This event was repeated every week until May 19, 2022.

Wade Institute for Science Education

Connecting Science and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom

A Virtual Professional Learning Opportunity for Grades 3-5 Educators How can you enhance your teaching strategies for integrating science and literacy in ways that foster critical thinking and sensemaking? Join the Wade Institute for Science Education and the EcoTarium as we explore the use of picture and trade books, as well as other tools for integrating science and literacy skills in the classroom. Learn how to shift your practice to teach your standards-aligned, grade-specific science content by using literature to spark minds-on, hands-on investigations that engage students in the Science and Engineering Practices. Identify ways to use books, discussion, and science writing to teach science. Participate in inquiry-based, phenomena-based investigations that explore engineering and life science topics through the lens of animal behavior. Connect your reading to real life and refine your scientific observation skills by examining the uniqueness of squirrels and other backyard animals. Return to your classroom with ideas and insights from peers along with a toolkit of four books and hands-on materials to immerse your students in science learning! Registration Information Virtual Sessions: April 28th & May 5th, 12th, 19th, 2022 (3:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET) Cost: $350 per person; $300 per person if attending with at least one other teacher from your school district 10 PDPs Partial scholarships are available. Learn more and register online at https://www.wadeinstitutema.org/focus-workshops!

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