“Kick It Up A Notch!” Salvadori Center Announces Its Professional Development Workshops For 2009-2010
Any great teacher is always looking for something extra—a new tool, a new lesson plan, a fun, exciting way to open eyes to the wonders of science and math. The Salvadori Center has them! If you want to try project-based learning that uses the built environment of the city to teach science and math, you’ve come to the right place. Hundreds of New York City educators have already seen how the Salvadori methodology improves science and math learning for K-12th grade kids in the classroom as well as out-of-school-time settings.
Join the team! Our 2009-2010 workshop schedule and registration information can be found on our Professional Development page.
Here’s the lineup:
Teaching Mathematics through the Structures that Surround Us
Study urban structures in ways that make abstract math concepts accessible and enduring.
Thursday, January 28, 2010 • 4:30 - 6:30 PM (repeated June 10, 2010)
Teaching Science through the Structures that Surround Us
Extract the science from the structure to make the subject relevant and fun for your students.
Thursday, March 11, 2010 • 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Green Design as a Teaching Tool
Prepare for Earth Day on April 22 by "greening" your curriculum through project-based activities that re-shape students' thinking about the impact of the human-made world upon the environment.
Thursday, April 15, 2010 • 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Studying Society and Culture in the Built Environment
We are surrounded by a city layered with history and culture. Investigate how project-based strategies can integrate the built environment into the social studies curriculum.
Thursday, May 6, 2010 • 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Using the Built Environment as an Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Acquire the tools and principles to create learning projects that weave together math, science, art, language, social studies, and technology.
Thursday, June 10, 2010 • 9:30 - 11:30 AM (repeated from October 15, 2009)