Submitted by Kenisha001 on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 9:09am.
well today is our fist week back and i just want to say that i am happy that iam back. we mostly talk about process skills and how we would use them in our teaching, when we are at the different sites. we also talk a little more about inqury. we also had an interview with kit about what we did over the years and so on.this week was just to get up caught up on what we will be doing for the summer. I also want to say that i am going to miss all of you. I will only be here on friays,because i have an internship with the zoo. So till next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted by Natalie001 on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 9:09am.
Hi my name is Natalie Harrell and I am one of the STEM Developer for Learning Places. So far the summer has been great; we are startng off focused. This week we have been refreshing our memory on everything we learned about inquiry and preparing ourselves for our community sites which we start visiting next week. We have also been learning about the seven processing skills: Observing, Questioning, Hypothesisizing, Predicting, Planning & Investigating, Interpreting, and Communication. We are working on how to combine our inquiry teaching with each of these processing skills. Well I'm very excited about this summmer and I hope for the best.
Submitted by Jasmaine001 on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 9:09am.
This past week in Learning Places we been talking about investigating and inquiry. It kind of picked off where we left off in the semester. We also got two new supervisors in our group and then to top that off Felix is leaving to go o medical school. ALthough, so far everything has been just about the same we also got five new yes teens in our group. I really think that the YES program is off to a good start this year......plus, we got new YES shirts!
Submitted by Matthew001 on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 9:07am.
this week we started work for the summer. The first todays were not much to talk about they were the normal orientation days where our supervisers just reminded us of all the rules. Wedsday was our the first day we went into our individual groups; we began to work right away. we started with a top activity. we worked on process skils and worked on finding a way to modify activities to make them work with the kids. the next day we reinforced the concept of process skills, did an ice activity, had a group interview with kit, and did an ice activity, and we also journaled. the ice activity was an activity where we got a block of ice and were given several things like a nail, salt, sugar, food coloring, and things of that nature. we then were asked to come up with any questions that we had and write them down. we played with ice and had a lot of fun ( my hands are still red from the food coloring ). we took the all the questions and divided them into to groups investagable and noninvestagable. we did through group discussion. after we sorted them we talked about questions with the word "why" in them. We talked about how many kids would ask these types of questions and that we would have to work with the kids to narrow them down and make them something we could investigate. so to make sure we had the concept down our superviser had each group of two design an activity based on a "why" question that we change and narrowed.
Submitted by Gregory001 on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 9:07am.
Hello, Im Gregory here to welcome you to the Yes Program for the Summer of 2008. This is where all the fun comes in. You get to meet new teens, the weather is awesome, and you get to see yours truly... ME!!! On our first day of working together, I interacted with 5 new YES Teens. Nephreteri, Jerricka, Paul, Romiyus, and Cambry were the ones joining Learning Places this summer. So far, they are cool people to be around. I can tell that they are going to be great leaders like your's truly... ME!!! Felix, my favorite male supervisor, is leaving the group to go off to medical school, we pick up two more Tim and Bill. This year is my last year as a YES Teen. It's only right that it goes out with a blast. Learning Places has so much in store for the readers this summer. You can only find out by reading more of our wonderful blogs. BYE!!!
Submitted by Jerricka001 on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 9:07am.
Learning PLaces is a great group to be in.There are a lot of fun and exciting Teens and Supervisors working here. We get to go out to different camps and schools and teach kids fo different age group about science.We haven't been going anywhere for the past week because we have to prepare our activities for the kids we are teaching. It is a lot of fun to be in this specific group of Teens.
Submitted by Marlow001 on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 9:06am.
So far this summer all we did were met new teens and went over new activities for the children this summer.Wednsday we did inquiry on tops and did ice breakers that would be fun to do with the children. Thursday we went over some things that we did and went over what we could do to make the activities we did to make it more exciting for the children we are going to work with using process skills. That's about all we did during the few days that passed.