Open to: Kindergarten, third and fifth grade teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: Apply to spend three days at the Genovesi Environmental Study Center (ESC) exploring ways to support your students with New York City Science Scope and Sequence units. Participants will learn how to increase student engagement and meet the needs of diverse learners through hands-on and minds-on science. Look at the specific offerings and workshop dates for your grade level below.
- Fifth grade teachers: From Energy to Ecosystems — Explore the steps of the scientific method, integrate literacy and experimental design, and enhance their learning of ecosystems in their local environment.
- Third grade teachers: From Beakers to Beaks — Utilize literacy-infused, interdisciplinary lessons and activities to learn ways to help students develop accuracy in making observations and develop understanding of energy and forces in our living environment.
- Kindergarten teachers: Getting to the Root of It! — Participants will be introduced to literacy-infused, interdisciplinary activities that will allow their young learners to observe and connect to the living and non-living things in their local environment through the seasons.
Key dates: Saturday, December 2 and 9 and Saturday, January 20, 2018; 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Genovesi Environmental Study Center, 7151 Ave T, Brooklyn, NY 11234.
Application Deadline: Friday, November 17.
Take action: Talk the opportunity over with your principal, then apply to the program that fits the grade level you teach:
- Fifth grade teachers: From Energy to Ecosystems
- Third grade teachers: From Beakers to Beaks
- Kindergarten teachers: Getting to the Root of It!
For more information: Email the Genovesi Environmental Study Center.