Summer 2019 Schedule

Dates and Times

    Ryerson Hall Classroom
  1. July 29
  2. July 30
  3. July 31
  4. August 1
  5. August 2
  6. August 5
  7. August 6
  8. August 7
  9. August 8
  10. August 9

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

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

  1. Class Size Minimum: 10 students; class may be cancelled if minimum is not met

  2. Description: *****This course is required under the older ISBE guidelines. A few teachers who submitted a transcript for evaluation before February 2018 still need this course, so we have decided to offer it one more time.*****
    This course 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 51100: Calculus for Middle Grade Teachers

  1. Dates: 7/29, 7/30, 7/31, 8/1, 8/2, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9
  2. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  3. Instructor: John Boller and 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; class may be cancelled if minimum is not met

  8. Description: This course is an introduction to the very basic concepts in Calculus, including derivatives and integrals of functions of one real variable. Emphasis throughout is on hands-on numerical computations, which are eventually generalized into compact formulas. The main results concern polynomial functions and power functions. Results are presented from multiple points of view, in particular, using equations, graphs, tables, pictures, and practical applications to problems of motion and optimization. The notion of limit is treated intuitively, but given this limitation, we develop the concepts underlying important theorems such as the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

Phsc 51200: Methods of Teaching Science in the Middle Grades

  1. Dates: 7/29, 7/30, 7/31, 8/1, 8/2, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9
  2. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Andrew Peterson
  4. Location: Ryerson Hall, Room 352, University of Chicago, 1100 E. 58th Street
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 10 students; class may be cancelled if minimum is not met

  8. Description: This is a required course for State Endorsement in science. This class focuses on exemplary science instruction, fluency with middle grades education science instructional content, and appropriate use of diverse instructional strategies. Teachers will be given the opportunity to improve and refine their science teaching practice at the middle grade level through participation in and reflection on varied teaching and learning models informed by seminal research from the fields of science education and cognitive science. Reflection on practice will be further informed through science content-rich class activities using manipulatives, analysis of student work with an emphasis on scientific reasoning and with constant attention to standards-based teaching of middle school science.

AFTERNOON COURSES

Math 50600: Methods of Teaching Mathematics Grades 5-8

  1. Dates: 7/29, 7/30, 7/31, 8/1, 8/2, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9
  2. Time: 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 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: 10 students; class may be cancelled if minimum is not met

  8. 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.

**CANCELLED** Math 50400: Probability for Middle Grade Teachers

  1. Class Size Minimum: 10 students; class may be cancelled if minimum is not met

  2. 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.

Math 50800: Computer Science for Middle Grade Teachers

  1. Dates: 7/29, 7/30, 7/31, 8/1, 8/2, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9
  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: 10 students; class may be cancelled if minimum is not met

  8. Description: An introductory course: 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.

Phsc 50600: Climate Science for Middle Grade Teachers

  1. Dates: 7/29, 7/30, 7/31, 8/1, 8/2, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9
  2. Time: 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Lauren Grodnicki
  4. Location: Ryerson Hall, Room 352, University of Chicago, 1100 E. 58th Street
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 10 students; class may be cancelled if minimum is not met

  8. Description: This is a cross-curricular course that explains the science behind our understanding of climate change. We will cover the evidence for climate change, the causes of climate change, the effects of climate change on ecosystems, and the impacts it is already having on human health and local economies. In addition, we will address some of the common misconceptions that crop up when discussing climate change.

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 9, 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