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Upcoming Science Professional Development

The following information has also been shared through our science listserv (http://www5.esc13.net/curriculum_instruction/signup.html).

Mark your calendar for the following Professional Development Opportunities!   Registration for these workshops is open on E-Campus.

March 8th     Instructional Technology and the Elementary Classroom  SP1222148  (TRC codes apply)
Explore a variety of free and easy to use web-based tools that integrate content and technology the way they were meant to be! Learn and explore practical applications, including assistive technology tools for a variety of student needs.  This workshop includes the time to practice with these tools as well as learn about them.

April 12  Assessment in Elementary Science  SP1222648   (TRC Codes apply)
Do you ever experience problems merging the best practice of investigative and hands-on learning with grading requirements?  Learn how to assess student learning and concept application by authentic means as well as scoring rubrics and numeric conversions.  The spring semester is a perfect time of year to learn, practice, and apply these ideas so that you have time to further plan over the summer and implement these ideas seamlessly into the coming school year.

June 4    K-2 Home on the Range: Learning About Our Habitat  SU1223358 (free)
June 5    3-5 Home on the Range:  Rangelands – A Conservation Education Guide  SU1223359  (free)
Region XIII is hosting these workshops presented by Dr. Sandra Johnson. a former teacher, university professor, and professional development specialist. Co-Authoring the program with Jaime Winan, a wildlife biologist, Dr. Johnson is presenting these one-day K-2 and 3-5 workshops. Participants may attend one workshop or register and attend both; they are separate workshops.  Welder Wildlife Foundation is providing these free field based workshops on its new Rangelands curriculum. Workshop participants will receive the complete field and lab based conservation education curriculum guide.  The rangeland lessons include investigations of
• Soil
• Water
• Plants
• Wildlife
• Ecology
• Stewardship and
• Ecosystem services

For more information please view the attached brochure and lesson outlines, or visit http://www.welderwildlife.org/

Elem Sci_Home on the Range Brochure

Home on the Range Descriptions

Lori Reemts
Education Specialist
Education Service Center Region XIII
512.919.5359 office
512.919.5215 fax

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