Teach Astronomy Through Storytelling and in the Context of the Next Generation Science Standards!
Galileo Looks Beyond to Other Worlds
A Hands-on Workshop on Astronomy and Space Science for Teachers in Grades 3-12 from the Galileo Teacher Training Program
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 8:30am – 5:00pm both days
Location: Clark Hall on the campus of San Jose State University, San Jose, California
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: $75 until May 15 / $95 from May 16 – July 5 / $125 on site July 20
*** A limited number of scholarships for this workshop are available for California teachers ***
For more information and a link to register, go to: http://astrosociety.org/education/k12-educators/galileo-teacher-training-program/
NANOTECHNOLOGY: THE SMALLEST BIG IDEA IN SCIENCE!
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9am – 3pm
RAFT Redwood City
The American Chemical Society returns to RAFT Redwood City to celebrate 25 years of
National Chemistry Week with the topic of “Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science”. Nanotechnology is all around us and has applications to the environment, energy, materials, and health. From Magic Sand, to DNA, to cancer treatment, join us in a lively hands-on workshop to discover how chemistry and nanoscience improve our daily lives. Breakfast, lunch, a curriculum binder, lab equipment, and science materials to recreate the activities in the classroom will be provided at no cost.
Instructors: Juanita Ryan is a retired teacher from the Berryessa Union School District in San Jose where she taught 1st-5th grades. She has worked as an Education Associate and workshop presenter for RAFT. Laura Randall is a retired San Jose middle school science teacher and a former Science Teacher-in-Residence at San Jose State University. She and Juanita are frequent presenters for the Santa Clara Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. Guest speakers and chemists from the Santa Clara Valley Section of ACS will be on-hand to present, assist, and answer questions!
Target Audience: Teachers of grades 3-12, but all interested educators are welcome. Bring another educatorand you bothwill be entered in a special drawing to be held during the workshop. Eachof you must register online by March 9.
Cost: Thanks to generous funding through the Santa Clara Valley Section of the American Chemical Society, there is no charge to attend, but registration is limited.
Register at www.raftbayarea.net/workshops by March 9 to reserve a space. RAFT membership is not required.
Bay Area Earth Science Institute (BAESI) workshops for teachers of grades 4-12 are free, address California science standards, and present a blend of science concepts and ready-to-use classroom activities for teaching them. Each workshop or field trip meets from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and will take place in room 306 Duncan Hall on the San José State University (SJSU) campus unless otherwise noted. If you need SJSU credit, you may combine any two sessions to earn 1 unit of Geology 104 for $50. You can find the dates and more information on the SERC website at