6 Things you need to know and can share with others.
1. Upcoming Elementary Science PD
1. All About Assessments: Science Field Test 2/27
Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2. Exploring the Science Standards Using BreakOut EDU
Location: Wanda Gunn Professional Development Auditorium
Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
**These are a BYOD (bring your own device) events.
2. Congratulations: QSM Grant
Twenty-one Caddo teachers were awarded the Quality Science & Math (QSM) grant. The purpose of the QSM grant is for K-12 public school teachers to purchase materials and equipment that will improve quality mathematics and science instruction. The max award is $750.00. The list of QSM grant recipients for Caddo is attached. Congratulations to all recipients and to all Caddo teachers who wrote a QSM grant.
Check out who received a grant here.
3. Science Field Test
The State released the science assessment guidance for all testing grades. Check out the Caddo Science Standards Page to see all of the science field test guides for grades 3-8 and biology. The state science field test will be paper-based for grades 3-4 and computer based for grades 5-8.
- In 2017-2018, the higher of the 2016 or 2017 science scores will be counted in SPS.
- In 2018-2019, the higher of the 2017 or 2019 science scores will be counted in SPS*.
4. 4th annual ECET2
The 4th annual ECET2 (Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching) on the Bayou Convening will be held at Samstown Casino on May 4 and May 5. Many of the educators who have registered service students in your district. ECET2 wants to meet the needs of these educators by helping district leaders support their teachers. ECET2 wants to Celebrate this school year and Elevate teachers by helping them to plan the beginning with the ending in mind for next school year.
5. Apply for a $500 EJK Mini-Grant!
A Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant offers funding of up to $500 and the opportunity to design and implement a creative program for your school or library. The 2018 application form is available now.
Who: Public schools, public libraries, public preschool programs
Where: The United States and U.S. commonwealths and territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam
Limit: Only one application per school or library
Deadline: All completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31 of each year. Those received as of 12 a.m. on April 1 will not be considered.
6. Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) Needs Volunteers
RARC is a series of cyber and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) competitions that include liberal arts lessons. The competitions build upon one another and allow students in grades 3-12 to showcase their skills by competing against other students in their division (elementary school, middle school, and high school). Competition 2 will be Saturday, February 24, 2018. NICERC is still looking for volunteers. For more information, please visit https://nicerc.org/rarc/northwestla/volunteer/.
- Want to volunteer? Learn how here.
Rosie Revere Engineer Giveaway Winners
Carrie Brock- Atkins
Mary Gafford-Smith- Westwood
Julie Gootee- Arthur Circle
Nicole Coon- Timmons
Giveaway for the next Science Second: The Most Magnificent Thing.
Check Out the Caddo Science Newsletter Archives!
Check out the archive of the Caddo Science Newsletters.
Important K-6 Science Dates
February 24: RARC: Competition #2
March 1-3: Region I Science Fair
March 22: Exploring the Science Standards Using BreakOut EDU for (K-5) and (6-12)
April 28: RARC: Competition #3
May 4- Science Field Test for Grades 3-4 (paper-based)