STEM & Water PreK-2nd Grade Teacher Training Series

STEM & Water PreK-2nd Grade Teacher Training Series

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:00pm - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:00pm

STEM & Water Teacher Training Series

Join WXXI Education, Finger Lakes Institute, & Delta Environmental for a FREE professional development series! The sessions will provide preK-2nd grade teachers with free classroom resources focused on environmental conservation and marine biology.

Participants will receive hands-on experiences, connected booklists, inquiry-based classroom activities, media tools from public media, and more. The goal of this professional development series is to further connect local teachers with resources to discuss environmental stewardship, water conservation, human impact on water, local water sources, and more, by providing teachers with ways to bring water exploration and local resources into the classroom. Download Series Flyer

Teachers who participate in these free trainings must:

  • Be a PreK-2nd grade teacher in WXXI’s viewing area
  • Register for and attend all 3 sessions
  • Complete pre and post training surveys
  • Create a plan for how you will use series materials in your classroom

Each workshop is hosted at WXXI Studios (280 State Street, Rochester, NY).  Each session will run from 4-7 p.m. and dinner will be provided. See training schedule dates  with full session descriptions below.

REGISTER: Space is limited so you must register and receive a confirmation to attend.  To register, please contact Cara Rager via email at crager@wxxi.org 

 

Training Session Schedule:

  • Session 1: Using PBS KIDS to Explore Science & Water—November 1, 2017

Explore different ways to incorporate PBS KIDS and other STEM learning tools from public media into your classroom. This session will explore PBS KIDS series such as Splash and Bubbles, Wild Kratts, Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train and more. Teachers will leave with a classroom kit full of hands-on learning activities that can be integrated into the classroom, as well as connected booklists to share with families, children’s books to add to classroom libraries, developmentally appropriate ways to infuse media and technology into the early childhood and early elementary classroom, online resources and learning media from PBS LearningMedia New York, and more!

  • Wednesday, November 1 from 4-7 p.m. at WXXI Studios
  • This session will be presented by Cara Rager, Manager of Educational Training and Family Engagement at WXXI Education

  • Session 2: Bring the World of Water into Your Classroom – November 8, 2017

Discover how local streams, rivers and lakes are connected as unique watershed areas, ways that pollution enters our aquatic ecosystems and important measures used to protect water quality.  In the aquatic ecosystem, fish and other aquatic organisms have special adaptations to thrive in their unique underwater habitat. Using activities from the nationally recognized Project Aquatic WILD and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) 2.0 programs, teachers will be introduced to hands-on, inquiry-based activities that will allow their students to learn about the world of water, right in their classroom!

  • Wednesday, November 8 from 4-7 p.m. at WXXI Studios
  • This session will be presented by Nadia Harvieux, Education Program Manager of Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Kaeti Stoss, Program Director of Delta Environmental

  • Session 3: Water Bugs! – November 15, 2017

Learn about aquatic organisms that live in rivers and streams, and their important role as indicators of environmental health! In a series of experiential classroom lab investigations, teachers will learn about the unique adaptations of aquatic insects and will work with samples from local streams to identify aquatic insects and assess the general health of the streams they came from!

  • Wednesday, November 15 from 4-7 p.m. at WXXI Studios
  • This session will be presented by Nadia Harvieux, Education Program Manager of Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Kaeti Stoss, Program Director of Delta Environmental.

   

Funder credit: This series of professional development trainings are presented by WXXI Education and our friends at the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart & William Smith Colleges and Delta Environmental. Funding for this opportunity is provided by © 2017 The Jim Henson Company. © 2017 Herschend Studios. JIM HENSON’s mark & logo, SPLASH AND BUBBLES mark & logo, characters, and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved. The PBS KIDS logo and PBS KIDS © PBS. Used with permission.

 

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