Jul 21, 2011

FVCC Presents Workshop on Teaching Science with the K-6 Brain in Mind

The Flathead Valley Community College Continuing Education Center will offer a two-day science workshop for area kindergarten through sixth grade educators who need teacher renewal units   August 4 and 5.  Led by Colleen Zeglin, the workshop will examine the use of inquiry skills in questioning, assessment, experimental design and notebooking while engaging in interactive, inquiry-based activities. 

Strategies will include how to implement student science notebooks in the classroom to effective ways to increase student understanding of inquiry and science content and to enhance literacy skills.  Participants will learn how to apply valuable strategies that will improve student learning and meet the new Essential Learning Expectations for science.

Zeglin is a certified Montana educator who specializes in helping educators apply a brain-based approach to teaching science in traditional and extended learning environments.  She is a former instructor and director of educational activities at the Casper Planetarium in Wyoming.  Zeglin serves as a consultant for Delta Education for the Full Option Science System and Delta Science Modules programs. 

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The cost to attend is $35, and 10 teacher renewal units will be available.         

To register or for more information, visit the college Web site at or call (406) 756-3832.