The K-12 Science Scoop

Coming to you from the Region 17 Education Service Center!

Science Fall Learning Lineup

September 2021


Science Curriculum Planning Sessions

Collaborate with your colleagues as we navigate the TEKS and resources available for planning your lessons.

K-5th Grade:

6-12th Grade:


You Matter! Science Collaboration

Collaborate with peers, discuss concerns and content, and get some positive affirmations about the work you do. Join us for 30 minutes (longer if you need it) via Zoom to "talk science." All topics and contents are welcome.


Asynchronous Learning Opportunities!

Science Teaching Strategies in Action! Learn about new strategies you can use in your science instruction!

  • Complete at your own pace September 3 - October 20, 2021
  • 2 hours CPE (can be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours)
  • Course: 833238

Science Content Learning for Teachers with PBS Learning more about our scientific world and the way it works!

  • Complete at your own pace September 3rd - December 14, 2021
  • 1-2 hours CPE (can be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours)
  • Course: 833094

Science and the New STAAR Question Types What will the new item types look like on STAAR in 2023?

  • Complete at your own pace September 3rd - December 14, 2021
  • 2 hours CPE
  • Course: 833132


Learning to Code with Python on TI-Nspire™ CX II Technology

This workshop is designed for educators interested in introducing Python coding to their students using TI-Nspire™ CX II technology. The workshop introduces the basics of Python coding principles including logic, selection statements and loops. A focus will be on coding topics which will reinforce student understanding of curriculum concepts.


Free STEM Opportunity for Middle School Girls...

...with a free lunch and t-shirt! - Registration deadline is Oct. 1st and every girl must have a permission slip. Link to Register:


Student Field Trip Survey - Graduate Research Participation Needed from Teachers

Dear Teacher,

Good afternoon! My name is Lucchese Hamilton and I work in the Education Division at the Lubbock Lake Landmark. At the Landmark, we hope to make our resources as accessible to students as possible. I am conducting a project to 1) identify barriers between students and local museum resources and 2) suggest ways for museum educators to overcome those barriers.

To do so, I am surveying Prekindergarten through 8th grade teachers about their experience with school field trips. If you would be willing to participate, please scroll a little further for information and a link to the five-minute survey. If other teachers in your school would be willing to participate, please forward this information to them. Your time is greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Lucchese Hamilton

Graduate Student Assistant, Education Division

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark

Identifying and Overcoming Barriers Between Students and Museum Resources

Thank you for agreeing to participate in this research study identifying barriers between students and museum resources. Your participation is completely voluntary, and there are no direct benefits for your participation, but we appreciate your time and effort. You will be asked to answer six multiple choice and two open-ended questions about your experience with school field trips.

This study should only take five minutes to complete, and you can stop at any point and skip any questions you prefer not to answer. There are no foreseeable risks to your participation. To protect your confidentiality, no identifiers will be collected.

If you have any questions about this research, please contact Lucchese Hamilton at If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, contact the Texas Tech University Human Research Protection Program at 806-742-2064 or

To continue to the survey, please click the link below:


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Panhandle STEM Conference - Summer 2022

Tuesday, July 19th 2022 at 9am to Wednesday, July 20th 2022 at 4pm

1111 West Loop 289

Lubbock, TX

Our conference will be back in Lubbock next summer! Join us for science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and integrated STEM workshops! Mark your calendars. ESC Works registration will open soon.


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