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|March 29; 8:00 am - 3:30 pm|
Educators' Conference: Natural Connections 4th - 6th Grade
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:00am - 3:30pm
Natural Connections: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Location: Massey Conference Center, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Scroll down or click here for Saturday, March 29 online registration*
*If you need to register more than 5 participants and/or make alternative payment arrangements please call the Registrar's office at (804) 262-9887 ext. 322 or 320.
This two-day collaborative conference provides valuable professional development
opportunities for Pre-K – 6th grade educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers.
Join your colleagues for inspiring opportunities to make natural connections using
interdisciplinary teaching approaches. Presenters model ways to blend science, social
studies, language arts, and math standards for authentic learning experiences.
Kaleela Thompson, inspirational young author of Oh Where Oh Where is My Swallowtail?, will join us during the welcome sessions and host book sales and signing.
$40 per day includes workshops, morning coffee, lunch, classroom resources and a gift bag. Space is limited; advanced registration required.
(8 hours professional development points per day)
Saturday, March 29, 2014: 4th - 6th Grade
Choose one of four strands:
Elizabeth Edmondson, Ph.D.
Director, VISTA at Virginia Commonwealth University
Supporting Institution: Dominion Power
Investigate cycles of energy and matter, alternative energy
sources, and how to conserve energy to reduce impact on your school.
Science Teacher Consultant, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Supporting Institution: Agriculture in the Classroom
Discover unique qualities of Virginia through literature, Google Earth,
and the Flora of Virginia.
Supervisor of Elementary Science, Portsmouth Public Schools
Join an archeological dig revealing clues to discover hidden treasures
and piece together the history of Virginia.
Earth and SpaceCrystal Clark
K-5 Math & Science Coordinator, Math Science Innovation Center
Supporting Institutions: NASA and the Science Museum of Virginia
Journey through Earth and space while integrating literature, math,
and science. Discover engaging ways to explore plate tectonics, erosion,
and the rock cycle.
Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Association of Science Teachers, Region I, with additional support by the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement, Virginia Resource Use Education Council and the Math Science Innovation Center