7/3/14

Preliminary Conference Schedule Posted!

The preliminary schedule for Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core 2: Inquiry-Based Learning Across the Disciplines is available here. Check back often to see changes!

To register, visit http://uncommoncc.eventzilla.net/. We look forward to seeing you on August 12th!

6/3/14

Conference Registration is OPEN!

Please visit http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139041520 to register for Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core 2: Inquiry-Based Learning Across the Disciplines.

Hear an inspiring keynote on inquiry-based learning from Barbara Stripling. Participate in experiential labs where you'll learn how to create compelling lessons using cultural resources to meet the Common Core Learning Standards. Explore inquiry as a professional discipline. Network with colleagues in your region. And, to close the conference, hear from James B. Short, Director, Gottesman Center for Science Teaching and Learning at the American Museum of Natural History.

Registration is first come, first serve. In order to make sure we have a good mix of professions represented, we have capped registrations (we will have a waiting list in case it's necessary). So register right away!

If you have questions, email uncommoncc@gmail.com or call 518-474-5223.

5/29/14

Proposal Deadline Extended to June 9th!

The deadline for submitting a proposal is extended until June 9th! We are especially looking for proposals in Math, LOTE, and the Arts.

The second Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core conference will be held in Albany on Tuesday, August 12, and Wednesday, August 13, 2014. You are invited to submit a proposal for an interactive lab in one of six curriculum areas: The Arts, English Language Arts, Math, Science, Language other than English (LOTE), or Social Studies. Lessons or curriculum used during the lab must be aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and must demonstrate inquiry through the use of primary sources and/or other cultural resources, such as historic objects, multimedia objects, maps, works of art, or natural resources such as plants, soil or rocks. The presentation team must consist of at least two or more people, each from one of the following professions; a classroom teacher, a librarian, a teaching artist, or a cultural educator (an educator from a museum, archive or records repository, public media, historic site, nature center, zoo, performing arts center, or other cultural organization) and must demonstrate mastery in the area of inquiry-based learning. Your team members should come from different professions.


For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cTBZ7abDctslEVgUe5Jecp-HgEo3m0ugt0ras4tfhEk/viewform.

5/19/14

Seeking Presenters!

As you know, Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core 2 will be held in Albany on August 12 and 13, 2014.

You are invited to submit a proposal for an interactive lab in one of six curriculum areas: The Arts, English Language Arts, Math, Science, Language other than English (LOTE), or Social Studies. Lessons or curriculum used during the lab must be aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and must demonstrate inquiry through the use of primary sources and/or other cultural resources, such as historic objects, multimedia objects, maps, works of art, or natural resources such as plants, soil or rocks. The presentation team must consist of at least two or more people, each from one of the following professions; a classroom teacher, a librarian, a teaching artist, or a cultural educator (an educator from a museum, archive or records repository, public media, historic site, nature center, zoo, performing arts center, or other cultural organization) and must demonstrate mastery in the area of inquiry-based learning. Your team members should come from different professions.


For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cTBZ7abDctslEVgUe5Jecp-HgEo3m0ugt0ras4tfhEk/viewform.

5/12/14

PBL, Meet the Maker Movement

Bringing the maker movement into a school where project-based learning (PBL) is prevalent may have substantial benefits for students, according to an article in THE Journal, "The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom." Note the connection between Albemarle County Public Schools (Virginia) and the Chicago Children's Museum.