Archive for May, 2014

Teaching About Past Climates with EarthLabs – PD Opportunity

Overview: EarthLabs offer sequences for learning science concepts through hands-on experiments and data analysis. A new EarthLabs climate module developed by Texas teacher Alison Mote in collaboration with TERC used IODP Expedition 341 offshore Alaska to tell the story of how seafloor sediments document past climate.  We invited you to join us for a sneak preview of this module. The […]

New Ideas for The Constructive Countdown: Keep Calm and Teach On!

The Constructive Countdown: Keep Calm and Teach On! This week we’re focusing on tasty ways to keep your students engaged as the school year counts down. Look over this menu of appetizing activities that reinforce key science concepts!   Tin-Can Ice Cream (mixtures, solutions, changes in states of matter) This recipe makes about 3 cups […]

PD Opportunity from Population Education’s San Marcos Training Institute

Population Education’s San Marcos Training Institute   Population Education will be co-sponsoring a facilitator training institute with the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education at the Texas State University San Marcos campus on September 20th, 2014. The facilitator training is open to educators who are interested in leading Population Education workshops for their colleagues at schools, […]

Opportunity to Serve: Standard Setting committees for the Generalist EC-6 educator certification exam

On behalf of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Educational Testing Service (ETS): Oak Hill Technology, Inc. is seeking experienced ELAR, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, PE, Fine Arts, and Music teachers to serve on standard setting committees for the Generalist EC-6 educator certification exam scheduled for August 4-6 in Austin. We appreciate any assistance you […]

More Ideas for The Constructive Countdown: Keep Calm and Teach On!

The Constructive Countdown: Keep Calm and Teach On! Are you searching for some end-the-year activities that will keep your students in learning mode? A Scavenger Hunts may be just what you’re looking for! This month, we will be sharing suggestions for keeping kids focused during the last days of the school year. Scientific Concept Scavenger […]

Upcoming Professional Development opportunities offered by the Lunar and Planetary Institute

Check out these upcoming professional development opportunities offered by the Lunar and Planetary Institute with stipends for travel. There is also a high school student research program that may interest you:   Free High School Teacher Summer Professional Development: Mars Through Time Who: 9-12 Educators When: July 8-11, 2014 Where:  University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, […]

The Constructive Countdown: Keep Calm and Teach On!

The last few days of the school year are upon you—are you looking for exciting ways to end the year? Do you emphasize fun or attempt to squeeze in some last-minute learning? This month, we will be sharing suggestions for keeping kids focused during the last days of the school year. Produce a TV Commercial. […]