Tag - Teacher Training
July 9, 2010
Our final day of activities began with a television appearance on the local Denver NBC affiliate. We also used a barbie doll to demonstrate an electricity loop and found iron in our cereal. We also enjoyed a demonstration by the always entertaining Doug Hodous.
As Science in the Rockies 2010 draws to a close, we’d like to thank all of the teachers who made the trek to Denver. You make science a priority and understand the need for it in the classroom and curriculum. We hope you learned a lot and will take a lot of fun demos and lessons back into your classrooms. If you attended Science in the Rockies this year or a previous year, please leave us a comment below with feedback, comments or how you bring science to your students.
We will be making an announcement about Science in the Rockies 2011 as well as another learning road trip soon. Don’t forget I will be in Orlando, Tampa, San Antonio, Dallas, Los Angeles and Houston this fall with
July 8, 2010
We are settling into our routine and getting to know the amazing teachers from across the country and world who have traveled to Denver to learn how to bring more science into their classrooms.
Day 1 of Science in the Rockies was too fun. We explored the properties of air and even vacuum packed a few teachers for ultimate freshness. We also did glow demos and density activities. A few of the favorite activities was playing with Squidy and Wind Bags, making our own soccer match Vuvuzela’s and smoke rings.
Today began with teachers walking on glass then covered spooky Halloween science, complete with dry ice activities, color science and ended with a potato gun fight.
Day 3 will have a special surprise for the teachers as well as the final jam-packed day of learning.
Are you missing the fun and wish you were here with us? You can follow the learning minute by minute on our Flickr, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages.
July 7, 2010
Our premier event, Science in the Rockies, is gearing up for another year this week. Almost 140 teachers from across America and the world have arrived in Colorado for hands-on science teaching training from our talented staff of science teachers and educators.
The sold-out high-energy event runs for three days and includes intense professional staff development training to help teachers motivate students and bring science into their classrooms.
If you couldn’t make it this year, watch our Science in the Rockies website for upcoming registration information for 2011. This event sells out fast, so keep up with the latest news and receive notification when registration opens for next year, sign up for our Experiment of the Week newsletter.
Jump in and participate with Science in the Rockies 2010 by following updates on our Facebook Fan Page, on Twitter by following @spanglerscience and hashtag #sitr, watching videos and our Flickr gallery on our Science in the Rockies page. We will also be posting updates, pictures and more right here on the blog.
September 30, 2008
Join us for an unforgettable experience – June 17-24, 2009
I’m excited to announce our newest teacher training experience… Science at Sea – The Alaska Adventure! We’re taking the Spangler Science experience to the seas for a one-week learning adventure with Carnival Cruises and some of our closest friends (that’s you). For years teachers who have attended our workshops have been asking for training in the life sciences, and we’ve waited for just the right opportunity. This Science at Sea experience has been two years in the planning with both Carnival Cruises and AAA Travel to ensure the best experience possible.
We’ve assembled an award-winning group of naturalists who will lead us through an unforgettable learning experience June 17-24, 2009. The Science at Sea cruise sets sail from Anchorage (Whittier) and stops in Prince William Sound, College Fjord, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, the Inside Passage and wraps up in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
You’ll find much more information in our Science at Sea 2009 section, including pricing options, excursion details and an ever-growing FAQ.
July 19, 2008
We just wrapped up our first ever MOSAIC science workshop for teachers… and we had a blast. Here’s the idea behind MOSAIC – amazing teachers from diverse backgrounds coming together to share best practices and to learn how to the tools in their classrooms to create unforgettable learning experiences. All of this year’s participants received a special invitation from our workshop team because they had previously attended our week-long Hands-on Science Institute from Regis University or, more recently, they attended a three-day workshop called Science in the Rockies. I as said, this was the first time we ever offered a small-scale, very one-on-one training of this caliber. Judging from response… I think we’ll do it again in 2010.
UPDATE – MOSAIC 2010 is scheduled for June 23-25, 2010. If you previous attended Science in the Rockies, you’re eligible to register for MOSAIC. Learn more about the hands-on science training for teachers at MOSAIC 2010
Here are just a few memories from the MOSAIC 2008 workshop experience…