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Friday, December 2 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Zombie Apocalypse is Upon Us! How to Use Mathematical Models to Save the World

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This workshop focuses on our performance-based assessment framed by the concept of a Zombie Apocalypse. The workshop will review how to organize the project, create teams that maximize collaboration, and offer suggestions on how to guide students' research, design, and presentation of their findings. We also will include ideas on how to incorporate the various curriculum pieces including mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and the fundamental biology of viruses into the final presentation. Emergency preparedness is an additional focus of the project as students learn the roles that the government, the CDC, and individuals play during a national situation. The work's authenticity is connected to our inclusion of official zombie apocalypse information from the CDC. Participants will engage in examining our work, viewing samples of student work, and participating in a Q&A session to help clarify the unit as a whole. Participants will receive sample project sheets, a calendar of checkpoints, rubrics, and helpful links.



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Barb Brunelle

teacher, Souhegan High School


Andrew Emerson

Learning Specialist, Souhegan High School

Friday December 2, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Bristol Room