Professional Development

To help educators prepare for, implement and discuss socially and culturally responsive problem-based learning.

Professional Development  

STEMD² offers strategies for teaching middle school math in the 21st century. The teacher needs to leave the pulpit at the front of the room and start facilitating learning in a student-centered environment that increases motivation, engagement, and success. The professional development courses include practical strategies for working with the students in the classroom to help them learn. There are five major components to NKH 2.0 that will be explained in this PD opportunity, Connectivist Education, Inclusive Mathematics, Problem-Based Learning, Formative Assessment, and Implementing the AISLM.

Students struggle in the classroom because the classroom environment is so different from every other setting in their lives. Today’s students are tech-savvy and social, but in the classroom, they are asked to put away their devices and stop talking. These vast differences between their “regular” lives and school cause many students to struggle, particularly in math. The answer seems obvious: bridge the gap between the math classroom and the rest of the students’ life experiences.

Professional Development Courses 

Connectivist Teaching

Connectivist Teaching

1. Introduction

2. Introduction to Connectivism

3. Principles of Connectivism

4. The Role of Social Learning 

5. The Role of Social Technologies

6. The Role of Teacher

Inclusive Mathematics Education

Inclusive Mathematics Education

1. Connectivism and Socio- Culturally Responsive Authentic Eduation

2. Implementation Scenario for Middle School Mathematics 

Problem-Based Learning 

Problem-Based Learning

1. What is Problem-Based Learning? 

2. PBL in a Connectivist Math Classroom

3. PBL Increases Student Engagement 

4. PBL Promotes Inclusion Classrooms 

5. Implimentation Scenario for Middle School Mathematics

Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment

1. The Role of Formative Assessment?

2. Formative Assessment and Connectivism

3. Inclusive Assessment

4. Implementation Scenario for Middle School Mathematics

Implementing the AISLM 

Implementing the AISLM

1. Integrating the Components of the AISLM

2. Lesson Planning for the AISLM

3. Practical Strategies: First Weeks of School

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