About This Workshop
Science in Focus: Energy is a video workshop
for K-6 teachers, consisting of 8 video programs, a print guide,
and this Web site. Use these components for professional development
in two-hour weekly group sessions,
or on your own.
Participation in this workshop is free. Graduate
credit is available at a reasonable cost.
Getting the Materials
The video programs are available online via Video on Demand,
videocassettes/DVDs and the print guide from our online catalog.
The guide is available as a PDF under Support
Materials (PDF) on this Web site.
If you are participating in a group session, your
facilitator will give you a copy of the print guide or request that
you print the PDF for yourself from this Web site. Your facilitator
will give you any instructions concerning meeting time and place,
what you should bring to sessions, and work you should do outside
the group sessions.
Using the Materials
The guide and Web site provide background, activities,
discussion questions, homework assignments, and resources to supplement
the video programs and provide a robust professional development
experience. They also provide information for facilitators to plan
and structure group sessions.
Workshop sessions generally are held weekly for at
least two hours. The workshop guide describes pre- and post-viewing
activities and discussion to fill out the remainder of the session.
The guide also provides homework to expand on what you have learned
and prepare you for the next session. Note: If you are taking the
workshop for graduate credit, there is additional required
If you are leading a group session, read our Facilitator
Guide and the workshop
guide for more information on planning and facilitating this
the workshop's email discussion list, to continue exploration of
ideas outside the workshop session.