[EDEQUITY] Standards-based Professional Development

From: Rosa Salinas (salinas@rci.rutgers.edu)
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 09:53:12 EDT

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    The Center for Family Involvement in Schools announces Summer 2000 training

    If you are looking for standards-based programs to use towards your
    professional development requirements, FAMILY MATH, Rutgers FAMILY SCIENCE
    and FAMILY TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY are your answer!

    An increase in enrollment is already occurring due to the acknowledgment
    that these six-session afterschool programs for children and their families
    in math, science and technology helped boost the Wilson School's (Westfied)
    ESPA scores to the highest in New Jersey.

    Discover how your students can benefit from these programs by enrolling

    Schedule of upcoming trainings:

    Family Math July 11, 12, & 13, 2000 AND/OR Sept. 26, 27 & Oct.
    3, 2000

    Family Science July 17, 18, 19, & 20, 2000 AND/OR Oct. 17, 18,
    25 & 26, 2000

    Family Tools & Tech. July 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2000

    In FAMILY MATH teachers learn to facilitate six evening sessions where
    parents and children come together to do fun, hands-on math activities,
    puzzles and strategy games that complement the school curriculum. The
    teaching emphasis is hands-on and on the doing of mathematics, figuring out
    ways to solve problems and building strategies for success.

    Rutgers FAMILY SCIENCE trains teachers to engage parents and their children
    in fun, scientific experiments with extensions that can easily be continued
    at home. Teachers learn that science can become an action verb and using
    parents in scientific experiments develops problem solving skills and
    builds students' understanding that science is everywhere and for
    everybody's family.

    Designed as the next step to the Rutgers Family Science program, FAMILY
    TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY (FT&T) integrates advanced physical science,
    pre-engineering and careers for girls, boys and their parents. In a typical
    FT&T session, parents and children work cooperatively on real life,
    constructivist-learning problems, such as designing a hydroponic
    greenhouse, constructing a kaleidoscope, building an African thumb piano or
    using LEGOs to build cars and catapults. All the activities are aligned
    with the NJ Core Curr. Standards and are a great way to introduce students
    and parents to Workplace Readiness Standards and critical thinking skills.

    All courses are hands-on, equity programs with cultural connections. The
    activities and experiments focus on the process of problem solving, support
    the school curriculum, span several grade areas in math, science,
    technology & literacy, and reinforce both national and NJ Core Curriculum
    Content Standards.

    For more information, see updated website at www.rci.rutgers.edu/~cfis or
    contact the Center for Family Involvement in Schools at (732) 445-1284 as
    soon as possible to reserve your place!


    Rosa Salinas salinas@rci.rutgers.edu
    Center for Family Involvement in Schools
    (now a unit of the Rutgers Center for Math, Science and Computer Education)
    Rutgers University
    36 Street 1603
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-8035
    Phone (732) 445-1284 Fax (732) 445-0027

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