ALCOSAN Scholastic Outreach
Professional Development Workshop Series

The Science and Environmental Education Advisory Collaborative (SEEAC) is a professional learning community of formal and informal educators from across the ALCOSAN service area. The group meets quarterly to network, share best practices, learn about ALCOSAN’s proposed educational programs and activities, and provide input to inform the work of the Scholastic Outreach Department to best meet the needs of students. There are a variety of speakers and activities for the participants to engage with and members of SEEAC are eligible to take advantage of free professional development workshops designed and approved for ACT 48 hours, which are provided by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3.

This year’s workshop series will offer a total of 14 ACT 48 hours over 4 workshops scheduled for September 2017, November 2017, January 2018, and March 2018.  All workshops are scheduled to take place at the ALCOSAN Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Additional information regarding the workshops, including topics and registration are provided below.  For a printable flyer, click here.

Living Systems  
September 16, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.  - 2:30 p.m.

(during ALCOSAN annual Open House)
(5) Act 48 hours - ***CLOSED***

Participants will learn about how various types living systems. They will explore the interaction of goldfish respiration and temperature, identify the characteristics of microorganisms used in wastewater treatment and examine global impact of excess co2 on aquatic life.    

Creative Writing: STEM to Story
November 18, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.

(3) Act 48 hours - ***CLOSED***

Participants will be introduced to various ways to integrate language arts into environmental science.  They will discuss how these activities are connected cross-curricular by doing various hands on activities.

Let's Get Techy: Technology in the Classroom
January 27, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.
(3) Act 48 hours - ***CLOSED***

Participants will be introduced to various ways to use technology in the science classroom. They will use 3d printers to create pieces to determine buoyancy along with vernier systems.

Physics In Action  
March 10, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.
(3) Act 48 hours - ***CLOSED***

Participants will engage in hands on activities investigating the laws of motion. This includes Building a racecar powered by kinetic energy, understanding the rule of force in the function of a lever and designing a Rube Goldberg Machine.












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