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The Power of Great Professional Development ! Join us for the Colorado Science Conference and - if you are in the Pikes Peak Region - the Pikes Peak Implementation Institute: Next Steps

17 Aug 2021 8:09 PM | Sandra Smith (Administrator)

Hi CAST Members 

This is Sandy Smith, your CAST treasurer. I live and work in Region II - in Colorado Springs. After retiring in 2014 from full time work, I now am working part-time only for the Falcon Homeschool program in D49 (on the eastern edge of Colorado Springs). I am thrilled to share that I have started school already and am pretty jazzed about the upcoming year. Why? Well, I had the fortune of attending a number of exceptional professional development opportunities this summer. Each of them contributed to a general feeling of being excited to try out some of the resources and strategies to improve science learning for my students.


  • Data Puzzles: Analyze Authentic Data with Inquiry Practices - June 3&4, 2021 (Virtual)

            Organized and facilitated by CIRES and the Mountain Studies Institute

  • MOSAiC Expedition Teacher Workshop: Arctic Feedbacks - June 29&30, 2021 (Virtual) 

            Also organized and facilitated by CIRES and the Mountain Studies Institute

  • Pikes Peak Science Implementation Institute - July 13, 2021 (Virtual)

Colorado DOE / NSTA Making Sense of 3D Learning Workshop 

Maybe some of YOU were fortunate enough to be part of these or other valuable PD experiences? If so, GREAT. I hope that you are just as excited to share what you learned with your students and maybe even some of your colleagues. If not, I hope that some really meaningful and impactful professional development is in your future. Either way, please consider joining us at this year’s Colorado Science Conference. 


The Colorado Science Conference is being held virtually on Saturday, November 6th from 9 am to 4 pm. 


Please check it out at this link:  Colorado Science Conference

And register at this link: Colorado Science Conference Registration 


If you happen to live and work in the Pikes Peak Region, consider joining us for a second day of our Pikes Peak Colorado Science Standards Implementation Institute - in person - on September 25th. We will be at Doolittle Hall on the USAFA from 7:45 - 3:30. Please check out the event at this link: Pikes Peak Implementation Institute - Next Steps


I hope that your school start goes smoothly and that you have a really great year teaching science !


Sandy Smith 



 

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