Benefits to Teachers:
About the ‘FAMA SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS’
All sessions will take place at the Centro Cultural Hispano. Teachers will arrive at least 30 minutes before student daily arrival and depart 1 hour after the student program ends each day.
Location: Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos (CCHSM)
211 Lee Street San Marcos, TX 78666
Time: Teachers: Mon- Sat., | 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Camp Students: Mon- Sat., | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
An experienced team of STEM Curriculum & Instruction faculty from Texas State University will oversee the learning & research program. Lead teachers will receive training with the curriculum and materials prior to leading the learning camp. Student interviews will take place on Saturday, as part of the research data collection effort, culminating in student presentations and a Family Celebration.
Grades 3-5 Curriculum:
The program will utilize science, math and engineering research-based and nationally-tested curricula (Early Algebra and Engineering is Elementary) organized as an integrated set of lessons aligned to readiness TEKS in mathematics and science. Challenging elementary-school algebra topics will be integrated into daily lessons.
Grades 5-8 Curriculum:
The program will utilize science, math and engineering Educator-tested curricula from NASA organized as an integrated set of lessons aligned to readiness TEKS in mathematics and science. Challenging Mathworks middle-school algebra topics will be integrated into daily lessons.
Student Participants & Classroom Support:
Participating students will be rising 3rd grade- 8th grade San Marcos CISD students. It is planned to have 1 In-Service Teacher, 1 Pre-Service Teacher, and 1 high school student Aide, for each classroom of 25 students. Students may be ESL and/or Spanish bilingual students. In addition, a lead content expert will be available to support each grade level camp.
Lunch sandwiches and a 30 minute break will be provided for
teachers each day. Parking is free.