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Galileo Looks Beyond to Other Worlds

by rochelle on May. 30th, 2013 No Comments

Teach Astronomy Through Storytelling and in the Context of the Next Generation Science Standards!
A Hands-on Workshop on Astronomy and Space Science for Teachers in Grades 3-12 from the Galileo Teacher Training Program
Galileo Workship
Galileo Teacher Training Program
Saturday, July 20 &
Sunday, July 21, 2013
8:30am – 5:00pm both days

San Jose State University, San Jose, California

Featured Presenters:
Lynn Moroney, StarTeller, noted author and storyteller
Dr. Steve Howell, NASA Ames Research Center, Project Scientist on NASA’s Kepler Mission

Explore the Universe near and far through classroom-tested, standards-based, hands-on astronomy activities. Discover investigations and techniques to help teach earth and space science in the context of the Next Generation Science Standards. Learn how you can teach astronomy through storytelling and engage your students from diverse and underserved populations in science through their astronomical heritage. And find out about the latest discoveries by NASA’s Kepler mission and the search for planets around distant stars.

Participants receive a wealth of teaching resources, including The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD-ROM (retail value $30), a large collection of resources for teaching astronomy.

Target Audience: Teachers in grades 3 – 12; and those who work with them
Cost: $95 until July 5 / $125 on site July 20
For more information and a link to register, go to: http://astrosociety.org/education/k12-educators/galileo-teacher-training-program/

PEAK Program for SFUSD Teachers

by megan on May. 23rd, 2013 No Comments

Exciting professional development opportunity and stipend!

  • Get students excited about electricity and magnetism!
  • Learn how to make the science of energy more engaging!
  • Meet standards while teaching students how to save energy!

PEAK logoPEAK is an award-winning standards-based energy education program for 3rd-7th grade students. Through hands-on activities, students learn about the science of energy and are inspired to take action to create a more sustainable world.

Enroll to Receive the Following at NO COST:

  • STEM – based teacher in-service training
  • Curriculum correlated to 3rd-7th grade standards and Common Core
  • A toolkit for hands-on science labs (Worth over $350!)
  • Green Careers presentations
  • Assemblies with our energy-saving superhero Bulbman
  • Lesson planning and classroom assistance


Click here to register on the PEAK website!

A $100 stipend is awarded to teachers completing the training.

Training from 9:00AM – 3:00PM, lunch provided.

Held at the SFPUC Headquarters Info:
2nd Floor, O’Shaughnessy Room C
525 Golden Gate Ave, SF, CA 94102

Please RSVP at least one week prior to the training date.

Questions? Email AKnox@energycoalition.org or Call (510) 444-5060 ext. 15