Our friends over at NatureBridge Golden Gate are offering teacher professional development programs! They can help you bring the natural world into your classroom to help teach science, math, and language arts standards.
Bring the Outside In
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Learn simple strategies for building community, using nature in lessons, and getting your students outdoors. Open to any educator, traditional and nontraditional.
Lessons from the Ocean
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Use the ocean to teach math, science, and language arts skills. Learn a plastics-in-the-ocean activity, learn more about ocean acidification’s effect on food webs, and explore cultural connections to the bay and the ocean. Content is focused on grades 5–8.
Our Changing Climate
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Learn to teach basic climate science and how to empower your students to take action. Practice teaching the carbon cycle, investigate “garbology,” and develop simple student action projects. Content is focused on grades 5–8.
Each session includes lunch and a take-away teaching toolkit that contains ready-to-use resources for the classroom.
Time: Workshops are from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Chinese American International School, San Francisco
Cost: Free! Stipends available for those that attend two or more workshops this spring with another teacher from your school ($100 per person).
For more information: visit their website or contact Amy Osborne, firstname.lastname@example.org