Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Science + Literacy = Better Together Elementary Iowa Core Science Module 4

The stage will be set as participants don their student-learner hats and are immersed 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. Next, we will examine what it means to write, talk, 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.

In-district follow-up will be provided in the fall to support educators in the implementation of science lessons/unit developed during the face-to-face sessions in June.

Facilitators: Hope Brown & Jill Siefken

Date & Time:

June 5, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (one-hour lunch on your own)
June 6, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (one-hour lunch on your own)
June 7, 8:30 am - 11:30 am (no lunch)
Two one-hour in-district follow-up meetings to occur during late September through November 30.

Location: Pocahontas - PLAEA, Black Hawk Lake

Registration closes May 29. Click here for more details, including registration.

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