Empower Education Connections

Workshop Category: Science

SUPER SCIENCE WRITERS! MAKING WRITING ACCESSIBLE THROUGH SCIENCE

Students love science– why not use it to your advantage? In this workshop you will learn how to use your students’ love of science to make writing accessible and enjoyable. We will show you how to make fun and meaningful connections to science standards that will have your students writing up a storm!

RUBIK’S CUBE

Do you like puzzles? Discover where to find online, easy-to-use strategies to beat the cube as you practice the step-by-step directions and algorithms. Learn how to teach fractions and ratios with the cube. Come have fun as you practice the cube yourself! Whether you solve it or not, you’ll be able to show your students how they can learn the cube. Great as an incentive for small group centers in your class. (Recommended for Grades 4 and higher, but can be modified for younger students.)

GEOGRAPHY ROCKS

Come try your luck in our very own geography bee (just like the National Geographic Geography Bee for grades 4-8). We’ll set the classroom up and hold our own mock bee. Learn about resources from National Geographic online, and how to host a bee at your school. You will also explore premade online lessons to teach geography, math, reading, science, and more!

EMPOWER SCIENCE KIT TRAINING

This is an engaging, hands-on workshop to help you navigate your Empower Science Foundational Practices Kit. You will become familiarized with each component of the science kit, learn strategies on how to effectively implement it, and receive guidance in planning for your students with the available activities.

ARTS INTEGRATION (K-6)

This workshop will introduce you to the transformative power of the arts in instructional practice and school culture. Learn how to blend arts, science, reading, writing, and math to make classroom learning come to life! You will participate in an engaging project and leave with practical strategies to implement right away– hands-on, make and take at its finest!

Small Groups | The Next Step

After you have selected the type(s) of small grouping(s) you will use, you will need to decide what the rest of the class is doing. This workshop will give you models, hands-on examples, and effective tips and tricks for implementing work stations or project-based learning in your classroom. This session teaches the basics and demonstrates explicit modeling of stations for all grades and all content areas.

Expanding The Use Of Graphic Organizers To Increase Rigor, Reflection, And Student Discussion

This fun-filled workshop is sure to help you turn your classroom into a powerful place of thinking and learning! We will introduce 8 specific graphic organizers, explain when and why to use them, and model how to deconstruct texts (reading) and then construct texts (writing). With these tools, your students will become masterful at organizing their own thinking processes! We will also share practical applications for using graphic organizers in reading, writing, and when sharing in student discussions. This training is a true game changer when implemented in the classroom setting! (This training is focused toward ELA, Science, and Social Studies.)

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