Summer 2018 Schedule

Please note: ISBE changed their requirements for a Middle Grade endorsement.

Dates and Times

    Ryerson Hall Classroom
  1. July 30
  2. July 31
  3. August 1
  4. August 2
  5. August 3
  6. August 6
  7. August 7
  8. August 8
  9. August 9
  10. August 10

All classes will meet on the dates listed above from either 9:30am to 12:30pm OR 1:15pm to 4:15pm. Actual class times are listed under the class names below.


MORNING COURSES

Math 51200: Middle Grade Curriculum, Philosophy, and Instructional Methods

  1. Dates: 07/30, 07/31, 08/01, 08/02, 08/03, 08/06, 08/07, 08/08, 08/09, 08/10
  2. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Linda Hunt
  4. Location: Ryerson Hall, Room 358, University of Chicago, 1100 E. 58th Street
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: This course is a part of the middle school professional education coursework. It will provide practicing teachers with further knowledge and understanding of the unique intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and developmental characteristics and needs of the young adolescent. Teachers will develop middle school lessons to be shared with their peers in this course and used with their middle school students in the future.

Math 50400: Probability

  1. Dates: 07/30, 07/31, 08/01, 08/02, 08/03, 08/06, 08/07, 08/08, 08/09, 08/10
  2. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Loren Spice
  4. Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 206, University of Chicago, 5734 S University Avenue
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: This course is an introduction to basic concepts in Probability and Statistics, from the elements of set theory and combinatorics through probability spaces and distributions. Emphasis throughout is placed on using and interpreting data and doing hands-on experiments with dice, cards, coins, words, and birthdays, all accompanied with a thorough discussion of underlying principles.

AFTERNOON COURSES

Math 50800: Computer Science

  1. Dates: 07/30, 07/31, 08/01, 08/02, 08/03, 08/06, 08/07, 08/08, 08/09, 08/10
  2. Time: 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Walter Carlip
  4. Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 202, University of Chicago, 5734 S University Avenue
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: Students learn the basics of a programming language (Java), and concepts in computer science, including variables, declarations, branching conditions, procedures, functions, and recursion. Students also learn to apply computer programming to problems in number theory and to study mathematical algorithms. Number theory is not a prerequisite for this course.

Bios 51100: The Physics and Chemistry of Biology

  1. Dates: 07/30, 07/31, 08/01, 08/02, 08/03, 08/06, 08/07, 08/08, 08/09, 08/10
  2. Time: 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Kimberly Weirich
  4. Location: University of Chicago
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: In this course we will investigate the multiscale and multidisciplinary nature of biomolecular systems. We will begin with an overview of several systems (the biological membrane, the HIV capsid, and the actin filament) which will be visited again in greater depth later in the course. Several topics from physics and chemistry will be reviewed, and while previous experience in these areas is useful, it is not essential for this course. In particular we will review the concepts of forces and motion, atoms and molecules, and the fundamentals of protein structure. The course will proceed to cover several special topics, including the role of shape in nature, the dynamics of the critically important filament protein actin, the assembly of the HIV capsid, and reshaping of biological membranes through lipid-protein interactions. The latter part of the course will also focus on the importance of computational tools in the study of biological problems, and will introduce the student to basic uses of some of these tools./li>

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, August 10, 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