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Autumn 2017 Schedule

Dates and Times

    Ryerson Hall Classroom
  1. September 13
  2. September 20
  3. September 27
  4. October 4
  5. October 11
  6. October 18
  7. October 25
  8. November 1
  9. November 8
  10. TUESDAY, November 14

All classes will meet on the dates listed above from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All the dates are on Wednesdays except the last day. The last day will meet on Tuesday, November 14.


REQUIRED FOR ANY MIDDLE SCHOOL ENDORSEMENT

Math 51300: Early Adolescent Psychology

  1. Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, Tuesday 11/14
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Kate O'Doherty
  4. Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 207, University of Chicago, 5734 S. University Avenue
  5. Class Size: 30 maximum
  6. ISBE Middle School Requirement Area: Required for any Middle School Endorsement
  7. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  8. Cost: $ 500
  9. Description: This class is required for any Illinois Endorsement in the Middle Grades. This course explores adolescent development through several lenses, including biological, cognitive, social, moral, and identity development. Adolescent risk-taking, self-concept, and self-esteem are reviewed. Historical and cross-cultural contexts will also be examined. Through open discussion, we'll also explore issues related to working with students who may have special needs or circumstances.

REQUIRED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS ENDORSEMENT

Math 50600: Methods of Teaching Mathematics Grades 6-8

  1. Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, Tuesday 11/14
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Linda Hunt
  4. Location: Ryerson Hall, Room 358, University of Chicago, 1100 E. 58th Street
  5. Class Size: 30 maximum
  6. ISBE Middle School Requirement Area: Required for a Middle School Mathematics Endorsement
  7. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  8. Cost: $ 500
  9. Description: This is a required course for State Endorsement in mathematics. Teachers will be given the opportunity to improve and refine their mathematics teaching practice at the middle school level through participation in and reflection on varied teaching and learning models informed by seminal research from the fields of mathematics education and cognitive science. Reflection on practice will be further informed through mathematics content-rich class activities using manipulatives, when appropriate, video case studies, analysis of student work with an emphasis on mathematical reasoning and with constant attention to standards-based teaching of middle school mathematics at the international, national, state, and local levels.

ALGEBRA INITIATIVE

Math 52300: Algebra III

  1. Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, Tuesday 11/14
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: John Boller
  4. Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 206, University of Chicago, 5734 S University Avenue
  5. Class Size: 30 maximum
  6. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  7. Cost: $ 500
  8. Description: This is the third of three courses in the Algebra Initiative series. Some topics include inverses and radicals, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, algebraic numbers. This course is also suitable for high school teachers.

MATH CONTENT

Math 50500: Geometry

  1. Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, Tuesday 11/14
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Ben O'Connor
  4. Location: Eckhart Hall, University of Chicago, 5734 S University Avenue
  5. Class Size: 30 maximum
  6. ISBE Middle School Requirement Area: Geometry
  7. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  8. Cost: $ 500
  9. Description: Topics include recognizing and composing shapes, learning more about polygons and their properties, measuring angles, and learning the angle theorem. This course also addresses coordinate geometry, volume and surface areas of 3D figures, transformation and symmetry, and much more.

SCIENCE CONTENT

Phsc 50200: Chemistry

  1. Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, Tuesday 11/14
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: To be determined
  4. Location: University of Chicago
  5. Class Size: 30 maximum
  6. ISBE Middle School Requirement Area: Physical Science
  7. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  8. Cost: $ 500
  9. Description: Take this course to get a science endorsement while learning about chemical reactions and why they happen. What is the chemical reaction that occurs when you mix baking soda and vinegar? This course starts with states of matter, atoms, and elements, and eventually discusses acid/base, organic chemistry, and polymers.

Attendance

  1. Teachers must not miss more than two sessions. Missing more than two will result in a grade of "Incomplete."
  2. Unless the teacher arrives within the first 30 minutes of a class, he or she will be marked absent. Chronic tardiness will also result in a grade of "Incomplete."
  3. Attendance for the final day, November 8, is mandatory unless arrangements have been approved by the course instructor.
  4. As a courtesy to the instructor, any teacher who expects to be absent should call or email the SESAME office: 773-702-7389 or sesame@math.uchicago.edu

Locations

Eckhart Hall
5734 S. University Ave / 1118 East 58th Street · map

Ryerson Hall
1100 East 58th Street · map

Seminars for Endorsement of Science and Mathematics Educators
5734 S. University Avenue · Chicago, IL 60637 · Phone: (773) 702-7389 · Fax: (773) 702-9787