Communicating Science and Mathematics

Communicating Science and Mathematics: GK-12 Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Honored Guests:
Dr. Gayle Griffin, Assistant Superintendent, Newark Public Schools
Dr. Priscilla Nelson, Provost, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr. Sonia Ortega, Program Officer, NSF/GK-12
Mr. Kevin Swanson, Einstein Educator Fellow, NSF/DGE/GK-12
Dr. Sheila R. Vaidya, Drexel University, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Keynote Speaker:
John Horgan

JOHN HORGAN is a science journalist and Director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. A former senior writer at Scientific American (1986-1997), he has also written for The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Slate, Discover, The London Times, The Times Literary Supplement, New Scientist, and other publications around the world. He blogs for the Center for Science Writings and for www.bloggingheads.tv.

Sponsors:
Roche
National Science Foundation

Hands-on presentations by Fellows and staff from:
City University of New York Graduate Center
Lehigh University
Montclair State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Polytechnic University
Stevens Institute of Technology

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Time Place Event
8:00 to 9:00 am Registration: Foyer of the Garden State Room
9:00 to 9:20 am Welcome Remarks
NJIT's C2PRISM Team
Gayle Griffin, Assistant Superintendent , Newark Public Schools
9:30 to 10:20 am Breakout Room:
Seth Boyden

Nick Moukhine and Michael Sands, Lehigh University
Widening the IT Pipeline with Flash

Sr. Noreen Neary, St. Vincent Academy and Nilufa Rahim, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Using Flash Applications to Illustrate Energy Concepts in Physics

9:30 to 10:20 am Breakout Room:
Bentley's
Jason Sayers, Stevens Institute of Technology
BUILD IT: Building Middle and High School Students' Understanding of Engineering, Science and IT Through Underwater Robotics
9:30 to 10:20 am Breakout Room: Monmouth Brian Sulkow, City University of New York Graduate Center
Leave Your Calculator Home: Teaching pre-Calculus Math Students How to Think Like Mathematicians
10:20 to 10:40 am Coffee Break
10:45 to 11:35 am Breakout Room:
Seth Boyden

Doris Covington, Barringer High School and Sam Tun, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Measuring Velocities of Objects in Space


Cathleen Dale, Montclair State University
Comet Creation

10:45 to 11:35 am Breakout Room:
Bentley's
Victor Strozak, Lauren Esposito and Samuel Crane, City University of New York Graduate Center
What’s in Your Backyard: Using the Local Environment to Integrate Research into High School Classes
10:45 to 11:35 am Breakout Room: Monmouth

Loraine Simunek and Kristina Lucaia Oriente, Montclair State University
Math and Science Jeopardy


Ursula Whitehurst, Barringer High School and Sean O’Malley, New Jersey Institute of Technology
The Scientific Method with Microsoft Excel: Instilling Data Analysis Techniques

11:45 to 1:00 pm

Luncheon: Garden State Room

Kevin Swanson, Einstein Educator Fellow, NSF/DGE/GK-12
Sonia Ortega, Program Officer, NSF/GK-12
Keynote Speaker, John Horgan, Director of the Center for Science Writings, Stevens Institute of Technology

1:10 to 2:00 pm Breakout Room:
Seth Boyden

Kristin Barber, Central High School and Ruchi Mahindru, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Use of Technology to Facilitate Learning in Biology


Mevan Siriwardane, Barringer High School and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Cell Structure and Function: A Factory at Work!!!!

1:10 to 2:00 pm Breakout Room:
Bentley's

Lorna Lindo, George Westinghouse High School and Antonio Mannino, Polytechnic University
Vernier Sensors and Logger Pro Software Environment


Glenn Blank, Lehigh University
Widening the IT Pipeline with Martian Rovers and Intelligent Tutors

1:10 to 2:00 pm Breakout Room: Monmouth

Tunji Olaniyan, George Westinghouse High School and Andrey Ivannikov and Eric Poon, Polytechnic University
Living Environment Lab: Calorie (energy) Content of Food

Calleen DeWinter, Marta Valle Secondary School and Michael Sharma and Joseph Ferrari, Polytechnic University

Physics Lab: Newton’s Second Law of Motion: Force and Acceleration

2:10 to 3:00 pm Breakout Room:
Seth Boyden

Jen Lapoma and Kasia Sieminska, Montclair State University
Measuring Water Quality and Consumption


Valerie Imbruce and Louis Putzel, City University of New York Graduate Center
Don't Wear Your Best Sneakers: Teaching Field Ecology to Urban High Schoolers

2:10 to 3:00 pm Breakout Room:
Bentley's

Mika Mutakata and Mary Lou West, Montclair State University
International Collaborations -- Beijing Connection


Dawna Schultz, Stevens Institute of Technology

Science and Engineering Connections

2:10 to 3:00 pm Breakout Room: Monmouth

Gerardo Stricker, Central High School and Nan Wang, New Jersey Institute of Technology
The Sound of Math


Elsa Matos, Science Park High School and Kamyar Malakuti, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Using Manipulatives in Geometry

3:10 to 4:00 pm Birds of a Feather
3:10 to 4:00 pm Breakout Room:
Seth Boyden
GK-12 Fellows
3:10 to 4:00 pm Breakout Room:
Bentley's
GK-12 Staff
3:10 to 4:00 pm Breakout Room: Monmouth GK-12 Teachers