SCIENCE RETREAT on the Platte River

June 4th & 5th, 2018

ESU 9 & 10 invites K-12 science educators to join us at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary for two days dedicated to "Science Classroom Transitions and Practices."

Professional Learning:

  • Integrate the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) and Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)
  • Collaborate across district and ESU lines to develop 3D lessons and formative assessment tasks. This will include building units, bundling indicators, scope, and sequence.


  • Describe what SEPs would look like in classrooms, providing examples of how to engage students in these practices
  • Describe what CCCs would look like in classrooms, providing examples of how to reveal student thinking using the CCCs
  • Take a current lesson and shift it to include the 3 dimensions OR develop a new 3D lesson
  • Identify possible performance tasks that would assess student learning of the 3 dimensions

Registration Details and Fees:

All: Please register here:

Registration is limited. A waitlist will be utilized and communicated.

1 credit hour is offered through Hastings College to both ESU 9 and ESU 10

  • 10 workshop hours and 5 hours of independent study using Google Classroom
  • $195 per credit hour to Hastings College
  • Managed by Kristen Slechta of ESU 9

ESU 9 Title IIA Consortium Benefits:

ESU 10 Title IIA Consortium Benefits:

ESU 9 & ESU 10 Retreat

Date: June 4th - 5th

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Coffee and granola bars are complimentary.

Lunch is provided by a caterer from Kearney.