The Science Unit is responsible for professional development opportunities for new and experienced science educators.
Picture Book Science is a 2-day; K-6 training that combines science and reading to create lessons that incorporate easy-to-grasp science concepts. Participants will learn how to choose quality, non-fiction picture books; use vocabulary and reading strategies; and create inquiry-based science lessons that support Common Core State Standards.
During this one-day introduction to new science standards, participants will enhance their understanding of A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (NRC, 2011) and its relationship to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Physical science, life science, and earth and space science content areas will be addressed.
During this two-day workshop, participants will be introduced to the use of questioning and discussion strategies as effective tools to engage students in the scientific and engineering practices from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (NRC, 2011).
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