Summer PWISTA Current Teacher Training Program Schedule

 

AP Chemistry for Novice Instructors - Monday, June 25th - Thursday, June 28th

 

Title: AP Chemistry for Novice Instructors

Presenter: Mark Langella, AP Chemistry Consultant and 28 Year Veteran Chemistry Instructor

This methodology course surveys the basic structure and content necessary for teaching an Advanced Placement Chemistry course. Chemistry topics such as equilibrium, kinetics, and “how to” problem solving are presented.  Class size, student selection, textbooks and labs are also addressed. Special attention is paid to teaching strategies, the AP exam and its grading. Some lab experiments suitable for AP classes are incorporated into the course. Participants receive examples of past AP exams, appropriate tests, worksheets and lab experiments.

This  institute will provide an opportunity for high school AP Chemistry teachers to observe significant teaching demonstrations, perform experimental procedures using computer interfaced equipment, and to review with presenters a variety of topics covered in AP Chemistry. Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss the methodology of converting typical cookbook labs into a guided inquiry labs.


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Time : 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Cost: $695.00

Place: Science Wing, Mahopac High School, Mahopac, New York

Credit : A 30-hour certificate toward in-service credit will be issued for use according  to your school district’s policy.

Sponsored by: PWISTA-Mahopac , Manhattanville College  and the  College Board

Methods of Teaching the AP Physics Course - Monday, June 25th - Thursday, June 28th

Title: Methods of Teaching The AP Physics Course – Physics 1

Presenter: Greg Jacobs, Teacher at Woodberry Forest School

This is not your typical teacher training seminar. Why not? We’re not going to just talk, we’re going to see and do things that will be immediately useful in your classroom.

• We’re going to create and do experiments that you can use with or without modification.
• We’re going to see proven, effective methods of helping students understand difficult content
• You will get a gigabyte of files that can be used this fall in your classes.

Techniques for Regents, honors, and conceptual physics are consistent with approaches to AP Physics 1. We will discuss and model ideas for lower-level classes that will produce success there… and then can inspire those students to show up next year in your AP course.


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Time : 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Cost: $695.00

Place: Science Wing, Mahopac High School, Mahopac, New York

Credit : A 30-hour certificate toward in-service credit will be issued for use according  to your school district’s policy.

Sponsored by: PWISTA-Mahopac , Manhattanville College  and the  College Board

PWISTA - 2018 Industry Science Teacher Training Summer Institute  Tuesday,  July 10th - Friday, July 13th

 

Title: PWISTA STEM Initiative 2018 Training Program

Tired of reading about the latest technologies and innovative science techniques. Come and experience them in our science teacher training program.

PWISTA, Putnam-Westchester Industry and Science Teacher Alliance, is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge in modern instrumentation and technology used in industry today. This program will advance your background in analytical skills used in modern laboratories. It will help teachers transfer their knowledge of science applications into better classroom activities.


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Time : 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Cost: $295.00 (The course is free for Purchase College Students)

Place: IBM, Boeringer-Ingelheim, Siemens, Brotherhood Winery, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Fahnstock Trail

Credit : A 30-hour certificate toward in-service credit will be issued for use according  to your school district’s policy.
Purchase College CTLE certificates available at an additional processing fee. See link for additional information.

Sponsored by: PWISTA-Mahopac , Manhattanville College  and the  College Board

Transitioning to Guided Inquiry Labs in Advanced Chemistry Using Effective Mini scale Labs - Monday, July 23rd - Thursday, July 28th

Title: Transitioning to Guided Inquiry Labs in Advanced Chemistry Using Effective Mini scale Labs

Presenter: Mark Langella, AP Chemistry Consultant and 28 Year Veteran Chemistry Instructor

This program is designed as a guide for Chemistry Instructors to use in developing ideas to adjust the labs they are presently using to become more Inquiry Based with techniques, questioning methodology, and by sheer design change.

This program addresses the importance of a minor change of approach necessary to transition to the development of guided inquiry labs using the concepts of “ Green Chemistry” as the main reason of not using traditional equipment to perform some of the experiments typically performed in a general chemistry class.

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Time : 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Cost: $499.00

Place: Purchase College, Natural Science Building, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase , NY 10577

Sponsored by: PWISTA-Mahopac and Purchase College

PWISTA Purchase College Chemistry Club Series

The meetings last approximately 3.5 hours on a Saturday Morning.  This includes a networking coffee break, a guest lecturer and finally the famous demonstration derby at the end. (The phenomenon)

Each session will have a theme.

  1. Saturday, October 6th, 2018 , 8:30 am- Atomic Structure , Periodicity and Metallic Bonding
  2. Saturday , November 3rd, 2018 , 8:30 am – Bonding, Molecules and IMF
  3. Saturday , December 1st, 2018 , 8:30 am- Stoichiometry and Thermochemistry
  4. Saturday , March 2nd, 2019, 8:30 am- Kinetics
  5. Saturday, April 6th, 2019, 8:30 am- Equilibrium and Acid/ Base/ Salt Equilibrium

All members must be willing to share there favorite phenomenon or demonstration  related to the topic of the day.

Location: Purchase College , Natural Science Building, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577

Register: https://pwista.com/pwista-purchase-college-chemistry-club/

Members who attend and present at all 5 events will be eligible for a 15 hr CTLE certificate.