Summer PD courses will be held at Round Rock High School this year. Please check the course descriptions to register on Eduphoria, and confirmation of location.

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Elementary science [clear filter]
Monday, July 23

8:30am CDT

Science - K-1 - Designing and Implementing Science Investigations
Limited Capacity seats available

It is natural for young children to have questions about their world. Come to this session to explore how teachers can facilitate feeding this curiosity while addressing TEKS at your grade level. Leave with classroom ready investigations that you can use with your students.


Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy

Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 616

12:30pm CDT

Science - K-5 - Teaching Science Through Inquiry
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we encourage the natural inquisitive nature of students while building scientific understanding and teaching the standards? Inquiry involves more than a single approach to science instruction. In this workshop participants will investigate the various aspects of inquiry that lead to student success in science. Teachers will explore how to modify lessons to support all learners including students with special needs and gifted and talented.

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm CDT
Room 742
Thursday, July 26

8:30am CDT

Science - 3-5 - Argument Driven Inquiry (ADI) Level 1
Limited Capacity seats available

What is ADI and why should I use it in my classroom? Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) is an instructional model for science teachers. Teachers can use ADI to transform the way they teach labs so students have more opportunities to learn how to use disciplinary core ideas (DCIs), crosscutting concepts (CCs), and science and engineering practices (SEPs) to figure out how things work or why things happen. ADI also gives students opportunities to learn how to read, write, speak, and listen in science because it makes scientific argumentation the foundation of all laboratory activities. ADI, as a result, makes classroom science more like real science for students and can help them learn more than they typically do from hands-on lab activities. Come experience Argument Driven Inquiry for yourself. This session includes instruction and access to lab handouts and templates.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 745
Monday, July 30

8:30am CDT

Science K-5 - Introduction to Writing in Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Through first hand experience, participants develop an understanding of the inquiry based instructional approach to Science used in RRISD. Included in this session are TEKS aligned hands on shared experiences, visual, verbal and written supports for students as well as authentic shared and independent expository writing experiences embedded into specific lessons. These essential components are designed to seamlessly integrate into other current models of instruction such as PBL, IB, STEM/STEAM, and Dual Language. Differentiation for the unique needs of ALL students is built into this research-based approach to building deep scientific understanding and literacy.

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 113

12:30pm CDT

Science - 4/5 - Designing and Implementing Science Investigations.
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you wonder how to create engaging, student-centered science investigations? Come collaborate and explore with us, as we look at the first units in the ARRC, and look for ways to bring science alive for your students. We will take on the role of students trying out an investigation that you can take back and use the first week of school.

This course will support teachers in focusing on the process standards.

You will leave with lesson plan ideas for your first week of school!


Leilani Losli

Instructional Coach, RRISD

Monday July 30, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm CDT
Room 203