Susquehanna offers online Act 48 Day available for K-12 educators

SELINSGROVE — Susquehanna University will host an online Act 48 Day for K-12 educators on June 17. An opening general session will kick off the event. Participants will then choose from various sessions to earn up to five Act 48 hours.

There is a cost for registration. Unless otherwise noted, sessions are led by Susquehanna faculty. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu/Act48. Professional development offerings are:

• Modeling the processes of science through puzzles: Discover ways to engage students in a variety of activities that promote their understanding of inquiry and basic (scientific process) skills, including observation and making inferences.

• The English learner in your classroom: Students who are new English learners may present unique challenges in the classroom. This session offers helpful strategies for the new English learner in your classroom.

• Museum education: Explore the educational resources offered at local and national museums that can be incorporated into your classroom instruction.

• Strategies to support students with disabilities in the content areas: Learn strategies to support students with disabilities within the content areas (e.g., science, social studies, English language arts) at the elementary and secondary levels.

• Working with at-risk youth and the pitfalls of deficit thinking: Highlighting recent youth studies scholarship, this presentation underscores equity-based strategies and practices for working with youth considered at-risk across the content areas.

• National Geographic explorer mindset: Bring your classroom to life as you learn to educate with an explorer mindset, as taught by National Geographic-certified educator Aspen Mock, Forest Hills School District.

• Educational media and media making, PBS Media Literacy Certification: Discover online resources for professional development, such as KQED Teach and PBS Media Literacy Certification. KQED Learn is a platform for students to connect with other students around the country and provides lessons and opportunities for students to share their work with KQED and PBS on a regional and national level.


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