Science-in-the-RockiesIt’s my favorite teacher training of the entire year – Science in the Rockies. It’s a three-day workshop held in the foothills just outside of Denver. The dates for this year’s workshop are July 8-10, 2009. The training typically attracts 150-200 elementary and middle school teachers who are looking for unique ways to make science more exciting and meaningful in their classrooms. At the core of the workshop is learning strategies and better practices for integrating science into an educator’s daily teaching routine.

You can learn more about this great teacher training experiment by visiting the Science in the Rockies registration page. There you’ll find information about the science curriculum, travel and expenses, last year’s buzz and frequently asked questions.

Here’s what happened last year at Science in the Rockies…

Behind the scenes at the 2008 workshop – listen to what teachers are doing with what they learned at Science in the Rockies.

Colorado has been home to this special science teacher training science 1991 when it was called the National Hands-on Science Institute. The campus of Regis University was the original home of this hands-on science workshop for teachers with Dr. Jim Giulianelli in the center ring. Many things have changed over the years in terms of professional staff development for elementary and middle school teachers, but getting students excited about science continues to be important to so many educators. Find Science in the Rockies registration information here.

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