[EDEQUITY] Standards-based Professional Development

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

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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