Archive for the ‘Earth Science’ Category

Secondary Science Updates!

 TRC District Planning Meeting Grant Cycle 2016-2017 FA1533510 December 8th, 2015 1 pm – 4 pm Come join us to discuss and influence the TRC Collaborative Grant at Region 13 next year.  The science focus will be Middle School Earth and Space Science. Participating teachers and coaches will receive free PD and resources for their […]

Central Texas mini-CAST 2016!

  ESCs Region 13 and Region 20 are excited to announce mini-CAST 2016 at San Marcos High School in San Marcos, TX January 30, 2016 mini-CAST is a one day conference FOR science teachers BY science teachers. Register Today! Interested in Presenting?  Submit your proposal here! Are you a member of Region 13 or Region 20 […]

Secondary Science Just In Time Series are up!

Join us for learning right when you need it, right before you teach it!  At the secondary level, we are offering two series this year: one for Biology and one for 8th grade science (with some 6th and 7th grade mixed in). See the attached fliers for more information and we hope to see you […]

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 […]

Don’t miss out on Central Texas Mini-CAST!

Is money for professional development tight in your district? If you didn’t get to attend CAST, come to the next best thing — Central Texas Mini-CAST. It’s affordable and right here in Austin on Saturday, February 15! Register for as low as $35 and get: * Over 55 workshops MiniCastSchedule_final * Pick up free samples and information […]

Outstanding Strategies for Building a Lanuage-Rich Student-Centered Science Classroom

Just a reminder that the deadline for early-bird registration for Distinguished Speakers in Science: Joanne Billingsley – Outstanding Strategies For Building a Language-Rich Student-Centered Science Classroom (SP1427253) is January 24, 2014.  Register by 1/24 and use the promotional code early to receive $10 off the cost of registration.   The workshop will be February 24, […]

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!

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 […]

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.

Aquatic Science Resource Materials

The Aquatic Science resource materials are free, online, Texas-based, and developed in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas State’s Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Harte Center for Gulf of Mexico Studies. The materials are designed for 6th-12th grades. There are 14 student chapters online, from molecules […]