Join KEEP on Thursday, February 18 for their virtual sessions.

 

Still searching for digital supplements to your energy or climate unit? Join the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program virtually on February 18th from 4-5 p.m. for our Energy and Climate Resource Expo where you can choose to preview one of these free online learning resources. For each featured resource we will provide a brief tutorial of the platform and its benefits, then allow you time to explore, ask questions, and even register your classroom.

KEEP and its partners bring you resources ideal for inquiry-based, real-world, data-driven explorations for authentic and purposeful learning.

Accessible to students learning digitally in the classroom or at-home. Perfect for project-based, STEM, social studies, and/or science classrooms or green clubs.

 

Registration Link: https://wcee.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=1850802

Please join us for one of these featured resources!

Climate at Your Fingertips: An interactive solutions workshop for teachers - Best for High School Educators

Featured Resource: En-ROADS


The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program and the Wisconsin Energy Institute are excited to bring no-cost interactive climate solutions workshops to your middle or high school classroom. Explore En-ROADS, a free, open source simulation model, as you network with other teachers and imagine how this workshop fits into your curriculum.

En-ROADS is an intuitive, online, simulation model that allows users to test climate change solutions (energy supply, economic growth, etc.) in order to deepen understanding of how these systems interact. An En-ROADS workshop is a great way to engage students across all subject areas to develop data literacy that informs decision-making and spurs action in the context of climate solutions.

A workshop can be an excellent supplement to an energy or climate unit, a focus area for AP Environmental Studies, or as a follow-up to using STEMhero in the classroom. En-ROADs is best for the high school level, but can be scaffolded to your classrooms' needs.

Try En-ROADS for yourself and learn how KEEP and WEI are partnering to virtually bring En-ROADS to your classroom this school year for free!

Best for high school educators

 

Play Cool Choices in Green & Healthy Schools - For 4th grade teachers and above

Featured Resource: Cool Choices

 

Turn screen time into learning about climate impacts of daily actions. Cool Choices is a fun, easy, and social way to engage your students in sustainability efforts. It takes your students just a few minutes each day to document sustainable actions for points! Games can be set up by classroom (grades 4-8) or by teams of individual players (high school) and is free to Wisconsin schools. Participants will experience how the game platform works and get tips for successfully hosting a game for the school community.

Best for anyone who works with 4th grade or above students in a school setting

Personal, Uncanned and Consequential: Real data-driven inquiry with students' own utility meters - Gr. 6 -12 

Featured Resource: MeterHero

"I loved the real world application for the students. It is great to see a way for students to collect real data, analyze it and then effect real change. Most of the educational units out there are canned and don’t have real impact. They allow for the data collection and analysis but stop short of making an impact. MeterHero [takes] that next step into real life." Amy, Head of School

Best for middle and high school science teachers or Green teams (AP Environmental Science version available)

 

Solar Generation: Data points of interest - For gr. 6 - 12 science, social studies and math

Featured Resource: ESRI GeoInquiries™


Test-drive KEEP’s map-based inquiry activity designed for exploration of geographical and seasonal differences in solar panel production. Whether your school has a solar array or not, solar PV generation dashboards are a powerful way to bring the topic of renewable energy to life in the classroom. Discover the benefits of using ArcGIS, solar dashboards and electricity generation data to connect concepts of spatial thinking, scientific inquiry and data literacy. Session will highlight other energy-related ESRI GeoInquiries™ and help you to sign up for ArcGIS for Schools access for your classroom.

Best for middle and high school social studies, science and math

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Join UW-Superior on Thursday, Feb. 25 for two informational sessions; one on SEL strategies and the other on the online graduate program.

 

UW Superior has teamed up with the amazing Michelle Bulin, MS teacher from Adams Friendship School District, who will share SEL Best Practices & Strategies. Michelle has a BS from UW Stevens Point in Elementary Education Grades 1-8 and has been teaching for over 20 years.  Michelle also holds her SEL Certificate, K-12 Reading License, Restorative Practices, and Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificates. Michelle is a WEB Coordinator, New Teacher Mentor, and is part of the Building Leadership Team at Adams. She will share some SEL strategies for K-12 classrooms and teachers will walk away with some valuable resources they can implement immediately in their classroom.

