MSP Grant Courses 2011
- Courses, locations and times are subject to change based on unanticipated issues
- In case of any discrepancies between information listed here and on the Castleton State College description please go with this information.
- You must have a contract for the 2011-2012 academic year to participate in this program
- The grant credits are FREE
- We usually have a waiting list for courses. Please be respectful of this opportunity and understand that your commitment to these courses needs to be equivalent to those courses that would require personal tuition or professional development funds. The expectation is that you will meet all course requirements.
August 8 & 9, 2011, 8:00 – 3:30 plus 1 academic year of TLC monthly meetings Instructors: Gail Hall and TBA Location: Mill River Union High School Pre-Requisite: Administrative support for teacher involvement Credits: Local Professional Development/IPDP RSVP: Description: The purpose of this workshop is to establish a common understanding of the research and strategies [...]
August 1 to August 4, 2011, 8:30 – 3:30 and October 8, 2011, 8:30 – 12:30 Instructor: Liz Mirra Location: Manchester Elementary-Middle School Credits: 2 RSVP: Course Description: This course is designed to provide participants with an overview of the characteristics of a 21st Century science classroom. Participants will learn how to teach science more effectively to [...]
July 28 & 29, 2011 8:30 – 2:00, Follow-up Nov. 19, 8:30 – 12:30 Instructor: Jean Ward Location: Manchester Elementary Middle School Pre-requisite: Writing in Science with 1 year experience in process Credits: 1 RSVP: Course Description: TBA – will be a continuation of Writing in Science
July 26 & 27, 2011 8:30 – 2:00 Follow-up Nov. 5, 2011, 8:30-12:30 Instructor: Jean Ward Location: Rutland Town School Credits: 1 RSVP: Course Description: Scientific writing is a distinctive genre. This course investigates the criteria of scientific writing and best practices for teaching scientific writing in K-6 classrooms. Participants will engage in inquiry science [...]
July 25 to July 28, 2011, 8:30-3:30 and October 15, 2011, 8:30 – 12:30 Instructor: Liz Mirra Location: Manchester Elementary Middle School Credits: 2 RSVP: Course Description: This course is designed to provide participants with an overview of the characteristics of a 21st Century science classroom. The course will explore the essential science content, skills, and [...]
July 18 to July 22, 2011 8:30 – 4:00 Follow-up TBA Instructor: Dr. John Van Hoesen Location: Rutland High School Credits: 3 RSVP: Course Description: This course provides a foundation in modern geospatial mapping techniques through the use of GPS, open-source mapping software, cloud-based data management, and the integration of all these technologies within Google [...]
July 18 to July 22, 2011, 8:00 – 4:30 and Sept. 23, 2011, 4:00 – 8:00 Instructors: Dr. Catherine Garland and Heidi Baitz Location: Castleton State College, Jeffords Center, Room 121 Credits: 3 RSVP: Course description “We are Newtonians, fervent and devout, when we speak of forces and masses, of action and reaction; when we [...]
July 11 to July 15, 2011 8:00 -3:30 and November 12, 2011 Instructor: Greg Renner Location: Rutland High School Credits: 3 RSVP: Course Description: This survey course is a conceptual exploration of the nature of electromagnetism, presented at a level appropriate for those with little or no prior coursework in this subject. The scope of [...]
July 11 to July 15, 2011 8:00 – 3:30 and Fall Saturday TBA Instructors: Dr. Elizabeth Sherman and Jean Ward Location: Bennington College Credits: 3 RSVP: Course Description: Who are we? Who am I? Perhaps no questions have intrigued us more. Poets, philosophers, artists, and scientists all grapple with these ultimate existential questions. In this [...]
July 6 & 7, 2011 8:00 – 2:00 and November 5, 2011 8:00 – 12:00 Instructor: Lynne Blair Location: Manchester Elementary Middle School Credits: 1 RSVP: Course Description: Scientific writing is a distinctive genre. This course investigates the criteria of scientific writing and best practices for teaching scientific writing in a middle and high school [...]