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1. Upcoming Elementary Science PD
1. All About Assessments: Science Field Test 2/13
Location: PD Auditorium
Date: February 13, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2 All About Assessments: Science Field Test 2/27
Location: Donnie Bickham Middle School
Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3. Exploring the Science Standards Using BreakOut EDU
Location: Wanda Gunn Professional Development Auditorium
Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
**These are a BYOD (bring your own device) events.
2. Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC)
RARC is a series of cyber and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) competitions that include liberal arts lessons. The competitions build upon one another and allow students in grades 3-12 to showcase their skills by competing against other students in their division (elementary school, middle school, and high school). Competition 2 will be Saturday, February 24, 2018. Schools/organizations must register by Friday, February 2, 2018. For more information, please visit https://nicerc.org/rarc/northwestla/.
3. Accessing Discovery Ed and Pebbles Go
If you cannot log in, please contact Brandy Blanchard at BBLANCHARD@caddoschools.org.
4. Outstanding Elementary School Science Teacher of the Year
Congrats to Werner Park's, Rosie Loftis. She was recognized as LSTA's Outstanding Elementary School Science Teacher of the Year for 2017.
5. What Is Engineering?
Engineering and science are similar in that both involve creative processes, and neither uses just one method. And just as scientific investigation has been defined in different ways, engineering design has been described in various ways. However, there is widespread agreement on the broad outlines of the engineering design process. (The Framework)
Science is the study of the physical world. Engineering applies scientific knowledge and mathematics to design processes, structures, or equipment to solve problems.
It is not the intention of the LSSS for students to engage in engineering design instead of do science investigations and experiments. It is the intention of the LSSS for teachers to start allowing students to engage in engineering practices as well as science practices. This is one of the biggest changes in our new science standards.
6. Rosie Revere Engineer Givaway
- I have 4 books to giveaway. All educators (teachers and leaders) who complete the for are eligible. All eligible participants will have their names put into the random picker. Good Luck! Deadline: 4:30 PM, Friday, January 26.
- Link to Form: https://goo.gl/forms/6gQE7LjwedHFDyxl1
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Important K-6 Science Dates
February 13: All About Assessments: Science Field Test Workshop
February 24: RARC: Competition #2
March 1-3: Region I Science Fair
March 22: Exploring the Science Standards Using BreakOut EDU for (K-5) and (6-12)
April 28: RARC: Competition #3
May 4- Science Field Test for Grades 3-4 (paper-based)