE Elementary Making Sense of Fractions

Deadline: 6/13/2005

Who is eligible to participate: This workshop targets 30 middle school math teachers (grades 6-8)at each of the two locations.

When: June 20-24, 2005 – Richmond, KY

Where:
Kit Carson Elementary in Madison County
Facilitators for the Madison County session include Vonda Stamm, former Menifee County ARSI Teacher Partner and Terry Parkey, ARSI Regional Teacher Partner Rockcastle County.

To register:
http://www.arsi.org/registration/fractions2

Goals of the Workshop:
The focus of this academy will be the development of mathematical reasoning and problem solving using fractions in grades 6, 7, & 8. Participants will be immersed in a
standards-based unit of study which focuses on essential questions. Participants will be involved in activities from 'best practices' materials that can be investigated with manipulatives and other resources. The academy will focus on both content and pedagogical training and how to incorporate the use of such resources through a completed unit of study. The professional readings and discussions will provide a great opportunity for teachers to network with others from around the state.

Cost:
Grant Funds Cover-
Stipend: $100/day x 5 days = $500 (Teacher may also request PD credit for a portion of the time if their district approves, certificates of participation will be provided at the workshop).

Materials: Training Books and Materials will be provided with a value of approximately $500. The materials might include items such as: a copy of Navigating Through Number and Operation; Navigating Through Measurement; NSF-developed mathematics program (Connected Math); fraction manipulatives; various fraction sense-related literature books, Academy binder and other supplies
Meals for each of the training days are included in the grant.
Cost of trainers and space are also included.

For more information, contact Kim Zeidler at the UK ARSI Resource Collaborative (888) 257-4836 or kzeidle@uky.edu or BJ Osborn bjosborn@gmail.com


From Mendel to Molecules


KDE Making Sense of Modern Genetics: from Mendel to Molecules
Note: This academy is full.
Deadline: 5/31/2005

Who is eligible to participate: This workshop targets 30 Middle and High School science teachers responsible for Biology content (grades 6-12).

When:
June 20-24, 2005 – Rockcastle County, KY

Where:
Rockcastle County High School:
June 20-24, 2005;
Facilitators for the Rockcastle County session include Jeff Osborn, AMSP Science Outreach Professor, University of Kentucky and Diane Johnson and Evelyn Mayer, both ARSI Regional Teacher Partners.

To register go to http://www.arsi.org/registration/mendel

Goals of the Workshop:
The focus of this academy will be based on the revised science core content concerning reproduction and heredity for grades 6-12. (Daily activities will include whole group in addition to middle and high school break-out sessions.)

Participants will be immersed in a standards-based unit of study which is focused on the following essential questions: How are scientific questions answered? What are the fundamental molecular factors that regulate life functions in organisms, and how do these fundamental factors change over time? How are genetic technologies applied in today's world?

The academy will focus on both content and pedagogical training and how to incorporate the use of such resources through a completed unit of study. The professional readings and discussions will provide a great opportunity for teachers to network with others from around the state.

Cost:
Grant Funds Cover-
Stipend: $100/day x 5 days = $500 (Teacher may also request PD credit for a portion of the time if their district approves, certificates of participation will be provided at the workshop).

Materials: Training Books and Materials will be provided with a value of approximately $500. The materials might include items such as: TI calculators, small centrifuges and measuring devices, electronic balances, overhead fiberoptic, Academy binder and other supplies.
Meals for each of the training days are included in the grant.

Cost of trainers and space are also included.

For more information, contact Kim Zeidler at the UK ARSI Resource Collaborative (888) 257-4836 or kzeidle@uky.edu or BJ Osborn at bjosborn@gmail.com



Making Algebra Accessible
The project will consist of an intensive summer institute for 60 special education teachers (approximately 20 per location) of algebra and on-going follow-ups for these teachers and their collaborating teacher throughout the academic year.

"Making Algebra Accessible": is targeted at 8 – 12 special education teachers who have responsibility, either individually or collaboratively, for teaching algebraic content to students.

