Archive for May, 2012


Teaching Science Through Children’s Literature Teacher Training Workshop Bangkok, Thailand

on May 21, 2012 in Teacher Training Workshops Comments Off on Teaching Science Through Children’s Literature Teacher Training Workshop Bangkok, Thailand

Snippets of a teacher training workshop conducted for early childhood through year 6 teachers in Bangkok, Thailand. Workshop entitled “Teaching Science Through Children’s Literature”.┬áDuring the two-day Teaching science through children's literature teacher training workshop conducted by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowskitraining teachers explored:

  • Inquiry-based science practices
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Reflective journaling in the science classroom
  • Using children’s literature to introduce and reinforce science and math concepts
  • States of matter
  • Structure and function
  • Force, motion, and energy concepts
  • Methods of seed dispersal

As always it was a great group of teachers. Check out the video highlighting some of the investigations the teachers conducted during the training.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vteF7edDDPc

 

 

First Draft Of The Next Generation Science Standards Now Online For Public Comment

on May 14, 2012 in Science Education In The News Comments Off on First Draft Of The Next Generation Science Standards Now Online For Public Comment

The first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was released on May 11, 2012, and will be online for public comment until June 1st. photo STEM Teacher Training by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski

What’s different about the NGSS:

  • Conceptual Shifts in the NGSS
  • Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science in the NGSS
  • The Nature of Science in the NGSS

To review the first draft of the NGSS, and comment check out the following link.

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