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September 27, 2013

Register for Professional Development Seminar Nov. 1 and 2

The Center for Leadership and Professional Development and Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) are pleased to offer ED 7030 You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements: Hands On Chemistry Activities, a 1 SH pass/fail professional development seminar for K-8 teachers. This course will be held in the Austin Hall of Science on Friday, November 1 (5:00 - 8:00 p.m.) and Saturday, November 2 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).
The CEF® is a nationally recognized, award winning non-profit organization committed to enhancing science education among every generation, beginning with our youth. By emphasizing the central role of chemistry in all the sciences and in our everyday lives, CEF® strives to inspire our future leaders in pursuing science-related careers and to improve the overall understanding of, participation in and appreciation of chemistry and chemicals. For further information you may access their website at
YBTC Essential Elements is designed to assist K-8 educators, our "essential elements" in education, in teaching chemistry concepts through hands-on learning and connecting those concepts to students' everyday lives. During an Essential Elements workshop, the instructor will lead educators through a full 5E learning cycle utilizing a lesson from the YBTC Activity Guides. The 5E model is a constructivist learning cycle focused on inquiry-based learning. Following the lesson, educators will have the opportunity to discuss the lesson further and ask questions. The seminar will then proceed with additional lessons from the Activity Guides.
"Lake Erie College is excited to support the focus on STEM and looks forward to this opportunity to provide excellent, economical coursework for educators that will positive effect Northeast Ohio schools," said Lisa Strausbaugh, director of the center for leadership and professional development.

Registration is available by clicking here.


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