ELEMENTARY TEACHERS!!

Check out this excellent professional development opportunity that will provide earth science equipment, reference books, and activity guides to teacher teams from each elementary school that attend 35 hours of professional development during the 2001-02 school year!! Register your team by Tuesday, October 16, 2001 for workshops to be held during the 2001-02  school year. 

Shawn Oppliger, Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

 

 

A 2001-2002 Teacher-Training Partnership Initiative

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Integrating

Earth Sciences into the Elementary Classroom

 

PURPOSE

The goal of this teacher-training initiative is to provide elementary teachers with several professional development workshops and the reference books, activity guides, children's literature, and field equipment needed to address Michigan Content Standards for Earth Science.

 

COST

Workshop registrations, equipment/supplies ($600) will be covered for teacher teams in CCISD and GOISD and sub fees for teachers in the CCISD Eisenhower Consortium will be covered. Teachers in the GOISD Eisenhower Consortium should contact Joy Maki at the GOISD concerning sub reimbursement.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To participate in this year-long professional development initiative, a team of 2-4 teachers from the same school must attend a total of 35 hours of professional development workshops in earth science during the 2001-2002 school year.  One teacher team per school will be funded. Workshop choices and list of materials are listed on the back.

 

PROGRAM FUNDING

This program is funded and coordinated by Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

 

CREDIT

ED 989 credit from Northern Michigan University and credit from Michigan Technological University may be available.

 

REGISTRATION

Teacher teams need to complete the attached registration form and return by Tuesday, October 16, 2001.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Shawn Oppliger, Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

Tel:   482-4520              Fax:  482-1931              Email:  sopplige@ccisd.k12.mi.us>sopplige@ccisd.k12.mi.us 

OR

Joan Chadde, Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education at MTU

Tel:  487-3341               Fax:  487-1620              Email:  jchadde@mtu.edu

 

 

 

 


 

ELEMENTARY WORKSHOP OPTIONS FOR 2001-02 SCHOOL YEAR

 

#     Date and Time            Description and Location                       Hours

1          Nov 16, 2001                 Rocks for Beginners- Geosphere Benchmarks                   6 hrs

            9:00am-3:30pm              Copper Country ISD, Hancock MI                    

Teachers will consider many elements of our planet's surface features and earth materials, including minerals, rocks, sediment and soil.  We will study how several types of rocks are formed, how they are changed through time and investigate how rocks and fossils are used to understand Earth's history.

Presenter:  Barbara McTaggart, Ph.D. Geohydrology

 

2          Jan 11, 2002                  Water, Water Everywhere- Hydrosphere Benchmarks      6 hrs

9:00am-3:30pm              Michigan Tech, Houghton, MI   

This workshop promotes awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of water resources through the use of engaging hands-on activities. Topics include the water cycle, water quality, physical and chemical characteristics of water, and groundwater interactions. We will consider how people use water and where our water supply comes form.

Presenter:  Barbara McTaggart, PhD Hydrogeology & Joan Chadde, M.S. Water Resources

 

3          March 1, 2002               Weather and Atmosphere                                                     6 hrs

            9:00am-3:30pm              Copper Country ISD, Hancock MI

Teachers will investigate the elements that come together to produce Earth's weather, how weather changes form day to day, as well as seasonal changes in weather.  We will also look at stories that describe weather in various climate zones of Earth.  Presenter:  Heather Bradway, Hancock Middle School & Shawn Oppliger, Western UP Center

 

4          April 19, 2002                Solar System                                                                         6 hrs

                9:00am-3:30pm              Copper Country ISD, Hancock, MI

Teachers will investigate our solar system, considering how objects move with respect to each other and the unique nature of the sun, planets and moons within our solar system.  We will also consider other planets and sun systems and explore how we learn about the universe.  Presenter:  Heather Bradway, Hancock Middle School & Shawn Oppliger, Western UP Center

 

5          May 3-4, 2002               Environmental Connections- Teaching w/ the Outdoors        10 hrs

                                                MTU’s Ford Forestry center, Alberta MI

A variety of workshops will provide opportunities to investigate Earth Science topics. 

1)      Elementary Field Geology - Come along on a hike through Canyon Falls where we will practice being field geologists, and learn tips on how to conduct a safe geology field trip. 

2)      Waste Information Curriculum - Explore environmentally-sound solid waste management practices through the activities presented in the Michigan DNR WISE Curriculum Guide.

Presenter:  Barbara McTaggart, Ph.D. Geohydrology

 


Earth Science Education Kit – per participating Elementary School (tentative)

 

Reference Books:

Audubon Society First Guides:  Rocks and Minerals; Weather

Peterson First Guides:  Rocks and Minerals, Solar System, Astronomy

Eyewitness Books:  Rocks and Minerals, Fossil, Weather , Astronomy, Explorers: Night Sky

Nature Finder: Minerals                                                                                               

The Stars: A New Way To See Them by H.A. Rey

 

Activity Guides:

Geology Rocks by Cindy Blobaum

Dig In!  Hands-on Soil Investigations, NSTA Press

Paddle-To-The-Sea Supplemental Curriculum Activities by Ohio Sea Grant

Water Precious Water, AIMS Activities

Earth Science for Every Kid by Janice Van Cleave

Hands-On Earth Science Activities by M.N. Tolman

Project WET Curriculum & Activity Guide

WISE: Waste Information Series for Education (MUCC)                                   

 

Equipment and Materials:

30 Magnifiers

30 Magnet wands

Streak plates

Michigan Earth Science Teachers’ Kits: (One set per teacher)                                                                           

 

Children’s Books:

1.  Fossils Tell of Long Ago  by Aliki 

 2.  If You Are A Hunter of Fossils by Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall

3.  Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall

4.       The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth by Joanne Cole and Bruce Degen 

5.  I Can Read About Weather by Robyn Supraner 

6.  Water Dance by Thomas Locker 

7.       Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling

8.       Glow in the Dark Constellations---A Field Guide for Young Stargazers  by C.E. Thompson

 

           


Integrating Earth Science into the Elementary Curriculum 

Teacher Team Registration Form  

 

Register your team by Tuesday, October 16, 2001!!

One teacher team per school will be funded.

 

School: _______________________________________________________________________  

 

School mailing address: __________________________________________________________    

 

Principal:_________________________________________________         Phone : ____________           

(Must be signed to indicate approval for teachers to participate in this professional development opportunity.)

 

Teacher Team Members' Names (at least two):

 

1) Teacher Name: _________________________________________________________________

 

Email: ________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Grade Taught: _________________   Subject(s) Taught: ________________________________

 

Workshops Registering for (circle):         1          2          3          4          5

 

2) Teacher Name: _________________________________________________________________

 

Email: ________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Grade Taught: _________________   Subject(s) Taught: ________________________________

 

Workshops Registering for (circle):         1          2          3          4          5

 

3) Teacher Name: _________________________________________________________________

 

Email: ________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Grade Taught: _________________   Subject(s) Taught: ________________________________

 

Workshops Registering for (circle):         1          2          3          4          5

 

4) Teacher Name: _________________________________________________________________

 

Email: ________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Grade Taught: _________________   Subject(s) Taught: ________________________________

 

Workshops Registering for (circle):         1          2          3          4          5

 

Total Number of Professional Development hours per team   ____________

 

Return to:          Loret Robert

                        Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

                                P.O. Box 270

                                Hancock, MI  49930

                                FAX:  906-482-5031