Train the Trainers - July 29, 2014
This workshop will be held from 10am - 4:00pm. It will be held at the University of South Carolina
Computer Science and Engineering Department, Room 3A75. The address for GPS is 301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
The post survey is http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1746397/Train-the-Trainer-Workshop-Feedback or http://tinyurl.com/trainSC
Parking is at the lower half of the double block in the middle with California Dreaming and Green's, between Main and Assembly, north of Catawba.
Go north (toward the State House from California Dreaming) and the beige half-block below the letters "UTS" in "UTS Annex" is a parking garage. It should be 5 dollars for the day. There is also parking on the street, some of it metered for five hours at a time.
Directions to the Building
Swearingen Center is on Assembly Street
Itís a three-story grey concrete building modeled, it would seem, after prison architecture. If you go south from the state house on Main Street or on Assembly Street, we are just across the railroad tracks from California Dreaming (on Main Street) or Greenís Liquors (on Assembly Street). We are one block south of Blossom, with the corner of Blossom and Assembly being where the old Coliseum and the new fitness center are.
If you go in the Assembly Street entrance, go up the first main stairwell you see to the third floor. You will then be looking at the department office for Electrical Engineering. If you go down the smaller hallway around the EE dept office, you will walk into my office and be right there at 3A75.
If you go in the main entrance that is at an angle to Main Street, go right to find the stairway, and follow the previous instructions.
If you happen to get to the top of the stairs and are staring not at the EE department office but at the Deanís office for the college, then you are at the wrong end of the long hallway.
See https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dss22jlns5e9e9q/AAARX8ofATXB6-U6ePOVtFr9a for the materials for this workshop
See http://www.sc.edu/admissions/apply/first_year_students/freshmanrequirements.html for the recommendation for a computer science course for entry into the University of South Carolina
See http://www.coursepower.org for the Course Power website
Tony Dillon has LEGO NXT and Hummingbirds to lend
10:00am - 10:30am - Introductions and Getting to Know you Activities
10:30am - 11:00am - Discussion about the ECS training this summer - 3 things you learned - 3 concerns
Link to a materials list for ECS http://bit.ly/ecssupplylist
11:00am - 11:30am - Overview of ECS training in South Carolina this summer - Michael Eason
11:30am - 12:00pm - Lunch
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Discussion of the Project Lead the Way CSP training in South Carolina this summer - Did any of you attend?
12:30pm - 1:00pm - Plans for teacher professional development in South Carolina this next year?
- Look at adding sessions to the Education and Business Summit in Greenville and add some time after it and then have people go to local trainings. Michael will talk to Tony about it.
- Things to think about when picking dates
- Locations for teacher professional development? Logistics issues?
- Advertising the workshops?
- Working with the CSTA chapter? Surveying the members?
1:00pm - 2:00pm Recommendations from ICE teacher professional development
- Use a blended learning approach - some activities face-to-face and some at a distance
- Use lots of hands-on activities - keep lecture to 15 minutes or less
- Introduce new terms before you use the concepts and tie the terms to things the teachers already know. Ask the teachers to define the terms in their own words.
- Always use 2 leaders so that you can split into two groups based on experience
- Always have teachers share ideas and resources (even just classroom management tips)
- Have teachers practice teaching activities - presenting material, explaining concepts, applying grading rubrics. Encourage teachers to be reflective about their teaching.
- Always include open-ended projects with teachers presenting their results. Encourage pair programming.
- Give teachers lots of materials that they can use in their classroom: grading rubrics, slides, projects, books, websites, etc
- Provide follow-up e-mails and webinars/hangouts. You can also create a google plus group.
- Encourage teachers to join CSTA - https://sites.google.com/site/cstasc/home - Who will replace Tom Rogers as CSTA chapter leader?
- Talk about diversity and how to recruit and retain more girls/underrepresented minorities - Sample PSAT letters are at http://home.cc.gatech.edu/ice-gt/50 Materials from NCWIT are helpful to handout - http://www.ncwit.org/resources/top-10-ways-engage-underrepresented-students-computing and http://www.ncwit.org/resources/top-10-ways-recruiting-high-school-women-your-computing-classes
2:00pm - 3:00pm Resources for teacher professional development
3:00pm - 4:00pm Sharing of additional resources and questions/answers
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