The project consists of three components: 1) a 5-day institute,for the special education teacher only, centered on best practices, including technology, cooperative learning, and inquiry to develop algebraic content knowledge as well as pedagogy; 2) on-going mentoring and network of support for the participants (regular education and special education teacher team) through four cadre (small group) meetings during the academic year; 3) 2-day follow-up in which participants (regular education and special education teacher team) will receive training in the use of technology to teach algebraic content. The collaborating teacher must agree to attend the follow-up and the cadre sessions. Additional instruction materials will be provided during the follow-ups to both the special ed and regular ed teacher.

The institute design and subsequent facilitation will utilize the expertise from a broad range of groups interested in raising the performance of all students. Members include the University of Kentucky, the Educational Development Center (EDC), the Appalachian Math and Science Partnership (AMSP), Pikeville College, the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI)Resource Collaborative, the ARSI Master Teacher Project, and school districts.

How to register
Go to the URL associated with the week that you plan on attending: (please note that when registering the special education teacher needs to have identified and will need to enter the name and contact information of the collaborating regular education teacher that will attend the follow-ups with the special education teacher).

June 27 – July 1
Location: Pikeville
http://www.arsi.org/registration/algebra/pikeville

July 18 – July 22
Location: Morehead
http://www.arsi.org/registration/algebra/morehead

July 25 – July 29
Location: Madison County
http://www.arsi.org/registration/algebra/madison

QUESTIONS? E-mail B.J. Osborn (bjosborn@gmail.com) or Kim Zeidler(kzeidle@uky.edu) at the ARSI UK Resource Collaborative or call toll free(888) 257-4836 to speak to one of us directly.


Kentucky Science Teachers Association Conference
The Kentucky Science Teachers Association will hold its annual fall conference on November 18-20, 2004 at the Lexington Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.

To obtain registration information go to: http://www.ksta.org or call 866-267-5782.



2004 ARSI Summer Academy
It's summertime and the learning is easy ... sign up today for the AMSP & ARSI Summer Academy. Conferencing with us is a rewarding experience because we make it informative and fun.

We provide the opportunity for school teachers and higher education faculty to learn content and new teaching skills. Our keynote speakers will discuss the impact of 21st century workplace demands upon mathematics and science education.

Register today at http://www.arsi.org/registration/sa/


ARSI Leadership Academy for School Principals
ARSI principals are invited to participate in Tools, Strategies, and Resources for Improving the School Science and Mathematics Program, a leadership academy for principals across the Central Appalachian region. The academy will be held on July 7, 2004, at the Meadowview Resort and Conference Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. The program will focus on research and standards-based strategies and resources, which can improve learning opportunities for all students. The agenda is designed to provide an overview of a number of practices which impact professional development, classroom monitoring, and data analysis, which are all critical aspects of every principal's work, especially in these years when the No Child Left Behind legislation is putting an increasing focus on student achievement in mathematics, science and literacy.

For more information and registration details, see the full brochure at http://www.arsi.org/registration/ARSILeadershipAcademy.pdf.

Sun-Earth MS/HS Teacher Workshop
Sun-Earth Teacher Workshop

An Astronomy Workshop For Middle and High School Teachers

June 16th - 18th , 2004

The Sun-Earth Teachers workshop will be a three-day program Hosted at the East Kentucky Science center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. The Workshop will be focused on giving Middle and High School teachers an introduction to the underlying physics of the Sun and its interaction with Earth.

The workshop will focus on the following areas:

·The motions of the Sun, solar energy production, solar structure, and the solar spectrum.

·A multi-wavelength examination of the Sun including radio, UV, X-ray and ultraviolet observations of the Sun.

Sun-Earth interactions including the solar wind, the aurora, and the connections between solar activity and weather and climate on Earth.

Workshop Goals and Objectives
The major objective of the project is to increase teachers’ instructional competencies in specific areas of Space Science. Overall project goals are to:

·Improve teacher content knowledge and competencies in space science.

