2016 Workshops

Math & Science in the Elementary Classroom
August 18, 2016 and November 19, 2016

This workshop focused on strategies to implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards in the elementary classroom.  We looked specifically at hands-on math and science topics in grades three through five.  Participants left with ready-to-use, field-tested STEM activities to engage and excite their students.
Math & Science in the Elementary Classroom  Flyer


4th Annual Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers Institute, 2.0: A New Approach
July 26 – 28, 2016

In collaboration with NHMA, SCSU and Platt Technical High School, CRISP would like to invite you to join us for a 3 day workshop. The Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute is a 3-day professional development workshop designed to acquaint science teachers with real-life applications of STEM skills in today’s manufacturing environment. In the past, this workshop has been extremely successful in providing a comprehensive, first-hand-look at various forms of industry. This summer, however, we are taking a new approach: the Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute 2.0! This newly designed workshop will continue to educate teachers on today’s manufacturing environment, but also give them the opportunity to be completely submerged in the industrial process.

Teachers will be educated on methods of manufacturing with heat, brass and plastics, and use state-of-the-art machinery to design and build their own hammer. With the ability to use resources from both Southern Connecticut State University and Platt Technical High School, the Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute 2.0 will be a comprehensive, hands-on, unparalleled experience for everyone involved.
2016 Materials and Manufacturing Flyer


Building with Biology Professional Development Workshop
August 2, 2016

Visit SCSU’s new Academic & Science Laboratory Building on August 2nd, 2016 from 9 am – 3 pm for a Building with Biology professional development workshop. Educators will participate in a forum entitled “Should We Edit the Genome? When, Why, and How Much?” be introduced to synthetic biology classroom resources, and tour state-of-the-art laboratories. Register NOW to learn more about this rapidly-growing field of interdisciplinary scientific inquiry & engineering design! Presenters will include Dr. Christine Broadbridge, Dr. Nicholas Edgington, and the SCSU undergraduate 2016 iGEM team.
2016 Building with Biology Flyer


Science for All: Strategies for Teaching Science to Students with Special Needs
July 8, 2016

This workshop will focus on the instructional implications of implementing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the inclusive science classroom ensuring equity of access for all learners. The goal of this interactive workshop is to provide sample strategies for effective science instruction for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) within the classroom and lab.
Workshop presenters included: Kevin Fleming and Patty Hart-Cole from ACES who will be joined by SCSU faculty Dr. Adam Goldberg and Dr. Maria Diamantis
2016 CEMS_ACES Flyer