Integrating Math and Science in STEM teacher Preparation

Focus of Session: Provide practical examples of how STEM teacher preperation/PD can emphasis cross-disciplinary connections and reasoning modalities central to STEM disciplines.
Sequence & Duration: Three real world activities (niagra falls, sun/Earth/moon, and Earthquakes) will serve as the context to engage participants in integrated math and science content using the processes of math and science as outlined in NGSS and CCSS for mathematics.
Interested Persons: Methods instructors, curriculum developers, professional learning providers, classroom teachers (valuable to these stakeholders to gleen ideas and see practical application of relevant, integrated, process intensive experiences), educational researchers (these experiences are uncommon in most preparation programs and an understanding of the value added of these types of activities would contribute much needed understanding to the body of knowledge about effective STEM instructional strategies.
Dr. Metty: Assisitant Professor of Science Education, STEM advisor for Woodrow Wilson Teacher Recuperation Fellowship, serves on Georgia’s State STEM advisory board, active in designing cross-disciplinary instruction that emphasizes pedagogical practices consistent with STEM disciplines (engineering design, authentic research, problem-based experiences in a place-based context). Dr. Whatley, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, program evaluator for several county school districts in Georgia, active in designing cross-disciplinary instruction that emphasizes pedagogical practices consistent with STEM disciplines (engineering design, authentic research, problem-based experiences in a place-based context).
Participants will not have to pay for this workshop. We will provide handouts and manipulatives for the workshop