·Improve teacher instructional strategies and best practices in science education.

·Increase student understanding and achievement in science.

The Morehead State University /East Kentucky Science Center Sun-Earth Teacher Workshop is designed to help teachers address the following Core Content for Assessment items in their classrooms: SC-M-2.3.1, SC-M-2.3.2, SC-M-2.3.3, SC-M-2.3.4, SC -H-2.1.1, SC -H-2.3.1, and SC-H-2.4.3

Benefits and Requirements
Benefits:

*$150.00 stipend for the teacher.
*Solar Physics & Terrestrial Effects Mini-text for the classroom.
*NASA and other Instructional materials.
*Use of telescopes from MSU in your classroom during the school year.

Requirements:
*Must be a M.S. or H.S. Science Teacher.
*Complete a registration form and be one of 25 teachers accepted into the workshop.
*Teacher’s school pays mileage to and from workshop and any lodging expenses.
*$15 registration fee payable upon acceptance to the program.
*A light breakfast will be provided, with lunch and dinner will be on your own.

Instructors:
Morehead State University
Dr. Jennifer Birriel
Dr. Ignacio Birriel

East Kentucky Science Center
Raymond Shubinski, Director
Eric Thomas, Assistant Director

To Register contact:
Dr. Jennifer Birriel
Morehead State University
123 Lappin Hall
Phone: 606-783-2924
Fax: 606-783-5002
Email: j.birriel@moreheadstate.edu



Inquiry and Formative Assessment in Science
Inquiry and Formative Assessment in Science for K-12 Teachers and their Principals

Sponsored by the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI) UK Resource Collaborative through funded from the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE)

This training is modeled after the Exploratorium's (San Francisco) Institute on Inquiry and Formative Assessment.

Overview of Training:

Inquiry…Differentiated Instruction…Formative Assessment…Varied Instructional Practices…Closing the Achievement Gap – sound like your CSIP? Send a team of teachers and an administrator to the Inquiry and Formative Assessment Institute this summer. Receive professional development training on implementing and supporting this type of instruction and assessment which will ultimately improve student learning and raise science scores.

Teachers are being asked to teach in ways that they have never experienced as learners. Principals are being asked to evaluate science classrooms and offer support to teachers and science programs. Research by Black and William demonstrates that the effective implementation of formative assessment “produces significant and often substantial learning gains.” Additionally, studies reveal that “improved formative assessment helps low achievers more than other students and…reduces the range of achievement while raising achievement overall.“ This institute will provide the training, experiences, and follow-up needed for teachers and administrators to successfully implement inquiry instruction and formative assessment. A natural outgrowth of the institute will be differentiation and varied instructional practices, which will impact student learning at all levels and in all disciplines.

Surveys and Program Improvement Reviews (PIR) have shown that K-12 teachers are not comfortable using an inquiry approach in their classrooms. These same surveys and reviews have shown that science teachers feel the least prepared for teaching physical science content. An analysis of state-wide CATS scores for the past three years revealed that 69% of 4th, 77% of 7th, and 89% of 11th grade students scored a 2 or lower on the core content - transfer of energy. This institute will focus on transfer of energy, specifically light energy. However, the instructional strategies are transferable to any science content.

Institute Targeted Audience:K-12 teachers of science and their principals

Priority for selection of participants will be assigned based on:
•Teams consisting of more than one science teacher and their administrator
•A team consisting of one science teacher and one administrator
•Two or more science teachers from the same school, but no administrator
•An individual science teacher
•An administrator without a science teacher

Professional Development design:
•Five days of intensive summer training on inquiry and formative assessment in science for teachers
•Three days for principals (the first three days of the training week) with 2 follow-up sessions during the academic year
•Four full days of academic-year follow-up for teachers (stipend or sub paid by grant)
•On-site mentoring of teachers to support effective implementation
•On-site consulting with principals to support teachers’ implementation
•On-going interaction and support through a listserv and blog pages

Cost:
Grant Funds from the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) Cover-

Teacher Stipend: $100/day x 5 days = $500
Teachers can receive PD credit for a portion of the workshop as long as they have received approval from their local district.

