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    • 02 Apr 2020
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    • Boston

    Registration is open!  Earlybird deadline is February 21, 2020.

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    • 11 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Glenwood Springs


    How can we harness technology for deeper learning?

    Come find out at the 6th Annual Roaring Fork EdTech Summit!

    Featuring a keynote from Dr. Scott McLeod of CU-Denver.

    15 teacher-led presentations on a wide range of ed tech topics for K-12 teachers.

    Leave inspired with new ideas and lesson plans that you can use immediately.

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Denver Museum of Nature and Science

    Building A Culture of Argumentation

    Too often teacher workshops focus on crafting a strong viable argument and not on having the argument.  How do we help students to lower their resistance and feel safe to engage in lively discourse and critique? How do we create an environment that stimulates deeper, richer interaction? Interactions that employ quality evidence and quantitative reasoning?  Enjoy a day of “arguing” with your peers as you participate in a series of activities that model specific research-based instructional strategies designed to get your students engaged in richer, more productive discourse.

    • Part of a 2020 series about implementing the 8 practices of science called for in the new Colorado State Science Standards

    • 15 Jun 2020
    • 16 Jun 2020
    • Denver Museum of Nature and Science

    Explore Before Explain: A Practical and Fun Approach Towards NGSS

    Program Description

    Use a simple yet powerful approach:  Explore-Before-Explain to prepare you for the new science standards.  We’ll explore ways to sequence instruction that promotes long-lasting understanding for your students. This course shows you how simple shifts in the way you arrange and combine activities will help students construct knowledge, while allowing you to prepare for the revised NGSS-based Colorado Science Standards and put them into practice. 

    NOTE: This is a repeat of last year's summer course with a few new additional ideas. 


    Upper Elementary

    Date and Time

    June 15 & 16, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    About the Instructor

    Patrick Brown, PhD, is the Executive Director of STEM and Career Education for the Fort Zumwalt School District in O’Fallon, Missouri. He has a range of educational experiences and has taught elementary, middle and high school science classes as well as undergraduate and graduate courses for teachers. Dr. Brown has received awards for his methods course teaching such as the Lambda Chi Alpha Professor of the Year and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Education at the University of Missouri–Columbia. His area of research deals with strategies for enhancing science literacy and teacher professional development. He has several publications that appear as journal articles, book chapters, and books and he has given many presentations at the regional, national, and international level.


    Cost:  $200

    Credit option:  additional $50  (1.0 credits)

    Group Size

    30 educators

    Special Requirements

    Children cannot be accommodated in Teachers Professional Development Programs; no exceptions. Participants who arrive with children will not be admitted to the program.

    Registration Information

    Registration is required. Click the "Book Now" button or call 303.370.6000. Registration closes three days prior to the start date of the program. For questions regarding this course, please e-mail teacherprograms@dmns.org.


    All programs require payment at time of registration. All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

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