Science Kit Training

2021-22 Science Kit Trainings – August 18-20, 2021

This year, we are offerings trainings for five of the newest Smithsonian Science for the Classroom Science units. These trainings are free to STEM Materials Co-Op members, and $75 for others.

Each training session will be offered twice; an AM session and a PM session. Each session is offered via in-person (limit 15) and simultaneously via Zoom (limit 50). In-person participants get to try out the materials, and Zoom participants will be watching and have the opportunity to ask questions.

In addition to the five Classroom Science unit trainings, we are offering a “Carolina Science 101” session designed to familiarize teachers with all of the online resources associated with the Smithsonian curriculum.

Please note: You do not need to attend the trainings to receive a Kit during the school year. Click here to learn more about Science Kits and other resources offered by NCESD.

Training Sessions

Select the grade level/session below and use the links to register via pdEnroller. These trainings are free to STEM Materials Co-Op members, and $75 for others.

Learn the all new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, research based, 1st grade kit: How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Go Dark?  A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively teach the kit in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Wed, August 18 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

PM Session: Wed, August 18 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn the all new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, research based, 2nd Grade:  How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?  A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively teach the kit in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Thu, August 19 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Session: Thu, August 19 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn the all new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, research based, 3rd Grade: How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?  A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively teach the kit in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Fri, August 20 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Session: Fri, August 20 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn the all new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, research based, 4th Grade: How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision?  A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively teach the kit in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Wed, August 18 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Session: Wed, August 18 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn the all new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, research based, 5th Grade:  How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate?A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively teach the kit in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Thu, August 19 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Session: Thu, August 19 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Carolina Science Online (CSO) offers online resources to support Carolina’s hands-on labs and science curricula. Learn how to use this platform to better utilize all of the resources available to you in teaching the Smithsonian suite of science units.

A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively use this resource in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Fri, August 20 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Session: Fri, August 20 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Questions?

If you have questions about our Science Kit trainings, please contact Cari Haug (NCESD’s Regional Science Coordinator)

 

Additional Training Opportunities

Districts are encouraged to develop their own trainers who can attend a facilitator institute in June where they can develop their presentations and ask questions. Districts may also choose to contact NCESD to arrange a training. A minimum of ten teachers is required. For districts in the STEM cooperative (the professional learning cooperative, not the STEM Materials Center program) the fee is $25 per participant; all other districts will be charged $125 per participant with a minimum of 10.