Principals have a choice of stipend $100/day x 3 days = $300 if not under contract during workshop window or they have the option of receiving Leadership Credit.

Materials: The project will also provide each participant with numerous resources for the teaching of science. Resources being considered for each participant are: Inquiry and the National Science Standards, Everyday Assessment in the Science Classroom, How People Learn, Primary Science, Teaching of Science, Questioning Board and Sentence Strips, a Training Binder and misc. materials. The total amount of resources to be provided will be approximately $200 per participant (both teacher and principal participants)

Meals for each of the training days are included in the grant.
Cost of trainers and space are also included.

For more information, contact Kim Zeidler at the UK ARSI Resource Collaborative (888) 257-4836 or kzeidle@uky.edu.

How to register:
Go to the url associated with the week that you and your team plan on attending. Please be ready to list all team members when you register. Also, each team member must log on and register as well. :

June 14-18, 2004
Location: Knott County Central High School, KY
http://www.arsi.org/registration/inquiry/knott

June 21-25, 2004
Location: London, KY
http://www.arsi.org/registration/inquiry/london

July 26-30, 2004
Location: Conkwright Middle School in Winchester, KY
http://www.arsi.org/registration/inquiry/conkwright



KDE Academy Reproduction and Heredity
KDE Middle School Life Science – Reproduction and Heredity
Deadline: 5/31/2004 (or until filled)

Who is eligible to participate: Only Grades 5-8 Middle School Science Teachers are eligible to attend this workshop.

When:
June 21-25, 2004 – Morehead, KY

Where:
Morehead State University:
June 21-25, 2004; Facilitators for the academy include Evelyn Mayer, Knott County ARSI Regional Teacher Partner and Dr. Jeffrey Osborn, AMSP Science Outreach Professor, University of Kentucky.
To register go to http://www.arsi.org/registration/heredity

Goals of the Workshop:
Life Science Concepts from the sub-domain Reproduction and Heredity in the Program of Studies and Core Content will provide the overarching ideas for the academy. The emphasis of the proposal is to assist teachers with developing a vision of inquiry while learning Life Science content. The unit of study at the core of this proposal uses an inquiry approach and materials developed by the American Physiological Society (APS), the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Science Education, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories (Dr. James Watson, Director) known for their genetic research and public education K-12 outreach program. The majority of the activities that will be used in the academy have been developed by Dr. Jeffrey L. Osborn in conjunction with staff at each of the sites referred to above. In addition, a number of activities will be used from Dr. Osborn’s personal library and experiences obtained from over 15 years of conducting K-12 inquiry based teacher workshops throughout the country.
It is expected that participants will become more knowledgeable about how science content integration and an inquiry approach to instruction can strengthen conceptual development in the area of Life Science. Through experiencing a variety of research-based instructional strategies, participants will be able to help students make connections between content and real world applications.

Cost:
Grant Funds Cover-
Stipend: $100/day x 5 days = $500

Materials: Training Books and Materials will be provided with a value of approximately $500. The materials might include items such as: Small Centrifuge and Measuring Devices (volumetrics) , TI-73 Calculator & TI-73 Presenter, Electronic Balance, Overhead Fiberoptic , Basic Pipettors, Basic Chemicals, Materials Binder.

Meals for each of the training days are included in the grant.
Cost of trainers and space are also included.

For more information, contact Kim Zeidler at the UK ARSI Resource Collaborative (888) 257-4836 or kzeidle@uky.edu.


KDE Academy Numbers and Measurement for Elementary
KDE Elementary Making Sense of Numbers & Measurement
Deadline: 5/31/2005

>PLEASE NOTE:Teachers need to commit to attending a 5 day summer academy and 2 days of follow-up during the academic year.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO HIGH DEMAND FOR THIS ACADEMY, THIS IS A REPEAT OF LAST SUMMER’S ELEMENTARY MATH ACADEMY. IF YOU ATTENDED LAST YEAR at Morehead, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THIS YEAR.

