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CMST 2008 Conference

Integration of Technology into Instruction & Learning Math & Science

About: The Rochester City School District (RCSD) and the CMST Institute have partnered together to hold a conference at Franklin High School on the Integration of Technology into Instruction & Learning Math & Science. This conference will provide hands on training in various new technologies for RCSD Math, Science & Technology teachers. In addition the conference is open to those outside of the district who are interested in attending. (If you are outside of the district and interested please contact Jeff Commaroto at 395-2595 or jcommaro@brockport.edu)

Location & Times: The conference will be held over four days. June 21st, 26th, 27th & 28th 2008 at Franklin High School.

Presentations:

 

Using the SMART Board Notebook 10.0 Software to Create Lessons Involving Systems, Compositions of Functions, and Geometric Constructions
Facilitators: Patty Herrman & Jerry Moon
Description: Morning session will show the basic and new functions of the SMART Notebook 10.0 software.  We will show step-by-step how to create, edit, and implement lessons involving graphing systems, compositions of functions, and geometric constructions.  Afternoon session will allow participants to create their own lessons using the Notebook software. (lunch 11:00-12:00)
DATE – SATURDAY 6/21 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Session A

Using PowerPoint to Create Interactive Math Games
Facilitators: Heather Hoad & Karen Samis
Description: We will be presenting a variety of interactive games that involve PowerPoint such as: Jeopardy, Hollywood Squares, Survivor, Weakest Link, Are you Smarter than a 7th Grader?, etc.  Templates for these and other games will be shared with the participants who bring a thumb drive or provide an email address.  Participants will also have some time to explore and collaboratively create one of their own games to use in the classroom.  These games will be shared with all participants who attend.
DATE – SATURDAY 6/21 8:00 AM – 11 AM - Session C
DATE – SATURDAY 6/21 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Session D

Building a Lesson Using the Internet in “No Time”
Facilitator: Ken Ramme
Description: This session will provide a detailed workflow and practice ion creating a lesson.  We will start an idea – your idea.  A lesson (or lesson series) will be built from scratch using the Internet and available tools.  The resulting lesson will be PowerPoint and SmartBoard technology, and involve active learning elements.  Bring a flash drive so you can save the work you will do during the workshop for future use.
DATE – SATURDAY 6/21 – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Session H
DATE - FRIDAY 6/27 - 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session K

 

How to Use the Graphing Calculator to Teach Quadratics Functions
Facilitator: Liz Watkins & Carolina Machuca-Dall
Description: This presentation will look at how to build a deeper understanding of quadratic functions in students through the use of the graphing calculator.  Some of the topics that will be covered will be graphing quadratics, finding the max, min, comparing the standard form and vertex form of a parabola and using the discriminant and the graphing calculator to describe the nature of the roots.  Other topics include solving systems with quadratics and using quadratic regressions to model data.
DATE – SATURDAY 6/21 - 12:00 P.M – 3:00 PM – Session M
DATE - FRIDAY 6/27 – 12:00 PM – 3:00  PM – Session O

 

WebQuest
Facilitator: Sue Massar
Description: Webquests are classroom lessons in which students explore and evaluate information found on the World Wide Web.  Emphasis will be on exploring what a WebQuest is, how to use it in your classroom and how to find WebQuest currently on the web.  Be sure to bring ideas for web-based lessons you want to use with your students
DATE: - THURSDAY 6/26 - 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Session Q

 

Using GeoGebra in Geometry B with Trig Classroom
Facilitator: Jerry Moon
Description: Introduction to free software from geogebra.org.  This software is funded by NSF and is free to all teachers and students.  GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for schools that joins geometry, algebra and calculus.  On the one hand GeoGebra is an interactive geometry system.  You can do constructions with points, vectors, segments, lines, conic sections as well as functions and change them dynamically afterwards.  On the other hand, equations and coordinates can be entered directly.  Thus, GeoGebra has the ability to deal with variables for numbers, vectors and points, finds derivatives and integrals of functions and offers commands like Root or Extremum.  This session will show basic operations and how to use with the Geometry B with Trig course.
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/28 - 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session T


Ed Video
Facilitator: Joan Matzner
Description: An introduction to EdVideo – a video library containing thousands of standards-based video clips, high quality images, clip art, and more.
DATE – FRIDAY, 6/27 - 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session R
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/28 - 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session S

 

Office in the Classroom
Facilitator: Rich Olsen
Description: Make Office and Windows work for you.  Participants will learn how to maximize the functions of the computer and integrate computer tools into classroom activities.  Discuss and review conditional formatting, keyboard shortcuts, etc. in Excel.  Learn how to enable the computer to read to students, magnify text, format text, utilize the thesaurus and the dictionary in other Office applications.  Create templates to increase consistent appearance of tests and other classroom materials.  WE will also learn how to get Chancery classroom information into useable classroom spreadsheets.  Use Excel features to keep records and make interactive materials.
DATE – THURSDAY, 6/26 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Session U
DATE – FRIDAY, 6/27 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session V

 

Excel Beginner
Facilitator: Rich Olsen & Mitch Hansinger
Description: Participants will learn the basic elements and tools within Excel XP including: definition of spreadsheets, the three types of Excel data, formatting data, using formulas, using functions, creating charts, sorting data, and printing
DATE – THURSDAY, 6/26 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Session W
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/28 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session X

 

Excel Intermediate
Facilitator: Rich Olsen
Description: Customize Excel tool bar, formatting cells, work with panes, functions and function wizard, sorting and filtering data.
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/28 – 12:00 PM– 3:00 PM – Session Y

 

Excel Advanced
Facilitator: Kevin Lydon
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/21 - 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session Z
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/28 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session AA


