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Educator Workshops

Teacher Workshops

Training is provided for K-12 educators on Education Modules that are mapped to the National Science Education Standards. Each Module includes an Educational Unit at three (K-4, 5-8, 9-12) or four (K-2, 3-4, 5-8, 9-12) grade levels, and includes content overviews; inquiry-based, hands-on activities; assessment rubrics; and resource listings.

Based on the Module selected for Journey through the Universe 2007: Earth Space Science; participating teachers will engage in hands-on activities involving energy and forces. A collection of lesson plans will be provided to each school’s Master Educator for dissemination to teachers.

February 5, 2009

Master Teacher Training

8A.M. - 12P.M. – IMILOA

Dr. Tim Slater from the University of Wyoming will provide science content information while guiding Master Educators through selected lesson plans. This group of lead teachers will explore physical science concepts through inquiry and dialogue.

The Voyage through the Solar System module explores aspects of physical science including technology used in space exploration, including rockets and telescopes. Forms of energy, force and motion, collection of data, and scientific investigation are focal points for lessons which particularly address grade levels K, 1, 2, 3, 6; as well as physics and physical science instruction.

February 7, 2009

Teacher Orientation: Voyage through the Solar System

8A.M. - 1:30P.M. – IMILOA

Under the direction of Dr. Tim Slater, the Master Educators will facilitate groups of classroom teachers from all participating schools. Approximately 100 teachers will engage in the Voyage through the Solar System science lessons for use in their classrooms. The lessons have been selected to align with Hawaii Content and Performance Science Standards and Benchmarks at each grade level, and to promote the overarching “Big Idea” of Science as Inquiry.

Gemini Observatory Participants