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Science and Social Justice: Workshop for Teachers, K-8
Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
Holyoke, MA
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Science and Social Justice: Workshop for Teachers, K-8
-- 15 Professional Development Points, awarded by UMass Amherst College of Education
-- 1 Graduate Credit (Optional), awarded by UMass Amherst College of Education

Saturday, April 13, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday, April 20, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA

A workshop for teachers to promote the integration of science and social justice in elementary and middle-school classrooms. Specific topics to be covered include: environmental justice, working with community experts, integrating social studies and language arts into science curricula, and trauma-informed somatic practices to build active listening and leadership potential in youth. Participants will be provided with concrete examples and resources, guidance on fulfilling Next Gen Science Standards, and time to develop and workshop individual plans for innovative curriculum units. All participants will present draft curriculum ideas on the second day. Participants seeking graduate credit will be required to submit a written draft following the conclusion of the workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. Workshop limited to 30 participants.

This workshop is presented by the Western Massachusetts chapter of Science for the People in collaboration with Arise for Social Justice of Springfield. Presenters will include community organizers, K-12 teachers, scientists, and historians of science. Assessment for participants seeking graduate credit will be supervised by Brian Schultz (professor of ecology at Hampshire College) and Sigrid Schmalzer (professor of history at UMass Amherst).

We request that all participants able to do so contribute $100 to defray costs, including meals, and supply modest honoraria for presenters who are volunteering their labor. Sliding scale donations welcome; no one turned away for lack of funds.
In addition, participants who seek credit from UMass Amherst toward a graduate certificate will also need to pay a fee to UMass of $147.

Please contact Sigrid Schmalzer at
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Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (View)
100 Bigelow Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States


Education > Workshops

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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