Who is eligible to participate:Only K-5 Elementary Math Teachers are eligible to attend this workshop. Teachers are expected to attend the 5-day summer academy and 2 days of follow-up during the academic year.

When:
June 13-17, 2005 –Madison County, KY

Where:
Madison County Kentucky:
Facilitators for the session include Allison Mathews, Rowan County ARSI Teacher Partner and Martha Thompson, Rowan County.
To register go to http://www.arsi.org/registration/nummeas

Goals of the Workshop:
The focus of this academy will be the development of number sense and
measurement sense in grades K-5. Participants will be immersed in a
standards-based unit of study which is focused on essential questions.
Participants will be involved in activities from 'best practices' materials
that can be investigated with manipulatives and other resources. The
academy will focus on both content and pedagogical training and how to
incorporate the use of such resources through a completed unit of study.
The professional readings and discussions will provide a great opportunity
for teachers to network with others from around the state.

Cost:
Grant Funds Cover-
Stipend:$100/day x 5 days = $500 and $100 x 2 days for each of the two follow-ups (Teacher may also request PD credit for a portion of the time if their district approves, certificates of participation will be provided at the
workshop).

Materials:Training Books and Materials will be provided with a value of approximately $500. The materials might include items such as: a copy of Error Patterns in Computation by Robert Ashlock ; Elementary and Middle School Mathematics; Cuisenaire rods; related Cuisenaire support books; Navigating Through Number and Operation; various fraction sense resource books; various fraction sense-related literature books, Academy binder and other supplies
Meals for each of the training days are included in the grant.
Cost of trainers and space are also included.

For more information, contact B.J. Osborn bjosborn@gmail.com or Kim Zeidler at the UK ARSI Resource Collaborative (888) 257-4836 or kzeidle@uky.edu.



KDE Elementary Science Academy Exploring Mammals
Who is eligible to participate:
Only Grades 3-5 Elementary Science Teachers are eligible to attend this workshop.

>PLEASE NOTE:Teachers need to commit to attending a 5 day summer academy and 2 days of follow-up during the academic year.

When:
June 20-24, 2005 – Madison County,Silver Creek Elementary near Berea, KY

Where:
Silver Creek Elemenary near Berea in Madison County, KY:
June 20-24, 2005; Facilitators for the academy include Barbara Shoemaker, former ARSI Teacher Partner and Jennifer Francis, ARSI Teacher Partner, Powell County.
To register go to http://www.arsi.org/registration/mammals


Goals of the Workshop:
Life Science Concepts, from the sub-domain of Characteristics of Organisms in the Program of Studies and Core Content, will provide the overarching ideas for the academy. The emphasis of the academy is to assist teachers with developing a vision of inquiry while learning Life Science content that specifically addresses the unifying concept of structure and function. The unit of study at the core of this proposal uses an inquiry approach and research based materials from First Hand Learning which were developed through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

It is expected that participants will become more knowledgeable about how science content integration and an inquiry approach to instruction can strengthen conceptual development in the area of Life Science. Through experiencing a variety of research-based instructional strategies, participants will be able to help students make connections between content and real world applications.

Cost:
Grant Funds Cover-
Stipend: $100/day x 5 days = $500 $100/day x 2 days for the follow-ups to cover stipend or substitute reimbursement.

Materials: Training Books and Materials will be provided during the academy and subsequent follow-ups with a value of approximately $500. The materials might include items such as: Examining Mammals (science kit from First Hands Learning), Teaching Reading in the Science Content Area , Primary Science; and Taking the Plunge (Wynne Harlan).

Meals for each of the training days are included in the grant.
Cost of trainers and space are also included.

