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“Engaging Adolescents in Math and Science,” a hands-on seminar for teachers, in New York City

GT. BARRINGTON, MA –  “Engaging Adolescents in Math and Science” will be the subject of a three-day New York City seminar run by faculty from Bard College’s early college programs: Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Bard High School Early College.  The April 2-4 program is geared toward teachers who want to explore new methods of teaching math and the sciences.
 
Engaging teens in research and providing programs for remediation and support are among the agenda items of the two-and-one-half-day conference. Simon’s Rock has recently implemented a new interdisciplinary math/science course, and that approach will be included in this program as well.   Bard High School Early College classroom observations and structured opportunities for participants to talk about ideas and their own teaching will ensure the experiential nature of the program, which is supported by the Fund for the Improvement of post Secondary Education (FIPSE). 
 
Bard College at Simon’s Rock, an early college founded in 1966, has hosted several seminars for teachers on its Massachusetts campus though a program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Teachers from every region of the country have participated in these seminars, and this math and science seminar should attract a wide range of participants as well.  This is the first teaching seminar that their Institute on Early College Pedagogy will offer in New York City.  They have teamed up with BHSEC faculty to present conferences in the past, and they are doing so for the NYC seminar as well.
 
Bard High School Early College in New York City was created by Bard College and the New York City Board of Education, with faculty from Simon’s Rock.  It is a public high school early college.
 
For more information about this conference, call Justin Ober at 413.528.7500 or visit The Institute on Early College Pedagogy website.