MSC Course Offerings

  • The AIU’s Math & Science Collaborative offers robust personalized professional learning for mathematics and science teachers and school leaders. Built on research and delivered by experts, these offerings will prepare teachers to develop students as mathematical and scientific thinkers. All mathematics series will be offered both in-person and virtually, simultaneously, unless otherwise noted.

    Math & Science Collaborative: Building the Pillars of STEM
  • Mathematics Institutes

    Participants will explore the progression of content standards through their grade band, enabling teachers to address unfinished learning from prior grade levels. Attendees will experience effective instructional practices, including how to establish a collaborative classroom culture, how to engage students in meaningful math discourse, how to engage children in collaborative learning, how to use multiple representations to support reasoning and sense-making, and how to formatively assess student thinking. Participants will engage with numerous hands-on and online tools, including manipulatives. These institutes will provide a structure for incorporating these strategies and resources into current curriculum materials. 



    Grades 6-8 Algebra I Mathematics Institute

    Content focus includes ratio and proportional thinking, expressions and equations, and number and operations.

    Meeting Dates: 10/18/2022; 11/09/2022; 12/06/2022; 01/05/2023

    Price: $600 per person

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    Accelerating the Teaching and Learning of Problem Solving Through Open-Ended Math Tasks in Grades 3-8 and Algebra 1

    This series will engage participants in activities and discussion designed to expand current perspectives and pedagogies around how to best support students in solving open-ended math tasks. Learn more.

    Meeting Dates: 1/11/2023; 2/16/2023; 3/14/2023; 4/11/2023

    Price: Free to AIU Educators; $300 per person for non-members

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    K-2 Mathematics Series

    This series will explore important concepts and practices central to mathematics curriculum in grades K-2 as defined by academic standards. Participants  will explore the progression of content standards through the primary grades, enabling teachers to address unfinished learning from prior grade levels.

    Meeting Dates: 11/03/2022, 12/08/2022, 01/12/2023 (Expected to attend all three sessions. Act 48 credits will be awarded)

    Price: Free to all AIU educators

    Audience: K-2 mathematics teachers and leaders

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    Grades 3-5 Mathematics Series

    This series will explore important concepts and practices central to mathematics curriculum in grades 3-5 as defined by academic standards. Participants will explore the progression of content standards through the elementary grades, enabling teachers to address unfinished learning from prior grade levels. 

    Meeting Dates: 11/29/2022, 12/15/2022, 01/19/2023 (Expected to attend all three sessions. Act 48 credits will be awarded)

    Price: Free to all AIU educators

    Audience: Grades 3-5 mathematics teachers and leaders

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    Aligning Your Mathematics Assessments to the Rigor of PSSA and Keystone Items - Grades 3 through Algebra I

    Participants will be provided with a protocol for how to modify current unit assessments to ensure all standards are evaluated at an appropriate level of rigor representing a variety of depth of knowledge levels. Attention to a mix of contextualized multiple choice and open-end will be discussed. Only offered in-person unless conditions warrant otherwise.

    Meeting Date: 10/17/2022

    Price: Free to all AIU educators

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  • Science Institutes

    Participants will explore the progression of the newly adopted Pennsylvania Integrated Standards for Science, Environment, Ecology, Technology and Engineering through their grade band. Attendees will develop a shared understanding of phenomenon-based and problem-driven science instruction that effectively incorporates all three dimensions of the standards (disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts). Participants will engage pedagogical practices that foster reasoning and sense-making in the science classroom and support equity and access for all students.

    They will also gain access to readily available instructional tools and resources for science and engineering instruction at their respective grade bands as they become familiar with what science instruction looks and feels like when implementing Pennsylvania's updated standards. Administrators are encouraged to attend with the teacher(s) from their district/school. Act 48 hours will be awarded pending approval by PDE for those who attend all sessions and complete related assignments. 


     

    K-2 STEM Institute

    The content focuses on life science, physical science, Earth and space science and engineering design.

    Meeting Dates: 10/27/2022; 01/26/2023; 02/28/2023

    Price: Free to all AIU educators

    Audience: K-2 Science, Engineering and STEM teachers

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    Grades 3-5 Science Institute

    The content focuses on physical science, life science and Earth and space science.

    Meeting Dates: 10/20/2022; 01/25/2023; 02/22/2023

    Price: Free to all AIU educators

    Audience: Grades 3-5 Science teachers

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    Life Sciences Institute for Secondary Teachers

    The content focuses on the life sciences in grades 6-12 (with the inclusion of related Earth and space science topics as appropriately connected to the life science content under consideration).

    Meeting Dates: 11/15/2022; 02/07/2023; 03/28/2023

    Price: Free to all AIU educators

    Audience: Grades 6-12 Life Science teachers

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    Physical Science Institute for Secondary Teachers

    The content focuses on the physical sciences in grades 6-12 (with the inclusion of related Earth and space science topics as appropriately connected to the physical science content under consideration).

    Meeting Dates: 11/14/2022; 01/31/2023; 03/22/2023

    Price: Free to all AIU educators

    Audience: Grades 6-12 Physical Science Teachers 

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