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 3401 Blvd of the Allies , Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15213

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Zap Mama
Byham TheaterFebruary 04, 2015 7:30 PM
101 6th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
At some point during Marie Daulne's young life growing up in the Congo, her father was killed by rebels who were opposed to mixed race relations (Dauline's father was white, her mother black). Shortly after the murder of her father, Daulne and her family fled to Belgium--where they lived in relative peace until Daulne was old enough to leave the nest. During her rearing in Europe, Daulne became extremely interested in music, in particular the music of Africa. Soon she returned to the land where her father met his demise and uncovered an all encompassing love of African music. When she returned to Europe, she started blending African and Western music and ever since she has recorded and toured under the name Zap Mama.
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Willie Nile, Brad Wagner
Club CafeFebruary 05, 2015 8:00 PM
56 South 12th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Born into a musical family in 1949, Willie Nile moved to New York City as a young man and made a splash almost immediately. Nile, ever the passionate romantic, has made a career out of playing straightforward rock n' roll that was nevertheless literate and urbane. Initially lumped in alternatively with new wavers or heartland rockers like Bruce Springsteen, Nile has carved out his distinctive legacy over his long and varied discography.
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Garth Brooks
CONSOL Energy CenterFebruary 05, 2015 7:30 PM
1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Widely considered the most popular modern country musician, Garth Brooks was one of the first singer/songwriters to bring country music to the masses, landing at the top of the country charts and crossing over to the Billboard Top 40. With his palatable blend of traditional country with touches of pop and rock, Brooks has developed a devoted fan base throughout a lengthy career that began in 1984. While the Oklahoma-based county star retired in the early 2000s to spend more time with his family, by 2009 he had signed a 5-year contract to perform regularly at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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"Lights Out" With Matt Light
Pittsburgh ImprovFebruary 05, 2015 8:00 PM
166 East Bridge Street
Homestead, PA 15120
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Drowning Clowns, Lone Wolf Club, Liz Berlin, Chet Vincent
Mr. Smalls TheatreFebruary 05, 2015 7:00 PM
400 Lincoln Avenue
Millvale, PA 15209
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Msc Network Connections, February
Carnegie Science CenterFebruary 05, 2015 7:30 AM
1 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Network Connections: STEM for All Winter: Thursday, February 5, 2015 LOCATION:  Carnegie Science Center   To register, use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/msc-network-connections-february-tickets-12308728739 Note that on-line registration closes on February 2, 2015, the Monday before the event, but you are still welcome to attend and register on-site the day of the event, which is Thursday, February 5, 2015.  7:30 AM to 8:00 AM              Sign-in and Morning Beverages 8:00 AM to 8:15 AM              Opening in Science Stage                           Morning Breakout Sessions:  8:30 AM -10:15 AM A. NGSS@NSTA  Resource Hub K-12 Science This session will guide you through the process of using Achieves EQuIP rubric to evaluate resources for alignment to the NGSS and to reflect on how resources can best be incorporated in your classroom to support student learning. See page 64 for related article. B.  Engineering is Elementary Institute, Part 1: Putting the E in STEM (two part session: sign up for sessions B and J) K-6 Mathematics/Science/Engineering The Eengineeringin STEM is often neglected. During this 2-part session, you will work as aerospace engineers to design a parachute, learn how to engage elementary children in age-appropriate engineering design challenges and activities. Connections between engineering, technology, science, mathematics, and language arts will also be highlighted.   See page 46 for related article C.  Developing a Math Task Sequence around Ideas in the Ratio and Proportion Domain, including Functions 6-12 Mathematics Participants will explore the PA Core math content domain of ratio and proportional relationships (connecting to functions at grade 8 and high school) to see how conceptual understanding can be developed using a series of cognitively demanding tasks.  Be prepared to do the math! D.  Struggling Learners Grades 3-5 3-5 Mathematics Faced with students who lack confidence, dont know how to interpret a task, cant seem to work independently, and lose focus, what is a teacher to do?  