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Science Professional Development Page

Professional learning is a lifetime commitment to continuous improvement. This is a goal we have for students and, as teachers, need to model ourselves. Teaching methods, core curriculum and the addition of STEM components to science instruction make it imperative that teachers stay current in their knowledge and skills. The following research-based workshops are one way to reach this goal.

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6th Grade Science SEEd Core Training PD (Location to be determined)

  • There will be PD training classes for new 6th grade teachers, teachers switching to 6th grade, and those teachers who want more information and training on how to teach the 6th grade Science SEEd Core. 
    • It will held each Monday, running for eight weeks. 
    • It will start the 2nd week of September and run through to the 2nd week of November, skipping Fall Recess week (Oct. 21-25) and P-T Conference week (Nov 4-8).
    • Each class will go for 3-hours covering two standards per week except the last class will cover three standards.
    • You can attend only the content classes that you want to attend. .
    • You will register on JPLS. 
    • The information for registering will be out online the middle of August and by electric fliers.
    • Below is the tentative schedule.
      • September 9: Overview and how to teach the Three Dimensions of Science (3-D) and 6.1.1
      • September 16: Standards 6.1.2 and 6.1.3
      • September 23: Standards 6.2.1 and 6.2.2
      • September 30: Standards 6.2.3 and 6.2.4
      • October 7: Standards 6.3.1 and 6.3.2
      • October 14: Standards 6.3.3 and 6.3.4
      • October 28: Standards 6.4.1 and 6.4.2
      • November 11: Standards 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5
    • For questions, contact paul.nance@jordandistrict.org or 801-244-6479.

6th Grade New Science SEEd Core Overview Meeting Held on May 15, 2017.

  • On Monday, May 15, 2017 an hour was set aside after school to gather 6th grade teachers together with us for us to tell them about the new science core, materials needed, an overview of how it needs to be taught, what is coming up as to training for them, and lesson plans that have been written or going to be written.
  • All the handouts are online.  Click here to get to them.  They are at the bottom of the page.

6th Grade Seasons and Moon Class to be taught by Clark Planetarium

    • This class will be taught the latter part of September.
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Kindergarten through 5th Grade

There will be no formal K-5 Grade Level Professional Development Science Core Classes held this year for the current 2002 Science Core.  However, there will be training classes throughout the year for the new K-5 Science SEEd Core. Please keep watch.  Also, fliers will be sent out.

5th Grade Chain Reaction Class to be taught by Discovery Gateway

  • This class will be taught in September or October.

4th Grade "Digging Fossils" Class

  • This class will be taught in September

K-2 Grade Level Classes taught by Hogle Zoo and USU Ag in the Classroom in the Fall or Winter. Watch for upcoming updates.

Other Science Classes for Specific Subjects for each grade will be announced in the fall.

Questions?  Contact:
jane.harward@jordandistrict.org 801-567-8153

paul.nance@jordandistrict.org  801-567-8175 or 801-244-6479

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