Fifth grade classes near Albuquerque, New Mexico, are looking for partners to exchange information about rivers and their watersheds!
RiverXchange is a FREE year-long program focused on communication between 4th-6th grade classes around the world about water resources issues. Their hands-on lessons can be used for reference, to enhance your existing curriculum, or as a complete program that explores rivers, watersheds, stormwater, municipal water supplies, ecology, and conservation.
Students communicate 4 times throughout the school year on a private website. RiverXchange provides training and support to ensure a successful experience. Through writing and creative sharing about rivers, the program integrates science with language arts, social studies, and 21st-Century learning skills, all correlated to Common Core Language Arts Standards!
Check out the public website, www.RiverXchange.com, for more information and to access the registration form.
Cobb's very own Tanya Hyman (Durham Middle School) is one of the driving forces behind the Atlanta Maker Faire. Whether or not your have a Maker club at your school, the Atlanta Maker Faire's Making Education Conference is worth checking out. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 3rd from 9 am- 5 pm in the Performing Arts Center at Decatur High School in downtown Decatur. The cost is $25 unless registering a group of 10 or more. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about hands-on, "maker-" style learning in the classroom, plus a great chance to network with other educators in the metro area. For more information, visit the conference website at www.makedu.org.
Do you have an awesome classroom activity/lab/program/product that you are proud of and want to share with us and your fellow Cobb educators? We want to highlight the hard and innovative work that you are doing in your classroom. Please contact Tom (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tracy (email@example.com) to tell us about it. We'd love to stop by for a visit to see you in action.
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Science Olympiad coaches please join this excellent workshop on Saturday, October 24th at Dodgen Middle School. This workshop will include training on specific events in the morning and a Coaching Roundtable session for new & experienced coaches. This workshop is free and it is a great chance to collaborate with other coaches and science colleagues.
Overall Workshop: 8:30-12:30
8:45-10:15 – Session 1
10:30-12:00 – Session 2
New coaches workshop & Coaching Round Table (Time TBD)
To reserve a spot Email Kathy Jacobson firstname.lastname@example.org