Professional Development Center
The WSSU Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMSTE), established by the 2003 North Carolina General Assembly, is the newest North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) Center. The mission of the NC-MSEN Program is to strengthen the quality and increase the number of teachers in mathematics and science education and to increase the pool of North Carolina high school graduates prepared to pursue careers requiring mathematics and science.
The WSSU CMSTE began its network activities in 2004 with the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program. The CMSTE is a department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The center consists of two components: The Professional Development Center and The WSSU NC-MSEN Pre-College Program. The Professional Development Center component held its inaugural event June 2005 with a mathematics teacher workshop for middle school teachers.
The CMSTE Professional Development Center is committed to providing high quality professional development programs in mathematics and science education that enhance teacher learning and support state and national educational guidelines. The Professional Development Center collaborates with local school districts and other programs to meet the needs of teachers in mathematics, science, and technology. Not only will teachers be able to obtain renewal credits for teacher licensure from the center, but it is the vision of the professional development center to offer future graduate courses for mathematics, science, and technology education programs.
During the sessions, teachers will have the field experience and the opportunity to use the state-of-the-art analytical instruments to analyze water quality parameters including pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, total dissolved solid, conductivity, total solid and water hardness.
CSI Workshop for Middle and High School Science Teachers
TBD (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
1.8 CEU’s (FREE)
The Crime Scene Investigation professional development will include Forensic Impression Evidence, Fire Debris Analysis, Glass Fragment Identification and Death by Poison.
Creating a Mathematics Environment Conducive for Teaching and Learning Common Core Mathematics
TBD (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
1.2 CEU’s (FREE)
Participants will get an opportunity to participate in problem solving activities that help to develop mathematical thinkers. Reasoning and sense-making will be utilized to create a mathematics classroom environment conducive for teaching and learning the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.