Grades K - 8
Thursday and Friday, June 24 & 25 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday, September 25 from 9 a.m.–noon
Led by educator & author Pat Brown, Explore Before Explain is a one-stop professional development that will inspire you to reimagine how you teach. This session shows how simple shifts in the way you arrange and combine activities will help students construct knowledge, while allowing you to prepare for the revised Colorado Science Standards and put them into practice.
(No prerequisite course required. Educators who took Part 1 in a previous summer can take this for credit also.)
Grades K - 12
Summer Synchronous (6 mornings)
Monday–Thursday, June 28–July 1, 2021 (9 a.m.–noon)
Tuesday–Wednesday, July 6–7, 2021 (9 a.m.–noon)
6 Week Asynchronous Classroom ImplementationSeptember 6 -October 17, 2021
Fall Synchronous (at Museum for locals)Saturday, October 16, 2021 (8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Discover new ways to get all learners in your classroom excited about the “sense-making” part of their investigations, simulations and labs. During this on-line and face-to-face course, you will learn-by-doing practical strategies to enrich and motivate your students’ discourse, writing and reading. Have fun as you observe, practice, plan and implement research-based strategies that support all learners.
Field Day Dates: July 20, 27, August 3, and an Overnight option
Register for one or register for all four!
For K-12 grade educators.
Recreate and Rejuvenate your soul by spending a few beautiful days in the mountains learning with colleagues. Help your students to better understand environmental issues and how to become environmental citizens. This summer, in place of our traditional annual three-day summer course for teachers, we are offering three one-day field seminars in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. An optional overnight camping experience with astronomy is available.
The 2021 Northern Colorado Science Implementation Institute is a collaborative effort between the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), the Colorado Science Education Network (CSEN), and the Colorado Association of Science Teachers (CAST) to support districts, schools, and teachers across the state in their transition to the new Colorado Standards for Science. We are partnering with surrounding districts to support this one-day learning experience.
At the implementation institutes, teachers and educators will deepen their understanding of the new science standards through interactive and engaging day-long virtual sessions led by expert facilitators. Participants can join one of three learning groups for the day, each one tailored to support different levels of experience with the standards. Participants can select from one of the following strands when registering:
Registration is capped at 150 educators per institute. Participating educators will be eligible to receive up to 8 hours towards recertification, and have the opportunity to network with peers and gain resources to support their work. Educators will need to complete the survey and a learning reflection to receive credit. For questions, please contact, CDE Science Content Specialist, Maya M. Garcia via email at Garcia_Maya@cde.state.co.us.
Register here: https://sites.google.com/view/2021-cosci/home
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