Archive for October, 2013

Integrate Interactive Notebooks and Lab Stations to Create a Dynamic Semester Exam Review!

Reviewing Your Students with Lab Stations – High School Science (FA1327055) Region 13 is hosting a FREE workshop led by high school science teacher Sarah Olson.  Participants will engage in review activities for biology and chemistry and have time to create their own interactive stations for the first semester.  It’s your opportunity to create a […]

What new strategy is rocking your classroom this year?

Share out your best strategies and teaching ideas at Central Texas Mini-CAST!  Submit your proposal online here: http://www4.esc13.net/science/minicast/ Proposals are DUE  Nov 18 – don’t miss this opportunity! Central Texas Mini-CAST : For Science Teachers, By Science Teachers!

CAST 2013 Manipulatives for Middle School Chemistry

Manipulatives for Middle School Chemistry For those of you traveling to CAST, November 7-9, 2013 in Houston, I wanted to let you know that our Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching is sponsoring a three-hour short course on Manipulatives for Middle School Chemistry.  Presented by Terri Henry, Georgetown ISD, and Jennifer Jordan-Kaszuba, ESC […]

Did you see Franklin’s Story?

Last week we shared a story from NPR’s Code Switch about the Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S., but did you scroll down to see what Tom McFadden from San Francisco is doing with middle school students?  You may have viewed his Science History Rap Battle “ROSALIND FRANKLIN VS. WATSON & CRICK.”  But have you seen his latest […]

Observe the Moon

This Saturday don’t forget to stop and appreciate our wonderful moon. Saturday, October 12 is International Observe the Moon Night.  InOMN is an an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using […]

Science Rap Battles

Have you heard of the Science Genius project in New York City?  In August, NPR featured “Science Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Bring Hip-Hop Into The Classroom” on their program Code Switch. For the rest of the story click here.  What kind of alternative projects do your students engage in?  Let us know in the comments below.

Do you need your 6 hour G/T Update?

Texas law requires teachers who are responsible for providing G/T services to receive a 6 hour update every year. If you are in need of your G/T Update for 2013-2014 and would like to attend a science specific update please join us on October 23, 2013. The State Goal for Services for Gifted/Talented Students states: […]

Earth Science Week

Next week, October 13-19 is Earth Science Week.  This year ESW is “Mapping Our World,” engaging young people in learning how geoscientists, geographers, and other mapping professionals use maps to represent land formations, natural resource deposits, fault lines, weather patterns and more.  Visit Earth Science Week for resources, activities and additional information.

Topographic Maps

  Need ideas for teaching Topographic Maps and Satellite Imagery? Join us on October 10, 2013 and learn how to help your students understand how topographic maps are read, made, and how along with satellite images you can use them to predict erosional patterns. Register online for workshop FA1326452.

Which teacher do you relate to?

Last month we shared a video showing one way to use formative assessments in your classroom. Amy Prescott , Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist for Round Rock ISD created a formative assessment video for you! Watch the video below and tell us which teacher you relate to most and why in the comment section.  Why do […]