Science In The Schoolyard
Engaging Students in Science Process through Scientific Inquiry and Schoolyard Investigations
FREE TWO-PART TRAINING
Workshop Day 1: Friday, March 4, 2016 from 8:30-4:00pm
Workshop Day 2: Friday, May 13, 2016 from 8:30-4:00pm
Choose your own project
Attend two full day training sessions at Cornell University in Ithaca.
Complete required participation hours and tasks
Receive 10 hours of professional development credits and one Cornell CEU (Continuing Education Credit) from Cornell University
Funding provided by the Southern Tier Teacher Center Network’s NYSUT NEA Great Public Schools Grant
Citizen Science: 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life 15 innovative lessons that present specific ways to build data collection and analysis into your science teaching. From observing the life cycle of monarch butterflies and following their migratory journeys … to tracking climate change by recording the dates of first leaf, flower, and fruit of local plants... to discovering which bird species migrate and where and when they go ... to exploring life cycles and population dynamics of amphibians in nearby ponds, the featured projects gather data through public collaboration in scientific research. Your students will not only learn science, but they will also be scientists! The lessons bring biological and environmental science to life: they are hands-on, flexible, and follow the 5E Instructional Model to deeply engage students and provide you with ways to evaluate understanding. Connected to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
New York Agriculture in the Classroom Food, Land & People (FLP) is a curriculum resource committed to helping students and communities better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment, and people of the world. Food, Land & People is: science and social studies-based lessons for Pre-K to 12th grade students. 60 hands-on lessons developed and tested by more than a thousand educators aligned to NYS and Common Core Learning Standards. A range of subject areas from environmental science and stewardship to human populations and land use issues.
Ideal for 3rd-8th grade classroom teachers, this fun, hands-on training will help you build your skills both in and out of the classroom. Learn about citizen science, outdoor teaching, bird migration and reproduction, and gardening for birds. You’ll also develop the ideas, skills, and confidence to use citizen science as teaching tools in your own school garden! Habitat Connections directly connects young people with their local habitats in order to build their scientific and environmental literacy. This exciting kit addresses key science standards through school-based and outdoor experiences focused on birds and their habitat needs. Some bird species travel between countries and continents during their spectacular yearly migrations connecting us to other places, people, cultures, and environmental issues.