Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Science Inquiry Institute for K-5 Teachers

Posted on June 30, 2014

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Science Inquiry Institute

Professional Development Opportunity for School District of Philadelphia K-5 Teachers

August 11-15, 2014
9:00-4:00

Registrations must be received no later than August 5, 2014

**Small Stipend Available

Do you want to do more science in your classroom? Do you want to teach science lessons that are hands-on and inquiry based? Come spend a week engaged in learning how to bring hands-on, inquiry sci-ence into your classroom and out in your school yard! LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

Who should attend?
 Kindergarten—5th Grade Teachers in the School District of Philadel-phia
 Teachers that are looking to improve their science teaching skills
 Teachers that want to learn more about the many science resources that Philadelphia has to offer them and their students
 Teachers who want to have a fun week, learning about the world around us and how to make it relevant to their students

What will we do?
 Daily visits to science centers in our region, including Riverbend, the Franklin Institute, etc.
 Hands-on nature exploration in streams, ponds, forests, meadows and wetlands
 Practice science skills that you can take back to your classroom

Want to Attend?
Complete the attached registration form and return to Stacy Carr-Poole at scarr@riverbendeec.org or mail it to the address provided on the form

ACT 48 Credit Available

What is the Science Inquiry Institute?
This week-long professional development is a space for you to learn how you can bring more science inquiry to your school yard and classroom. Inquiry science education is a pedagogical method of using exploration, discovery and investigative questioning to teach science related content.

What will the week look like?

Each day we will focus on a BIG IDEA about inquiry science weaving in the content taught through the CORE Science Modules. We will also be taking field trips to other educational places.

 Monday – All about our Senses
 Tuesday – Be Curious!
 Wednesday – Investigate
 Thursday – Collect and Analyze Data
 Friday – Communicate the Findings

Your Commitment?
To secure a space you will be required to submit via mail a deposit of $75.00. Your deposit will be returned to you on the last day of the workshop in full.

Make checks payable to: Riverbend Environmental Education Center
1950 Spring Mill Rd.
Gladwyne, PA 19035

To Register:
Please contact Stacy Carr-Poole at scarr@riverbendeec.org.


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