Interested in working for PhET? Know someone who is? Forward this to math educators and education researchers in your community! And of course, apply if you’re interested! Dr. Karina Hensberry (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Amanda McGuarry (email@example.com) will be at NCTM Booth #647 and Rm. 153 C (BCEC) Friday, April 17 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Two math education positions—both focusing on teaching and learning pre-algebra and algebra with simulations (grades 6-9)—are open as described below. Application review will be ongoing (disregard any dates in the postings) and continue until filled. Please contact Kathy Perkins at Kathy.Perkins@colorado.edu when you apply.
See us at our Booth #647 at the exhibit hall. And, on Friday, learn about how to use PhET Sims in your math classes with Karina Hansberry and Amanda McGarry.
Practical Strategies for Teaching with Interactive Computer Simulations
Friday, April 17, 2015: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
153 C (BCEC)
You can use interactive simulations (sims) to engage your students with math content and support their development of the CCSS mathematical practices. Learn practical strategies for integrating sims into your teaching and designing sim-based activities. Videos of teacher practices for effective sim use and lesson plans will be shared.
In the new #HTML5 Least-Squares Regression simulation, students can flexibly explore ideas related to correlation, best-fit lines, residuals, and outliers. Build a data set or use real-world data to discover the meaning of a correlation coefficient and determine when a linear fit is reasonable.
Least-Squares Regression is appropriate for any grade level that is studying scatter plots, best-fit lines, regression, or correlation, and is specifically aligned with Common Core State Standards in high-school mathematics.
Now at our For Teachers site, we’ve added tips on how to productively guide a student’s exploration with PhET Sims. See the latest video Facilitating Activities with PhET: An Overview, and download support materials including:
Effective Facilitation of Activities in Elementary and Middle School. A detailed overview of facilitation strategies to help students work effectively on activities using PhET simulations.
PhET’s Reflection Rubric. A rubric for teachers to reflect on the success of an activity using PhET simulations in K12.
PhET (http://phet.colorado.edu) will be unavailable from Friday, March 20 at 10:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time until Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time due to necessary maintenance performed by the University of Colorado Office of Information Technology.
We apologize in advance for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Will you be attending the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Chicago, March 12-15, 2015? Join PhET at the following events
- Thursday, March 12, 8:00-9:00 AM: PhET Workshop “Adapt Your Teaching to Support the NGSS Practices Using PhET Interactive Simulations” Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Adler A/B.
- Friday, March 13, 8:00-9:30 AM: PhET K12 Specialist Trish Loeblein at “Chemistry with Vernier” McCormick Place, W185a.
- Friday, March 13, 11:00-12:00 PM: PhET Table at NESTA Climate, Ocean, and Atmosphere Share-a-Thon McCormick Place, Skyline W375e.
Stop by our booth #554 and play with the latest HTML5 PhET sims, learn about our Teacher’s Tips, or just say “hi.”
PhET is one of many providers of “Open Educational Resources” (OER) and is a big supporter of the larger open education movement. This week brings many opportunities to learn more about OER projects and the opportunity for OER to impact teaching and learning worldwide. See their list of events here http://www.openeducationweek.org/event/ And, use the hashtag: #openeducationwk on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word of OER!