For more information, contact B.J. Osborn bjosborn@gmail.com or Kim Zeidler at the UK ARSI Resource Collaborative (888) 257-4836 or kzeidle@uky.edu.


GEMS Seeds of Science Field Test Announcement
We are in the process of recruiting field test participants for the new Seeds of Science * Roots of Reading program from Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS). Below is a description of what is required of 2nd and 3rd grade teachers interested in field testing the new program. If you have questions or need more information contact Cheryl Webb at 510 643-1129 or cwebb@berkeley.edu.

Seeds of Science * Roots of Reading field testers requested:

GEMS has begun development of an innovative new curriculum to teach literacy and science--Seeds of Science * Roots of Reading--funded by a pilot grant from the National Science Foundation, and in partnership with Carolina Biological Supply Company. This innovative new curriculum will combine engaging, four-color non-fiction readers and core literacy development with inquiry-based science, providing effective and exciting instruction in both literacy and science. If you are a 2nd or 3rd grade teacher, and you have an interest in participating in field trials during the 2004/2005 school year, please visit http://www.lhsgems.org/fieldtrials.html to read about the program and to sign up.

Participants will get to keep field trial materials and will get a free copy of the curriculum unit they test, including a classroom materials kit and color readers, when it is published. Sign ups will need to be finalized in the next 30 days, so please act quickly!


Astrobiology Summer Science Experience for HS Teachers
Astrobiology Summer Science Experience for Teachers (ASSET)
Would you like to learn more about the new interdisciplinary field of
Astrobiology? Are you looking for a contemporary thematic science curriculum
that is standards based? Are you in search of an exciting professional
development opportunity? Are you ready to share your enthusiasm for science
teaching with others? If so, we invite you to become an ASSET teacher.
This science and curriculum institute for high school science teachers will
be held at NASA Ames Research Center, August 2-7, 2004.
Lodging and travel expenses are provided.
For Info and application:
http://www.seti.org/pdf/assetapp.pdf


Middle School Science- 2 On-line PD Opportunities
JASON Academy has a Special Online Offer

The JASON Academy is offering a discounted registration price of $150 for a special session of Forces and Motion or Structure of the Earth, which will be given online
Feb. 2-March 6. Teachers enrolling in either one of these courses who agree to take part in the course evaluation, conducted by SRI International, will receive a $100 stipend for completing the online assessment forms, so their net cost for the course is $50. Register now by calling 888-527-6600 ext. 240. Graduate credit in education or natural science and continuing education units are available at additional cost. Questions? E-mail academy@jason.org. The JASON Academy is part of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Institute.


Field Test SEPUP's Earth Science Course
Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP)at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, invites teachers to field test its sixth-grade earth science course, which is being developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The course has an inquiry-based approach to topics such as rocks and minerals, the water cycle, plate tectonics, and the solar system.

SEPUP is calling for field-test centers consisting of one director and 4-6 teachers in a school or district. Field-test teachers receive a full-year course that includes student materials, teachers guide, and kit materials. Teachers may be asked to attend a week-long summer training conference in Berkeley, CA.

No direct cost is required to participate in the field-test. In exchange for training and materials, SEPUP asks field-test teachers to provide classroom feedback and collaborate on the development of the course.

For information on participating in the field test go to: http://www.sepuplhs.org/downloads/SPIES_field_test_app.pdf

Deadline to apply is: February 15, 2004

Residential Research Experience for K-12 Teachers in FL
Program Description:
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the 6-week residential Research Experiences for Teachers program provides K-12 teachers with the opportunity to participate in real-world science research. During their mentorship at the Tallahassee, Florida facility of the NHMFL, join scientists, researchers, science educators, and students in exploring the scientific frontiers of magnet-related research.

Through weekly seminars, discussion groups, and technology workshops, teachers develop strategies and resource materials to translate the research mentorship into teaching and learning opportunities.

