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Welcome to the 29th Anja S. Greer Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology being held June 23 - June 28, 2013 at Phillips Exeter Academy.  If this is your first time to the campus, get to know the campus by visiting our interactive map. You can find your dorm by using the buiding filters.  (Your conference welcome letter let you know what dorm you have been assigned.)

Using the daily schedule below, you can select your course period, featured speakers and meals that you will be attending by clicking on the "star".  Each Conference within a Conference (CWIC) session is listed. You can attend as many CWIC sessions as time allows. Just check the sessions you are interested in attending. Your individual schedule will be created.  You can print it or push it to a mobile device.

We look forward to meeting you this upcoming weekend.
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Tuesday, June 25 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Scaffolding and PBL: Making the Most of Problems for Your Students

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In what ways do students need support in a PBL curriculum? Whether project or problem-based, some students think they require the structure of direct instruction no matter what you say. Convince them otherwise by providing the right scaffolding "behind-the-scenes." Research shows that being exposed to problems that engage students at the right level allow them to advance in their knowledge securely. See examples of problems that allow for that advance and that don't and come hear of other ways in which you can provide for added structure that students can give for themselves.

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Carmel Schettino

Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
With Problem-Based Learning as her specialization, Carmel obtained a Ph.D. in Math Education while teaching at the secondary level for many years. She is passionate about helping teachers grapple with the pedagogical and curricular questions that rise when PBL is brought into the math classroom. Other areas of expertise include gender, discourse, technological implications and PBL's relationship to the Common Core. Carmel has consulted for a... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Grainger Hall Phelps Science Center

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