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ISTEM K-12 Teacher Professional Development Group

Tackling the new Colorado Science Standards

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

UMC Rooms 382-386

1:00 to 3:00 pm


On February 15, 2011, as a follow-up to our September 2010 mini-symposium on STEM teacher and professional development, iSTEM hosted a workshop on the new Colorado science standards. These standards are significantly different from the previous standards and the deadline for district adoption is December, 2011. Given this, there is some urgency for University-based professional development groups to better understand these changes in order to address the needs of Colorado school districts and teachers. Barry Cartwright, science content specialist from the Colorado Department of Education was invited to come as a guest speaker. The event was attended by seventeen representatives from thirteen campus organizations.