Links to diverse, perhaps helpful resources:


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


INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMESfor the 2017 – Earth Science Outside – Rocks and Minerals workshopWe’ll go over these the first session.

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 15, 2017

By request: THE READING ASSIGNMENT is posted before the workshop, but not the associated worksheets.

(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--Dimensions). 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 (Rocks and Minerals)

(d)   Reading assignment in context of the Framework's disciplinary core ideas showing what aspects we’ll cover in the workshop (Table).


POSTED July 15, 2017

ESE (Earth Science Education) developed a loose-leaf text for the former Utah science core’s approach to rocks and minerals. Here’s a link to it. I may be a useful resource. Teacher participants in the 2017 Earth Science Outside – Rocks and Minerals of the Wasatch Front will receive sections from it, hard copy. The full text was the text for this workshop. In 2017 we shift gears and teach the fresh approach of Utah’s new science curriculum.



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 would like to listen to them or for review.



We’ll use this template in the workshop: A 3-D Thinking map for “Phenomena” for the new curriculum. 3-D thinking maps are a planning tool designed for teachers transitioning into the SEEd standards. Phenomena are the center stage of the new approach.