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Region 4 Science–Professional Development Calendar

 

We are excited to announce our professional development offerings! Click the titles to find a description and registration information. For more information about any of these workshops, e-mail us at science@esc4.net

 

 

Click on the appropriate link to search by grade band:

K-12

K-5

Grades 3-12

Grades 6-8

Grades 6-12

Grades 9-12

Science Leadership

 

Printable List of Professional Development Sessions (Updated 5/22/18)

*Online listings are most up-to-date and current.*


K-12

 

Project Based Learning: PBL 101 (Buck Institute trainers) 

Based on interest, we're researching the possibility of hosting this session

during the 2018-19 school year. Please let us know if you'd be interested in attending!

October 17 Region 4 Science Conference
November 28 Shouting Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques to Detour Around the Danger Zones (Marcia Tate)
February 19, 2019       Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain (Marcia Tate)
February 20               Formative Assessment in a Brain-compatible Classroom: How Do We Really Know They're Learning? (Marcia Tate)

 

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K-5

October 3 Managing the Science Classroom
October 9-10 STEM in the Science Classroom, K-5
October 23 Literacy in the Elementary Science Classroom

October 24

November 28

January 30, 2019

February 27

T.E.A.M.S. that Win: Effective Practices for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Science

October 25 Strategies for English Language Learners in the Elementary Science Classroom
November 15 STAAR Review to Go for Grade 4 Science
December 5 More STAAR Review to Go for Grade 5 Science (Volume 2)
January 15, 2019 Cultivating a Climate of Creativity and Innovation in the Science Classroom
January 23 STAAR Review to Go for Grade 4 Science
January 29-30 STEM in the Science Classroom, K-5
February 13 STAAR Review to Go for Grade 5 Science (Volume 1)
February 20 Strategies for English Language Learners in the Elementary Science Classroom
February 26 More STAAR Review to Go for Grade 5 Science (Volume 2)

 

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Grades 3-12

December 13   Break Out! Creating Escape Games for the Science Classroom
August 7, 2019     Uncovering Cognitive Complexity: Using Depth of Knowledge (DOK) to Deconstruct and Understand the Science TEKS
August 8, 2019              Rigorous by Design: Using Depth of Knowledge (DOK) for Instructional Planning in Science

 

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Grades 6-8

January 30, 2019 STAAR Review to Go for Science Grade 8 (Volume 1)                                                                        
February 14 Supporting Struggling Learners in Middle School Science
February 28 More STAAR Review to Go for Grade 8 Science (Volume 2)
March 20-21 STEM in the Science Classroom, Grades 6-8

 

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Grades 6-12

September 27 Creating Opportunities for ELLs to Read, Write, and Speak in the Secondary Science Classroom

October 25

November 29

January 31, 2019  

February 27

T.E.A.M.S. that Win: Effective Practices for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Science
December 4 Literacy in Science: Reading Focus (half-day AM)
December 4 Literacy in Science: Writing Focus (half-day PM)
December 4 Literacy in Science (ALL day)
                                                                                                                                         

*Participants have three options for registering for Literacy in the Science ClassroomThe half-day trainings each include one copy of the same book (both print and digital access). The ALL day training will include one book per participant. This allows participants to attend either training or both trainings depending on how many copies of the book they want or need.

 

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Grades 9-12

October 24 Guiding STAAR Biology: Session 2
November 13 STAAR Review to Go for Biology (Volumes 1 and 2)
December 12 Guiding STAAR Biology: Session 3
January 17, 2019 Guiding STAAR Biology: Session 4
January 22 STAAR Review to Go for Biology (Volume 1)
February 12 Guiding STAAR Biology: Session 5
March 1 STAAR Review to Go for Biology (Volume 2)
March 21 STAAR Review to Go for Biology (Volumes 1 and 2)

 

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Science Leadership

September 11-12 Start Strong in Science: Instructional Coaches
October 11 Leading Science: How to Recognize and Support Great Science Instruction
November 6-7 A Roadmap to Rigorous Assessments in Science (Two-day)
November 27 "Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain (Marcia Tate)
March 19-20, 2019         Curriculum Planning in Science
June 4 Keeping the End in Mind: Mapping Rigorous Instruction for All
June 5-6 A Roadmap to Rigorous Assessments in Science (Two-day)

 

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