Professional Development Opportunuty
Bilingual Science & Social Studies Activities for a Sustainable Future
Join the Valley Nature Center and Population Education for an interactive, 2.5-hour professional development workshop for K-8 educators. Understand global challenges and sustainable solutions through hands-on activities that utilize real world issues and data. The workshop will be conducted in English, but materials given to teachers will be in both English and Spanish.
Explore interdisciplinary learning strategies that challenge students to make meaningful associations between individuals, communities, and global issues, while building essential skills in social studies, geography, science, and math. Presented activities use role-playing, representational models, group problem-solving, and simulation games to explore the social and environmental impacts of human population growth.
Participants will receive:
- 2.5 hours of training and a certificate of completion
- 14 bilingual (Spanish/English) TEKS-aligned science and social studies lessons
- A curriculum CD with over 50 lesson plans aligned to TEKS, Common Core, and NGSS
- Additional age-appropriate teaching resources and access to Population Education curriculum items
Population Education is the only national education program with a strong emphasis on human ecology.
Valley Nature Center provides hands-on learning experiences and enviornmental education about the natural history of the Lower Rio Grande Valley to the Weslaco-area community.