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Monday, July 31
 

9:00am

Earth Camp Field and Curriculum Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Earth Camp is a water quality science education program focused on watersheds and the Edward's Aquifer.  Lessons and field investigations includes geography and natural history, water quality monitoring, hydrology of the aquifer, human impacts and solutions.  Thirty percent of the AISD Science Curriculum Road Map vocabulary for 5th grade is covered through hands-on science investigations in the classroom and field. All content is correlated to the TEKS.  This training is for Title I schools only, and is required for any fifth-grade registered for a week of Earth Camp. Participants should plan to meet at McKinney Falls State Park no later than 8:45 am for the field portion of the workshop (9:00 am - 12:00 pm); please dress appropriately for rugged terrain. Teachers will meet at St. Edwards in JBWN 226 for the afternoon portion (1:00 - 4:00 pm). View the full-day itinerary at http://bit.ly/earthcamp5. Preregistration required.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Heilman

Sara Heilman

Conservation Program Coordinator, City of Austin
I coordinate Earth Camp, 5th grade field program focused on watersheds, Clean Creek Campus, reaches 3rd-8th incorporates service learning in the field, and Hydrofiles, water quality outreach for high school.
avatar for Susan Wall

Susan Wall

Conservation Program Manager, City of Austin Watershed Protection
I am coordinator for Earth Camp, four days of watershed and aquifer field science trips for Title I schools' fifth-graders in AISD. Teacher training is required for all teachers registered to bring classes to Earth Camp.


Monday July 31, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
JBWN 226
 
Tuesday, August 1
 

9:00am

Elementary Science Notebooks
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Teaching elementary teachers how to develop Science notebooks with their students throughout the school year. I will be showing teachers how to organize student notebooks and explore a variety of engaging activities and how to make them work within a Science notebook. No technology is required for the teachers but I will be sharing a great deal of resources that I have found over the years as a Science Coach and teacher. Teachers will leave with a better understanding of how to implement, organize and add to their Science notebooks.

Speakers

Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWS 366

9:00am

Teaching Cell Signaling Through Research: The Freshman Research Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin
The Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) at UT-Austin is a faculty-initiated reinvention of our undergraduate research paradigm that increases the number and diversity of students engaged in research, and significantly impacts student success and engagement in science. Student involvement in the execution and design of original research is the cornerstone of this lab class. Students are expected: to carry out novel experiments; to learn methods of experimental design, data gathering, data interpretation, and data presentation; to develop skills of devising alternative hypotheses to interpret experimental results; and to learn, through experimentation and data interpretation. The Cell Signaling (1 of 28 research areas) class is addressing the question of what signaling steps mediate the effects of extracellular ATP and ADP on the polarized growth of single-celled root hairs.  We will present details about the impact of the FRI program on the academic performance of participating students and discuss the feasibility of having students in a lab class work on a specific question important to the faculty members' research program. This work is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI).

Speakers
avatar for Greg Clark

Greg Clark

Research Educator, University of Texas
I am a plant biologist at the University of Texas and teach inquiry-based lab courses in the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI). I am also the FRI K-12 Outreach Director and run several outreach programs including Shadow a Scientist and Present your PhD to a 12-year old.


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 247

10:15am

Class-Building Strategies: Ways to Maximize Student Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The goal is to share Kagan strategies that I learned about last summer and had the chance to utilize in classrooms this current school year. These strategies focus on engaging students, maximizing student thinking, collaboration, and creating a safe, productive classroom environment. Participants will be a part of short activities which I will facilitate, showing the strategies for their classes. No technology required for them. The activities will be focusing on Algebra 1 content, but the strategies themselves are adaptable to any math content (honestly any content level at all).

Speakers
LH

Logan Healey

OnRamps Precalculus Instructor, Austin ISD


Tuesday August 1, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWS 366

10:15am

Creating Meaningful Anchor Charts
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Creating a meaningful Anchor chart/graphic can be difficult. I will attempt to assist teachers in the realization that you don't need to be an artist to make meaningful anchor charts. Based on the needs of each session group, I will attempt to connect main ideas in digital and 2-D formats. Participating teachers will be able to brainstorm alone or in small groups to create a finished take-home anchor chart. We will see examples, plan, design, and illustrate our ideas. These skills will allow teachers to think outside what may generally be given in the curriculum to go deeper in explanations and visuals. These skills can be used in any subject. Please bring your own device.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Jeansonne

Jack Jeansonne

teacher, AISD
Botany, Biology, Herpetology, PBL, STEAM, African cichlids, Gardening, Chickens, Sci-fi


Tuesday August 1, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWS 266

12:30pm

Interactive Reading in Science
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come experience new strategies for making your science readings come alive for your students. Connect the words and concepts to previous learning and hands-on science. It is a win-win when you connect the dots for students using interactive reading to support literacy development in science.