Intro to Digital Cameras
Facilitator: Randy Schenk
Description: Learn the basics of using digital cameras.  Learn the functions of the camera.  Practice uploading, saving, labeling and storing your images.  Borrow a camera from your school or bring your own.
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/28 – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Session CC

 

CTB Reports
Facilitator: Glen Van Derwater
Description: We will use this opportunity to instruct teachers on how to pull formative reports from CTB (Acuity), and how to inform instruction based on formative data.
DATE – THURSDAY, 6/26 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Session DD
DATE – FRIDAY, 6/27 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session EE

 

Exploring Quadratic Functions with Stella, A Dynamic Modeling Approach
Facilitator: Michael Baskin
Description: The lesson will offer an example of investigating quadratics involving a model of a problem often found on the Regents exams: throwing a ball.  Participants will create a Stella model of the sample problem and investigate the behavior of the parabolic curve and the math taught to help students approximate the curve and determine the maximum height of the ball and how long it will take for the ball to hit the ground.
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/21 – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Session FF
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/28 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session GG

 

SharePoint a Rich Resource for Mathematics Teachers
Facilitator: Michael Baskin
Description:  An introduction to treasures that can be found on Sharepoint: curriculum, past exams, power point presentations and more. Participants will have time to explore and become familiar with resources.
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/28 – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Session HH

 

Interactive Activities Using Graphing Calculators and Internet Resources in AP Calculus
Facilitator: Wilson Burgos
Description: Participants will engage in various activities that encourage students to experiment and help students develop a conceptual understanding of limits, derivatives, and integrals before learning typical algebraic techniques.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding concepts and the why behind major ideas.  The graphing calculator will also be used as a tool to solve problems, interpret results, and support conclusions, but not as a way to skip work.
DATE – SATURDAY, 6/28 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session I I


Introduction to WebQuest for Middle and High School Math
Facilitators: Jenn Edwards & Dave Iacchetta
Description: Introduction to WebQuest.  This session will only learn and look at examples of WebQuests.
DATE: THURSDAY, 6/26 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Session JJ

 

WebQuest for Middle and High School Math
Facilitators: Jenn Edwards & Dave Iacchetta
Description: This session will cover introduction to WebQuest, what they are, look at examples, and everyone will create their own. (Lunch 11 am – 12 pm)
DATE: SATURDAY, 6/21 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM– Session KK
DATE: FRIDAY, 6/27 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Session LL

 

Using Scientific Calculator for the Math RCT
Facilitator: Allison Leckinger
Description: We will work through the Math RCT topics and see how to best use a scientific calculator to help students be successful on the Math RCT.  We will use the TI30X IIS calculator.  If you have/use another one, please feel free to bring it and we can compare how to use that one as well.  Regular education math teachers who are interested in learning about the Math RCT are welcome to attend.  Those of you who teach inclusion sections may have students who take this test and if you are familiar with it, you can point out problems that may come up as you are working through the Regents curriculum
DATE: THURSDAY, 6/26 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Session MM

 

Web-Based Math Resources: JMAP and Project Interactive
Facilitator: Allison Leckinger
Description: JMAP and Project Interactive are 2 web-based math resources that can be used by teachers with students to help learn mathematics.  WE will look into what these two sites have to offer and how we can use them.  Please feel free to come with ways you have used these two sites, or even other sites you have used and want to share.
DATE: SATURDAY 6/21 – 8:00 AM – 11 AM – Session NN

 

Graphing Calculator for BEGINNERS
Facilitator: Allison Leckinger
Description: This is for those with no (or very little) experience with the graphing calculator.  We will start as basic as where the different buttons are (including on and off) using the menus within the buttons, what is available in the menus, etc.  We will go as slow as people need so you become comfortable using the calculators.  If we have time, we will begin to look into the “fun” applications that are available through the APPS key (ProbSim, WhatAngle, AlgPrt1, AreaForm, GuessCoeff).
DATE: FRIDAY, 6/27 – 8:00 AM -3:00 PM – Session PP


 

How to Use the Graphing Calculator for the Math B Examination
Facilitator: Dawn Lunt
Description: This presentation will show participants how to do Math B questions using the graphing calculator.  Proper use and instruction will be covered as well as what the student needs to show or write to receive full credit. (LUNCH 11:00 AM – 12:00)
DATE: THURSDAY 6/26 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Session QQ
DATE: FRIDAY 6/27 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session RR

 

An Introduction to Using the SmartBoard in the Classroom
Facilitator: Dawn Lunt
Description: This presentation will show some basic uses of the SmartBoard in the classroom.  There will be a stronger emphasis on its use in the math classroom.  Graphing, drawing, copying, inserting, etc. will be covered.  There will be time for hands on use and questions.
DATE: FRIDAY, 6/27 – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Session SS

 

 

CMST Institute: Computer Modeling in the Classroom
Facilitators: Sounthone Vattana, Kevin Westrich & Mike Meise
Description: For five years CMST & RCSD have had a partnership to bring new technology and computer modeling software into math, science and technology classrooms.  This presentation will give an overview of what has been accomplished, look at Agentsheets, Stella, Interactive Physics, Alice and Stella software, show examples of how these programs are already being used in the RCSD and give participants a chance to build basic models with Agentsheets and Interactive Physics they can bring into their classrooms and expand on.
DATE: SATURDAY, 6/21 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session TT
DATE: FRIDAY, 6/27 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Session UU

 

Science and Math – The Digital Approach
Facilitator: Ken Ramme
Description: After a brief review of options for labs and inquiry experiences based on modern research of learning in science, we will use digital probes to perform an experiment.  The experiment will be in part designed during the workshop, based on participant involvement.  We will complete the write-up of the lab using Excel and Word.  Bring a flash drive so you can save the work you will do during the workshop for future us
DATE – FRIDAY 6/27 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Session E