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PIMSER Offering Thursday Conference Sessions

The P-12 Math and Science Outreach Office of PIMSER at the University of Kentucky in partnership with the Kentucky Science Teachers Association (KSTA) is pleased to offer two sessions (no registration cost) on November 3rd just prior to the KSTA full conference on November 4-5, 2011.  We do ask that you register, by going to link that is provided below, if you plan to attend the preconference sessions we are hosting so we can have an accurate count for logistical reasons.
Both options below will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington and will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. with a built in break for lunch on your own.
Option 1:
Title: Using Literacy Standards to Teach Science Content
Description: Science teachers now have the charge of incorporating the Common Core Literacy Standards into meaningful learning experiences for their students. In this six-hour session, participants will apply instructional strategies that integrate science content and literacy standards into a unit of study. The primary audience will be K-12 science teachers. However, university faculty may find this session valuable as they work with their college students. In addition, administrators will benefit from this session as they provide leadership and the skills necessary to help teachers implement the literacy standards in their schools.
Kim Zeidler-Watters, Director of the P-12 Math and Science Outreach unit of PIMSER at the University of Kentucky
Diane Johnson, Assistant Director of the P-12 Math and Science Outreach unit of PIMSER at the University of Kentucky
Susan Mayo, Regional Teacher Partner at the P-12 Math and Science Outreach unit of PIMSER at the University of Kentucky
To register for option 1 go to:
Option 2:
Title: What Do Your Standards Mean: Using Curriculum Topic Study to Improve Teacher Knowledge and Practice
 In this six-hour session, K-12 teachers will experience an organized method for determining what the science standards mean.  They will use that information to examine student misconceptions, determine developmentally appropriate instructional practices, and identify assessment opportunities.
Ken Mattingly, Rockcastle County Middle School and
Stephanie Harmon, Rockcastle County High School
To register option 2 go to:
We look forward to meeting and working with you during the preconference event as part of the KSTA conference offerings.  Questions or concerns can be directed to me or to Sarah Steen in the P-12 Outreach office ( or 859-257-4836).
Kim Zeidler-Watters
Director, P-12 Math and Science Outreach Unit of PIMSER
University of Kentucky
641 S Limestone St.
Lexington, KY 40506-0333
Office: 859-257-4836
F: 859-323-1750

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