TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium’s Teacher Resource Program visits every school district in Utah on a three-year rotation. Workshops are free for public and charter school teachers. Funding for these workshops comes from the 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). All workshops are free and include materials, lesson plans, and Utah State Board of Education relicensure points.

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 Kristen Smith, Special Programs Coordinator at (801) 355-FISH (3474) ext. 256 or email specialprograms@thelivingplanet.com.

2019 TRP Schedule

Stability and Change in Marine Ecosystems

This free, 4-hour workshop is correlated to the new 6th grade SEEd standards. 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. Additionally, participants will receive four re-licensure points and a materials kit.

March 2, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

March 2, 2019

12:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

March 8, 2019 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grand County School District

March 11, 2019 

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kendell Building, Davis School District

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

Join NOAA OER staff to learn more about the importance of ocean exploration, current exploration technologies, and recent deep-sea discoveries. This full day Professional Development workshop will introduce standards-based, hands-on activities and other resources that guide classroom teaching and learning.

This eight-hour workshop includes breakfast, lunch, printed lesson guides, a $75 stipend, and 8 re-licensure points. The workshop is geared towards grades 6-12, but teachers of all grades are welcome..

April  20, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium