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Malone University School of Education and Human Development announces series of T.H.E.M.E.S. for math and science teachers

January 24, 2014 | Release # 6825

The Malone University School of Education and Human Development – Center for Professional Development – will present a series of T.H.E.M.E.S. beginning January 28, and running through March 15. T.H.E.M.E.S. stands for Teaching to Heighten Engagement in Math, Engineering, and Science; and is part of the SUNBEAMS initiative (Students Understanding the Natural-world by Broadening the Education and Application of Math and Science).

Funding for this project was provided by the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) through its Improving Teacher Quality grant.  To date, Malone University has received $500,000 from OBR for these initiatives.

Workshops are scheduled Tuesday afternoons from 4:30-7 p.m. in Mitchell Hall, room 307, on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The complete schedule is as follows:

1-28-2014                    What's Poppin'? (Science as Inquiry)                                    2.5 hours

2-11-2014                    If You Find a Rock    (Earth)                                                 2.5 hours

2-22-2014                    Population Connection (Resources, Sustainability)               7 hours

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.   (lunch on your own)

2-25-2014                    Sheep in a Jeep (Physical Science: Motion)                            2.5 hours

3-11-2014                    Name That Shell (Life and Earth Science)                             2.5 hours

3-15-2014                    Growing Up WILD    (All Sciences)

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.   (bring a sack lunch)                                                                             7 hours

Meeting place: Varian Orchards in East Canton, Ohio

Each session will place emphasis on meaningful inquiry-based and informational text and literature-supported activities for early childhood educators, pre-K through grade 3. Activities include developmentally appropriate assessment measures and are aligned with the Science Standards and Ohio Common Core Standards. Session format will involve participants actively exploring the activities, while hearing from other educators already implementing ideas in area classrooms. Teaching resources will be shared and participants will leave with resources to enhance the implementation of the activities in their own classrooms.

Pre-registration is required so that sufficient materials can be secured for each session. Graduate credit is available for attending a prescribed number of hours. Call the Center for Professional Development at 330-471-8692 for registration information.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
fgubznf+znybar+rqh Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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