Elementary Energy Institute

  • Elementary Energy Institute Are you looking for a way to get a couple of college credits?  Are you interested in what is going on in the oil and gas exploration that is occurring all around us?  Are you trying to figure out how to help your students and yourself understand the geology of this area and answer questions regarding oil and gas production?

    Participants will be able to learn the science behind the formation of oil and gas, the processes of extracting oil, and regulations surrounding the process from experts in each field. Participants will also gain insights into science pedagogy, get lesson plans applicable to their classrooms, and enjoy two field trips to a sites that show hands-on models of equipment used in the field and active sites to see drilling and completion operations first hand.


    Dates:
     June 22-25th 

    Where:  PLC InSTEM Station

    What:  Four summer days of activities and a $100 stipend and money for classroom materials.. Optional 2 UNC credits for $50/each. 


    Sponsored by  PDC Energy, Occidental, and Noble Energy.

    Click Here to complete the Elementary Energy Institute Application

     

     

Secondary Energy Institute

  • Secondary Energy Institute Are you looking for a way to get a couple of college credits?  Are you interested in what is going on in the oil and gas exploration that is occurring all around us?  Are you trying to figure out how to help your students and yourself understand the geology of this area and answer questions regarding oil and gas production?

    Participants will be able to learn the science behind the formation of oil and gas, the processes of extracting oil, and regulations surrounding the process from experts in each field. Participants will also gain insights into science pedagogy, get lesson plans applicable to their classrooms, and enjoy two field trips to a sites that show hands-on models of equipment used in the field and active sites to see drilling and completion operations first hand.


    Dates:  July 13-16th

    Where:  PLC InSTEM Station

    What:  Four summer days of activities and a $100 stipend and money for classroom materials. Optional 2 UNC credits for $50/each. 


    Sponsored by  PDC Energy, Occidental Petroleum, and Noble Energy.

    Click Here to complete the Secondary Energy Institute Application

Bond Elementary Science Institute

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    District 6 Teachers looking for a science boost this summer can apply for the Bond Elementary Science Institute.  By participating in the four-day workshop, you’ll walk away inspired, invigorated, informed, and involved in the physical, earth, and life sciences.. This active class helps you understand how to implement the Next Generation Science Standards and the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards in your classroom.  Take away inquiry-based lessons that you can use in your classroom, integration ideas, and engineering challenges.


    Dates:
    June 15th – 18th, 2020

    Where:  PLC InSTEM Station

    What: Four summer days of activities and a $250 stipend. Optional 2 UNC credits for $50/each. Follow up seminars one evening per month which earn an additional $100 stipend and optional 1 UNC credit.


    Sign up through District 6

Confluence Institute

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    Confluence Institute is 4 days of fun, field research and tours, which will help in building your understanding of basic watershed concepts; especially as related to the Cache la Poudre & South Platte Watersheds and water issues in north central and northeastern Colorado. Project Wet Activity Guides will be given out and lesson and activities explored. The Institute is designed for K-12 teachers, 30 contact hours, Weld County District 6 pre-approved credits (all other districts, Certificates of Completion). 

     Instructors: Amy Nicholl and Ray Tschillard, PLC; Tammy Rusch, CCWCD; Kristi Helzer, WGCD                 

    Contact Info: Amy Nicholl, 970-352-1267    anicholl@plcoutdoors.org

    When:  July 27th - 30th, 2020

    Where:  PLC InSTEM Station

    Maximum # of participants: 25                                                                                                               

BOCES STEM Institute at the Poudre Learning Center

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    This two-day workshop is for teachers who are interested in exploring ways to incorporate STEM practices into their classrooms. Participants will explore ways to incorporate NGSS Science and Engineering practices and move toward an inquiry-based approach that will help them shift their existing curriculum to align with the new Colorado 2020 Science Standards. Participants will be asked to be “learners” throughout the day to really understand the implications of providing more responsibility to learners through a STEM model, which will highlight student engagement, curiosity, and the joy of learning!.        

    June 4th & 5th, 2020

    Sign up through BOCES  https://coellpd.org/


Northern Colorado Science Implementation Institute

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    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at UNC

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at the Poudre Learning Center

    Contact: Lori Reinsvold   Lori.reinsvold@unco.edu

Peak To Prairie

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    Professional Learning from the City of Greeley Resoures Education Outreach Program for K-12 teachers.

    When: June 9th - 12th, 2020

    Where: City of Greeley and the Poudre Learning Center

    Contact: Lori.Reinsvold@unco.edu

    This four-day course will provide Weld County School District 6, charter and private school educators the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and teaching strategies about sources of water, healthy watersheds, stream ecology, life zones, water industry and water issues related to their community. Educators will use the knowledge and experiences of this course, using Colorado State Standards, to implement a variety of water resource learning opportunities in their classrooms through research, collecting and interpreting data, inquiry-based science (physical, life and earth) curriculum, Project WOW (Wonder of the Wetlands) instructional resources, field tours, guest speakers and hands-on activities.