The first webinar in our Science and Engineering Practices series is now available as a recording in StreamingCobb at bit.ly/AskingQuestionsWebinar.
Please join us for the next webinar, covering the Developing and Using Models practice, on September 13th at 4:30 pm. You can access the webinar at this link: www.tinyurl.com/ModelsWebinar
Due to recording issues, we are re-offering the Asking Questions and Defining Problems Webinar on Monday, August 28th at 3 pm. Click on this link to join: http://tinyurl.com/SEPWebinar1
A recorded version will be available after Monday.
Check out the newest page on our website: Solar Eclipse 2017!!! Here you can find lesson ideas per grade band as well as safety information. Parents can get more information about the eclipse at www.cobbk12.org/eclipse
Our first Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) webinar (via Skype) is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9th at 4:30 pm. As you're now aware, the new standards have three "dimensions"- the core content, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts. The SEPs are not only embedded into the new CT&LS standards, but they are also a major component of our Balanced Instructional document. How can we shift our instruction to provide students with opportunities to use these practices? Join us during this 30-minute webinar investigation of the first practice, "Asking Questions and Defining Problems," by clicking this link: www.tinyurl.com/SEPwebinar1
The webinars occur on the second Wednesday of every month:
September 13th- Developing and Using Models
October 11th- Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
November 8th- Analyzing and Interpreting Data
January 10th- Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking
February 13th*- Constructing Explanations, Arguing From Evidence (will occur on Tues.)
March 14th- Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Open to any 8th Grade Physical Science teacher, this district PLC will meet face-to-face every other month and online during interim months. Deepen your physical science content knowledge, practice implementing lessons aligned to the new standards, and collaborate with other teachers from around the district. Participants are expected to attend at least five of the seven sessions.
Meeting dates include:
August 14th, 5:15-6:45 pm
September 11th, Online
October 9th, 5:15-6:45 pm
November 13th, Online
January 8th, 5:15-6:45 pm
February 12th, Online
March 19th, 5:15-6:45 pm
All face-to-face meetings are at the District Office: 514 Glover Street, Marietta, GA 30060 Conference Room 230. Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8thGradeSciencePLC
HATponics will be hosting a STEM Camp for educators from August 18 to August 20, 2017 at their farm in Rossville, GA. Camp is open to beginners for certification as Aquaponics Educator I, as well as returning educators seeking Aquaponics Educator II qualifications. Registration is limited to no more than 30 participants and will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Please remit registration to Emily Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday August 9, as they need to plan meals with dietary restrictions in mind.
Please remit payment by Wednesday, August 9 to:
PO Box 8113
Chattanooga, TN 37414