Science Tidbit

August 2020

WELCOME BACK!

I wanted to take a second to welcome you back to the classroom. I hope you were able to find some rest and relaxation these past few months while maintaining a safe environment for both you and your family. We are ready to kick off another school year, this one will be a bit different than years past, but I want you to know I am here to serve you as best I can. I will offer office hours via Zoom once everyone gets Canvas up and running. I will post these office hours on the announcement page of my Canvas course. Additionally, you are certainly welcome to send me an email to request office hours. I will do what I can to make myself easily accessible to help you through any problems that may arise.


Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need any support.


Welcome back!!


Lisa

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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PACING GUIDES

All pacing guides have been updated and can be found on the Caddo Science website.

STUDENT WORKSHEETS AVAILABLE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BIOLOGY THROUGH CANVAS

Middle School:

Student worksheets for Unit 1 have been pushed through Kami and are available on Canvas Commons for you to add to your class module. The remaining units will be up soon.


Teacher Editions, student workbooks, and lab materials are being shipped from the vendor on August 10th. The items will be sent to me and I will then have them delivered to your school.



High School Biology:

Student worksheets for Unit 1 and 2 have been pushed through Kami and are available on Canvas Commons for you to add to your class module. I will have Units 3 and 4 up before the end of September.


All biology resources are still available in the Teacher Resource Center for you to print if you want a hard copy.

6-12 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Middle and High School

You must register through KickUp



Middle School


Preparing an engaging virtual lesson through Canvas using basic tools. (Middle School Teachers using IQWST) NOW ON-DEMAND

  • Middle school teachers will learn how to create a lesson for IQWST through Canvas using basic tools.


Conducting a Lab via a Virtual Platform (Middle School Teachers using IQWST) NOW ON-DEMAND


  • The PD is for middle school science teachers. Designed to help them navigate a virtual lab for students.


Intermediate Virtual Tools for online collaboration through Canvas (Middle School Teachers using IQWST)

Wed. October 7th, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT


  • Teachers will learn how to integrate intermediate tools into lesson plans for science through Canvas.


Planning and preparing for successful IQWST instruction for 6th Grade science.

Fri October 23rd, 2020 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT


  • This PD is for 6th Grade middle school science teachers only. IQWST will answer questions teachers may have from the first unit and help them navigate through the 2nd unit.


Planning and preparing for successful IQWST instruction for 7th Grade science.

Fri October 23rd, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT


  • This PD is for 7th Grade middle school science teachers only. IQWST will answer questions teachers may have from the first unit and help them navigate through the 2nd unit.


Planning and preparing for successful IQWST instruction for 8th grade science.

Fri October 23rd, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT


  • This PD is for 8th Grade middle school science teachers only. IQWST will answer questions teachers may have from the first unit and help them navigate through the 2nd unit.


Advanced Virtual Tools for online collaboration through Canvas (Middle School Teachers using IQWST)

Thu November 12th, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST


  • Teachers will learn advanced tools they can integrate into their lesson plans through Canvas.




High School


Preparing an engaging virtual lesson through Canvas using basic tools. (High School Science Teachers) NOW ON-DEMAND


  • This PD is to help high school science teachers create engaging virtual lessons through Canvas.


Preparing an engaging virtual lesson through Canvas using basic tools. (High School Science Teachers) ON-DEMAND until January 4th.


  • This PD is to help high school science teachers create engaging virtual lessons through Canvas. This is a repeat of the PD offered on Aug. 13th for High School Teachers.


Conducting a lab via a Virtual Platform. (High School Science Teachers) ON-DEMAND now until January 4th.


  • This PD is for high school teachers to assist in facilitating a virtual lab experience through Canvas.


Introduction to Inquiry Hub Unit 1: From Molecules to Organisms (ON-DEMAND until January 4th)


  • High School Biology teachers who are new to teaching the Caddo modified iHub resources.


Planning conversations for Unit 1 and 2: From Molecules to Organisms and Genetics

Thu September 17th, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT


  • This PD will discuss using virtual tools to help navigate Units 1 and 2 of the Caddo Modified iHub Curriculum. Intended for teachers who taught using the resources last year.


Integrating virtual tools for science teachers through Canvas (High School Science Teachers)

Thu October 1st, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT


  • High school science teachers integrating virtual tools through Canvas.


SciPort Collaboration for Environmental Science and Earth Science

Fri October 23rd, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT


  • SciPort will review resources available to high school science teachers through SciPort Discovery Center.

AWESOME RESOURCE

Phyphox - Physical Phone Experiments