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Professional Development

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.

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

  • On Monday, May 15 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 top of the page.

The New 6th Grade SEEd Core Professional Development Opportunity for 2018-19 School Year

  • There will be upcoming information about this by the end of August. There will be no summer classes. They will all be during the school year.

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

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

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

  • South Jordan Middle School
  • September 27 from 4:30 to 7:30
  • Connects with Strand I of the 6th Grade Science Core
  • Will be taught how to use the Seasons and Moon Kit supplied by the district.
  • More information to come out the end of August.

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

  • Sep 25 from 4:30 to 7:30
  • South Jordan Middle School
  • Free Materials and handouts worth $200 to be give out at the class.
  • Connects with Standard I of the 5th Grade Science Core
  • More information to come out in August.

3-5 Grade Level Professional Development Science Core Classes to be taught During 2017-18 School Year

During the 2018-19 school year there will be three grade level science core classes taught--one each season.  Watch for the announcements.

  • 5th Grade in the Fall--announcement in August
    • Sep 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 24
    • South Jordan Middle School
    • 4:30 to 7:30
    • Will cover one standard each week
    • STEM ideas for each standard
    • Free ($30 if State Credit is desired)
  • 4th Grade in Winter--announcement in November
  • 3rd Grade in Spring--announcement in March

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.

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