Science

Summer PD Opportunities For Science (SCSC and ADE) Click on the Blue Title to link to escworks!

 

June 7, 2017     

Science Curriculum Conceptual Flow

What’s the Big Idea?

A conceptual flow helps teachers array the big ideas that are important for students to know, the standards they are responsible for teaching, and the content presented in the instructional materials into one comprehensive, sequential chart.

Although a conceptual flow can be developed by an individual teacher, it is best done as a collaborative process through conversation with colleagues. This will provide a sense of direction and organization to stimulate the interest of students through overarching content that is relevant. Connections to TESS: 1a, 1d, 1e, 3a, 3c,, 4a, 4e

Instructors:  Renee’ Bearden and Kelli McLelland

 

June 8, 2017

Hot Wheels STEM Activity

 

Accelerate STEM Learning Through Play!

Hot Wheels® Speedometry encourages inquiry and real-world, problem-based learning through play, hands-on activities and in-depth lesson plans that is mapped to state and national standards including Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Arkansas State Math Standards.  Connections to TESS 1D, 1E, 2B, 3B, 3C, AND 4E.

Instructors: Renee’ Bearden, Leah Stinnett and Christa Marsh

 

June 15, 2017        

Picture Perfect Science

SCSC - Picture-Perfect Science for Grades K-6

 

Would you like to learn how to integrate science and literacy in a meaningful way? Participants will learn to use scientific inquiry, the 5E instructional model, and reading comprehension strategies to integrate science into the elementary classroom. TESS components addressed for this workshop include: 3B, 3C, and 3E.

Instructors: Renee’ Bearden and Deborah Curry

June 20 and June 21, 2017

Grasping Phenomenal Science for Grades K-4:  Navigating from Standards to Instruction

 

Come experience the vision for K-4 science!

During this two-day opportunity, educators will explore the Arkansas K-4 science standards by engaging in grade-specific investigations. Student-focused learning through the integration of science, math and literacy skills will be highlighted.

Two follow-up PD days will be offered (Wednesday, October 3, 2017 and Wednesday, February 7, 2018 located at the Annex) along with opportunities for classroom-level support. Connections to TESS: 1a, 1d, 1e, 3a-e, 4a, 4e

Instructor:  Renee’ Bearden


 

June 28-June 29, 2017

Grasping Phenomenal Science for Grades 9-12:  Navigating from Standards to Instruction

 

Come experience a new vision for the high school science experience! During this two-day opportunity, educators will engage in phenomenon-based investigations aligned to the new Biology - Integrated course, to the new Physical Science - Integrated course and/or to the new Chemistry - Integrated course. Student-focused learning through the application of science, math and literacy skills will be highlighted. Two follow-up PD days will be offered (Wednesday, October 17, 2017 and Wednesday, February 21, 2018 located at the Annex) along with opportunities for classroom-level support. Connections to TESS: 1a, 1d, 1e, 3a-e, 4a, 4e

Instructors:  Renee’ Bearden and Christa Marsh


 

July 12- July 14, 2017

Grasping Phenomenal Science for Grades 5-8:  Navigating from Standards to Instruction

Come experience the vision for middle-school science! During this three-day opportunity, educators will explore science phenomena, reflect on instructional strategies, and make connections to the new Arkansas K-12 Science Standards.

Student-focused learning through the application of science, math and literacy skills will be highlighted. An introduction to the optional Accelerated Science Course Pathway will be included. Two follow-up PD days will be offered (Wednesday, October 10, 2017 and Wednesday, February 14, 2018 located at the Annex) along with opportunities for classroom-level support. Connections to TESS: 1a, 1d, 1e, 3a-e, 4a, 4e

 

NOTE:

Participation in all three days of this session meets the ADE requirement for Pre-Advanced Placement Science (Pre-AP) teacher certification or recertification. This session DOES NOT fulfill the ADE licensure requirements to teach high school Physical Science - Integrated for high school credit at the 8th grade level.

Instructors:  Renee’ Bearden and Leah Stinnett

 

July 27, 2017

Breakoutedu

SCSC - Let's BreakoutEDU!

 

Breakout EDU is a cutting edge immersive learning games platform that can be used to facilitate rigorous, content-aligned, classroom challenges. In a Breakout EDU game, learners have a set amount of time to move around the room, work together and solve a series of engaging critical thinking puzzles in order to unlock a mystery box. Games are standards-aligned and designed for learners of all ages and abilities. All Breakout EDU games cultivate inquiry, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Participants will gain access to all the games on the Breakout EDU website, and will have the opportunity to design games for their classroom. Participants will leave with the knowledge and resources to be able to facilitate Breakout EDU games in their classrooms. TESS components addressed for this workshop include: 1E, 2C, & 3C.

Instructors:  Jo Ann Womack and Renee’ Bearden

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