CCHS Middle Ages in Motion Project 2001
A Vocational Technical / Academic Cross-Curriculum Integration Project
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The Middle Ages in Motion Professional Development Program will engage secondary and post-secondary math, physics, and technology teachers in five area schools in a year-long project of problem-solving, teamwork, and self-evaluation that will model for their students the process of scientific inquiry and analysis required by Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. With technical assistance from a construction consultant and four Springfield Technical Community College professors, a team of teachers in each of three western Massachusetts school districts will lead students in designing and building a model of a medieval machine called a trebuchet (a gravity driven catapult), to be launched on the STCC College Green in Spring 2001.
Springfield: High School of Science and Technology and Putnam Vocational High School
Northampton: Northampton High School and Smith Vocational High School
Chicopee: Chicopee Comprehensive High School Academic and Vocational Technical Programs
A unique feature of the project is that, while involving students, the project is in reality a sustained professional development experience for teachers, bringing them together with their colleagues across departments, schools and educational levels (secondary/postsecondary) to explore, create, compare, and assess. The project will also require that they integrate knowledge, skills and strategies from diverse content areas, including not only math and science, but also design, construction, history and art. This core of teachers in each of five schools will then in turn share the experience with their peers, through an in-service presentation and/or a regional/state conference.
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