Science Clubhouse Workshops for K-2 (Integrating Science with Reading and Writing)

Shared Gail Wortmann and Lindsey Wortmann

sciclubThe Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a game-changer for science at the elementary level.  They are performance standards – the students must “do science” in order to show attainment.  Because the science standards need to be worked into the very busy day in an elementary classroom, it is imperative they be integrated with reading and writing workshops and not treated as a separate subject.  The Science Clubhouse Workshop lessons include all NGSS performance standards for each grade level (K-2).  Participants will work through all lessons, practicing the hands on science investigations and tying them to related books and writing assignments aligned with the Common Core.

On March 24th, the Iowa Department of Education announced the members of the state team charged with reviewing Iowa’s science standards agreed the Next Generation Science Standards will be the basis for their work on a final recommendation to the State Board of Education.  The details have not been decided, but the direction is clear.

The Science Clubhouse Workshop courses will help teachers prepare for student attainment of the Next Generation Science Standards as a part of an integrated reading/writing workshop.  Teachers will experience science and engineering practices, learn about cross-cutting concepts, review big ideas in science, and identify where the standards fit into a K-12 science scope and sequence.  The target audience for this course includes kindergarten, first and second grade teachers, science consultants/specialists, instructional coaches, technology coaches, STEM coaches, and pilot teachers.

All courses will be held at Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa) in Auditorium A/B from 8:00-4:00.  Each participant will need to bring a laptop or tablet to access course materials.

The Science Clubhouse Workshop integrated science, reading, and writing workshops are now open for registration.

All courses will be held at Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa) in Auditorium A/B from 8:00-4:00. Each participant will need to bring a laptop or tablet to access course materials.

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  1. Registration Information:
    All courses will be held at Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa) in Auditorium A/B from 8:00-4:00. Each participant will need to bring a laptop or tablet to access course materials.

    Kindergarten Workshop: June 8-9, 2015 (Covers standards for kindergarten only.)
    Register for this Course: NGSS Science, Reading, Writing Integration for Kindergarten
    https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=10734&I=1787212
    First Grade Workshop: June 15-16, 2015 (Covers standards for first grade only.)
    Register for this Course: NGSS Science, Reading, Writing Integration for First Grade
    https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=10734&I=1787262
    Second Grade Workshop: June 30-July 1, 2015 (Covers standards for second grade only.)
    Register for this Course: NGSS Science, Reading, Writing Integration for Second Grade
    https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=10734&I=1787353

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