Today Stephanie Madlinger is meeting with our group of science educators as a continuation of the Boeing Grant technology professional development at Cooperating School Districts. The participating teachers- from the St. Louis area school districts of Hancock Place, Ladue, Ritenour, and Wentzville – received Discovery Education Science for the school year, along with other Web 2.0 tools and STEM resources to implement in their curriculum, as part of the grant.
Friday was the first session of our 2011-2012 Boeing Grant professional development. Martha Bogart and Stephanie Madlinger are working with a group of middle school science teachers. This is the fifth year of the Boeing Grant; this year, the focus is using technology in the middle school science classroom.
The participating teachers- from Hancock Place, Ladue, Ritenour, and Wentzville school districts- received Discovery Education Science for the year, along with other Web 2.0 tools to implement in their curriculum. The group will meet through March- you’ll see them at the Midwest Education Technology Conference, too.
CSD is pleased to offer St. Louis area schools participation in the Boeing Grant project for the 2009-2010 school year. The focus for this year of the grant is on elementary and secondary science, and we are thrilled to have Matt Kuhn, a STEM (METS in Missouri) expert from McREL who will present the 2-day workshops.
All the classroom teaching strategies are researched-based and will equip teachers with new techniques to engage and motivate students to higher achievement. Dr. Kuhn’s presentations will be practical with hands-on practice for the participants and he will emphasize integrating technology in the science curriculum. There are 25 spaces in the 2-day elementary workshop and 25 spaces in the secondary 2-day workshop. First come, first served.
During this two-day workshop you will:
- review the scientific inquiry process
- explore web resources to support each step of the inquiry process
- use a variety of probes and digital microscopes to support scientific inquiry
- plan how to use technology to support scientific inquiry in biology, physics, chemistry, and earth systems.
This workshop uses the scientific inquiry process endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association as a framework to integrate technology into the science classroom. Participants will engage in a variety of hands-on activities within each of the five steps of the inquiry process, including web resources, software, digital microscopes, and a variety of scientific probes. Examples will be presented in each of the steps of the inquiry process specific to biology, physics, chemistry, and earth systems. Participants will receive a workshop manual and CD to refer to both during the workshop and when they return to their classrooms.
Dates/Times: Elementary science teachers: November 10 & 11; Secondary science teachers: November 12 & 13; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day (hour for lunch on your own)
Location: The Principia School, 13202 Clayton Rd. St. Louis, MO 63131
Note: You must bring your own laptop that can connect wirelessly to the Internet provided.
*If you would like to attend the workshop, but not agree to the deliverables (see comments section), the cost will be $200/person.
Questions? Want to register? Contact Karen Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Virtual Learning Center‘s Stacey Franks speaks with the Boeing Grant group this afternoon on Second Life and its educational applications.