ESD 112 Workshops in Late Summer

ESD 112 is hosting several courses in last July and early August that explore recent updates in NGSS and climate-related curriculum that serve to improve STEM programming for teachers and students alike. There are half-day and full day courses, and all provide clock hours. Check out the catalog for more available courses to improve your work in the classroom! The ones listed below are only a small sample.

FAKE NEWS!: Technology Tools for Teaching Media Literacy

Students today are exposed to more media than ever before. They're influenced by strangers, targeted for advertising, and told what to believe about themselves and the world--sometimes so subtly that they can't even tell they're getting unreliable information. How do they know what's fake and what's real? Not just for librarians - students need to apply critical thinking skills to material in every subject area, and this class will give you the tools. Teachers will leave with online resources and technology-enhanced lesson frameworks adaptable to teaching media literacy in their subject area in grades 4-10.

ESD 112 Conference and Institute Center
2500 NE 65th Avenue Vancouver WA 98661

Mon, July 29 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Structures of Life Kit ("Ecosystem Invasion!" NGSS Storyline) Training

This training will focus on exploring the Structures of Life kit which is now supported by our 3rd grade NGSS storyline unit titled "Ecosystem Invasion!" Learn how to use your kit materials to engage students in the driving question: "How can we protect local native plants and animals from invasive species?" The training will prepare teachers to implement NGSS-aligned instruction that uses integrated practices (ex. use of a variety of texts/media and high leverage instructional routines) to promote science literacy for all students.Teachers will learn about new materials and activities added in the kit in addition to learning how to use the FOSS materials and critters that accompany the kit to provide students with an instruction that is authentic and engaging.

La Center High School
725 NE Highland Ave La Center WA 98629

Mon, August 5 2019 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Environments Kit ("Save the Pika!" NGSS Storyline) Training

This training will focus on exploring the Environments kit which is now supported by our 4th grade NGSS storyline unit titled "Save the Pika!" Learn how to use your kit materials to engage students in the driving question: "How have humans affected the survival of the pika living in the Columbia River Gorge?" The training will prepare teachers to implement NGSS-aligned instruction that uses integrated practices (ex. use of a variety of texts/media and high leverage instructional routines) to promote science literacy for all students.Teachers will learn about new materials and activities added in the kit in addition to learning how to use the FOSS materials and critters that accompany the kit to provide students with an instruction that is authentic and engaging.

La Center High School
725 NE Highland Ave La Center WA 98629

Mon, August 5 2019 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

New Plants kit (Inspired by Nature NGSS Storyline) Training

Join us for a morning of fun in exploring the New Plants kit which is supported by our new 1st grade NGSS storyline unit titled "Inspired by Nature." Learn how to use your kit materials to engage students in the driving question: "How can we use our understanding of nature to help our family solve a problem?" The training will prepare teachers to implement NGSS-aligned instruction that uses integrated practices (ex. use of storybooks and high leverage instructional routines) to promote science literacy for all students.Teachers will learn about new books, materials and activities added in the kit in addition to learning how to use the FOSS materials that accompany the kit to provide students with an instruction that is authentic and engaging.

La Center High School
725 NE Highland Ave La Center WA 98629

Mon, August 5 2019 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Patterns in the Sky Storyline Training (Supports Air and Weather Kit)

Join us for a morning of fun in exploring our new "Patterns in the Sky" NGSS Storyline unit that supports the Air and Weather kit. Learn how to use the engaging driving question: "How are animals affected by changes in the sky?" to help students explore changing patterns in the sky. The training will prepare teachers to implement NGSS-aligned instruction that uses integrated practices (ex. use of a variety of books, other texts/media and high leverage instructional routines) to promote science literacy for all students.Teachers will learn about new materials and activities added in the kit and how these materials can be used to implement a unit that is fun and engaging for students.

La Center High School
725 NE Highland Ave La Center WA 98626

Tue, August 6 2019 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Waves and Energy Kit ("Sustainable Technologies" NGSS Storyline) Training

This training will focus on exploring the Waves and Energy kit which is now supported by our 4th grade NGSS storyline unit titled "Sustainable Technologies." Learn how to use your kit materials to engage students in the driving question: "How can we use sustainable technologies to improve quality of life?" The training will prepare teachers to implement NGSS-aligned instruction that uses integrated practices (ex. use of a variety of texts/media and high leverage instructional routines) to promote science literacy for all students.Teachers will learn about new materials and activities added in the kit in addition to learning how to use the FOSS materials and critters that accompany the kit to provide students with an instruction that is authentic and engaging.

La Center High School
725 NE Highland Ave La Center WA 98629

Wed, August 7 2019 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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