Salvadori Summer Institute 2013
Bringing the City to your Classroom - Using Structures Around Us to Teach Core Subjects
In July 2013, the Salvadori Center is offering its annual three-day Summer Institute. The Institute is open to all educators (teachers, principals, coaches, museum educators, para-professionals to name a few)
Participants will unlock the math and science embedded in the built-environment through architectural & engineering concepts. They will experience first-hand how Project-Based-Learning can promote critical thinking and problem-solving in their students, as well as coherent instruction in their own teaching.
Tuesday through Thursday, July 9th – 11th
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to:
- Use the built environment to bring math and science to life
- Incorporate built environment themes to align with math and science standards
- Investigate applications of math and science to architecture and engineering
SUMMARY OF THE INSTITUTE
In this intensive three–day institute, participants will acquire a deep knowledge of the built environment and use it to extend their students’ application of math and science. The Institute will begin with participants investigating different components of architecture and engineering that are essential to the construction of structures. Some of the concepts may include: forces, geometry, ratio and proportion, scientific inquiry. Participants will apply their knowledge from these investigations by designing and constructing their own scaled model of a structure.
One goal of Salvadori’s Summer Institute is to coach participants on how to use project-based instruction focused on the built environment to teach math and science. Therefore, the first two days of the Institute will uncover the math and science that is at the foundation of the construction of structures through working on challenges with peers in the same grade level group and presenting to the other grade level groups. The third day will explore the built environment through grade specific neighborhood tours, bridge walks or skyscraper explorations, each of which culminates with a hands-on Common Core aligned activity.
- Package 1: All three days $450.00 per teacher
- Package 2: Day 1 and Day 2 $350.00 per teacher
- Package 3: Only Day 3 costs $200.00 per teacher
Please register by May 31, 2013 to guarantee a seat.
Note:Three (3) or more educators from the same school and each get a 10% discount! Send a team of educators and they can create interdisciplinary lesson outlines based on a built environment theme that they can later implement in their classrooms.
A limited number of Summer Institute scholarships are awarded to teachers who are able to demonstrate a commitment to using the built environment to teach math and science and an interest in Project-Based Learning (PBL). One (1) full and two (2) partial scholarships will be awarded based on available funds and number of applicants. A scholarship form may be downloaded HERE. Deadline: Friday, May 31st (Scholarship winners who have already submitted payment, will be reimbursed.)
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Summer Institute 2013 - All Three Days
Summer Institute 2013 - Day 1 and Day 2
Summer Institute 2013 - Day 3 only