SEPA WORKSHOP 2014
Two Choices!  June 17-19 OR Aug 4-6
Marina Inn in South Sioux City, Nebraska 

Aiding and Abetting Classroom Instruction

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The SEPA Teacher Workshop for 2014 will be a unique experience that has not been done before. This summer, the workshop is based on requests from our teachers at our partner schools that are varied in scope and dimension.  The topics for this workshop will be cross-disciplinary and all teachers will have a chance to share and participate, no matter the grade level. 

The first day will have a roller coaster theme, exploring not only the science, but also the vocabulary and literature connections. You will learn how mobile apps, foldables®, and other projects will aid classroom instruction and encourage students to learn.  Our guest instructor will be Kellen Conroy, staff development team at ESU1. 

The second day will focus on Tier 2 vocabulary strategies, ways to enlarge student vocabulary, reasoning (argumentation), and sharpening observation and critical thinking skills.  Work time with the die cut machine, a chance to prepare materials for your classroom will be built into this day as well.

Finishing up with a half day for the third day, we will have a guest instructor. Brent Kahn from UNMC will teach you ways to manage stress in the classroom, both yours and your students. He will demonstrate practical strategies to use and teach students to maintain a positive and calm classroom.

A stipend of $70 per day will be paid to eligible teachers (from partner schools) for attending the workshop. Teachers from partner schools that live more than 70 miles away will also receive a flat travel stipend of $70 to help with fuel costs.  Teachers not staying overnight and those driving a school vehicle will be reimbursed differently.  Lunch and snacks will be provided (see schedule for details).  All teachers that register for the workshop are eligible for free overnight lodging at the Marina Inn in a double occupancy room to be shared with a teacher of the same gender. 

Come join us, all teachers are welcome!  The same workshop will be offered in June and August, with different starting times.  There must be a minimum of 10 registrants for each workshop.  All materials will be provided.  Registration deadline is May 24, 2014.  If you have any questions, please contact the SEPA staff by Phone: (402) 559-4365 or by E-mail: sepa@unmc.edu

June 17-19

Day 1 – June 17 Day 2 – June 18 Day 3 – June 19

8:45 am Arrive and gather supplies for work area
9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am Roller Coaster Activity
- Science content and vocabulary
- Connections to real life 
11:45 am Break
12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Writing in Science
- Science notebooks and journals
- Using roller coaster activity as stepping stone to lesson on PE & KE
1:45 pm Break
1:50 pm Vocabulary Strategies for Science
- Teacher literacy with science 
- Language of science
- Graphic organizers
2:50 pm Break
3:00 pm Technology Integration
-  Infuse learning in the classroom
4:00 pm Wrap up – tying concepts together
4:30 pm Adjourn

9:00 am Ways to enhance student observations 
10:00 am Science talk – making classroom chatter more productive
11:00 am Improving student argumentation and reasoning skills
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Foldables session
- Vocabulary
1:45 pm Creation of classroom materials
4:00 pm Wrap up – tying concepts together
4:30 pm Adjourn
9:00 am   Managing stress in the learning environment – learn about the
impact of stress on the body and techniques to reduce stress. 
11:00 am Wrap up, Debriefing and Evaluation
12:00 pm Adjourn

 

August 4-6

Day 1 – August 4 Day 2 – August 5 Day 3 – August 6

1:00 pm    Managing stress in the learning environment – learn about the
impact of stress on the body and techniques to reduce stress. 

3:00 pm Wrap up

4:00 pm Adjourn

8:45 am Arrive and gather supplies for work area
9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am Roller Coaster Activity
- Science content and vocabulary
- Connections to real life 
11:45 am Break
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Writing in Science
- Science notebooks and journals
- Using roller coaster activity as stepping stone to lesson on PE & KE
1:45 pm Break
1:50 pm Vocabulary Strategies for Science
- Teacher literacy with science 
- Language of science
- Graphic organizers
2:50 pm Break
3:00 pm Technology Integration
-  Infuse learning in the classroom
4:00 pm Wrap up – tying concepts together
4:30 pm Adjourn
9:00 am Ways to enhance student observations 
10:00 am Science talk – making classroom chatter more productive
11:00 am Improving student argumentation and reasoning skills
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Foldables session
- Vocabulary
1:45 pm Creation of classroom materials
4:00 pm  Wrap up, Debriefing and Evaluation
4:30 pm Adjourn

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