Program Details
Each participant receives a $3600 stipend, classroom materials, travel support and housing.
Research Experiences for Teachers 2004 Program will run from June 14, 2004 - July 23, 2004 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Deadline to apply is: April 23,3004


To find out more details on how to apply, go to http://ret.magnet.fsu.edu/index.asp

NRAO Astronomy Research Experience for Teachers
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has received a supplemental grant from the NSF that will fund summer research positions at the NRAO in Socorro, NM and in Green Bank, WV. The program, called Research Experiences for Teachers, provides teachers with 8-week summer internships working with individual astronomers or other NRAO staff on their research. RET participants will be involved in one of several astronomy research projects which involve using radio telescopes to make observations, analyze data, construct instruments or monitor the local interference environment.

Stipend is $1000.00 per week (@ 5 days/week). The deadline to apply is January 26, 2004.

To find out more go to: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/epo/ret.shtml


ATEEC Fellows Institute
Annually, the regional boards of the Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) select 20 outstanding high school and two-year college math, science, and environmental technology teachers to participate in the ATEEC Fellows Institute at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. The teachers study cutting-edge environmental technology issues and engage in special projects designed to enhance the quality of environmental technology education.

The 20 selected applicants will receive a $500 stipend and travel, dormitory, study materials, and tuition expenses.

This year's theme is surface water pollution. The ATEEC Fellows Institute is offered under a National Science Foundation Grant.

Applications are due by February 6, 2004.

To learn more go to: http://www.ateec.org/prof_dev/fellows.cfm



NASA Explorer Schools
NASA Explorer Schools Program Application Season Blasts Off!

Schools from across the country are now eligible to apply on-line for an opportunity to partner with NASA in a program designed to bring engaging mathematics, science, and technology learning to educators, students, and families.

Each year, the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) program establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 school teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities across the country. Last year's teams are from 30 states. Eighty percent of the schools are located in high poverty areas, with seventy-five percent representing predominantly minority communities.

While partnered with NASA, NES teams will acquire and use new teaching resources and technology tools for grades 4-9 using NASA's unique content, experts and other resources. Schools in the program are eligible to receive up to $17,500 (pending continued funding) over the three-year period to purchase technology tools that support science and mathematics instruction.

For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools program, and for instructions on how to apply, go to explorerschools.nasa.gov.

The NES application must be completed on-line by January 30, 2004 in one session. Teams are encouraged to prepare essay responses in a word processing program that can be cut and pasted into the online application form.


FDA/NSTA Food Science Professional Development
Taking advantage of the new understandings in food science, science educators have an opportunity to provide topically relevant lessons in food science for their students. To prepare teachers to do this requires a sustained effort. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have joined as partners to initiate and implement a professional development program in Food Science consistent with the National Science Education Standards.

Selected middle-level and high school science educators will have an opportunity to be involved in a multi-dimensional professional development program. Specific activities are scheduled starting with a summer 2004 workshop and followed by a participant led workshop for colleagues during the following academic year.

Applicants must be citizens of the Unites States, be certified and instruct in a public or private school in the US or US territories.

To find out more go to: http://www.nsta.org/fda

The FDA/NSTA Food Science Professional Development Program includes:
I. Workshop - Separate one week workshops for middle-level and high school science educators to be held in Washington, DC. (Summer 2004) Travel, lodging and meal expenses will be provided.

Participant Eligibility - Applicants must be certified middle level or high school science educators. An independent panel of judges convened by the NSTA will select 25 middle level and 25 high school science educators on the basis of submitted applications. Applicants will be notified by April 25, 2004.





Toyota International Teacher Program
The 2004 Toyota International Teacher is a fully funded two-week study tour of Japan sponsored by the Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Toyota sponsors 50 full-time secondary teachers (grades 9-12) from Alabama, California,
Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, and West Virginia to learn first-hand about education, culture, environment and technology and how these affect industry and society.

Application deadline is January 12, 2004.
Apply online at http://www.iie.org/programs/toyota Call (877) TEACH-JP or email toyotateach@iie.org for more information or an application.