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWS 163

12:30pm

Data Driven Instruction
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

I will show teachers how to use data to drive instruction and interventions. Data can be taken in a variety of ways to help lead the direction for learning. As a Science Coach I have to collect data and turn it around to make sure our lessons are filling in the gaps. We create and modify lessons after the data is collected to target specific areas of learning.

Speakers


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWS 262

12:30pm

Argument Driven Inquiry for Middle School Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Argument Driven Inquiry (ADI) is a different approach to science explorations. This presentation will introduce the concept of ADI and I will share some of the successes and challenges that I had implementing it in my classroom. An overview of the stages of ADI as well as materials and access to lessons will be provided. In an ADI lesson Students are provided with an Essential Question which leads them to design and implement their own labs. Different groups of students provide feedback to each other on lab design. After lab implementation and data collection student groups choose how to display their data and share with other student groups again.

Speakers

Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWS 265

12:30pm

Come Alive with Living Materials
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Discover the many incredible resources, including live organisms, science equipment, and technology, offered by the Living Materials Center and Science and Health Resource Center. You may even get the chance to hold a hedgehog, snuggle a snake, or touch a tarantula!


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWN 102

12:30pm

An Introduction to Argument Driven Inquiry
Come learn how we began to use Argument Driven Inquiry (ADI) labs to challenge and engage our students. The multi-step ADI process gets your students actively pursuing the "how" and "why" of science in collaboration with their peers. We will do an ADI chemistry ab, go through the steps together, and discuss how you could make any inquiry lab an ADI-style lab. I will also share the lessons we've learned in our first year of implementation and what we'll do more of next year. This workshop has a chemistry focus, but the ADI approach could be adapted to all levels and all fields.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson

Teacher, Austin ISD
With ten years of science teaching under my belt, I moved to Austin in 2012, teaching at Akins High School for three years before joining the faculty at LASA. I'm passionate about science education and edtech, and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and interest with all of... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWN 247

12:30pm

Biomimicry and Science! Hands-on Curriculum for 7-12th Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

Join EcoRise staff, AISD science specialists, and AISD science teachers to explore a hands-on, TEKS-aligned biomimicry curriculum designed through a partnership between EcoRise, The Biomimicry Institute, and Austin ISD. Biomimicry and Science: Applying Nature’s Strategies is a suite of lessons that introduce students to eco-literacy and design innovation concepts through project-based learning and real-world applications. These lessons can be used to teach and reinforce core content in chemistry, physics, and biology, using striking examples from nature and bio-inspired design as a framework to capture student interest. We will review the lessons that are available to all AISD science teachers, experience a few lessons first-hand, and hear from AISD teachers who have used the lessons in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Randall

Abby Randall

Director of Programs, EcoRise
With more than 13 years of experience in the field of sustainability education, Abby Randall is passionate about inspiring teachers and students to ignite a new generation of green leaders. Born in London, England and raised in Hingham, Massachusetts, Abby has spent the last decade... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWN 222

1:45pm

Experiencing Space Science: It's in Your Hands!!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

While space science can be exciting, evoking thoughts of Star Trek or Star Wars, elementary students can be challenged to learn the actual processes behind the seasons, Moon phases, and the difference between rotation and revolution. We'll explore a variety of Earth, Sun, Moon science concepts and some concrete, hands-on ways to make these concepts attainable and retainable for students.



Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 363

1:45pm

Science Myths and Misconceptions and Website Investigation
Limited Capacity seats available

The primary topic of this session is scientific literacy by exploring science myths and misconceptions. This will involve discourse among students about their current beliefs, surveying others about what they believe and why, and critically researching the topics.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Roth

Eric Roth

Teacher, Grade 4, Clayton Elementary School
I have taught elementary math and science in excess of 30 years, but I continue to look for innovative, creative, and effective ways to teach. Together with my co-teacher who specializes in language arts and social studies, we incorporate origami, classroom government, Greek Mythology... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 186 (Carter Auditorium)
 
Wednesday, August 2
 

9:00am

Are You Ready or Are You Supporting?
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will breakdown the elementary science standards into a format that can be leveraged into teacher and student success in a fun game-like atmosphere modeling quick wins with visual literacy and vocabulary development.

Speakers

Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 201

9:00am

Low-stakes Engagement in Dual-Enrollment Research Course
Limited Capacity seats available

Taking a step away from a traditional science class, the High School Research Initiative (HRI) is funded by the NIH Science Education Partnership Award and encourages a new experiential learning and project-based learning approach. First offered in the 2016-17 school year, the HRI offers a dual-enrollment course in science research, offering high school science credit (CTE Scientific Research and Design 8724.H900.Y, 8724.NC10.Y), as well as UT course credit (HRI Research Methods, NSC 309). This course offers a 2-prong approach to research: open-inquiry research (1st semester) and University of Texas collaborative research (2nd semester). Trained by a UTeach Master Teacher, the high school teachers teach the class at high school campuses and facilitate the UT collaborations.

Speakers
avatar for University of Texas at Austin High School Research Initiative

University of Texas at Austin High School Research Initiative

The High School Research Initiative (HRI) is on the lookout for more teachers to offer their dual-enrollment, project-based research course. Taught by trained high school teachers at their campuses, the HRI course offers an open-inquiry research experience (1st semester) and a University-partnered... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 247

9:00am

Strategies for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Frustrated when students know the content but still miss the question? Maybe the question structure/wording/presentation is not familiar to them? Let's focus on a variety of strategies to help students experience 5th grade science content in multiple ways to be better equipped to decode unfamiliar questions. Come work collaboratively using manipulatives to experience the thinking involved when strategies such as cause and effect, comparing and contrasting, reading graphs, tables, and charts, generalizing from examples and non-examples, sequencing processes, making inferences from diagrams, creating analogies, etc. are used. Through modeling and working with the manipulative materials you will have ideas and resources for implementing these strategies all year.

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Owner/Developer, Supporting Science, Inc.
Owner/Consultant


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 226

9:00am

Your students should be talking more than you do
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come learn fun and engaging ways to get your grade 6-12 science students to do the talking in class. Especially effective for English Language Learners, strategies that encourage science discourse get students to do the talking which means they are doing the thinking! No technology is required for this hands-on, minds-on, mouths-open session where we will explore discourse strategies you can implement with little to no materials.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Kaszuba

Jennifer Kaszuba

Graduate Research Assistant, UT Austin STEM Center
Jennifer works to find ways to engage all students in authentic science experiences to help them realize the wonders of science.



Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWN 222

10:15am

Class-Building Strategies: Ways to Maximize Student Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The goal is to share Kagan strategies that I learned about last summer and had the chance to utilize in classrooms this current school year. These strategies focus on engaging students, maximizing student thinking, collaboration, and creating a safe, productive classroom environment. Participants will be a part of short activities which I will facilitate, showing the strategies for their classes. No technology required for them. The activities will be focusing on Algebra 1 content, but the strategies themselves are adaptable to any math content (honestly any content level at all).

Speakers
LH

Logan Healey

OnRamps Precalculus Instructor, Austin ISD


Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWN 247

10:15am

What's Your Questioning Quotient?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Asking content questions all day but not sure if it is helping? Come learn some ways brain-based research has helped us recognize the type of questions we are asking and learn new strategies for ramping up the rigor. We'll do question sorting, use stems, prompts and response cards, learn the difference between active and passive questioning, and construct question wheels for student inquiry while making a mini-notebook of the strategies used during the session. The question is . . . what are you waiting for?

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Owner/Developer, Supporting Science, Inc.
Owner/Consultant


Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWN 226

12:30pm

Microvolts to Megavolts - Electrifying Demonstrations
Limited Capacity seats available

Central Texas Discover Engineering is a network of volunteers who visit classrooms to excite learners about science & engineering. Join us for a hair-raising demo of exciting science and learn more about how to bring volutneers to your classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWS 264

12:30pm

Mighty Manipulatives: Tools to Engage, Teach, Assess & Review
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you ready for your kids to be engaged in student-centered activities that challenge them to think at high levels and require them to use their academic vocabulary and organizational skills? Educational research since the 1990's has shown the effectiveness of using interactive manipulative resources in student-centered learning. Come experience examples of interactive group activities such as Tic-Tac-Toe, content relay races, clue card hunts, grab bags, concept maps, and more. Then discuss ways to process the learning through notebook reflections and foldables®. A variety of life, earth, and physical science topics will be used. You'll have models, ideas and resources for implementing these strategies all year.

