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Reimagining the Disrupted Classroom

Reimagining the Disrupted Classroom, by Katie McCormick, Bryn Mawr College, 2013

Introduction and Description of Context

This proposal was inspired by my work this semester at El Centro de la familia.  I spent Tuesday mornings working with a group of mothers whose children attend a preschool program at the center.  The mothers, all of whom are recent immigrants to the U.S., participate in informal English language classes while their children attend preschool in another part of the building.  The reason for this setup is three-fold.  First, it helps enrich the educational experience for the preschoolers because it gives parents the tools they need to support their children’s learning and academic success.  Second, it benefits parents by helping them develop their English proficiency, addresses parenting and  work-related skills, and focuses on computer literacy.  Third, it removes the legal barrier of running a preschool without certified teachers by keeping parents onsite during school hours. 

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Math and Sustainability: Helping to Make a Green Ribbon School - Summer 2013

2013 SUMMER INSTITUTE
FOR PHILADELPHIA AREA SECONDARY TEACHERS

Application Deadline Extended to Friday May 31, 2013.

Secondary school math, physics and physical science teachers are invited to apply for a
two-week summer institute, to be held July 8 – 19, 2013 at Bryn Mawr College on

Math, Computing and Sustainability:
Helping to Make a Green Ribbon School

The institute is sponsored by Bryn Mawr College, and the Bryn Mawr/Haverford K-16 Collaborations in Science and Mathematics Education with financial support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and in partnership with the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and the Environmental Protection Agency.

All materials from the workshop are freely available.

As part of the Institute, during the second week we will be hosting a one-day  workshop for school administrators, facilities professionals and teachers on: 

Math and Sustainability: Helping to Make a Green Ribbon School - 2012

2012 SUMMER INSTITUTE
FOR PHILADELPHIA AREA SECONDARY TEACHERS

Secondary school math, physics and physical science teachers are invited to apply for a
two-week summer institute, to be held July 9 – 20, 2012 at Bryn Mawr College on

Math and Sustainability:
Helping to Make a Green Ribbon School

The institute is sponsored by Bryn Mawr College, and the Bryn Mawr/Haverford K-16 Collaborations in Science and Mathematics Education with financial support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and in partnership with the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and the Environmental Protection Agency.

As part of the Institute, on Wednesday July 11th we will be hosting a one-day  workshop for school administrators, facilities professionals and teachers on: 

Green Ribbon Schools Workshop: Linking Facilities, Operations and Curriculum

Program Outline: Participants in the program will learn new content related to math and sustainabilty and will then develop and implement plans for putting their new learning into practice in their classroom over the coming year.

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Bolivia passes law recognizing Mother Nature's rights!

I saw this on Facebook and thought y'all would be interested. Can't figure out how to share the link (except on Fb) but here's the text:

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Half the Sky

Hey everybody, I don't really know if this has any place in this Ecological Imaginings class, but maybe if we can imagine the preservation of women to be a form of ecology, not unlike the preservation of all plant life, animal life.

I just wanted to call everyone's attention to this excellent documentary currently being shown on PBS on Mon & Tues nights at 9:00 PM.  I imagine you guys have lots of time to watch films, yeah!  But this is an amazing series.

"Half the Sky" about gender based violence.

Here's the link to the first & second segment:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2283557115   

http://video.pbs.org/video/2283558278

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labyrinthine thoughts

Where I am sitting now: in a Starbucks on Broadway near 110th St, on the Upper West Side of New York, nearly 10 o'clock on Saturday night, the only place and time I've managed to get internet access and a modicum of space and time to myself. Better do this posting now; tomorrow will be full with rehearsal, and I need to practice my parts before that. This is actually OK with me as a way to live (so far...) The pleasure in the work to be done, and the stimulation and challenge of what I'm learning, more than outweigh the physical fatigue. So I sit and try to travel mentally back to the Labyrinth, and to my time there on Thursday, only a couple of days ago. My path from there to here is like a labyrinth in itself, twisting and turning through different locations and activities, meeting new people, trying to keep track of the threads of different conversations, different communication processes. I'm grateful for the opportunity to think myself back to the peaceful moments at the (Bryn Mawr) Labyrinth, just as I was grateful to have an assigned hour of contemplation. It makes me think, now, that integral to our ecological disaster in the present-day world, is the sheer pace of our life, the speed of it, the quantity of activity and experience we expect to pack into every day. How on earth can we expect to be aware of what is going on around us, of the existence and concerns of non-human beings, of the effect we are having on them and they on us, when we have assigned ourselves a more than full schedule we can barely keep up with?

Green Ribbon Schools Workshop: Linking Facilities, Operations and Curriculum

Wednesday July 11, 2012

Bryn Mawr College, Park Science Building, Rm. 20

Click here to Pre-Register

 A one-day workshop for school administrators, facilities professionals and teachers in conjunction with the Math and Sustainability Teacher Institute at Bryn Mawr College, with financial support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and in partnership with the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and the Environmental Protection Agency.

There is no cost to attend but space is limited and participants must pre-register by Monday July 2nd. 

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00      Light snack

9:00 – 9:15      Welcome.

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