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Archive for July, 2012

Nature in Your Neighborhood this August

by megan on Jul. 23rd, 2012 No Comments

Nature in Your Neighborhood

Nature in your Neighborhood
is a 2-day workshop utilizing “Finding Urban Nature: An Educators’ Guide to Exploring San Francisco Natural History”. Join the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy as they explore the Presidio, Glen Canyon and Heron’s Head parks.

Participants will leave with site specific, natural and cultural history content and activities to use with middle and high school age students to help create relevant and powerful outdoor experiences that meet science and history standards.

The August workshops are tailored for middle and high school teachers and registration priority will go to SFUSD teachers.

Dates: Aug. 6 and 7 or Aug. 9 and 10.

Fees: No cost. Participants will earn $150 for full participation both days, plus another $100 after completing a follow up project.

For those that cannot make the workshop, there is a guide used in the workshop available for download. It is written for adults who have an interest in natural history—and who are also educators. It will help you locate and learn about parks and natural areas near your schools, as well as provide enough background information so that you will feel comfortable exploring these areas with your students.

**NOTE: This is not an Academy sponsored activity. Please direct all questions and requests for more information directly to this website.**

Integrated Learning Summer Institute

by rochelle on Jul. 2nd, 2012 No Comments

Kids with ArtImprove Student and Teacher Engagement with Creativity, Rigor, and Accountability

Integrated Learning Summer Institute: Inventing our Future

August 7-9, 2012 at Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland

Kids with Art

Walk away with the tools you need to navigate the new era of public education in an environment that will fuel your creativity and reinvigorate your teaching practice.

  • Connect with K-12 teachers, administrators, teaching artists, and museum educators across content areas through interactive workshops
  • Explore: Implement new Common Core standards for a rich and rewarding teaching and learning experience
  • Provoke: Address diverse learning needs and boost achievement through differentiated instruction strategies
  • Inspire: Improve student and teacher engagement using arts-integration tools, action research and service learning strategies

For more details on the event, visit their website or contact artsinfo@acoe.org

Presented by Alameda County Office of Education’s Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership

Sponsored by: Chabot Space and Science Center; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; KQED Education; and Lesley University.

In partnership with Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education; Alameda County Arts Commission; and California Superintendents Educational Services Association.

**NOTE: This is not an Academy sponsored activity. Please direct all questions and requests for more information directly to artsinfo@acoe.org.**

Insect Basics Workshop

by rochelle on Jul. 2nd, 2012 No Comments

Fanning Bees

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Wish you could identify some of the interesting insects you encounter?
Join the Naturalist Center to get out and learn basic identification skills in and around the Academy.
This Naturalist 101 workshop is for families with children ages 10 and up.

Saturday, July 14, 2012, 10 am–noon

$10 for members, $15 non-members (does not include admission to the Academy). Space is limited. Please register online or call 415-379-8000. Meet inside the Research & Staff Entrance.