STEM Lab Presentation – Ms. Eileen Antonison has created a cutting edge program that has her in popular demand through the state! On her “free time” Ms. Antonison has been invited to share her expertise at the following venues:
How to Start a Middle School STEM course, STEM Center, The College of New Jersey
- NGSS Summer Institute, RVCC NJACE
- Attended 2 week long summer institutes in preparation for implementing new STEM program. Using methods and topics learned in my classroom to give students a meanginful STEM experience
- * Worked as a Coding an Robotics instructor at a new summer camp in NY
Along with her colleagues, presented at the NJ Science Convention
- Presenter- “Bringing the NGSS to ‘Life'” with Lori Weiner, “Writing to Learn Science” with Kate DeRosa, Princeton, NJ, October 13, 2015
- Created hands on workshops to help teachers bring the new life science standards into their classrooms with instructional activities/formative writing strategies for science teachers. Recieved very positive feedback and met teachers from around the state
Bioenergy & Bioproducts Education Program, Penn State University, June 29-July 3 2015
Applied for and was accepted into this weeklong program at Penn State. Met with teachers from NJ/PA/MA and was able to participate in bioenergy lab work being done at the university. Topics and activities covered are being worked into the 7th grade Bioengineering units.
Side note- Ms. Antonsson applied for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and was chosen as a state finalist last spring (one of five finalists from New Jersey)!! This particular award is extremely competitive and acknowledged as such in the math and science teaching world. Reaching the finalist level itself is a great achievement. Winners will be announced this spring.
- The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. Established by Congress in 1983, the PAEMST program authorizes the President to bestow up to 108 awards each year.
- The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Since the program’s inception, more than 4,300 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.
- Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.