In This Issue:
- April calendar of workshops
- Opportunities for Science Teachers
- An Ear For Drama Script Writing Contest
- Upcoming Conferences
- Epic! for Educators
- Productivity Tools for Teachers PBS Learning Media
- ELT Spring Catalog
- DASA Training Information
- Teacher Center Information
Two Opportunities for Science Teachers
The New York Geographic Alliance is continuing with watershed education training for teachers of the Susquehanna Region, and in nearby watersheds, too. We are sponsored by a grant from NOAA.
There are two events coming up. We welcome registration from the teachers of your district. The first is a Mapping and Geospatial Workshop at the TST BOCES near Ithaca, NY on April 7th. We will have activities for teachers who want to learn how to use topographic maps and aerial imagery in their classrooms. There will also be computer time to learn about ArcGIS Online and to access great resources from Pictometry, Inc.
This is our second workshop covering this topic. We will offer training for beginners and for teachers who have previous experience. (They will be in separate classrooms). To register, the teachers need to log on to MyLearningPlan. The link is here.
Our second workshop will be on Saturday May 14th at the Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne, NY (Chenango County). This will be an outdoor event. We will work on lessons using our water-testing kits, identification of aquatic life, and other lessons relating to watersheds. We will also hold a mini “BioBlitz” with the goal of identifying as many species of plants and animals as possible. I have attached a flyer for that workshop as well. Teachers can register online from the NYGA Website – http://www.nygeographicalliance.org/node/34
If you or any of the teachers from your district have questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the NYGA Office at (585)-292-2398.
An Ear For Drama
Call for Entries!
Students in grades 7-12 are challenged to write a script for a 15 minute radio drama! A panel of judges will select one winning script and students will be invited to WSKG to produce the radio drama. WSKG will offer in-class instruction prior to the day of production. This will include final script editing, audio deliver, voice techniques, and a practice session for audio recording. Turn your students' creative writing project into a youth media experience!
Entry deadline: April 8, 2016
Winner notification: April 29, 2016
Record, Edit, Finalize: May 2016
Broadcast: Summer 2016
Saturday, April 9th, 8am-12pm
750 Farm to Market Road
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Epic! for Educators
Productivity Tools for Teachers
Productivity Tools for Teachers
Digital productivity tools make it easier than ever for students to connect with curriculum concepts. The Lesson Builder, Quiz Maker and Storyboard tools offer dynamic opportunities to personalize learning experiences while targeting a range of learning styles.
- Lesson Builder: Create and assign interactive lessons that can be used in class or as homework assignments.
- Quiz Maker: Enhance lessons with personalized quizzes about PBS LearningMedia resources to test students’ understanding of key concepts.
- Storyboard: Illustrate complex concepts by designing interactive web pages using resources, graphics and images from PBS LearningMedia. Students can also create Storyboards to demonstrate their understanding of lessons.
PBS Learning Media
ELT Spring 2016 Catalog
With more than 30 years experience, ELT offers the latest and most relevant research-based strategies and resources, taught by your colleagues — fellow classroom teachers and school-related professionals. Educators who have walked the walk, mentoring, facilitating and implementing the research-based methods and practices they teach. Courses are offered either online or at convenient locations throughout New York state.
I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities for professional growth!
When it comes to graduate or undergraduate course work, including our college degree partnership programs, in-service programs, and seminars, the Education & Learning Trust (ELT) is the go-to choice for high-quality professional learning.
To view the catalog, click here
DASA Training Session
The next BU DASA Training Sessions will be on the following dates. All are Saturdays 9-3:30 in Fine Arts 258
For more information and to register see: http://www2.binghamton.edu/gse/dasa/dasa.html
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training
(required as of January 1st, 2014)