HAND LEARNING E-NEWSLETTER
Vol. 4, No. 9
IN THIS ISSUE:
A PATH TO SCIENCE AND LITERACY
Join colleagues from
around the country to take part in First Hand Learning's Professional
Development Institute to be held on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at the
NSTA National Conference in Philadelphia.
Are you searching for meaningful ways to integrate the development of
students' science learning with literacy? Would you like to make inquiry
an engaging and site-specific experience for students, but need practical
suggestions for how to use a school's outdoor environment to do it? In
this daylong workshop participants will practice naturalists’ techniques
to record observations and communicate findings, identify and use different
genres of science writing, and learn how to structure outdoor investigations
that will provide on-going and varied opportunities for firsthand learning
that promotes skill development.
Held at The
Cusano Environmental Education Center at
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, this Institute will offer practical
approaches for using the outdoors and nonfiction science texts to spark
curiosity, increase content knowledge, develop and hone inquiry skills,
and communicate ideas and facts verbally and graphically. Participants
will have a chance to learn from each other, as well as from the expertise
provided by facilitators Mark Baldwin, from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute,
Dr. E. Wendy Saul from the University of St. Louis, Therese Arsenault
from Lansing Middle School, and Patricia McGlashan from First Hand Learning.
Register for the conference and the PDI through the NSTA website: http://www.nsta.org/pd/pdi/2010philadelphia.aspx?lid=exp
Learn what happened at the PDI held in New Orleans last March at http://www.firsthandlearning.org/nsta_09_recap.html.
The First Hand Learning Catalog offers nature journals, hands-on science
kits, posters, and more. Go to www.firsthandlearning.org/catalog/catalog_frameset.html
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