“Earth Right Now—A Year of New Missions”
Bring the excitement of NASA to your Earth Science classroom.
Presenter: Dr. Russanne Low Higher Education Workgroup Lead, Earth Science, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Education and Public Outreach Forum
For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, providing new insights into our changing planet – and making 2014 “The Year of Earth.”
NASA satellites, aircraft and research help scientists find answers to critical challenges facing our planet today and in the future, including climate change, sea level rise, freshwater resources and extreme weather events. In this workshop, we will make connections to K-12 Earth science curriculum topics so you can bring the excitement of NASA to your Earth science classroom.
We will focus on resources found in NASAWavelength.org, an educational digital library of resources freely avail-able to educators. We will address how these resources can be used to address not only the disciplinary core ideas, but also the crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - and engage students in the NGSS practices, and do some fun hands-on activities, showing how resources can be combined to meet NGSS standards.
Join our workshop for hands-on experiences using classroom-ready lessons on topics related to our
RSVP required: Contact Dr. Xiaoming Zhai at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 543-2504
Co-Hosted by: College of Lake County Science Outreach Program & The University Center of Lake County
Institute on the Common Core & English Learners: Pathways of Success from PreK-College
The College Of Lake County is pleased to announce an exciting two-day opportunity for teachers to help English Learners meet the rigors of the Common Core.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
6:30-7 p.m., Check-In
7-8:30 p.m., Room C005, C Wing Auditorium
Dr. Jacinta Thomas and Jill Bruellman
Common Core and English Learners: Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Jacinta Thomas and Jill Bruellman will present a brief overview of the Common Core standards and their impact on English learners (ELs), particularly with the emphasis on language. The presenters will discuss how teachers of ELs can play an important role in this discussion as advocates for their ELs, as well as experts and consultants on linguistics, language and literacy development.
Friday, April 11, 2014
7:45-9 a.m., Check-In and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Room C005, C Wing Auditorium
Featured Institute Speaker: Dr. Kate Kinsella
Instructional Tools to Increase English Learner Lesson Engagement and Academic Language Proficiency for Common Core Readiness
Using expert modeling and illustrative classroom video footage, Dr. Kinsella details the research-based features of planned, explicit, advanced language instruction and structured interaction necessary for students in mixed-ability classrooms to develop a confident command of academic discourse and appropriate spoken and written classroom language. She distributes a detailed training booklet including instructional routine guidelines, reproducible templates, sample lessons and practical lesson-planning tools to facilitate school-wide implementation
Registration fee: $50*
*Non-refundable fee includes include refreshments on April 10th and continental breakfast and lunch on April 11th.
Register Online at: www.clcillinois.edu/commoncore
Please note, registration closes on April 1st, 2014
Please contact Dr. Jacinta Thomas at (847)543-2565or by email at email@example.com.
Marine Education Scholarships
Former TEAMS participant, Bob Jakus, has alerted us to the fact that the National Marine Education Association is offering a limited number of scholarships to their 2014 NMEA conference in Annapolis, MD. The conference will be held July 21-25 and scholarship applications are due March 15, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.marine-ed.org/?page=scholarships.