How the New Science Standards are Different Using Inquiry and Differentiation

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PDPs: 
12
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentScience
Professional DevelopmentSummer Academy

Description

Students taught using inquiry and differentiation methods have greater interest and confidence to chose a science career. For example, when teaching someone how to make a pie, there are various steps involved: find a recipe, assemble the ingredients, use measuring tools, etc. Explorations might include material properties, heat transfer, and temperature. Adjustments to future pies will be made based on the findings from those explorations. The same is true with Science! Participants in this workshop will work cooperatively to develop useful lesson plans modeling inquiry and differentiation methods.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers; Grades 7 - 12

Credits

12 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training. 

Date and Location

July 31 and August 1, 2017 from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton.

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $200 for member districts, and $220 for non-member districts. 

Registration deadline: July 24, 2017

Instructor(s)

  • Photo of Jim Klaiber

    Jim Klaiber taught science at the Franklin County Technical School for twenty-nine years. He presently teaches science to elementary students in the Gill Montague School District, in the Frontier School District, and to homeschooled students at the Carnegie Public Library in Turners Falls.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
esullivan@collaborative.org

Registration

A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you.  Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.