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Sense Making in the Earth Science Classroom
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 9:00 AM to Thursday, June 17, 2021, 4:00 PM EST
Category: Trainings/Workshops

Sense Making in the Earth Science Classroom

What's the difference between "knowing about science" and "making sense of science?"

Provide students with experiences where they are engaged in the Science and Engineering Practices and use the Crosscutting Concepts to deepen their understanding about the world in which they live. Learn how to provide these types of sense making experiences in Earth Science where direct experimentation might be more difficult. Join PIMSER and Regional Teacher Partner Stephanie Harmon in this two-day learning experience as you: 
  • explore relevant Earth Science phenomena
  • engage in sense-making activities as both a learner and teacher
  • examine strategies to use the SEPs and CCCs to demonstrate understanding of core ideas in Earth and Space Science
  • learn strategies for implementing Social, Emotional and Academic Development (SEAD) within the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science
Participants will walk away with lesson sequences that will address ESS2: Earth’s Systems and ESS3: Earth and Human Activity.

Targeted Audience: Science teachers grades 6-12

Cost: $250 for in-service educators
Check with your finance office about utilizing ESSA, rural low-income, Gear UP, Title I or II, or CARES Act funding to support your attendance
$125 for EKU students
Limited to 16 participants

EKU Perkins Building
PIMSER Training Room
4436 Kit Carson Drive
Richmond, KY 40475

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