Arkansas Tech STEM Institute

We are very excited about all of the wonderful and innovative things the ATU STEM Institute will be doing this 2016-2017 school year! Watch out for some of the following things plus many more to come later!

 Fall Math Opportunities:

Math Minis:

Are you looking for some awesome new ideas for lessons and activities this school year? If this is you, then the math minis are perfect for you! We will meet once a month starting in September from 4:30-7:30 to enjoy collaborations with other grade level teachers and to learn new strategies, methods, and activities to teach topics chosen by YOU! Each grade band (K-4, 5-8, and 9-12) will meet on their designated days.

 

Unplug Computer Science with Math - October 13 and November 17, 2016:

This two-day professional development opportunity is designed for the K-6 teachers looking to find creative, innovative ways to incorporate computer science activities into the existing school curriculum. Computer science is fun and exciting, even without using a computer. We will explore the computer science standards to see the alignment with the math standards. Participants will also receive and develop activities and lessons designed to teach students basic computer science logic without having to use any technology.  

What's the Reason for Math Reasoning? - October 27, 2016:

This middle school opportunity allows teachers to gain activities and lessons designed to enhance the math reasoning ability of the middle school student. Participants will focus on some changes that can be made to activities and lessons to increase the level of math reasoning required by the student. Topics for the math reasoning activities include algebra, geometry, and proportional reasoning.

What's your Function? - November 11, 2016:

What is a function and why are they important in real life? High school teachers will have the opportunity to engage in activities focusing on building students' understating of functions in the real world. This session will provide teachers with the tools needed to support the students' conceptual understanding of functions throughout the high school standards. 

Contact Sarah Burnett for more information.

479-880-4323 or sburnett6@atu.edu


Check here often for updated listings of our Professional Development Opportunities.

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