Spangler may be the science teacher you always wanted when you were in school. He understands one major concept: that we focus too much on teaching facts for tests, and we neglect three important things - wonder, exploration, and discovery. I do believe I have mentioned something like that in a few of my past writings; in fact, that is my exact teaching philosophy!
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What happens when you put 150 teachers from around the world in the same room for three days with a team of instructors who are over-the-top excited about teaching science? Enthusiasm for making science fun spreads like a virus! Join Steve Spangler and his staff for an intensive hands-on science training that is guaranteed to change the way you teach science... forever.
The Science in the Rockies workshop is unlike any professional development training you’ve ever attended. The workshop focuses on ways to bring wonder, discovery, and exploration back into your classroom through Halloween activities, electricity, things that glow, or even launching a potato out of PVC pipes. This is not a “sit-and-watch” teacher training… this is a “get-up-and-do” learning experience featuring over 75 engaging activities that you can take home and immediately share with your students.
You’ll leave the workshop with all the tools you need to become the best science teacher possible, including over $300 of gizmos, gadgets, hands-on learning materials for your students, hard-to-find supplies, and cool resources that accompany the Science in the Rockies curriculum. You’ll also receive a 250-page training manual that details every aspect of your learning experience, from the detailed instructions and recipes to the in-depth explanations and real-world applications.
In just three days, you will learn how to use exploration and inquiry to create unforgettable learning experiences for your students. Join us in Colorado for this inspiring workshop and take your teaching to a whole new level!