Today was my first day back at school and I'm so excited about two pieces of staff development I received.
First, we learned about Writing in Science. It goes beyond having students prove what they learned and having them explain what they've learned by using content specific vocabulary. It covers a variety of Science topics and includes material lists, step by step directions and a CD-ROM that even provides example videos.
Next, our principal purchased Stemscopes, which provides awesome Science lessons based on state standards. Besides the lessons are vocabulary cards, concept songs, interactive games, and cross content activities for Reading, Math and Writing.
What staff development is your campus providing this year? What staff development would you like? What staff development can you do without?