LCSC is helping fourth grade teachers with Math and Science
The Lewis-Clark State College Education Division is holding a one week workshop on linking Science and Literacy for 20 fourth grade teachers in the Lewiston and Grangeville School Districts this week as part of the Federal Math-Science Partnership grants.
The LCSC Education Division received a $420,000 grant over three years for furthering Math and Science education.
The workshop will be held Aug. 13-17 in the Jack O’Connor Center at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston. The workshop will feature Michael Kelntschy, one of the nation’s foremost authorities in science education reform and a leader in the current research linking science and literacy. Klentschy has worked in education for more than thirty years and is currently the Superintendent of the El Centro School District in El Centro, Calif., as well as an instructor at the San Diego State University Graduate School of Education.
The workshop will present materials and strategies that have shown to significantly increase students' knowledge of science as well as their ability to effectively communicate that knowledge. Klentschy, whose research on the longitudinal effects of inquiry-based science programs is considered National Science Foundation “Gold Standard”, will present the research findings on the importance of linking science, math and literacy in the learning process.
The seminars begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. each day with a break for lunch.
Over the next two years similar workshops will target the science curriculum standards at the 5th and 6th grade levels.
For more information on the workshop and Klentschy’s visit, contact Ken Wareham, LCSC Associate Professor of Education, at 792-2625.