Spartanburg Science Center offers workshops for teachers Feb. 15

Published 3:03 pm Friday, February 8, 2013

Spartanburg Science Center will offer free workshops to local elementary school teachers to help promote science in the classroom.

On Friday, Feb. 15, the Science Center will host 30 kindergarten through second grade teachers 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 30 third through fifth grade teachers 1-4 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center. The teachers from Spartanburg and Union County will receive recertification credit. The program is funded by a grant from R.R. Donnelley Corp to promote Science Literacy in the classroom.

The sessions will provide teachers with materials and trade books that can grab a student’s attention and at the same time teach key science concepts. Each teacher will leave the workshop with all of the materials needed to implement this program in their classroom.  This is not designed to replace science textbooks or be the only way that science is taught. It is a tool that can be added to the teacher’s repertoire for teaching science and meshing it with other core subjects.

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These sessions correlate with the South Carolina Science Standards and the Foss or Delta Science Kits that are currently being used in each district. These labs will be performed by trained science teachers, assisting at Spartanburg Science Center.

For more information, please call 583-2777.

– article submitted by Steve Wong