2014 Workshops

Finding FOCIS: A Framework for Examining Lessons and Learning Activities
November 8, 2014

Engaging students through learning activities is a critical part of effective teaching. The type of learning activities a teacher chooses to use may have a powerful impact on their students engagement with a particular lesson. Students may have strong preferences for some types of learning activities as well as strong disinclination for other types of activities. The aim of this professional development session was to provide teachers with a framework to analyze and to better understand their students’ preferences for various types of learning activities. In addition, this workshop will help each teacher develop an understanding of their own preferences for the learning activities that they choose for their lessons . This session was to provide a tool for gathering information about students’ learning activity preferences and a framework to analyze and interpret this information as an aid to lesson plan development. Participants had the opportunity to share their ideas with other participants
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2014 Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute
July 29-31, 2014

CRISP hosted its second 3 day Professional Development summer workshop How Things are Made – Networking with Local Industry to Bring Ideas Back to Your Classroom. This workshop was designed to acquaint science teachers with real-life applications of STEM skills in today’s manufacturing environment. Please click on the Event Advertisement link for more details. Workshop offered by CRISP in collaboration with the New Haven Manufacturer’s Association.
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May 31 2014
Scientific Modeling with Connections to The Common Core
May 31, 2014

On May 31, 2014 CRISP hosted a teacher workshop at Southern Connecticut State University where teachers explored scientific modeling, its applications and connections to the standards. Nicole Granucci, a Curriculum Support Specialist for CRISP discussed Scientific Modeling, applications and NGSS paired with hands-on activities that educators can recreate and use in their classrooms. CCSA focused on the Common Core State Standards using non-fiction readings as tools for encouraging student discourse in the classroom. The strategies introduced included finding supporting evidence in text, student discourse, argumentation, and more…
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Follow Up to How Things are Made – Networking with Local Industry to Bring Ideas Back to Your Classroomm
February 8, 2014

This workshop was designed to promote networking between education and industry professionals. There was be a panel of industry professionals available for questions and related discussion. The overall goal was be to collaboratively explore the common goal of optimizing learning and career opportunities for New Haven and Bridgeport Area students.
2014 M&M Followup flyer