GEMS Author Kevin Beals, a frequent presenter at GEMS professional development sessions.

GEMS Professional Development

The following Professional Development sessions are open for registration.

You can also contact us as indicated below if you are interested in custom workshops.

GEMS Curriculum Sequences Workshop, August 6–8, 2014

Please note, Space Science Sequences 3-5 and 6-8 as well as Ocean Science Sequence 3-5 workshops have been CANCELLED. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Join educators from across the country for the Ocean Sciences Sequence 6–8 plus a day of Effective Practices in Argumentation!

Wednesday, August 6: Effective Practices in Argumentation Workshop

Deepen students’ experience with science learning through the practices of argumentation.

Join the Lawrence Hall of Science staff for a one-day Argumentation Workshop using exemplars from the Space and Ocean Sciences Sequences. The latest understandings about supporting effective argumentation will be featured. Staff at the Lawrence Hall of Science are engaged with several NSF projects focused on developing teacher capacity to facilitate and improve students’ use of argumentation in the science classroom. Spend the day sharing best practices and successful and effective argumentation strategies.

Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8: OSS Grades 6–8 Workshop

Attend one of following Grade 6–8 Workshops
2–day GEMS Ocean Sciences Sequence Workshop for grades 6–8

This 2–day workshop will focus on gaining familiarity with the scope of the Sequence, including the core science ideas, the approach to the science and engineering practices including argumentation, and the inclusion of literacy that supports the science instruction.

Register for either a 1–day, 2–day, 3–day or 5–day summer learning experience.
1 day: Wed, August 6: Effective Practices in Argumentation Workshop Only
2 day: Thurs–Fri, August 7–8: OSS Grades 6–8 Sequence
3 day: Wed–Fri, August 6–8: OSS Grades 6–8 Sequence PLUS the Effective Practices in Argumentation Day

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