GPAEA Science Support for 2017-18

The goal is to promote and support networking amongst area elementary, middle school, and high school science teachers in GPAEA.  All science work is focused on supporting teachers in their learning and implementation of the new Iowa Core Science Standards and 21st Century (Redesigned) Learning for both the State Science Standards Modules and the GPAEA Science Networks.

Note: The Science Standards Module trainings are sequential and build on each other.  For that reason, Module 1 or Supporting Iowa Science Standards for Administrators and Instructional Coaches Part 1 is needed to be prepared for Modules 2 and 3. If teachers or coaches have not attended a Module 1 session that is the prerequisite for Module 2, email Tami or Rosemary to discuss the option for background learning that would be needed before attending the Module 2 learning opportunities listed.

Iowa Science Standards Module 2 learning opportunities: *Prerequisite for Module 2:  Module 1 -OR- Supporting Iowa Science Standards for Administrators and Instructional Coaches Part 1.

  • June 8-9, 2017 Burlington GPAEA office (link to register)
  • June 12-13, 2017 Ottumwa GPAEA office (link available on April 5)
  • June 19-20, 2017 Ottumwa GPAEA office (primarily reserved for Albia CSD- limited number of openings-link available on April 5 to those outside Albia CSD)
  • Blended Option Fall 2017 (8 hours in-district work plus 1 face-to-face date)
    • Oct 9, 2017 EAST with in-district work starting in August
    • Oct 2, 2017 WEST with in-district work starting in August

Iowa Science Standards Module 3 learning opportunities **Prerequisite:  Module 2 -OR- Supporting Iowa Science Standards for Administrators and Instructional Coaches Part 1.  NOTE:  All of the following are actually K-12, but we would like to continue to support teacher collaboration across the agency and have designated dates to encourage this.

  • HS East  Sept 18-19, 2017          
  • HS West  Oct 12-13, 2017                      
  • MS East   Sept 28-29, 2017          
  • MS West  Oct 30-31, 2017          
  • 6th grade/K-12 West September 25-26, 2017          
  • Grades 4-5 East  Oct 19-20, 2017          
  • Grades 4-5 West   Nov 6-7, 2017          
  • Grades 2-3 East  Oct 23-24, 2017          
  • Grades 2-3 West Oct 26-27, 2017          
  • Grades K-1 East  Nov 13-14, 2017          
  • Grades K-1 West  Dec 4-5, 2017          
  • Summer Session Option- Dates TBA

Iowa Science Standards Module 3 learning opportunities for Admin & Coaches ***Prerequisite:  Module 2 -OR- Supporting Iowa Science Standards for Administrators and Instructional Coaches Part 1.

    • November 2, 2017  Supporting Iowa Science Standards for Administrators and Instructional Coaches Part 2 (Ottumwa site)
    • December 12, 2017  Supporting Iowa Science Standards for Administrators and Instructional Coaches Part 2 (Burlington site)

Science Networks- Collaborative Curriculum Development time

  • HS East  January  8-9, 2018          
  • HS West  January  25-26, 2018          
  • MS East   February 12-13, 2018          
  • MS West  February 5-6, 2018          
  • Elementary East March 12-13, 2018          
  • Elementary West March 8-9, 2018

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