K-12 Professional Development

Webinar: Explore Before Explain with Pat Brown

Grades 3 - 8

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Take a moment to connect online with other teachers and pick up some new tips to spruce up and deepen your lessons for the end of the year.

Webinar: Making Argumentation Work in On-Line Environments

Grades 5 - 12

Saturday, April 18, 2020

How can we use scientific argumentation as a way to continue building community and connection with our students in on-line learning environments? What might Argumentation look like on-line? 

Explore Before Explain: A Practical and Fun Approach Towards NGSS

Grades 3 - 5

June 15 & 16, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Learn the Explore-Before-Explain approach, useful not just for science, but for other subjects as well for long-lasting understanding that will also prepare you for the new NGSS-based Colorado science standards.

Ecosystem Interactions: Finding the Balance Field Course

Grades PreK - 12

June 20, 2020; 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Initial Face-to-Face (Onsite at the Museum) 
July 11-13, 2020 Three-Day River Field Course

Immerse yourself for 3 days, floating through the wild and secluded beauty of the Gunnison River Canyon. Explore the interactions that occur every day in nature. See how humans continuously affect these interactions.

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Argumentation- The Language of Inquiry (Hybrid Course)

Grades 6 - 12

Summer Face-to-Face (at Museum)
June 24-26, 2020 

Six Week Online Course
September 7 -October 18, 2020

Final Face-to-Face (at Museum)
October 17, 2020 

This face-to-face and on-line coursework focuses on how your students can enrich their learning and sense-making using non-fiction text, scientific writing, graphic literacy, and productive discourse. Have fun as you observe, practice, plan and implement research-based strategies that support all learners.

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