TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The following workshops offered by Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Education staff are part of the Teacher Resource Program (TRP). We are currently in the fifth year of this program. Funding for TRP was provided by the Utah State Legislature and the Utah State Office of Education’s iSEE (Informal Science Education Enhancement) programs.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Three Dimensional Science: Stability and Change in Marine Ecosystems
This free workshop is correlated to the new 6th grade SEEd standards that will be implemented across Utah in the 2017-2018 school year. Teachers will learn about three dimensional science instruction as introduced by the Next Generation Science Standards and how they can apply this exciting instructional model for their students. In this workshop, participants will learn how to teach using phenomenon, engage students with science practices, and identify and emphasize cross-cutting science concepts.

All participants will receive lesson plans and teaching materials correlated to standard 6.4, Stability and Change in Ecosystems, from the new SEEd standards. These lesson plans are geared toward 6th grade teachers, but can easily be used as a starting point for 7-8th grade teachers looking to adapt existing lesson plans into the 3D model. Additionally, participants will receive three re-licensure points and a materials kit (one per school).

When:
• April 26, Monticello
• April 27, Wayne County
• April 29, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

For more information about our workshops or if you are interested in signing up for a scheduled TRP workshop, please contact Melissa Halvorsen, Special Programs Coordinator at (801) 355-FISH (3474) ext. 255 or email specialprograms@thelivingplanet.com.