Monthly Archives: August 2012
The Challenger Learning Center- St. Louis has a climate change workshop scheduled next month. The workshop is for 6th-10th grade teachers and is offered on two days: September 15 or 29th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each participating teacher will receive a $100 stipend.
The workshop, held at the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis in north county, will show teachers how to access and use NASA tools and resources and will include hands-on activities. It will also provide educators a better understanding of Earth System Science and how to connect it to classroom activities.
Space is limited to 25 participants in each day. Please call (314) 521-6205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Missouri has three edcamps taking place this fall and winter! Edcamp is free, participant-driven professional development for teachers. Upcoming locations and dates:
Edcamps bring together those interested in learning & sharing more about best practices in education in an unconference format. This format allows the knowledge and interests of those in attendance to lead the conversations. All are welcome to join for a great day of conversations about solutions on how to build the best classrooms, schools and communities for the future.
While the edcamps are free to attend, organizers of each would like preregistration. Click on the logos included in this post to go to the specific edcamp website. If you are not able to attend an edcamp in person, you can follow the conversation by reading tweets with hashtags like #edcampsgf, #edcampKC, #edcampSTL.
We wanted to share some great resources from coolcatteacher.blogspot.com. Take a look at these select lesson plans, compiled and commented on by Georgia teacher Vicki Davis:
• Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards | Edutopia Edutopia’s guide to websites, organizations articles relating to the common core. I do think they are missing “Share My Lesson” from the AFT and TES, but this may have been written before that site launched. A great overview.
• Film as a Great Motivator | Edutopia The right film and the right moment can create mood and meaning. Today in the Olympics, the swim coach was talking about how he had shown a clip from Saving Private Ryan and team members took on a different air of brotherhood and working together as a team. Film can be a great motivator and teacher in the classroom when well done. It can also be a boring “beuller” moment if not picked well. I like how this blog post deconstructs the use of video and how it can be used effectively in the classroom. I think it is a great read for all teachers.
• Pinterest- Search results for classroom door- Cute ideas for classroom doors.
• Wikis in the Classroom- A lovely website about wikis and the use in the classroom.