December Math + Science Teacher Forum December 2

December 2, 4:30-6:45. To register RSVP BY November 27  at noon to: Include your school, the grade(s) and the subject(s) you teach.  Dinner is included.  FREE! SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA TEACHERS WHO ATTEND WILL RECEIVE ACT 48 CREDIT. All math and science teachers, grades K-12, in Philadelphia are welcome.  The Forum is held at the United Way Building, 1709 Ben Franklin Parkway.  PARKING:  Sheraton Hotel for $5 for three hours.  The Sheraton is located between Race and Vine, with entry to the garage from either 16th St. or 17th St. Science:  Science and Literature (K-4th grade) Presented by Anita Brook Dupree of Science Is My Specialty. Teachers will read the children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings”  and create science lessons based on the story.  Teachers will learn about characteristics of birds, bird behavior such as preening, perform simple experiments about birds, observe bird bones and feathers, learn how to make 3 dimensional graphic organizers called Foldables ™ and record findings in Science Notebooks. Science:   Inquiry and Literacy, Inseparable in the Elementary Classroom presented by Susan Holmes Together we will dive into an investigation of a common material and a phenomenon it frequently exhibits.  Then we will connect it to a book that at first seems unrelated, reflect on inquiry and the elementary student, share classroom strategies and explore other ways to think about incorporating literacy seamlessly into science learning. Susan Holmes will present. You know her from 20 years at the Franklin Institute, but she is now working with the NJ Academy for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium.  Please update her contact information! or phone: 610-623-7692.   Math:  Bringing Research into the Classroom: Addressing Misconceptions with Worked Examples presented by Karin Lange The use of worked example problems, not to be confused with working out an example, gives students and teachers an opportunity to do math in a different way by showing students a completed problem and asking them questions to deeper their understanding of mathematics.  This idea has been researched in classrooms and has shown increased learning.  Also aligned with the Common Core, these strategies can be applied to any topic in your own classroom!  The majority of research has been completed in Algebra 1 classrooms, though time will be devoted to discussing how this strategy can apply to elementary, middle, and higher level mathematics as well!