Hey teachers! Spring is finally here! This change of seasons means many different things to teachers everywhere in the nation. Teachers in Pennsylvania might be looking forward to some warmer weather, while our teacher friends in Texas might be enjoying the burst of color from the bluebonnets that typically kick off the season. Art and wine festivals pop up in Oregon, Florida and Ohio while North Carolina, New Jersey and Maryland look forward to catching blue crabs in the Atlantic. The teachers working for The Teacher’s Academy are getting ready to attend the ISTE conference in Philadelphia, putting the finishing touches on a few new courses set to release this spring and celebrating Earth month with thousands of other teachers across the USA. Earth day falls on April 22, but the entire month is devoted to the wonder of Science. Hands-on, project-based, Science activities are totally cool for kids and we have some great ways to keep Science fun, fresh and not too messy in the classroom!
The Teacher’s Academy professional development courses for Science teachers emphasizes the importance of effectively teaching Science to an ambitious generation of learners. Our latest (and most popular ) course, Creating A School Garden will inspire teachers and students to think about garden designs, wholesome foods and getting dirty! Our course, Teaching Science using Common Core Standards allows teachers to earn 15 hours of professional development while learning how the Common Core Standards can be used to support a Science curriculum. Finally, we have gathered 25 Educational Science websites in our 2015 Science Website Review course for teachers to explore. Once teachers have had fun checking out the Science sites, they can review 5 of them for 3 professional development hours.