Links to diverse, perhaps helpful resources:


LINK to FLIER – Page two of the flier lists when and where we meet. Note: we meet different places in Salt Lake County.



ABOUT THE READING ASSIGNMENT! Optional. Sections will be assigned during the workshop. Please first look at the Harvard Health coaching on how to slow down and read for meaning.


POSTED July 3, 2017

By request: THE READING ASSIGNMENT is posted before the workshop.

(a)    Here’s the reading: Chapter 7 – Disciplinary Core Idea = Earth and Space Sciences (33 pages from NRC – Framework for K-12 Science Education. Why read this? Utah’s new science curriculum is like a stool with three legs (3-D "3-Dimentional" thinking map). One of those legs summarizes content knowledge for science literacy. The “disciplinary core idea” we’ll explore in the July workshops is Earth and Space Sciences. That’s why reading it in advance may give context to the workshop.

(b)   Advice on how to read for meaning. I needed its reminders. Harvard Health Letter – Put the highlighter down

(c)    Here's more info on the reading and the assignment


POSTED July 3, 2017

Old approach to science core… all about content. This may be a useful resource and teacher participants will receive hard copy. It has been the text for this workshop but we’ll shift gears and teach the fresh approach of Utah’s new science curriculum. Earth Science Education Outside – LANDFORMS of the Wasatch Front. Text, field trip,




TO BE POSTED: Audio version, DCI’s.

MP3s – audio for the DCI (Disciplinary Core Ideas) of the National Research Council K-12 Framework. These are large files. Links will be posted here. MP3s may be onto memory stick for teacher participant who want to listen to them or for review.


TO BE POSTED: Phenomena and 3-D Thinking maps

3-D Thinking map. Template on one page… An approach to teaching science where “phenomena” are center stage.

NGST (National Geoscience Science Teachers) single page summarizing what is meant by “phenomena.”