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Summer Professional Development Opportunities

22 May 2019 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

KSDE Math/Science Summer Conference: June 17-18 (Wichita)

Registration extended-- still available. 

STEM Reimagined is the theme for the 2019 KSDE Kansas Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Conference. PBL has been a wide-spread conversation throughout the state, but what are critical components for PBL in the K-12 science classroom? No matter the instructional model you use (PBL, 5E method, problem-based learning, etc.) come find out strategies that are critical to all instructional models that will help support student sensemaking in science aligned to the Kansas Standards for Science (NGSS).

The mornings will include guest speakers from Kansas Association of Teachers of Science, Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics and others and chances to learn from expert math and science teachers in Kansas. The afternoon K-12 science presenters were part of a professional development project KSDE held this past year to help support the transition from scientific inquiry to three-dimensional teaching and learning (NGSS). These master science teachers implemented a high quality unit of instruction this year and are ready to share some of the best strategies they learned with you (driving question boardstalk moves, etc.). Graduate credit is available and registration closes May 24. http://bit.ly/2ZQndbZ

Free Materials Camp for HS Teachers: June 17-21 (Kansas City)

Join the fun this summer in Kansas City where you will learn the basics of Materials Science Technology as taught at the high school level. During this cost-free, week-long camp, you will work hands-on with metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites.  Participating teachers will leave with a comprehensive series of low/no cost laboratory demonstrations in applied science to use in chemistry, physics, math, technology, and industrial arts. You will also have an opportunity to earn 4 CEU credits through the ASM Education Foundation. http://bit.ly/2Hi9wtS


Science & Our Food Supply Free PD Workshop: June 1 & 7 (Wichita)


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have created Science and Our Food Supply, a hands-on curriculum for use in middle level and high school. During this one day workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to participate in food science experiments, explore food safety issues, and will become familiar with the lessons and activities in the Science and our Food Supply Curriculum. This curriculum is helpful for formal and informal educators who teach life science, nutrition, health, and family & consumer science classes. http://bit.ly/2LGIhyC


Upcoming Environmental Education Workshops Across Kansas: Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education


May 28 (Topeka) Environmental Education Summer Course

June 6 (Galena) Environmental Education in Southeast Kansas

Join us for this workshop and learn how to incorporate environment education into your curriculum/programs to make teaching across the curriculum fun and engaging. http://bit.ly/2E7L91q


July 9 (Olathe) Green Champion Energy Institute Workshop

Open to educators from the Olathe school district. Join other teachers in the Olathe District as we strive to become the first “green district” in the Kansas City area. You will walk away with hundreds of engaging, hands-on, inter-disciplinary materials and resources to incorporate into your classroom. http://bit.ly/2E7L91q

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