Archive: Teaching Science Through Trade Books, March 3, 2020

Teaching Science Through Trade BooksEngage in a discussion around the use of children’s literature to teach science.  Participants will examine how trade books can be used in different stages of the 5E model of instruction. Recommended resources for finding trade books as well as sample activities will be previewed.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I really liked it, and I appreciated that the presenter talked about how beneficial trade books are and how they can change the aspect of teaching. I really like some of the ideas that were given and some books that can be used."
  • "Thank you for this seminar, I am student teaching, and hope to use this information with my future students."
  • "The was the first time I saw an interactive web/video. It was neat how participants could actively participate in the polls. The pace seemed to flow nicely too."
  • "This was my first web seminar, and I really enjoyed that it was interactive. I enjoyed the polls and being able to stamp on the slides that were being shown. I also enjoyed learning about the 5E lesson, this is something that I have heard about but haven't yet explored."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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  Christine Anne Royce

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