Workshop Information



STEM education is the latest buzzword; but what does STEM mean? A Framework for K-12 Science Education shares a vision for an integration of science and engineering practice with disciplinary core content and cross cutting concepts. How does this translate to classroom instruction? How can Common Core Standards be integrated into STEM learning? What instructional strategies best promote STEM learning?

Join us, as we explore these important questions and more as you participate in active STEM learning. The following sessions are designed to meet your needs for developing effective integrated STEM instruction for your grade level.

All workshops will be held at:
Northern Arizona University North Valley Campus.
15601 N. 28th Ave. Phoenix, AZ

9:30am – 4:00pm

Discovering and Applying Concepts of Energy
Saturday, February 8th - Teachers grades 5-8
Registration deadline: Friday, January 24, 2014 Click Here to Register
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    Teachers are you concerned about how to integrate in STEM, Common Core, and Next Generation Science Standards? Where does the current Arizona Science Standard fit in? How are engineering practices related? Join the Center for Science Teaching and Learning for a day of professional learning as we explore the nuts and bolts of STEM education together through the concept of energy. We will work with you to develop a meaningful understanding of the Framework for K-12 Science Education as it relates to the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards, and the existing Arizona Science Standard. Experience the integration of science investigations from Great Explorations in Math and Science® (GEMS) and engineering practices from Engineering is Elementary® (EiE). This session is designed to meet your needs for developing effective integrated STEM and common core instruction for your grade level

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Discovering and Applying Concepts of Ecology and Earth Systems
Saturday, February 22nd - Teachers grades 3-5
Registration deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014 Click Here to Register
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    Join the Center for Science Teaching and Learning for a day of professional learning as we explore how concepts in ecology and Earth systems can be taught using science and engineering. We will work with you to develop a meaningful understanding of the vision for science education outlined in A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards while meeting the current Arizona Science Standard. Common Core ELA and Math principles will also be addressed. Participants will receive Great Explorations in Math and Science® (GEMS) and Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) teacher guides. Come learn effective, integrated STEM and common core instruction for your grade level.

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Emphasizing the ‘M’ in STEM
Saturday, March 1st - Teachers grades 3-5
Registration deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014 Click Here to Register
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    Join the Center for Science Teaching and Learning for a day of professional learning as we explore the key role of mathematics in STEM education instruction. We will integrate mathematics experiences from Great Explorations in Math and Science® (GEMS) and engineering practices from Engineering is Elementary® (EiE). This session is designed to address the integration of Common Core Mathematics with science and engineering practices as outlined in A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards while meeting the current Arizona Science Standard for your grade level.

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Exploring STEM in Early Childhood with Life Science
Saturday, March 29th - Teachers grades PK-1
Registration deadline: Friday, March 14, 2014 Click Here to Register
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    How does high quality STEM learning promote language development in young children? What skills do young learners need to develop to assure successful STEM learning in later grades? How can the Common Core ELA standards be integrated into STEM learning? In this professional development session, you will explore these important questions and more as you participate in active STEM learning for our PreK-2nd grade students. Join us as we explore STEM through integration of physical science concepts, mathematics, language development, and engineering practices. Participants will receive Great Explorations in Math and Science® (GEMS) teacher guide along with early childhood STEM resources.

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If you have difficulty, or need more information, please email Lillie.Giffen@nau.edu for additional assistance.
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