833 Elementary Science Scoop

December 2014

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What Does it Mean to be Literate as a SCIENTIST?

On December 1, PreK-12 teachers engaged in literacy learning by conducting a standards trace of the Informational Text English Language Arts (ELA) Standards for MN. Teachers participated in meaningful discussions about what it means to be "literate" as a student in 833, college student, historian, mathematician, scientist or employee. These discussions helped us re-examine the why behind this work. Being grounded in the why- groups continued to explore ideas about academic vocabulary, text dependent questions and close reading all working to build towards independence. In preparing for "Close Reading in 833" at the beginning of February teacher teams are designing close reading lesson exemplars to share and try out with all students during the week.
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FREE School Forest Conference

Thursday, Feb. 5th 2015 at 8am to Friday, Feb. 6th 2015 at 4pm

175 University Road

Cloquet, MN

Register now for the 2015 School Forest Conference!

This FREE conference will take place Feb. 5 & 6 at the Cloquet Forestry Center.

Sessions include topics on invasives of the north/south, outdoor math, FFA, management tips, and more. Plus, half day workshops on: trail and boardwalk design, digital photography, and organizing volunteer events. Check out the tentative agenda for more information.

Limited sub-stipends and on-site lodging available.


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Star Lab Reservations for 2014-15

There are still spots open to reserve the Star Lab for students at your school.

U of MN STEM Survey

Students from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota are researching STEM education in our state and need feedback from you!