K-5 SCIENCE Newsletter
Office of Teaching & Learning 365-5727
Leslie Kelly, Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
Heather Allen, K-5 Science Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Nord, 6-12 Science Coordinator, email@example.com
Geri Granger, K-12 Spruce Run Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
CCS Professional Development Opportunities
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Picture Perfect Science - Teaching Science Through Children's Literature PD
Tuesday & Wednesday, October 10 & 11, 4:30-6:30pm
(both nights required for CEUs & resource book)
Southwood ES, 1500 S 4th St., 43207
This PD will focus on the first 3 Picture Perfect Science resource books, the 5E lesson format, fiction and nonfiction literature in science, and hands-on inquiry.
Participants will receive 1 Picture Perfect Science resource book for attending BOTH nights. Created for K-5 teachers, however, a few middle school teachers and an art teacher have attended and found the resource useful as well.
Using Science Vocabulary through Kahoot & Plickers
Wednesday, October 18, 4:30-6:30pm
Clinton ES, 10 Clinton Heights Ave., 43202
Games are a great way for students to learn vocabulary from any content. Come to this PD to try 2 student response systems; Plickers and Kahoot It!
Plickers is an interactive response system and only the teacher needs 1 wireless device (cell phone, tablet, or iPad), but the students use Plickers paper QR Codes.
Kahoot It is an interactive question and answer system that can be used with Chromebooks, iPads, desktops, or laptops. It is very easy to set up and implement in the classroom. Melissa Taylor from Clinton Elementary will share her science vocabulary Kahoot It games and you will have an opportunity to set up your own accounts and start creating educational games your students will love.
Energy Bike open to any grade level K-12...........................NOT on CiMS yet
November 8, 2017, 4:30-6pm
Linmoor Education Center, 2001 Hamilton Ave., 43211
Learn to set up, tear down, and use the Energy Bike within your classroom or for a family night event. The Energy Bike meets the 4th and 7th grade science standards, but is fun for all! After training you will be able to reserve the bike for your classroom and/or school.
Gizmos PD for 5th-8th grade coming soon as a WEBINAR
SAVE THE DATE
Science Symposium - Conference
January 29-30 @Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio
SECO is a state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association.
For more information about the conference click on the link.
The judges cannot wait to see the wonderful posters submitted by November 1!!!!!!
Please click on the Google link below to access the information. You will need to be signed into your CCS Google Account by using your CCS email and current password.
5th-8th grade GIZMOS
If you have not set up an account, please email hallen704 for the school code.
BOOKFLIX for PreK-3 TEACHERS (really it works for 4-5 too)
BookFlix covers science and social studies topics.
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource designed for grades PreK-3, but I bet you could use it with some of your 4th & 5th graders too.
It pairs classic Weston Woods video storybook titles with related nonfiction titles from Children’s Press and other Scholastic imprints.
- Creates a love of reading with favorite fiction and high-quality nonfiction titles.
- Engages children with the “Watch the Story” feature, highlighting each word on the screen as it is narrated in the video. This helps reinforce reading skills, including fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
- Allows children to read the nonfiction e-books independently or to follow along with highlighted words as the narrator reads to them.
- Introduces children to real-world facts and helps them build content-area knowledge.
- Features additional activities and resources that are informative and fun.
- Allows children and their families to log on anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection.
To enter the resource, start from the INFOhio home page at http://www.infohio.org Click Grades PreK-5
Click the BookFlix icon
If at home enter the Disctict information - username- ccs and password-ccs
If you are using a CCS computer you will be automatically logged into INFOhio.
A Must See Website
- Science Interactive games and demos from Interactive Sites for Education click here This website has everything from animal adaptations to volcanoes.