Come and learn about some tools and strategies that can support students in grades 3-5. E.  A World in Motion for Middle School Science Teachers: Part 1 (two-part session: sign up for sessions E and M) 6-8 Science This two-part session will allow participants to experience SAE International's award-winning A World In Motion (AWIM) STEM curriculum designed for grades 6-8.  Participants will be introduced to this hands on STEM program and learn about the many middle school activities that students can experience.  In the featured unit, students explore the relationship between force and motion and the effects of weight and lift on a glider. See page 42 for related article. F.  iAlgebra II for the 21st Century Learner 9-12 Mathematics You Tube videos, iMovie, and sports are used to engage students in mathematical conversations. Teachers at Penn-Trafford High School have created an innovative approach of teaching math to the 21st century learner.   iAlgebra II individualizes instruction for each learner using non-threatening lessons emphasizing concept understanding.   See page 47 for related article. G.  Encouraging Growth Mindset in Primary Grades (K-2) K-2 Mathematics A persons IQ is not really fixed.  Ones abilities can continue to grow based on enriching experiences provided and the messages they internalize.  Come and hear how to support K 2 students in developing a growth mindset about learning.  H.  Bringing Your Program Together K-12 District Leaders This session will look at some of the key elements of the PA Core that should be actively at work in all curricular areas.  Leaders will engage in strategies that can be used to bring all teachers on board for effective 21st century teaching.       KEYNOTE SESSION - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Christian Schunn is a Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center and a Professor of Psychology, Learning Sciences and Policy, and Intelligent Systems at the University of Pittsburgh. He directs a number of research projects in science, mathematics, and engineering education. This work includes building innovative technology-supported STEM curricula, and studying factors that influence student and teacher learning.   Principles of Cognitive Science; Instructional Judo for Improved Math and Science Learning Cognitive Science has studied the nature of the mind and learning for the last 60 years. It has progressed to the point of providing actionable principles for mathematics and science learning. The principles help us understand why students learn much more effectively under some conditions, and it provides useful strategies for improved math and science teaching. I will describe the underlying research and some interventions that have produced improved outcomes in classrooms throughout the US, including in the Pittsburgh area.   Lunch and Resource Fair 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   Afternoon Breakout Sessions: 1:00 2:45   I.  Supporting Argument with Evidence in Secondary Math and Science Classrooms 7-12 Mathematics/Science Explore strategies to effectively scaffold and prepare students to make and defend arguments in science and math, a key 21st Century skill emphasized in the PA Core and NGSS. J.  Engineering is Elementary Institute, Part 2: Putting the E in STEM K-5 Mathematics/Science/Engineering Continuation of Session B.  See page 46 for related article. K.  Integrating Visualizations into High School Science 7-12 Science Visualizing microscopic processes strengthens student understanding of science.  Engage in the modeling cycle exploring viscosity through visualizations and address the core idea structure and properties of matter. See page 45 for related article. L.  Developing a Math Task Sequence in the Middle School Geometry Domain 6-8 Mathematics Participants will explore the PA Core math content domain of geometry at the middle school level to see how conceptual understanding can be developed using a series of cognitively demanding tasks.  Be prepared to do the math! M.  A World in Motion for Middle School Science Teachers: Part 2 6-8 Science Continuation of Session E.  See page 42 for related article. N.  Encouraging Growth Mindset in Grades 3-5 3-5 Mathematics A persons IQ is not really fixed. Ones abilities can continue to grow based on enriching experiences provided and the messages they internalize.  Come to learn how to support 3-5 grade students in developing a growth mindset about learning.  O.  Struggling Learners Grades K-2 K-2 Mathematics Do your students lack confidence, struggle with interpreting a task, cant seem to work independently, and lose focus. Come and learn about some tools and strategies that can support students in grades K-2. P.  Bringing Your Program Together K-12 District Leaders This session is a repeat of Session G. See description for Session G         Interact Time: 2:45 PM 3:30 PM ( See description on page 31.)
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