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2017 Conference Resources
Presentations and resources from the Colorado Science Conference will be posted here after the conference.
Lindsey Mieras - An interdisciplinary project for intermediate students proposes to coordinate an integration of archaeology from classroom to field. Archaeology enhances student learning through use of cooperative skills, inquiry, hands-on learning, and community connections. In this hands-on workshop you will experience how to connect archaeology to your curriculum within the classroom through use of self-created kits, public resources, and standards aligned curriculum. https://sites.google.com/site/
Steve Smith - Hydrogen Fuel Cells as a 21st Century "Vehicle" for Chemistry Instruction
Is Soil Alive
Susan Prieto - Participants outcomes include: integration of the knowledge of scientific explanations with engineering. Participants will put this into practice by engaging in scientific inquiry (solar paper, solar beads, solar balloon) and engineering design by capturing solar energy for use in a project.
Nadene Klein - Join us as we share an amazing project based learning opportunity. This 21st century project, which allows a student-centered format that is self-differentiated, is steeped in STEM and NGSS cross-cutting themes. We'll show you how to provide an authentic audience through community collaboration. You'll be thoroughly impressed by your students' creativity and problem solving abilities. You'll walk away with sample documents and be ready to start TOMORROW!
Delene Hoffner - School in the Wood staff presents...how to bring outdoor education into your curriculum and ways to get your students OUTSIDE for their learning! Meet Colorado standards across the curriculum while inspiring your students through the WONDERS of nature. Join the staff from this public school as they share tips, lesson, and curricular connections.
Jennifer Maze - Managing a mastery-based class can be a challenge. Learn some strategies to challenge your top students while still meeting the needs of those who struggle (and everyone in between). I will share day-to-day practical approaches to manage a lab-based class. This includes communication with students and parents, starting the year off right, managing homework, classwork, feedback/grading practices, utilizing technology for instructional videos, and managing lab activities.
Chris Carson - How can we develop bilingual learners' language and literacy through elementary science instruction? Through a combination of discussion and activities, we'll explore opportunities and challenges for bilingual learners embedded in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and ways to support elementary teachers through online professional development modules. Both teachers and science instructional leaders are encouraged to attend.
Tristan Wolfe - The Cosmic Year of Light - there's an app for that!
The Thrills of Roller Coaster Design - David Beier.