Think & Write Like a Scientist: Using Science to Drive Literacy (Science: 6-12 grades)

Literacy is often thought of as something that is only taught in the English classroom when in fact we know that this is a false statement. All teachers are responsible for their students to be able to read and write in all content areas. This is especially true for the science classroom in that these skills are necessary for students to explain, predict, describe, and debate information to demonstrate learning! The vehicles we choose to teach and connect science knowledge and literacy skills need to be effective in that they will allow students to grow in their understanding of scientific concepts. Students need to be able to communicate their understanding and make their learning visible for others to see. The question is: What literacy strategies are the most effective in the science classroom to provide students with opportunities for success?

As science teachers, we recognize that we are implementing many literacy strategies and may not be aware as to how they support and strengthen student success in the science classroom. We also know that literacy can be a challenge for teachers as technical reading and writing can be difficult for students and take away opportunities for students to experience success. Join us as Region 10 Consultants will present a variety of literacy and content focused activities based on the science TEKS. We will highlight and breakdown those strategies you may very well be implementing to dissect out the reasons why these are effective and supportive forms of literacy skills. We are hopeful that teachers will take away new items for their toolbox and learn how to implement strategies that will not only increase student understanding, but will impact students’ application of literacy skills that will aide in innovative thinking and writing in the science content area. Strategies will include laboratory reports, notebooking, technology integration, & vocabulary tools.

LOCATION: Royce City ISD Administration Building @ 810 E Old Greenville Rd, Royce City, TX 75189

This session is for Title II Co-Op districts only. If you wish to attend and are not part of our co-op, please contact the Region 10 Teaching and Learning office to pay a 100.00 fee prior to attending this session. You will not be able to participate if payment is not rendered prior to session start.

Directions & Map
03/20/2018 - SESSION: think & write like a scientist: using science to drive literacy (science: 6-12 grades) - 1
Day Date Event Start Event End Location
Tuesday 03/20/2018 09:00 AM 04:00 PM Offsite » Other » Royse City - Adminiatration
Contact Bobette Mauck - Bobette.Mauck@region10.org
Delivery Mode Face to Face
Presenter Samantha Bradbury
Fee Free
Payment Information

This session is for Title II Co-Op districts only. If you wish to attend and are not part of our co-op, please contact the Region 10 Teaching and Learning office to pay a 100.00 fee prior to attending this session. You will not be able to participate if payment is not rendered prior to session start.

Credit Hours / Type 6 - CPE
Language English
Section Description

Literacy is often thought of as something that is only taught in the English classroom when in fact we know that this is a false statement. All teachers are responsible for their students to be able to read and write in all content areas. This is especially true for the science classroom in that these skills are necessary for students to explain, predict, describe, and debate information to demonstrate learning! The vehicles we choose to teach and connect science knowledge and literacy skills need to be effective in that they will allow students to grow in their understanding of scientific concepts. Students need to be able to communicate their understanding and make their learning visible for others to see. The question is: What literacy strategies are the most effective in the science classroom to provide students with opportunities for success?

As science teachers, we recognize that we are implementing many literacy strategies and may not be aware as to how they support and strengthen student success in the science classroom. We also know that literacy can be a challenge for teachers as technical reading and writing can be difficult for students and take away opportunities for students to experience success. Join us as Region 10 Consultants will present a variety of literacy and content focused activities based on the science TEKS. We will highlight and breakdown those strategies you may very well be implementing to dissect out the reasons why these are effective and supportive forms of literacy skills. We are hopeful that teachers will take away new items for their toolbox and learn how to implement strategies that will not only increase student understanding, but will impact students’ application of literacy skills that will aide in innovative thinking and writing in the science content area. Strategies will include laboratory reports, notebooking, technology integration, & vocabulary toolls.

LOCATION: Royce City ISD Administration Building @ 810 E Old Greenville Rd, Royce City, TX 75189

This session is for Title II Co-Op districts only. If you wish to attend and are not part of our co-op, please contact the Region 10 Teaching and Learning office to pay a 100.00 fee prior to attending this session. You will not be able to participate if payment is not rendered prior to session start.