Texas Parks and Wildlife Announces Summer 2016 Workshops for Teaching Aquatic Science – Classroom and Outdoor Education
For all science teachers at grades 6-8, High School Aquatic Science and High School Environmental Science, there are three Texas Aquatic Science workshops scheduled for this summer. If you can’t attend, please pass along to a co-worker. All workshops are designed to provide instruction on teaching in the classroom and outdoor education
Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit attending a Texas Aquatic Science Teacher workshop. Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. This curriculum is easily adapted to different grade levels and will supplement your teaching. Online student and teacher materials are FREE! The workshop is FREE! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
Jun 14, 2016
Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop-DFW Area
Jun 21, 2016
Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop-Houston
Jun 28, 2016
Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop-Austin
Jul 13, 2016
Texas Aquatic Science Teacher Workshop-San Antonio
From: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive curriculum for water and aquatic science education studies for middle and high school use, plus application at the university level for non science majors.
The curriculum consists of a textbook in hard copy and fully on line, a massive teachers resource and activity guide that includes assessments, specially produced aquatic science video, and 220 online video lessons all fully aligned with Texas teaching standards. It’s become the top-ranked curriculum and source for information on aquatic science on the internet today.
Aquatic science students and adult learners may navigate the online student portal. For teachers, the Teachers Guide is loaded with science investigations, games, models, cooperative learning activities, Internet projects, readings from the student guides, short aquatic science education videos, science journals, and field based assessments of water quality and environmental conditions in a variety of outdoor education field trips. Most time is spent doing hands on activities from the Teacher Guide, over 700 pages of TEKS aligned, hands-on activities designed to engage all learners and all learner types. Lessons in each chapter begin with an activity to allow the teacher to assess what students know about the concepts to be studied. Lessons embed higher order thinking skills, provide depth and complexity of learning, and provide a wide variety of hands-on activities that engage students in many contexts and methods. Each lesson includes an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned by synthesizing the information and demonstrating their learning by developing creative products or performances.
Texas Aquatic Science education includes the Texas Aquatic Science curriculum textbook, teacher guide and activities, aquatic science videos, on-line lessons, and curriculum website.