Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
PUPPETRY IN THE CLASSROOM
June 16-20, 2008
3 PLU Credits * 30 contact hours
9:30am -3:30pm *
- Puppetry is an excellent art form for meeting performance learning standards while creating joyous and meaningful lessons.
- Learn how to integrate puppetry with language arts, social studies and science. During the week-long workshop, participants will learn how to make a variety of puppets and create units and lessons for them.
- Each teacher will also build a classroom character puppet of their own design, and puppets will be built for a culminating performance.
- Students remember lessons that they are fully involved in, and the hands-on ideas learned during this week will strengthen and deepen existing classroom lessons.
- All supplies are provided.
STORYTELLING, IN & OUT OF THE CLASSROOM
July 21-25, 2008
3 PLU Credits * 30 contact hours
9:30 am- 3:30 pm *
- Interactive class, with study and performance of folktales & myths, fairy tales, literary stories, and personal narrative.
- Explore the history and significance of story in the development of human culture and experiment with ways of telling the stories that have come down through the oral tradition, as well as modern stories that reflect current society.
- No prior storytelling experience required.
Register and learn more at www.alliancetheatre.org
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The National Commission on Teaching and
Please join us on May 9, 2008 for a moderated two-panel discussion featuring: Andrew Broy, Assoc. Superintendent, GA Department of Education; Ann Cramer, Director North America, IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs; Dr. Beverly Hall, Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools; Carolyn Hall, Principal, Kimberly Elementary School; Jennifer Rippner (invited), Executive Director, The Governor's Office of Student Achievement; Dr. Steve Smith, Superintendent, Lowndes County Schools.
WHAT: “The Future of Teaching in
WHEN: May 9, 20008
Continental Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Forum begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Georgia Public Broadcasting
RSVP: April 26; email@example.com or 202-429-2570
PBS TeacherLine Wins Two Prestigious Awards
PBS TeacherLine is the winner of:
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PBS TeacherLine is now offering a special collection of science courses designed to give teachers what they need to inspire as well as educate students. The courses, available in Physical, Life and Earth Sciences and at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, are Teachers' Domain Professional Development courses produced by WGBH Educational Foundation and developed by educators and advisors specializing in science teaching and curriculum.
Teachers' Domain Professional Development courses support K-12 science teachers in their quest to engage students with media-rich resources incorporating practical real world applications, using their free collections of nearly 1,000 resources developed from high-quality, critically-acclaimed and trusted information sources such as the award-winning PBS science programs NOVA, ZOOM, and A Science Odyssey.
Courses are available in two formats to best meet specific science learning needs:
- 45-hour Courses, 10-weeks
Provide a comprehensive understanding of a subject and of the inquiry method, leading to a systemic change in approach to curriculum design and teaching strategies. The 45-hour courses are equivalent to 3 graduate-level credits.
- 30-hour Courses, 6-weeks
Offer a quick immersion into teaching a particular topic. The courses are derived from the 45-hour courses but adapted to stand on their own with a special final assignment. Courses focus on science content in the context of teaching strategies and inquiry. The 30-hour courses are equivalent to 2 graduate-level credits.
All course content corresponds to the National Science Education Standards and the McREL Compendium of K-12 Standards. Elementary and middle school courses focus on three elements – content knowledge, inquiry methodology, and using technology in the classroom. High school courses assume a basic knowledge of subject matter, and emphasize inquiry methodology and the use of technology in lessons.
- Life Science Courses
- Teaching Elementary Life Science - 45-hours
- Science and the Living World - 30-hours
- Plants and Animals 30-hours
- Heredity and Adaptation - 30-hours
- Ecosystems and Human Impact - 30-hours
- Teaching Middle School Life Science - 45-hours
- Structure and Function - 30-hours
- Regulation and Behavior - 30-hours
- Reproduction and Genetics - 30-hours
- Natural Selection and Applied Genetics - 30-hours
- Teaching High School Biology - 45-hours
- Inquiry in Science Education - 30-hours
- Teaching About Genetics - 30-hours
- Teaching About Evolution - 30-hours
- Designing Effective Lessons - 30-hours
- Physical Science Courses
- Teaching Elementary Physical Science - 45-hours
- Motion and Forces in Your World - 30-hours
- Understanding Motion and Force - 30-hours
- Understanding Properties and Structures 30-hours
- Teaching Middle School Physical Science 45-hours
- Understanding Energy Transfer - 30-hours
- Understanding Waves - 30-hours
- Understanding Heat Transfer - 30-hours
- Understanding Solubility and Density - 30-hours
- Teaching High School Physical Science - 45-hours
- Inquiry in Physical Science Education - 30-hours
- Assessing Understanding - 30-hours
- Building Understanding - 30-hours
- Teaching Effective Lessons - 30-hours
- Earth and Space Science Courses
- Teaching Earth and Space Science - 45-hours
- Introduction to the Earth System - 30-hours
- Structure of the Earth System - 30-hours
- Earth in Time and Space - 30-hours
- Weather and Climate - 30-hours
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The NAEP is given to a representative sample of students in every state. Scores are on a scale of 0 to 300 and are broken into four categories -- below basic, basic, proficient and advanced.
"These NAEP results offer further proof that our new curriculum is making a big difference," said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. "There is no doubt in my mind that the rigor and focus of our new standards is having a positive impact in the classroom."
Superintendent Cox said
For more information about NAEP results, CLICK HERE.
Monday, April 7, 2008
The competition has four rounds – three rounds of rigorous written questions and a final Quiz Bowl round – and is divided into two divisions – the Adam Smith Division is students currently taking an Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, honors, college level, or two-semester class, and the David Ricardo Division for students enrolled in all other general economics or one-semester economics classes.
Winners of this year’s Georgia Championships include Starr’s
For more information about the National Economics Challenge, please click here.