UCA STEM Institute 2013 summer professional development sessions are designed to address Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Framework for K-12 Science (the backbone of the NGSS), and the new teacher evaluation standards (TESS). Attendees will participant in hands-on, inquiry-based activities that addresses the content standards as well as the eight standards for mathematical and scientific practices. Participants will receive practical and topical information for all activities.
In order to assist participants with implementation of STEM related learning activities, UCA faculty will provide follow-up support to participants throughout the school year. Furthermore, all participants will have access to teaching materials from the UCA STEM Institute.
We look forward to seeing you this summer.
A. UCA STEM Mathematics PD for grades K-6 - June 2013 ($50)
1. June 11th- 12th, 2013 "Problem Situations: Addition and Subtraction and the Nature of "Equals" Grades K-3"
2. June 13th-14th, 2013 "Problem Situations: Multiplication and Division and the Nature of “Equals” Grades K-6"
3. June 25th-26th, 2013 "Fraction Concepts: Equal Sharing Grades 1-6"
July 15 - August 2 - Summer classes 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (breakfast and pizza lunch provided)
August 3 - post test
August 17, 24, Sept 7 and 14 - review sessions
September 21 - ACT Test
September 28 - Awards, celebrations.....
Program will be offered only if we receive funding
B. Super Kids Summer Program at UCA-Grades 1-3
CONWAY – University of Central Arkansas’ College of Education and Department of Early Childhood and Special Education will host “Super Kids 2013,” a camp with three science-driven courses for students entering Grades 1-3.
Four One-Week Sessions
June 3-7, 2013
June 10-14, 2013
June 17-21, 2013
June 24 -28, 2013
Applications will be processed on a first-come basis. Enrollment will include all three courses.
More Information is available by calling 501.450.3171
C.UCA Challenge July 8-12, 2013
A Summer Program for Students Entering 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade, in the Fall
Who May Attend?
Students who want to be challenged and are entering fourth, fifth, and sixth grade who share an interest in science-based topics may attend UCA Challenge. This summer program is designed to offer students an exciting, hands-on curriculum. We believe all students want to be challenged. UCA is ready to meet such an ambitious challenge with hands-on activities guaranteed to promote curiosity and fun.