This looks like a good workshop. It’s only 3-days, it’s free, and it gets you access to all kinds of materials and mini-grants. It’s designed to prepare you to “redeliver” the content. Captain Planet tends to offer good support and do useful work (in my limited experience). The dates are coming up quickly, but they must not be full because they just sent this out to everyone in the Georgia Science Teachers’ Association.
3-D Science in the Schoolyard (K-12)
These three-day workshops and one-day fall and spring follow-up sessions are designed for science content specialists, curriculum developers, STEM coordinators, RESA staff, and outstanding science teachers with prior training and experience in “3-Dimensional Science” who are interested in re-delivering this professional learning to teachers in their areas.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have tools, resources, strategies and supplies to conduct professional learning workshops that increase teacher capacity to use nature as a context for phenomenon-based learning, including observation, asking questions, conducting investigations that integrate crosscutting concepts with science and engineering practices to make sense of core ideas, constructing evidence-based explanations, and implementing projects to solve related, real-world environmental problems.
Applicants who are selected to attend will receive a scholarship for workshop registration, lunches, lodging and evening meals (if more than 40 miles from home), as well as access to lesson frameworks and ecoSTEM kits, mini-grants for implementation of student-led projects, a distance learning course to use with individual teachers or professional learning communities, tools for facilitating project-based learning, and assessment instruments. Space is limited. For more information and to register click here.
June 18 – 20, 2018 Metro Atlanta, GA
July 10 – 12, 2018 Dry Branch, GA
July 24 – 26, 2018 Jekyll Island, GA