September 24, 2017

#11518 NGSS: Unit Alignment in a Three-Dimensional Science Classroom

This multi-day course will prepare teachers to create a three-dimensional science clasasroom and develop aligned units where the love of scientific discovery comes to life within your students! From the basics of NGSS to aligned units, this course provides a comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the standards.  Participants will:

  • Discover the three dimensions of the NGSS;
  • experience thee-dimensional science lessons,
  • learn how to read the NGSS,
  • utilize multiple NGSS resources and tools to ensure alignment,
  • learn the unit development process called story lining, and
  • use these steps of story lining to develop an aligned unit for your classroom.

This workshop covers NGSS Phases 1-4. This course is available for 3 semester hours of grad credit from Aurora University for an additional fee of $325.00.

Dates & Times:  October 7, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM; Oct. 20, 4:30 – 8 PM; Oct. 21, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM; Nov 3, 4:30 – 8 PM; Nov. 4, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM; Nov 17, 4:30 – 8 PM and Nov 18, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (you must attend all dates)
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $100.00
Hours:  32
Audience:  K-12th grade teachers
Presenters:  Sara Ryner & Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline:  10/1/2017

#11521 Three Dimensional Science Assessment

This two day workshop will help you build quality three-dimensional classroom assessments in K-12 science which is necessary for alignment to the NGSS.  Information included in this training:

  • What is three-dimensional assessment and how is it different from other assessments?
  • How do I assess three-dimensional learning as required by the NGSS?
  • Assessment terminology and the basics for quality assessments
  • Reviewing and evaluating current assessments and designing quality assessments

This session is designed for teachers/administrators who are familiar with NGSS and three-dimensionial learning.  If you do not have any expereine with NGSS, please consider attending the NGSS course prior to attending this session.  One semester hour of grad credit through Aurora University is also available for an additional fee of $125.00.
Dates:  January 13 & 20, 2018
Times:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM each day
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $50.00
Hours:  12
Audience:  K-12 Teachers & Administrators
Presenter:  Sara Ryner & Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline:  1/6/2018

#11488 Starlab Training

This training will include the basic operations of the Starlab Planetarium system.  Participants will gain a better understanding of astronomy and the nighttime sky and increase their confidence in introducing this interesting topic to their students.  This training is a requirement in order to reserve Starlab for use at your school.  In addition to reviewing numerous classroom activities and resources for teaching astronomy, participants will practice setting up and taking down the Starlab and operating the projector.  This training is also suitable for any teacher who has previously been trained and needs a refresher.  Each participant will also receive a copy of The Universe at Your Fingerprints 2.0 DVD that is full of hands-on space science lessons.
Date:  October 20, 2017
Time:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $125.00
Presenter:  Dr. Don Powers
Audience:  All PreK-12 Teachers
Registration Deadline:  10/13/2017

ECO Camp 2017-2018

  The dates are set for ECO Camp 2017 – 2018.  Click here to download your  flyer to fill out and submit to the ROE to get your class registered.