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Saturday, February 1

11:15am CST

Teaching Academic Vocabulary for Comprehension and Retention
Teaching science academic vocabulary so students comprehend and retain it is challenging. Research indicates the more students interact with key terms in a variety of different ways the greater their depth of conceptual understanding. In this workshop, we will integrate Dr. Marzano’s Six Step Process for teaching academic vocabulary with multimedia and hands on activities that provide students with multiple opportunities to interact with and apply key terms in a variety of different ways for increased comprehension and retention.


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm CST

1:30pm CST

Integrating Science and Math in STEM
This is an integrated, hands-on session for grades 3-5, with the focus on the Science and Math in SteM! Participants will design a passive solar house given constraints and review test results to determine if the prototype meets specified criteria. Participants will apply real-life math skills, including whole number multiplication, area determination and fractions calculations, that are needed to solve the design challenge. In addition, the science concepts of properties of matter, heat/thermal energy transfer and conductors/insulators of heat will be explored. Through this collaborative and engaging lesson participants will develop critical problem-solving skills while learning the engineering process by focusing on real-world connections.

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Julie Brenegan

STEM LEARNING LIAISON, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD


Saturday February 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST