Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

2-day workshop focuses Science+Literacy=Better Together

Better Together, a two-day workshop, focuses on the many ways science and literacy support one another in the elementary classroom. We know there never seems to be enough instructional time in a day, so this module provides multiple examples demonstrating how science and literacy standards can be achieved together

Day 1: Tuesday, Jan. 29 - 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Day 2: Tuesday, Feb. 26 - 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

(One-hour lunch on your own each day). 

Location: Prairie Lakes AEA, 500 NE 6th Street, Pocahontas

Materials: Iowa Core Science binder, Composition notebook, Pen/Pencil, Laptop

While there is no fee for this workshop, please register here for the two days by Jan. 22.

Participants will don their student-learner hats as they complete an immersion in a three-dimensional storyline that uses literacy strategies to support students figuring out applicable Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) through Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) in order to understand a Crosscutting Concept (CCC). We will compare content and disciplinary literacy and consider what it means to view like a scientist. Day 2 examines what it means to writetalk, and listen like a scientist and how we can support and cultivate these characteristics in our elementary scientists to meet both the Iowa Core Literacy AND Science standards.

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