Kelli Abar, from UW Superior will also share more information about their 100% Online Graduate Programs, Loan Forgiveness, and Scholarship/Grant Opportunities. UW Superior now has School Counseling, Administration, EdS Superintendent/District Administration, Special Education, and an Instruction Programs.  Kelli has a BS in English & Health Education from Northern Illinois University and a MS in Educational Administration from UW Superior. Kelli has a diverse background in education for over 25 years from teaching high school, working in supplemental education, and now higher education.

Teachers will not want to miss out on this fun, interactive, and valuable presentation. There will be trivia and a quiz at the end with a prize wheel.

Please register below for the best session:

Thur. Feb 25 at 4:30PM UWS Graduate Program Info. & SEL Best Practices & Strategies Webinar Registration

Thurs. Feb. 25 at 7PM UWS Graduate Program Info. & SEL Best Practices Webinar Registration

Zoom links to participate have been e-mailed        

February 9  Virtual Conference 

 

Join McGraw Hill on Tuesday, February 9 for three science presentations.

Grades 5K-5 Inspire Science Presentation - 4:30 to 5:20 CST

K-5:  Curiosity Drives Learning.

Inspire Science from McGraw Hill provides an in-depth, collaborative, and project-based learning experience designed to help you spark students' interest, and empower them to ask more questions and think more critically. Through inquiry-based, hands-on investigations of phenomena, your students will answer more rigorous science questions with evidence, and generate innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Are you ready to inspire the next generation of innovators?

 

Grades 6-8 Inspire Science Presentation - 5:30 to 6:20 pm CST

6-8: Curiosity Drives Learning

McGraw Hill's Inspire Science provides an in-depth, collaborative, and project-based learning experience designed to help you spark students' interest, and empower them to ask more questions and think more critically. Through inquiry-based, hands-on investigations of phenomena, your students will answer more rigorous science questions with evidence, and generate innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Are you ready to inspire the next generation of innovators?

Grades 9-12 Inspire Science Presentation - 6:30 to 7:20 pm CST

 9-12 Learning Begins With Curiosity

McGraw-Hill Education's Inspire Science High School series provides an in-depth, collaborative, and project-based learning experience designed to help you spark students' interest, and empower them to ask more questions and think more critically. Through inquiry based, hands-on investigations of real-world phenomena, your students will be able to construct explanations for scientific phenomena or design solutions for real-world problems.
Are you ready to inspire the next generation of innovators?

 

 

February 2  Virtual Conference 

February kicks off with TCI and NGSS on Tuesday, February 2 at 5:30 pm CST

Join us to see how TCI supports a dynamic way to engage K - 8 students wherever they are as they explore phenomena, investigate, and more. In this session, participants will see how TCI meets the NGSS standards and provides an engaging and flexible pathway for K-8 teachers to implement in their classrooms. 

 

   TCI Website

   Recorded Session >  

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Transcription, Translation & Sickle Cell Anemia

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM Central

REGISTER NOW

 

A Tale of Two Sisters, Modeling Transcription & Protein Synthesis

Fran Grant, Grafton High School & Mark Arnholt, Hartford Union High School

Model protein synthesis with us and later with your students - whether they are virtual or face-to-face - with the Flow of Genetic Information Kit© and/or Nucleotide Student Modeling Pack©.  Learn about a cutting-edge treatment for sickle cell disease and how it helped the endearing Obando sisters.

 

Editing the Sickle Cell Gene

Tim Herman, PhD, Director, Center for BioMolecular Modeling

Explore the structure of hemoglobin and the effects of the sickle cell mutation before discussing the use of CRISPR-based gene editing technology to treat sickle cell anemia.

 

REGISTER NOW! Receive a Nucleotide Student Modeling Pack with your registration.

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