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TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium offers a variety of professional development workshops to engage teachers in the latest research and best practices in science education. In 2020, we launched a new series of recorded workshops to assist teachers with the transition to online and hybrid learning. Recordings can be accessed under Curriculum Resources.

These workshops are free for Utah public and charter school educators, and relicensure credit is awarded for each workshop attended. These programs are supported by funding from Utah State Legislature’s Informal Science Education Enhancement (iSEE) grant and the Education Alliance Partnership in association with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Workshops will be held online via Zoom. You can access Zoom’s privacy policies HERE.

Occasionally, we have enough resources to offer additional workshops. You may request a workshop below.

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For more information about TRP workshops please contact our Special Programs Coordinator at (801) 355-FISH (3474) ext. 256 or email specialprograms@thelivingplanet.com.

2021 Teacher Workshop Schedule

2nd Grade
4th Grade
6th Grade
High School
Deep Dive with NOAA

Nature Inventions


Discover science lessons for blending learning in this free, 1-hour online workshop. Teachers will experience three dimensional science instruction and see how they can apply this exciting instructional model to their science lessons – both in class and online! In this workshop, we will share our experience teaching online classes over the summer, as well as tried and true tips and tricks for teaching science in an online environment.

During the workshop, Aquarium instructors will demo a lesson from our “Nature Inventions” lessons correlating to SEEd standard 2.2.4. These lesson plans can be adapted for in-class or online learning and complement our 4th grade Waters Van curriculum. Whether virtual or in-person, these lessons are a perfect extension of your Aquarium outreach visit.

Participants will receive 1 relicensure point and access to the complete “Nature Inventions” lesson plans.


Date & Time

There are no upcoming dates for this workshop. You can view a recording of a past workshop below under Curriculum Resources.

 

Structure and Function


Discover science lessons for blending learning in this free, 1-hour online workshop. Teachers will experience three dimensional science instruction and see how they can apply this exciting instructional model to their science lessons – both in class and online! In this workshop, we will share our experience teaching online classes over the summer, as well as tried and true tips and tricks for teaching science in an online environment.

During the workshop, Aquarium instructors will demo a lesson from our “Structure and Function” lessons correlating to SEEd standard 4.1.1. These lesson plans can be adapted for in-class or online learning and compliment our 4th grade Waters Van curriculum. Whether virtual or in-person, these lessons are a perfect extension of your Aquarium outreach visit.

Participants will receive 1 relicensure point and access to the complete Structure and Function lesson plans.


Date & Time

There are no upcoming dates for this workshop. You can view a recording of a past workshop below in the Downloadable Curriculum Resources.

Stability of Populations


Discover science lessons for blending learning in this free, 1-hour online workshop. Teachers will experience three dimensional science instruction and see how they can apply this exciting instructional model to their science lessons – both in class and at home!

During the workshop, Aquarium instructors will demo our new Stability of Populations curriculum, correlating to SEEd standard 6.4.4. These lesson plans can be adapted for in-class or at-home learning and compliment our 6th grade Ecosystems Van curriculum. Whether virtual or in-person, these lessons are a perfect extension of your Aquarium outreach visit.

Participants will receive 1 relicensure point and access to the complete Stability of Populations lesson plans and resources.


Date & Time

There are no upcoming dates for this workshop. You can view a recording of a past workshop below in the Downloadable Curriculum Resources.

Stability of Populations


Discover science lessons for blending learning in this free, 1-hour online workshop. Teachers will experience three dimensional science instruction and see how they can apply this exciting instructional model to their science lessons – both in class and at home!

During the workshop, Aquarium instructors will demo our new Stability of Populations curriculum, correlating to SEEd standard BIO.1.1. These lesson plans can be adapted for in-class or at-home learning.

Participants will receive 1 relicensure point and access to the complete Stability of Populations lesson plans and resources.


Date & Time

There are no upcoming dates for this workshop. You can view a recording of a past workshop below in the Downloadable Curriculum Resources.

Hydrothermal Vents (Grades 6-12)


We are partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to offer a new online Professional Development experience – Deep Dive: Hydrothermal Vents. Participants can earn a $75.00 stipend, a certificate of completion, and relicensure credit for attendance. This three-part offering will consist of:

  • A viewing of a short video interview with experts in hydrothermal vent exploration and research. Please view the video prior to the live event!
  • A 90-minute online event featuring a live, interactive question and answer session with a hydrothermal vent expert and an introduction and demonstration of relevant educational activities and resources. February 24, 4:00 p.m. MT
  • A 90-minute follow-up event hosted by Loveland Living Planet Aquarium providing participants the opportunity to explore additional resources and to cooperatively discuss content shared during the February 24 event. March 10, 4:00 p.m. MT

 


Registration

Password: NOAAOER-PD2021
Registration https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noaa-oer-online-pd-mini-series-hydrothermal-vents-grades-6-12-tickets-138655320797

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium also offers free lesson plans and resources for teachers to help their students Explore, Discover, and Learn about our living planet.

For more information about these resources please contact our Special Programs Coordinator at (801) 355-FISH (3474) ext. 256 or email specialprograms@thelivingplanet.com.

Curriculum Resources

2nd Grade
4th Grade
6th Grade
High School

Nature Inventions


In this 3-part unit, students investigate structures and functions of rainforest animals. Using this knowledge, they will then design and create an invention inspired by nature. This lesson is adaptable for in-class or at-home learning and aligned with SEEd standard 2.2.4.


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    Structure and Function


    In this 3-part unit, students will investigate the structures and functions of animals living in Utah’s forests, deserts, and wetlands. Using this knowledge, they will create their own new species of animal that is adapted to one of these environments. This lesson is adaptable for in-class or at-home learning and aligned with SEEd standard 4.1.1.


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      Stability of Populations


      In this 3-part unit, students will investigate the effect of dams on Utah’s rivers. Students will discover the changes dams cause to the biotic and abiotic components of rivers and explore how these changes affect native fish populations. This lesson is adaptable for in-class or at-home learning and aligned with SEEd Standard 6.4.4.


      When you click send, you will be redirected to the curriculum download page. Make sure your browser allows pop-ups or redirection for this page before you submit.
       

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        Stability of Populations


        In this 3-part series of lessons, students will investigate dams and their effects on the environment by studying the fictional Westwater River system. After completing a virtual river survey to study native fish populations before and after dam construction, their knowledge will be put to the test as they step into the role of water manager and create an improvement plan for the Westwater River’s 5 dams. These lessons are adaptable for in-class or at-home learning and are aligned to SEEd standards BIO.1.1 and BIO.1.5.


        When you click send, you will be redirected to the curriculum download page. Make sure your browser allows pop-ups or redirection for this page before you submit.
         

          To access the curriculum, please answer the following questions. We use this information to help us better understand how our lessons are being used and what we can do to improve.

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