T I2 M E
Teaching Interdisciplinary, Integrated Meaningful Experiences Using High-Quality and Award-Winning Literature to Support Reading Comprehension in Mathematics And Science.

This summer institute targets teachers of mathematics and science in grades four through eight for innovative, sustained, and focused professional development from Summer 2003 through Summer 2004. This institute
emphasizes the use of reading as a tool to learn math and science. Teachers with aninterest in the integration of reading with math and science are highly encouraged to attend.

Participating teachers will receive ten days of intensive training in addition to ongoing mentoring support. Participants will experience, develop, and implement inquiry-based, hands-on instructional units which
integrate mathematics, science, and reading.

Priority for participation is given first to teachers from partner districts (Paducah Independent, Pulaski County, Rowan County) and then to teachers from schools participating in GEAR-UP Kentucky either at the state
level or through a local partnership. Any open space remaining will be available on a first-come, first serve basis.

This project is supported by a grant from the Council on Post Secondary Education with federal Title II, Part A funding from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

This project is hosted by the Center for Middle School Academic Achievement at EKU.


The complete brochure can be found on our website, http://www.middleschoolhouse.eku.edu on the right hand side, second link.

If anyone has any further questions about the institute, enrollment, logistics, and the application, feel free to contact: Laura.Weitkamp@EKU.EDU

Noyce Scholarship
Are you interested in teaching middle or secondary school science in a small rural area in Appalachia? The Noyce Scholarship Program may provide financial assistance for helping you achieve this goal. The Program is supported by the National Science Foundation and can provide up to two (2) years of academic scholarship support for juniors, seniors, and graduate students preparing to teach science. Successful applicants receive a loan in the amount of $3,000 per semester ($2,000 per quarter) for academic/professional work leading toward science teacher preparation and certification. With a year of teaching service in an approved Appalachian community, the loan (principal and interest) is converted to a scholarship. One year of service is required for each year of academic support. Participating institutions include Marshall University, Ohio University, University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee, and University of Virginia College at Wise.

For more information and to apply visit http://www.arsi.org/noyce/.

Environmental Science Summer Institute
The Paul F-Brandwein Institute is seeking science teachers who are currently engaged in field-based (outside of the classroom) investigations. Are you interested in becoming a participant in a ten-day all expenses paid summer leadership program in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania? Teacher participants will receive follow-up grants to advance teaching and learning field sciences.

Applications are being accepted for the summer institute that will take place July 18-28, 2002. By February 2002, twenty of the nation?s outstanding teachers will be selected to attend the summer institute along with field scientists and resource specialists. The goal of the institute is to develop teacher and scientist mentors who will share their expertise with colleagues and their students nationwide. Portions of the program will take place at the Pocono Environmental Education Center located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Teacher participants will utilize National Park Service resources as an outdoor teaching and learning laboratory.

For more information on the program, or to download an application, visit the website at http://www.brandwein.org or contact John (Jack) Padalino at 845-856-8230.

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Virtual Mathematics Academy
http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/academy
Developed by PBS and NCTM, the Virtual Mathematics Academy is an online extension of the face-to-face institutes. It provides video, interactive computer activities, online discussion, and more. Access to this professional development is available completely free of charge.

Elementary Teachers Needed
NSTA is seeking elementary teachers interested in helping with a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant project in partnership with the National Teachers Enhancement Network. The project will create professional development mini-courses to be delivered online for elementary teachers who use kit-based science curricula such as Full Option Science System (FOSS), Insights, or Science Technology and Children (STC).

Committee participants should have web access, familiarity with the web, and experience teaching a minimum of one kit-based unit.

Interested elementary teachers should send a brief e-mail message that contains their mailing address and decribes their experience with kit-based curricula to NSTA Executive Director Gerry Wheeler at gwheeler@nsta.org.

Global Connections Online
National Semiconductor sponsors free web-based training for K-12 teachers on using the internet effectively with students. Can start anytime. http://www.national.com/training/