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Region 4 Science–Professional Development Calendar

 

Region 4 Science will continue to present professional development in either a virtual manner via Zoom or face to face at the Center. If you see a session that will be presented one way and would like to see it presented in the opposite way, please reach out to the presenter.

 

 


Region 4 Science Professional Learning Menu

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!

 

Region 4 Science Professional Development Menu

 

 

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

 

Themes

 

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


K-12

Date Time Session Virtual F2F
June 21 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visual Literacy in Science   X
July 13 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fostering STEM Thinking in the Classroom   X
July 20 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Leading Science: How to Develop Instructional Alignment in Science   X
July 27-28 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. K-12 Statewide STEM Teacher Training    X

 

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K-5

Date Time Session Virtual F2F
         

 

 

 

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Grades 3-12

Date Time Session Virtual F2F
         

 

 

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Grades 6-8

Date Time Session Virtual F2F
July 14 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STAAR Review to Go for Science Grade 8, Volumes 1 and 2   X
July 19 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Supporting Struggling Learners in Middle School Science   X

 

 

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Grades 6-12

Date Time Session Virtual F2F
July 26 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Increasing Inquiry in Secondary Science   X

 

 

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Grades 9-12

Date Time Session Virtual F2F
July 25-26 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STEMulating Design Challenges for Grades 9-12 X  

 

 

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Science Leadership

Date Time Session Virtual F2F
July 20 8:30-11:30 a.m. Leading Science: How to Develop Instructional Alignment in Science   X
July 25-26 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. K-12 Statewide STEM Leadership Training   X

 

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Online Course Learning

Interested in taking Region 4 Science courses when it's most convenient for YOU? We offer several online courses that can be taken over 30 days, at your own pace. Earn as many as 6 CPE from the comfort of your computer! For more information, follow the links below. For more information about these sessions, e-mail science@esc4.net.

 

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STAAR Review to Go for Science: Grade 8, Volume 1 - NEW!

In this self-paced online course, participants learn how to use STAAR Review to Go: Science Grade 8 (Volume 1) to create folder-based or digital TEKS-aligned science activities designed to review science concepts assessed on STAAR Grade 8 Science. The registration fee for this session includes a copy of STAAR Review to Go: Science Grade 8 (Volume 1), and a license for digital access. Learn more and register here.

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STAAR Review to Go for Science: Grade 8, Volume 2 - NEW!

In this self-paced online course, participants learn how to use STAAR Review to Go: Science Grade 8 (Volume 2) to create folder-based or digital TEKS-aligned science activities designed to review science concepts assessed on STAAR Grade 8 Science. The registration fee for this session includes a copy of STAAR Review to Go: Science Grade 8 (Volume 2), and a license for digital access. Learn more and register here.

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Exploring the K-12 Science Framework

Explore the three dimensions of science education outlined in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (National Research Council): scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Learn more and register here.

 

 

 

 

 

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STAAR Review to Go for Biology, Volume 1 - NEW!

In this self-paced online course, participants learn how to use STAAR Review to Go: Biology (Volume 1) to create folder-based or digital TEKS-aligned science activities designed to review science concepts assessed on STAAR Biology EOC. The registration fee for this session includes a copy of STAAR Review to Go: Biology (Volume 1), and a license for digital access. Learn more and register here.

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STAAR Review to Go for Biology, Volume 2 - NEW!

In this self-paced online course, participants learn how to use STAAR Review to Go: Biology (Volume 2) to create folder-based or digital TEKS-aligned science activities designed to review science concepts assessed on STAAR Biology EOC. The registration fee for this session includes a copy of STAAR Review to Go: Biology (Volume 2), and a license for digital access. Learn more and register here.

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The Engineering Design Process

Explore the engineering design process (EDP). Learn how STEM experiences are supported and explore the key components of the EDP through the lens of teacher and student actions. Participants will leave with a design challenge and ideas for implementation, including supporting students as they develop their STEM thinking. Learn more and register here.

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STEM Literacy

Define and discuss STEM literacy and its importance. Explore strategies that can be used before, during, and after reading that allow for independent and collaborative student work. Examine how to safely research on the Internet using various search engines and tools to curate information. Complete the course by putting new skills into practice. Learn more and register here.

 

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Getting STEM Ready

Explore what having a STEM ready classroom entails. Define STEM and discuss what a STEM classroom looks and feels like. Consider materials, where to find them, and then how to manage and design makerspaces. Experience STEM in practice and conclude by mapping out how to embed STEM into your classroom. Learn more and register here.

 

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Safety in the Secondary Science Classroom

Understand the importance of teacher instruction and lab supervision to promote safe practices in the science classroom. Gain knowledge to establish and maintain safety equipment and proper chemical management including the GHS implementation (OSHA Hazards Communication Standard). Learn more and register for this FREE session here.

 

 

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