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Owner/Developer, Supporting Science, Inc.
Owner/Consultant


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWN 226

12:30pm

Promoting Science Proficiency by Transforming Lab Activities
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is an introduction to the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ADI instructional model by participating in all eight stages of an actual ADI lab investigation from start to finish. The participants will then have time to reflect on their experiences during the lab investigation and ask clarifying questions. Finally, the participants will see how ADI is aligned with the best practices for teaching science education as well as learn about ways to support students during each stage of the approach.

Speakers
avatar for VICTOR Sampson

VICTOR Sampson

Victor Sampson provides workshops for science teachers and presentations for science education researchers, district specialists, and teachers about a wide range of topics in science education.  All of his workshops and presentations are grounded in current research, are based on... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWS 262

12:30pm

Come Alive with Living Materials
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Discover the many incredible resources, including live organisms, science equipment, and technology, offered by the Living Materials Center and Science and Health Resource Center. You may even get the chance to hold a hedgehog, snuggle a snake, or touch a tarantula!


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWN 102

1:45pm

Creating Meaningful Anchor Charts
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Creating a meaningful Anchor chart/graphic can be difficult. I will attempt to assist teachers in the realization that you don't need to be an artist to make meaningful anchor charts. Based on the needs of each session group, I will attempt to connect main ideas in digital and 2-D formats. Participating teachers will be able to brainstorm alone or in small groups to create a finished take-home anchor chart. We will see examples, plan, design, and illustrate our ideas. These skills will allow teachers to think outside what may generally be given in the curriculum to go deeper in explanations and visuals. These skills can be used in any subject. Please bring your own device.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Jeansonne

Jack Jeansonne

teacher, AISD
Botany, Biology, Herpetology, PBL, STEAM, African cichlids, Gardening, Chickens, Sci-fi


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 266

1:45pm

Elementary Science Notebooks
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Teaching elementary teachers how to develop Science notebooks with their students throughout the school year. I will be showing teachers how to organize student notebooks and explore a variety of engaging activities and how to make them work within a Science notebook. No technology is required for the teachers but I will be sharing a great deal of resources that I have found over the years as a Science Coach and teacher. Teachers will leave with a better understanding of how to implement, organize and add to their Science notebooks.

Speakers

Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 366

1:45pm

Newton’s Three Laws—the Most Tested Grade 8 Science TEKS
Limited Capacity seats available

Join a former Physics and Grade 8 Science teacher to “investigate and describe“ Newton's three laws of motion-- the most tested TEKS on the STAAR Grade 8 Science test. Participate in demonstrations and thought activities you can use with your students. Explore common student misconceptions along with real-world applications that clarify how Newtons’ 3 laws are simple, but NOT easy! We will end with a review of related released STAAR test questions. . .to make sure we understand what students need to know. Intended for 8th grade teachers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 261

1:45pm

Science Fair 101 : Developing Scientists in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

To science fair or not to science fair, that is the question facing many elementary schools today. Despite the recent opposition to the value of science fairs, the process still offers many learning opportunities and much inspiration. Learn how to start (or restart) the process at your home campus, with fresh new ways of looking at science fairs to incorporate more meaningful participation and projects. Additionally, learn about alternative science exhibitions (such as STEM nights) that inspire both the students and the teachers of your campus. Presenters will share a step by step "how to" on getting science fair started at your school. We will visit Austin Energy Science Fest's website as well.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Larrimore

Cyndi Larrimore

5th Grade Teacher, Austin ISD
I have been a 5th grade math and science teacher or 20 years. I am always on the lookout for new ways to engage and challenge my students.
avatar for Tonya Penney

Tonya Penney

Teacher, Travis Heights Elementary School
I raise farm animals, such as chickens, pigs and ducks, outside of town. I love to garden at home and with my students. I am going on my 5th year of using PBL in my classroom, and I am continuing to learn and grow as a teacher with the technique.


