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Teacher Twilight Series

Thank you for your interest! We are thrilled so many have chosen to join us.
If you are interested in future events or if you have questions, please email csme@weber.edu.

 

Spring 2020 Events

 

Evolution of Core Ideas: Natural Selection from the Wasatch to the Amazon!

This workshop presents lessons that support implementation of the new Utah SEEd standards in your science classroom. The focus will be on how core ideas in life science develop overtime from kindergarten to high school through two lessons on evolution and changes in species over time.  The first is the Pika Problem:  Will the Pika Survive (grade 3/7) followed by Venezuelan Guppies:  Variety and Evolution (Grade 7/HS).  The core idea (LS4.C) is pulled through Strands 3.2 (Standard 3.2.5), 7.5 (Standard 7.5.1), and BIO.4 (Standard 4.2).  

Light dinner will be provided!

Details

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
WSU Tracy Hall Science Center 102
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Resources from the session

Increasing Critical Thinking to Understand and Respond to Climate Misinformation

    WILL NOW BE HOSTED AS A WEBINAR
Gain a new appreciation for the importance of critical thinking as both a resource and way of thinking. Learn the fallacies in the most common climate myths, and how to detect reasoning fallacies in other arguments. Most importantly, come away empowered to talk about climate change, with newfound confidence in responding to potential climate misinformation.   

Details
Friday, March 20th, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
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Fall 2019 Events

 

Planting the SEEds of Science

Join us for the Teacher Twilight Fall kick-off event. Ricky Scott and Melissa Mendenhall will be discussing the updates and overview of the next steps of standard implementation in your classroom.
 

Light dinner will be provided!

Details

Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tracy Hall Science Center Room 102
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SLIDES FROM PRESENTATION  

Science Misconceptions in the Classroom

Andrew Shtulman, Occidental College
Author of Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong
An account of students’ misconceptions about scientific phenomena and the resistances they provide in learning science.

Light dinner will be provided!

Details

Thursday, September 26, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tracy Hall Science Center Room 102
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Registration Closed

Solar System Sleuthing:

Engineering Incorporated Sciences
Learn how you can shift your teaching to support 3D science in your classroom! Annika Jensen, the Astro Camp Director, will be presenting lessons to support  implementation of engineering design into K-8 science lessons.

Light dinner will be provided!

Details
This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. 
For questions contact:
jenniferclaesgens@weber.edu

Registration To Come


Spring 2019 Events

 

Taking Science Teaching to the Next Level

Join the TEAMS (Tomorrow's Educators Advocating for Math & Science) workshop as we work with Melissa Braaten, associate professor from the University of Colorado on using tools and talking to support sense-making in science classrooms.

Dinner will be provided!

Details

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
WSU Tracy Hall Science Center 234
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Registration is closed

The Monarch Butterfly

Want to raise monarch butterflies in the classroom? Extend your students learning with hands-on visual art and puppetry activities aligned with Utah math, science and fine arts standards.

Dinner will be provided!

Details

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
WSU Kimball Visual Art Center
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Registration is closed


Fall 2018 Events

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BioEYES: Bring LIVE Science in class

Presented by WSU's Zoology professor John Mull, this workshop will teach you how to set-up an aquarium to use zebrafish to teach about life cycles, habitats, organ function, embryology and genetics through real-world applications. The activities can be tailored to specific science standards from second grade to high school using a 3D approach to learning science.

Dinner will be provided!

Details

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
WSU Tracy Hall Science Center 234
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Registration is Closed

Effective Student Groups

Presented by WSU's Chemistry & Biochemistry professor Timothy Herzog, the workshop covers Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL), a pedagogy that focuses on the development of process skills like critical thinking and communication through guided inquiry activities and an emphasis on effective group structure and facilitation.

Dinner will be provided!

Details

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
WSU Tracy Hall Science Room 234
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Registration is Closed

Richards Lecture Series

Enjoy this year's WSU Department of Mathematics Richards Lecture Series guest speaker, LSU's Geography and Anthropology associate professor, Jill C. Trepanier as she discusses geographers use of mathematics, such as probability theory, to best describe and understand the physical environment.

 

 

Details
Thursday, November 1st, 2018
7:00 p.m.  
WSU Union Building, Ballroom C

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Spring 2018 Events

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Observational Astronomy Workshop

Presented by WSU's Physics professors Adam Johnston and Stacy Palen, this workshop is themed around observational astronomy and the story of the universe, with hands-on astrophotography and other observational tools on the Tracy Hall Observation Deck. 
Dinner will be provided!

Details
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
WSU Tracy Hall Science (room TBD) and Observation Deck
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Registration is Closed

How To Get A Million Dollars

Companies pay big money to people like you who can help them make better decisions with the collected data. Weber State Mathematics professor, Cora Neal teaches about the $1 million prize that Netflix offered, how to approach a big data problem, and where you can find other opportunities to make money analyzing data. Dinner will be provided!

Details
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
WSU Tracy Hall Science Room 102
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Registration is Closed

Energy Theater

This workshop, presented by University of Utah's Department of Educational Psychology Assistant Professor focusing on Science Education, Dr. Lauren Barth-Cohen, is often referred to as “improv theater for science class.” Come away learning how to implement this in your science classrooms. 
Dinner will be provided!

Details
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
WSU Tracy Hall Science Room 102
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Registration is Closed

 

 

 


Fall 2017 Events
 

Teaching Climate Science

CSME and SPARC presented an exciting workshop designed to help teachers implement the new SEED standards.

Details

CSME Open House

 Join us in the Tracy Hall Science Center to explore all the resources CSME has for teachers and families. Sponsored by Val A. Browning Foundation. Dinner will be provided.
Thursday, October 5th, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 

Registration Closed

Forces At Play... Art and science integration

Making time for the arts and sciences in today’s classrooms. Workshop includes sample classroom activities, re-licensure points,
and food!
Thursday, November 2nd, 4:30 - 7:20 p.m.
 

 Registration Closed

 

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csme@weber.edu
801-626-6160
 

 

CSME Director


Jennifer Claesgens
jenniferclaesgens@weber.edu
801-626-7772
Room TY 205, Mail Code 2501

Mailing address


Weber State University
Center for Science and
Math Education

1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2501
Ogden, UT 84408-2501

Building location


Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)

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