CSME Newsletter 09/24/09
MSTI Community Meeting Friday Oct. 2nd 4-6PM
Interested in becoming a middle/high school Mathematics or Science teacher? Want to learn some hands-on, minds-on teaching techniques for your future classroom?
Attend the Math & Science Teacher Initiative(MSTI) Community Meeting…
Guest Speaker and Instructor:
Philip Gonsalves is a Mathematics Coordinator at the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE). He has been teaching mathematics at California State University, East Bay since 1986 and is also a former Oakland public middle school teacher. Philip is the Executive Director of the Alameda County Collaborative for Learning and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM) and Co-Director of the Mathematics Development Center @ ACOE, which provides direct support, professional development and coaching to over 30 districts throughout California.
Participants will learn how to effectively implement current K-12 mathematics education research into daily classroom practice. The “research-into-practice” will include strategies for developing relational thinking, effective use of alternative algorithms, and developing connections within and through mathematics. This workshop is accessible to all levels of mathematics backgrounds!
Friday Oct. 2nd from 4-6PM HH 245
FREE to Attend * Food & Drink * Space is Limited so RSVP Today!
RSVP by E-mail to Jmchan@sfsu.edu
Willard Middle School Looking for Tutors and TAs
Willard Phoenix Rising provides a wide range of enrichment opportunities to Willard Middle School students. They have a wide range of opportunities available — tutoring students, teaching or assisting with all sorts of enrichment classes, leading or assisting with youth groups, coaching or scorekeeping for sports, etc. Programs run from 3-6pm M, Tu, Th & F, and from 2-6pm on Wednesdays. Contact Zoey Zotigh, Coordinator Phone: (510) 644-6557
COSE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FALL 2009
The College of Science and Engineering offers exclusive scholarships for students in all departments: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy. Award amounts range from $1,000 – $2,500 per student! Download applications here. If you have any questions contact Lannie Nguyen-Tang.
DEADLINE: 3 pm on Thursday, OCTOBER 15, 2009, SCI 248 POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
CSTA NEW TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS
CSTA is pleased to announce that, through the generosity of a grant provided by Northrop Grumman, they will be offering seven (7) new teachers a scholarship to attend the 2009 California Science Education Conference in Palm Springs. The applicant criteria details of the scholarship and application form are provided below. CSTA asks the favor of sharing this information with your networks in order to get the information out to those science teachers that may be eligible for this scholarship.
-> Science teacher in a diverse student population elementary or middle school.
-> Science teacher in their first five years of teaching.
-> Teacher has received approval to be absent from the classroom on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, 2009 for purposes of attending the conference.
Scholarship will cover the following expenses:
-> Full conference registration
-> Three nights hotel accommodation
-> One year membership in CSTA
-> Up to $100 in travel expenses
Application Deadline: October 9, 2009
California Science Education Conference
Palm Springs, October 22 – 25 for the 2009
For Full Details Click Here to Download Application Form
CSET PRACTICE TESTS ONLINE
UC Irvine has developed free online classes for CSET test preparation – See http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/?cat=5 for these classes. They have all the math ones completed and are now
working on science.
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