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 262
 
Thursday, August 3
 

9:00am

Interactive Reading in Science
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come experience new strategies for making your science readings come alive for your students. Connect the words and concepts to previous learning and hands-on science. It is a win-win when you connect the dots for students using interactive reading to support literacy development in science.


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWS 267

9:00am

Escape Tradition with BreakoutEDU - High Energy Lessons Your Students Will Love!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

If you’ve ever participated in an escape game, then you and your students will love BreakoutEDU. BreakoutEDU supports critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and collaboration with puzzle-based games that can support any content area or grade-level. In this session, teachers will use their math and science skills and a series of clues to unlock their BreakoutEDU box and stop a team of jewel thieves. The clock is ticking, so get here fast. One lucky participant will leave with two BreakoutEdu Kits to use in the classroom.

Speakers

Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 226

9:00am

Science Resource Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give an overview of the resources that are available for 5th grade science along with high yield strategies for each.

Speakers

Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 201

9:00am

Origami in Math and Science
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will show users how they can use origami in math and science. Concepts include fractions, geometry, measurement, force and motion, and simple machines. Students will fold a variety of forms and make connections to the topics listed. Folding instructions, links, and google doc with ideas of how to use origami in math and science will be provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Eric Roth

Eric Roth

Teacher, Grade 4, Clayton Elementary School
I have taught elementary math and science in excess of 30 years, but I continue to look for innovative, creative, and effective ways to teach. Together with my co-teacher who specializes in language arts and social studies, we incorporate origami, classroom government, Greek Mythology... Read More →


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWS 268

9:00am

Using the Aug. 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse to Support Science & Math Lessons
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session covers activities for the solar eclipse that occurs on the first day of school, 8-21-17. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to integrate what is happening in the world outside into your science and math lessons. The primary audience is elementary teachers, with extensions into middle school math and science. This eclipse’s path of totality will cross the United States from OR to SC. Texas will have a partial eclipse to get kids excited about science in the world around them. Activities use simple, inexpensive materials to safely observe the solar eclipse and explain the phenomenon. Most can be used throughout the year to explain science and math TEKS, such as motion of the earth-sun-moon system and creating scale models. Activities are aimed at grades 3-5, but can be modified for grades 1-9. Teachers will leave with instructions for all activities, plus resources to view the total eclipse live and for the students to participate in citizen science during the eclipse.

Speakers
LB

Lucia Brimer

Mobile Education Director, Texas Museum of Science & Technology
Several years experience teaching science and math to all ages, specializing in physics and astronomy. Our museum has science field trips, a mobile planetarium and new mobile science activities and demos to bring to your school.
avatar for Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

Astro Ed: SSA, AISD, Travis County, UT Informal Classes, Starry Sky Austin
Bringing night time astronomy to your students. Astronomy related activities for your classroom. Inspiring astronomy learning with star stories.


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 262

10:15am

Accessing HMH ScienceFusion Digital Resources in BLEND
Take a deeper dive into navigating the digital resources available with HMH ScienceFusion. Utilize these resources for core instruction as well as differentiation. Please bring your own device to follow along with the presentation.

Speakers

Thursday August 3, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWS 186 (Carter Auditorium)

10:15am

Data Driven Instruction
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

I will show teachers how to use data to drive instruction and interventions. Data can be taken in a variety of ways to help lead the direction for learning. As a Science Coach I have to collect data and turn it around to make sure our lessons are filling in the gaps. We create and modify lessons after the data is collected to target specific areas of learning.

Speakers


Thursday August 3, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWS 366

8:30pm

Observational Astronomy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Teachers will learn the basics of observational astronomy, outside at night, how to use a telescope, how to find constellations in the sky, hear star stories to share with their students and also learn how to bring the concepts of the scale of the solar system, reason for the seasons, moon phases and eclipses as well as why the north star changes to their students in a kinesthetic/tactile and engaging way.

Please register for this session during the conference at the Check-in and Information area in the JBWS Lobby.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

Astro Ed: SSA, AISD, Travis County, UT Informal Classes, Starry Sky Austin
Bringing night time astronomy to your students. Astronomy related activities for your classroom. Inspiring astronomy learning with star stories.


Thursday August 3, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
*TBA