Targeting SCIENCE STAAR for Middle School, Grades 6-8

Gloria Chatelain

Presenter: Gloria Chatelain

Workshop Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration Time: 8:00 AM
Registration Fees:
One Day Insitute: $175 ($150 for Texas ASCD members)
Two Day Academy: $349 ($299 for Texas ASCD members)

For more information or to schedule the workshop at your district call: 512-477-8200.

Targeting SCIENCE STAAR for Middle School, Grades 6th-8th

Content:  Join us for an informative and motivational workshop to boost science performance on the 8th Grade STAAR. This invigorating, high energy workshop provides a conceptual understanding of Grades 6-8 SCIENCE TEKS in addition to 5E hands-on lab activities, manipulatives, journaling, and vocabulary strategies. Content will focus on Level 2 & 3 Performance Descriptors for Middle School:

  • · Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Formulas, & Equations 
  • · Energy, Weather 
  • · Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • · Earth’s Changing Surface
  • · Interdependence Among Organisms and Environments

Grade 6-8 participants will leave with a clear understanding of specific curriculum targets, hands-on models that can be duplicated in the classroom, and a host of other valuable tools and strategies to boost student learning.

Audience: Grade 6-8 Science Teachers, Science Coordinators, Instructional Specialists, & Administrators

About the Presenter: With over 36 years in education, Gloria Chatelain has extensive classroom and training experience at national and state levels and is eager to share her expertise with science teachers. Arming teachers with confidence, science content, and engaging strategies can help clear the hurdle to raise the bar in science education.

Contact the Texas ASCD office at either 1-800-717-2723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to bring this workshop to your area for a summer or early fall training.

Targeting SCIENCE STAAR Grades 3-5

Gloria Chatelain

Presenter: Gloria Chatelain

Workshop Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration Time: 8:00 AM
Registration Fees:
One Day Insitute: $175 ($150 for Texas ASCD members)
Two Day Academy: $349 ($299 for Texas ASCD members)

For more information or to schedule the workshop at your district call: 512-477-8200.

Targeting SCIENCE STAAR Grades 3-5

Content: Energy, Circuits, Changes to Earth’s Surface & Adaptations

Join us for an informative and motivational workshop to boost science performance on the 5th Grade STAAR. This invigorating, high energy workshop provides a conceptual understanding of the SCIENCE TEKS in addition to 5E hands-on lab activities, manipulatives, journaling, and vocabulary strategies. Content will focus on Level 3 Performance Descriptors: Energy, Circuits, Changes to Earth’s Surface, and Adaptations.

Participants will leave with a clear understanding of specific curriculum targets, hands-on models that can be duplicated in the classroom, and a host of other valuable tools and strategies to boost student learning.

Audience: Elementary Science Teachers, Science Coordinators, Instructional Specialists, & Administrators

About the Presenter:  With over 36 years in education, Gloria Chatelain has extensive classroom and training experience at national and state levels and is eager to share her expertise with science teachers. Arming teachers with confidence, science content, and engaging strategies can help clear the hurdle to raise the bar in science education.

Contact the Texas ASCD office at either 1-800-717-2723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to bring this workshop to your area for a summer or early fall training.

Targeting the SCIENCE STAAR TEST for grades 6-8: Category 4, Organisms & Environment

Gloria Chatelain

Presenters: Gloria Chatelain

Workshop Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration fees:
One Day Institute - $175 ($150 for Texas ASCD members)
Two Day Academy - $349 ($299 for Texas ASCD members)


Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this institute at your location.

Targeting the SCIENCE STAAR TEST for grades 6-8: Category 4, Organisms & Environment

Summary: Join us for an informative and motivational workshop to boost science performance on the STAAR TEST for GRADES 6-8. This invigorating, high energy workshop provides a conceptual understanding of the SCIENCE TEKS in addition to 5E hands-on lab activities, manipulatives, journaling and vocabulary strategies. Step 1 to tackling the STAAR is having the depth of understanding to target the rigor of the test questions, with a focus on the Organisms and Environment- Readiness and Supporting TEKS. Step 2 is to model and connect the concepts for students comprehension and retention. Step 3, address the vocabulary concerns for the science and non-science words to conquer student testing performance.

Participants will leave with a clear understanding of specific curriculum targets on the STAAR test, hands-on models that can be duplicated in the classroom, and a host other valuable tools and strategies to boost student learning.

