University of Alaska Anchorage
Learn how to use ALEKS instructional software to teach math skills to 3rd - 12th-grade students or chemistry skills to high school students. “Math for Teachers” and "Chemistry for Teachers" mixes classroom-based instruction using ALEKS online adaptive software with hand-on place-based culturally responsible instruction to help students to see relevant connections to math and science by better understanding connections to nature. Examples include simple tabulations of natural events, tree ring measurements, simple statistical analysis, and fish run statistics. Data from place-based activities is charted using Excel.
Space is limited. Fill out the form below to request to reserve a seat for the Math for Teachers or Chemistry for Teachers course.
The goal of this course is to help teachers explain and demonstrate to their students how math and mathematical concepts are used to explain and understand the environment that they live in.
|a.m.1||ALEKS intro and diagnostic assessment||ALEKS direct instruction||ALEKS direct instruction||ALEKS direct instruction||ALEKS direct instruction||Presentations|
|a.m. 2||Introduction to Excel||Excel data from Prince William Sound||Excel data from Dock Point||Excel data from fish hatchery||Excel data from Valdez Glacier||Presentations|
|p.m. 1||Place-based lesson at Prince William Sound College||Place-based lesson at Dock Point||Place-based lesson at the fish hatchery||Place-based lesson at the Valdez Glacier||Place-based instruction presentation by teachers||Wrap up|
|p.m. 2||Images||Outdoor Activity||Outdoor Activity||Outdoor Activity||Outdoor Activity||Lesson Plans|
|Evening||ALEKS homework||ALEKS homework||ALEKS homework||Place-based lesson homework||ALEKS presentation homework|