The Arizona Science Center’s “Explorations” are intensive, 4-hour workshops for educators that focus on one topic — exploring concepts and phenomena through hands-on activities and investigations. Lesson ideas, assessment tools, instructional techniques, and standards will be addressed. Participants earn 4 hours of professional development. Register by calling 602-716-2028: $35 each.
Investigate the Connected World of Math and Science
Recommended for K-5 Educators: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Active explorations will help you align math and science concepts through content standards. Workshop participants will leave with ideas and lessons to implement in their classrooms. Best teaching practices will be modeled throughout the workshop.
- Saturday, October 14
Inquiry Science in the Linguistically Diverse Elementary Classroom
Recommended for K-5 Educators: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have you wondered how to use inquiry science with your English Language Learners? Are you unsure about how to incorporate language strategies into your science lessons? In this course, you will learn how to incorporate Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) strategies into your science lessons to engage and develop student inquiry and language. Come away with inquiry science lessons with modifications to address English Language Learners and strategies and modifications to apply to the lessons you already use in your classroom.
- Saturday, October 28
Playing with Physics
Recommended for Grade 4 Educators: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have fun planning your inquiry-based science program and incorporating appropriate physics content knowledge. This workshop is designed to help elementary teachers incorporate the learning-cycle approach and all forms of inquiry while exploring the properties of the electromagnetic spectrum: electricity, magnetism, light and heat. Experiment with hands-on activities as you use the inquiry process to create lessons for your classroom! This workshop will help you prepare for the field test of the fourth grade AIMS science test in Spring 2007.
- Saturday, October 21