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Home on the Range K-2
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Home on the Range for K–2nd grade

Presented by the Welder Wildlife Foundation

Come take part in science investigations and field experiences, use role-playing and models, and play games, to make science fun and interesting as students explore the world around them. This workshop for K-2nd grade teachers will be held online via the Zoom platform on June 2, 2020. The workshop uses an integrated supplemental curriculum guide developed by Welder Wildlife Foundation to help students learn the importance of taking care of our world.

You will be asked to step outside your house to make some easy-to-complete observations. 

Home on the Range Workshop & Curriculum: The Welder Wildlife Foundation’s Home on the Range workshop and Rangelands curriculum provides hands-on, active learning with many outdoor activities to help K-5th grade educators convey the importance of rangeland conservation while establishing real world connections to science. Lessons are science based and provide engaging, student-centered activities with alternative assessments that are aligned to the core Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and other education standards. Each lesson includes three to eight activities that use a variety of teaching methods including models, journaling, science investigations, Internet and computer lessons, and hands-on inquiry to meet the needs of all students. Many lessons have outdoor components including investigations of adaptations, plants, wildlife, habitat, ecology and stewardship. Lessons are easy to use and require only inexpensive and easily obtainable materials. Each workshop participant will receive the digital Rangelands guide, which contains 27 student-centered lessons using hands-on, real world science investigations.

Important Session Information:

Update: Our first priority is to keep our teachers and presenters safe while delivering summer professional development.  Therefore, the Welder Wildlife Organization has graciously redesigned this training to be delivered in on online format using a Zoom platform.  Our trainers will demonstrate at least 11 of the 27 lessons in a reduced time frame from 9 am to 1:00 pm.  During this time, you will be asked to do some simple observations and investigations right outside your front (or back) door! We will take frequent breaks and vary the format by using breakout rooms in order to keep you engaged and adjust to the virtual setting.  Fully participating in the face-to-face Zoom portion of this workshop will earn you 4 hours of CPE credit.  If you choose to do the followup reflection activity, you will be able to earn an additional two hours of CPE credit.

**This workshop is free for anyone who is an active employee at a Region 17 District that is a part of our Curriculum Contract.  When you check out, if you meet this criteria, you will not be charged to attend.

Dimension 1.4: Activities, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(4) CPE
Seats Available:
$0.00 (* No Charge)
Contact Person:
Tammy Motley
Tammy Motley
Teacher (K-3)
Date Time Location
6/2/2020 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Other


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