Irwin M. Altman Middle School 172

Floral Park, NY

Grades 6-8, Science
Learning & Leadership Grant
2007, Summer

About this Grantee

To enhance a spiral science curriculum and involve students through exploration and inquiry, Mr. Walsh attends the FLINN Scientific Foundation Summer Chemistry Workshop and the Rhode Island School of the Future Robotics Workshop. Through the chemistry workshop, Mr. Walsh expands his repertoire of laboratory demonstrations, acquires skills to introduce new procedures and technology to students, and designs lessons to meet the National Education Standards. Working at the robotics camp, Mr. Walsh advances his understanding of mechanical design, construction, and programming so that he can help increase students’ problem solving skills. In addition to refining his curriculum and practice to increase student achievement, Mr. Walsh shares his learning with colleagues during interdisciplinary team meetings and district science workshops.

                 

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