April 17, 2013



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2013 Middle/High School (6-12) Science Academies

June 12 July 11, Various locations statewide

South Dakota teachers will model three-dimensional instruction (Three Dimensions: Scientific and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts from the Framework for K-12 Science Education and NGSS) through activities and provide video evidence of this instruction occurring in South Dakota classrooms. The video footage is based on model lessons that have been aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and South Dakota Science Standards.

Teachers will leave with three-dimensional lessons that can be immediately implemented and will gain an understanding of the vision for science education in South Dakota. Teachers also will leave the training with knowledge of the three-dimensional lesson-building process, which they can use to advance their curriculum.

This is a two-day regional training for middle school and high school science teachers. There are 10 locations with two trainings occurring per location. At each location, one training will be for middle school and one training will be for high school. Up to 60 teachers will be accommodated at each location, with 30 at each training. Stipends of $125/day, available through the Investing in Teachers effort, will be paid to each attending science teacher, for no more than two days of training. Therefore, teachers should only sign up for one training. A minimum of 20 teachers will be required to host a training.

Graduate credit will be available. More information will be sent out, post-registration, including what to bring, graduate credit information, specific location details, etc.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Note: Registration closes April 26.

A complete calendar of Science Academy training dates is listed below:
June 12-13 Aberdeen
June 12-13 Rapid City
June 12-13 Sioux Falls
June 19-20 Mitchell
June 19-20 Mobridge
June 19-20 Pierre
June 26-27 Watertown
June 26-27 Yankton
July 10-11 Rapid City
July 10-11 Sioux Falls

For more details, visit the Department of Education website or contact Sam Shaw.

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