This course is open to teachers nationwide who will be attending ANY Academic Camp/Workshop of their choosing throughout the year. Some examples of these types of camps and/or workshops are Math Camp, Science Camp, Language Arts Camp, PLC Workshop, Instructional Workshop, TAH Workshop, Gilder-Lehrman Workshop, NEH Workshop, etc.There are many National as well as local Academic camps/workshops available to teachers that focus on a variety of aspects related to the development of their particular subject matter and/or discipline.
Often times these Academic Camps/Workshops have Professional Scholars lecturing on particular topics related to their discipline. Participants will have the opportunity to attend these lecture session and earn 3 University credits or 30 clock hours/PDUs for attending an Academic Camp/Workshop of their choice.
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This course incorporates Observational Drawing Skills (ODS) based on drawing and design principles that guide participants through the process of creating successful, realistic looking, still life drawings.
Teacher-artists who want to develop, support or advance their ODS will purchase the “Introduction To Advanced Observational Drawing” video course to access thirty (30) online teaching videos constituting approximately 5 hours of step-by step ODS content.
The lessons are open to all ability levels, from emerging to advance drawing skills. Lessons are broken down into a series of small concepts that build upon each other so that participants can practice each concept before incorporating it into their overarching still life project.
From hands on practice projects, exemplars and skill building, lesson plans will be developed for implementation for any studio and/or classroom setting.
Climate change poses the single largest, global threat to life on Earth, and yet the United States and our schools lag far behind the international community in educating and acting responsibly to mitigate the causes and effects of a warming planet. This online course for grades 3-7 teachers uses excellent platforms developed by NASA and the EPA to educate about the science of climate change in kid-friendly, interdisciplinary ways. Youthful graphics, games, lesson samples that cut across science, social studies and math, virtual expeditions to places where climate change is visible, CO2 footprint calculators and more make this a rich learning environment from which grades 3-7 teachers will develop their own units and themes—whether that’s oceans, birds, butterflies, fish, trees, fresh water supplies. Many of your common science units can be modified with a climate change perspective (ie ocean life, plants and animals).