Bismarck High School Book Study
Course Number: GWC500-55
Date(s): September 22nd - May 18th
Location: Bismarck High School
Description: Bismarck High staff will be doing a book study on the book, I Read It, But I Don't Get It, by Cris Tovani. The purpose of this study is to encourage reading across the curriculum. We have set up interdepartmental groups to study, discuss and then implement the strategies shared in the book. Teachers will meet in their groups of eight people 11 times throughout the school year. We will read and discuss the book through February and then work to implement the strategies learned throughout the remainder of the year. We believe that by improving our students reading skills, they will leave BHS better prepared for college and the work force.
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Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn
Course Number: GWC500-17
Date(s): March 31, April 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, adn 28-29. Class will meet from 4-6:30 p.m. on each occasion and also will read a 9 chapters to make up the 30-34 hours. - -
Location: Hughes Education Center
Description: Teachers will become familiar with the 5 major reasons math talk is critical to teaching and learning mathematical concepts, learn the steps necessary for productive math talk, and explore the process of establishing a classroom culture that supports student discourse. We will use classroom dvd clips to learn what productive math talk sounds like and looks like and also how to begin implementing math talk in classrooms. We will learn the 4 steps toward productive classroom discussions, and establishing norms that create a classroom culture that supports students as they share their reasoning. Sessions will also include video clip discussions on the following topics: 1) mathematical concepts; 2) computational procedures; 3) solution methods and problem-solving strategies; 4) mathematical reasoning; and 5) mathematical terminology, symbols, and definitions. Participants will receive the book "Classroom Discussions: "Using math talk to help students learn." This resource will aide in the study of and implementation of math talks in their classrooms. Contact hours will consist of viewing the dvd clips and participation in discussions focusing on how to implement productive math talk within the classroom and required reading from the above resource between sessions. Particpants will attend 10 sessions each 2 1/2 hrs in length, 2x/week 4:00-6:30 beginning March 31 and ending April 29
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Digging Deeper into Investigations and Math talks
Course Number: GWC500-59
Date(s): Every third Monday of the Month from 5:30-7:30. These meetings will begin in September and go thru May.
Location: Events will be held once a month in the meeting room at Dunn Brothers from 5:30-7:30pm
Description: Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for teaching: Domain 1: Planning and Preparation: 1. a Demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy Domain 3: Instruction 3.c Engaging Students in Learning 3.d Using Assessment in Instruction By utilizing Investigations and Math Talks we will plan collaboratively and reflect critically upon our work, to improve current math instruction. Our deliverable will be to develop our skill set as professionals in regards to: • Student inquiry • Higher level thinking questions • Engagement • Have a solid understanding of the foundation of Investigations • Student Goal Setting • Reflecting on student learning • Improve teaching practices • Authentic formative assessments using the math journals Format: 1) Using Investigations teachers guide, implementation guide, and common core insert plan what is coming next- sharing triumphs/trials-Talk out the lessons. 2) Reflecting on successes and failures- what's been happening in your classroom 3) sharing application of new learning - class we have taken or this year, our new math journals.
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National Catholic Certification Program in Health Care Ethics
Course Number: GWC500-36
Date(s): Two-Day Seminar: October 31-November 1, 2014 University of Mary Campus in Bismarck, ND - - Module/Course I: Sept. 1-22, 2014 - Online - - Module/Course II: Sept. 29-Oct. 20, 2014 - Online - - Module/Course III: Oct. 27, 2014-Feb.9, 2015 - Online - - Module/Course IV: Feb. 16-April 13, 2015 - Online - - Case Study Seminar: May 2, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA
Location: NCBC located in Philadelphia, PA and at the University of Mary located in Bismarck, ND - -
Description: The University of Mary has entered into a MOU with the NCBC regarding the NCBC Certification Program in Health Care Ethics. It is a year-long program of study that combines a theoretical component with a practically-oriented component based on case studies.It begins with a two-day seminar in the fall at the University of Mary campus in Bismarck ND. Students then interact independently with an instructor through a series of four online learning modules/courses over the course of the one-year program of study. There are weekly assignments, which include readings and an assessment of each students theoretical understanding and practical application of the module/course content and regular teleconferences in which students can interact with the instructor and their peers. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an online discussion group with other students and NCBC ethicists. The program ends with an intensive one-day seminar of case studies at the NCBC offices in Philadelphia. Upon successful completion the students receive a certificate and 12 graduate credits to apply toward a Master of Science Degree in Bioethics through the University of Mary. The purpose of the program is twofold:to provide an avenue for degree(MS Bioethics at UMary) seeking students to obtain their initial 12 graduate credits by successfully completing the health care ethics certification program through NCBC and secondly, UMary is fulfilling a need in the community for bioethics advisors who are prepared to apply the Church's moral teaching to the resolution of complex bioethical dilemmas encountered in clinical education, practice, and research.
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