Professional Development Opportunities

Elementary Energy Institute

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Are you looking for a way to get a couple of college credits?  Are you interested in what is going on in the oil and gas exploration that is occurring all around us?  Are you trying to figure out how to help your students and yourself understand the geology of this area and answer questions regarding oil and gas production?

  

Participants will be able to learn the science behind the formation of oil and gas, the processes of extracting oil, and regulations surrounding the process from experts in each field. Participants will also gain insights into science pedagogy, get lesson plans applicable to their classrooms, and enjoy two field trips to a sites that show hands-on models of equipment used in the field and active sites to see drilling and completion operations first hand.


Dates:  June 17-20th 


Where:  PLC InSTEM Station

Four summer days of activities and a $100 stipend and money for classroom materials.. Optional 2 UNC

credits for $50/each. 


Sponsored by  SRC Energy, Anadarko, and Noble.

Click Here to complete the Elementary Energy Institute Application

Secondary Energy Institute

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Are you looking for a way to get a couple of college credits?  Are you interested in what is going on in the oil and gas exploration that is occurring all around us?  Are you trying to figure out how to help your students and yourself understand the geology of this area and answer questions regarding oil and gas production?


Participants will be able to learn the science behind the formation of oil and gas, the processes of extracting oil, and regulations surrounding the process from experts in each field. Participants will also gain insights into science pedagogy, get lesson plans applicable to their classrooms, and enjoy two field trips to a sites that show hands-on models of equipment used in the field and active sites to see drilling and completion operations first hand.


Dates:  July 15-18th


Where:  PLC InSTEM Station

Four summer days of activities and a $100 stipend and money for classroom materials. Optional 2 UNC

credits for $50/each. 


Sponsored by  SRC Energy, Anadarko, and Noble.


Click Here to complete the Secondary Energy Institute Application

Bond Elementary Science Institute

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District 6 Teachers looking for a science boost this summer can apply for the Bond Elementary Science Institute.  By participating in the four day workshop, ! you’ll walk away inspired, invigorated, informed, and involved in the physical, earth, and life sciences.. This active class helps you understand how to implement the Next Generation Science Standards and the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards in your classroom.  Take away inquiry-based lessons that you can use in your classroom, integration ideas, and engineering challenges.


Dates: June 24th – 27th, 2019


Where:  PLC InSTEM Station


What: Four summer days of activities and a $250 stipend. Optional 2 UNC

credits for $50/each. Follow up seminars one evening per month

which earn an additional $100 stipend and optional 1 UNC credit.


Sign up through District 6



Confluence Institute

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This course will provide K-12 educators the opportunity to strengthen and apply their knowledge in four areas of science education during this 4-day professional development workshop: 1) The Nature of Inquiry and How Students Learn; 2) Inquiry-based science curriculum, Project WET; 3) Earth System Approach instructional strategy; 4) Life, Physical, Earth science concepts.


 

Participants have the option to take the workshop for two continuing education credits. The workshop is free to area K-12 teachers as well as non-formal educators. Lunch is always provided!


When:  June 4-7, 2019


Where:  PLC InSTEM Station


Registration open until: May 10th, 2019


Sign up here!


Summer Ag Institute

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The Food, Fiber, and More Summer AgriCULTURE Institutes are a five-day course designed for educators with little or no agricultural background. This in an opportunity to go “behind the scenes” of Colorado agriculture. Participants learn innovative ways to incorporate agriculture and natural resource topics into your academic curriculum.

Participants who complete the course and submit a written lesson plan will earn 3 graduate credits from Colorado State University!


Sign up here!

BOCES STEM Institutes

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This one-day workshop is for teachers who are interested in exploring ways to incorporate STEM practices into their classrooms. Participants will explore ways to incorporate NGSS Science and Engineering practices and move toward an inquiry-based approach that will help them shift their existing curriculum to align with the new Colorado 2020 Science Standards. Participants will be asked to be “learners” throughout the day to really understand the implications of providing more responsibility to learners through a STEM model, which will highlight student engagement, curiosity, and the joy of learning!.


Sign up through BOCES