“Educate to Innovate: Increasing the Participation and Performance of Students [k – 8] in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math thru Children’s Literature” (11/13/12) . Mary McCormick, an educational researcher from Tufts University in the Math, Science, Technology and Engineering Education program works with schools to improve children’s ability to learn deeply and think critically in science, math, engineering and literacy. Drawing on her work with teachers and students funded by the National Science Foundation, Mary shares ways children’s literature can be used as a setting for STEM education.
- Mary’s presentation PowerPoint: Integrating Engineering and Literacy 2012
- Principles of Engineering Design Learning, Common Core Standards, Projects for the Classroom – Teacher Considerations, Discussion Topics and Guiding Questions
- Integrating Engineering and Literacy – Ideas Make Way for Ducklings and Other Book Ideas!
You can view video recordings of the lectures from past years below.
- Critical Issues in Education 2011: “From Frenzied Families to Calm Kids: Solutions for Parents and Teachers”
- Critical Issues in Education 2010: “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: The Impact of Technology on Our Kids”
Janet L. Robinson Curriculum Resource Center ACE teachers are granted borrowing privileges to Salve Regina’s McKillop Library and its Janet L. Robinson Curriculum Library, which houses instructional resources, reference materials and teaching kits, including the ACE “History of Aquidneck Island” teaching kits. Teachers must show identification and proof of employment at an ACE school to borrow items.
ACE provides professional development and sponsors teacher exchanges in response to requests from educators at member schools. Programs can be offered in a local school, at Salve Regina or via a webinar. Have a niche topic for a teacher exchange? Looking for a professional development opportunity in a particular area? There are probably educators at other ACE schools with similar interests or expertise to share.
ACE has the unique ability to link educators across Aquidneck Island in a professional network that addresses shared interests and needs. To explore opportunities, contact Kitty Rok at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk with your ACE Executive Council representative