Gloria Chatelain: With having over 35 years in education, Gloria Chatelain has extensive classroom and training experience at national and state levels and is eager to share her expertise with science teachers. Arming teachers with confidence, science content and engaging strategies can help clear the hurdle to raise the bar in science education.

Accomplishments, Certifications and Credentials

  • Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Science
  • 28 years of teaching/administration experience
  • District Workshop Trainer (K-12)
  • Extensive training and experience working with at-risk populations
  • Presenter at NSTA (National Science  Teachers Association)
  • Presenter at CAST (Conference for Advancement of Science Teachers)

 

Who Should Attend: Middle School Science Teachers, Science Coordinators, Instructional Specialists & Administrators

STAAR Chemistry Preparation Workshop

shellyPresentor: Shelly LeDoux

Workshop Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration fee:
For One Day Isitutute: $175 ($150 for Texas ASCD members)
For Two Day Academy: $349 ($299 for Texas ASCD members)

For more information or to schedule workshop in your district, call 512-477-8200

Target Audience:

  •  Science Supervisors
  •  High School Chemistry Teachers and Administrators

The Chemistry End of Course Exam is here!

This spring, students will take the end of course chemistry exam. Success on this exam is required for graduation. Stakes are high for students, teachers and schools. More rigorous student expectations will be assessed multiple times and in multiple ways.

Join us for a hands-on, lively workshop designed to address the urgent and critical needs of high school chemistry teachers and students. Teachers will return to their classrooms better equipped to support student learning and achievement.

Utilizing the 5E instructional model and cooperative learning strategies, teachers will practice and receive lab-based activities designed to address TEA Chemistry STAAR performance descriptors. Opportunities for extension and remediation will be included for each activity.

Don’t miss this opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the Chemistry STAAR test, and the skills students will need to be successful!

About the Presenter, Shelly LeDoux: Shelly LeDoux has 17 years of teaching and administrative experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in multi-disciplinary science and a master’s degree in educational administration. Shelly has taught all levels and of secondary science. Having worked as a department chair and consultant to the curriculum coordinator, she has a deep understanding of curriculum alignment and assessment.  Shelly is currently working as an advanced academic administrator to improve college readiness for the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District. Her true passion is helping teachers to build on students’ natural curiosity about science. She hopes to instill a love of life long learning and personal growth in educators so that they can inspire generations of students to come.

 

Scheduled Dates:

October 29, 2012- Mesquite Professional Development Center- Mesquite, TX - Click Here to register. CLOSED SESSION FULL


Targeting the SCIENCE STAAR TEST for Grades 3-5: Category 1, Matter & Energy

Gloria Chatelain

Presenters: Gloria Chatelain

Workshop Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration fees:
One Day Institute - $175 ($150 for Texas ASCD members)
Two Day Academy - $349 ($299 for Texas ASCD members)


Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this institute at your location.

Targeting the SCIENCE STAAR TEST for grades 3-5: Category 1, Matter & Energy

Summary: Join us for an informative and motivational workshop to boost science performance on the STAAR TEST for GRADES 3-5. This invigorating, high energy workshop provides a conceptual understanding of the SCIENCE TEKS in addition to 5E hands-on lab activities, manipulatives, journaling and vocabulary strategies. Step 1 to tackling the STAAR is having the depth of understanding to target the rigor of the test questions, with a focus on the Matter and Energy- Readiness and Supporting TEKS. Step 2 is to model and connect the concepts for students comprehension and retention. Step 3, address the vocabulary concerns for the science and non-science words to conquer student testing performance.

Participants will leave with a clear understanding of specific curriculum targets on the STAAR test, hands-on models that can be duplicated in the classroom, and a host other valuable tools and strategies to boost student learning.

Gloria Chatelain: With having over 35 years in education, Gloria Chatelain has extensive classroom and training experience at national and state levels and is eager to share her expertise with science teachers. Arming teachers with confidence, science content and engaging strategies can help clear the hurdle to raise the bar in science education.

Accomplishments, Certifications and Credentials

  • Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Science
  • 28 years of teaching/administration experience
  • District Workshop Trainer (K-12)
  • Extensive training and experience working with at-risk populations
  • Presenter at NSTA (National Science  Teachers Association)
  • Presenter at CAST (Conference for Advancement of Science Teachers)

 

Who Should Attend: Elementary Science Teachers, Science Coordinators, Instructional Specialists & Administrators

Scheduled Date(s):

February 20, 2013- Region 3- Victoria, TX- Click Here to register