Archive for April, 2012

K-4 Science Academy

Do you struggle to teach the concepts of Force, Motion, and Energy?  Do you need hands on ways to teach these concepts to your students? If so, consider attending one of our K-4 Science Academies this summer.  This three-day workshop will be offered multiple times throughout the summer and in locations throughout ESC Region XIII’s […]

Summer – A chance to get away from it all

STAAR/TAKS are here so Summer is not far behind. This means our minds turn to white, sandy beaches; lush rainforests; family reunions; and quirky museums we hope to visit.  Before your schedule fills up with vacations, household chores, and trips to the spa make sure you have planned and registered for your summer professional development […]

SciGirls Connect Workshop

Please contact Tricia Berry directly if you have questions about this opportunity. SciGirls® Connect Education for program staff and educators interested in engaging girls in STEM and learning 20 hands-on, video enhanced STEM activities Tuesday, June 5, 2012 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX SciGirls, a PBS KIDS […]

Lyrid Meteors can be viewed this weekend

This Friday and Saturday the Lyrid Meteors will be visible!! The best times to observe meteors is pre-dawn … the Earth’s orbital motion around the Sun scoops them up.  But look any time after midnight on this Friday and Saturday nights.  This year we won’t have a conflict with a bright moon. For more info […]

Symbaloo and Google Docs

Symbaloo and Google Doc training June 13, 2012 at ESC Region XIII   Explore a toolbox that can help you curate resources for your subject and grade level. In this training, you will develop a Personal Learning Environment that can become an integral part of the learning process for your students as well as for […]

Supporting Science Instruction: An Overview for Instructional Leaders

  ESC 13 Supporting Science Instruction: An Overview for Instructional Leaders v1.0 is an online professional development offered through Project Share.  This self-paced course is designed to increase knowledge of science curriculum and instruction. This course provides information K-12 teachers receive as participants in the statewide science academies. Topics include an overview of the science […]

ESC Region XIII Summer 2012 Science Professional Development

The wild flowers are blooming and the end of the year is looming which can only mean one thing – it’s time to sign up for Summer science professional development at ESC Region XIII. Opportunities abound and many have waived registration fees (aka they are free) due to grants.  Check individual workshops for more information. […]

Dark Skies Photography Project

Message from McGill University – please contact them directly if you have any questions regarding this project. Our EPO group at McGill University is organizing a project to raise awareness about dark skies issues that we could use help on.  Our basic idea is to collect night sky photographs taken from around the world (using […]