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Region 4 Science–Professional Development Calendar

This document is designed for instructional leaders to use as they determine the professional learning needs of their teachers. It lists all of the workshops we're currently providing. The first few pages are organized by grade band and include detailed descriptions of each workshop. The last few pages display a grid that highlights key considerations including workshop length, ideal audience, and focus areas. Feel free to view, download, and let us know what you need!

 

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Click on the appropriate link to search by theme or grade band:

 

Themes

Rise-N-Learn Morning Series Get-N-Go Lunch Series Power Hour Series
Science Leadership Online Course Learning

 

 

Grade Bands

K-12 K-5 Grades 3-12 Grades 6-8 Grades 6-12 Grades 9-12

 

 

For more information about any of these workshops, e-mail us at science@esc4.net

 


Region 4 is going virtual to keep everyone safe and socially distanced. 

We'll be providing professional development via Zoom.

Presenters will email participants with a link to join the session prior to the PD.


newRise-N-Learn Morning Series

Date Time Session Grade Band Online F2F
February 18 7:00-8:00 a.m. Did They Get It? Formatively Assessing Students 3-12 X  
March 10 7:00-8:00 a.m. Supporting ELs in Online Environments 3-12 X  
April 6 7:00-8:00 a.m. Virtual Interactive Word Walls in Science 3-12 X  

 


newGet-N-Go Lunch Series

Date Time Session Grade Band Online F2F
January 21 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Virtual Vocabulary Strategies K-12 X  
February 9 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Creativity in Science K-12 X  
February 9 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Formative Assessment Make-N-Take: Odd One Out 4-12 X  
February 16 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Virtual Vocabulary Strategies K-12 X  
February 18 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Virtual Interactive Word Walls in Science 3-12 X  
February 18 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Formative Assessment Make-N-Take: Settle the Argument 4-12 X  
February 24 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Creativity in Science K-12 X  
February 24 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Formative Assessment Make-N-Take: Justified True/False 4-12 X  
March 3 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Formative Assessment Make-N-Take: Justified List 4-12 X  
March 11 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More Than Just Turn and Talk: Getting ELs to Talk in Online Environments 3-12 X  


newPower Hour Series

Date Time Session Grade Band Online F2F
January 19 4:30-5:30 p.m. Formative Assessment Make-N-Take: Justified List 4-12 X  
February 9 4:30-5:30 p.m. Formative Assessment Make-N-Take: Odd One Out 4-12 X  
February 18 4:30-5:30 p.m. Formative Assessment Make-N-Take: Settle the Argument 4-12 X  
February 24 4:30-5:30 p.m. Formative Assessment Make-N-Take: Justified True/False 4-12 X  
March 3 4:30-5:30 p.m. Formative Assessment Make-N-Take: Justified List 4-12 X  

 


K-12

Date Time Session Online F2F
January 27 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Teaching Academic Vocabulary in Science X  
February 20 8:30-11:30 a.m. Teaching Academic Vocabulary in Science X  
March 17 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Teaching Academic Vocabulary in Science X  
August 3 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Teaching Academic Vocabulary in Science   X

 

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K-5

Date Time Session Online F2F
February 4 8:30-11:30 a.m. STAAR Review to Go for Grade 5 Science, Volume 1 X  
February 11 8:30-11:30 a.m. STAAR Review to Go for Grade 5 Science, Volume 2 X  
February 25 8:30-11:30 a.m. STAAR Review to Go for Grade 4 X  
March 11 8:30-11:30 a.m. Developing Scientific Explanations in Elementary Science X  
March 18 8:30-11:30 a.m. STAAR Review to Go for Grade 5 Science, Volumes 1 and 2 X  
April 6-7 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STEMulating Design Challenges for Grades K-5   X
July 7-8 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STEMulating Design Challenges for Grades K-5   X

 

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Grades 3-12

Date Time Session Online F2F
January 26, 28 (two-day split) 4:30-6:00 p.m. Support Your Students with Supplemental Aids - Classroom Edition: Science and Mathematics, Grades 3-8, Algebra I, and Biology X  
January 30 8:30-11:30 a.m. Support Your Students with Supplemental Aids - Classroom Edition: Science and Mathematics, Grades 3-8, Algebra I, and Biology X  
June 30 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Break Out! Creating Escape Games for the Science Classroom   X

 

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Grades 6-8

Date Time Session Online F2F
February 24 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STAAR Review to Go for Science Grade 8 (Volumes 1 and 2)   X
March 10 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Supporting Struggling Learners in Middle School Science   X
March 24-25 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STEMulating Design Challenges in Science, Grades 6-8   X
June 29 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STAAR Review to Go for Science Grade 8 (Volumes 1 and 2)   X
July 13-14 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STEMulating Design Challenges in Science, Grades 6-8   X

 

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Grades 6-12

Date Time Session Online F2F
February 13 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Do Your Science Students Speak Mathematics? X  
June 23 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Increasing Inquiry in Secondary Science   X
June 24 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Developing Scientific Explanations in Secondary Science   X

 

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Grades 9-12

Date Time Session Online F2F
March 23-24 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STEMulating Design Challenges in Science, Grades 9-12 X  
March 31 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STAAR Review to Go for Biology, Volumes 1 and 2   X

 

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Science Leadership

Date Time Session Online F2F
March 24-25 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Curriculum Mapping in Science  X  
April 8 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Instructional Coaching: Effective Practices that Support a Language Rich Environment   X
June 15-16 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A Roadmap to Rigorous Assessment in Science   X

 

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Online Course Learning

Workshops in this section are designed for online learning when it's most convenient for you. 

 

Understanding Space 

 

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