To View This Content

  1. AASL members: Click the blue "Login" button above and enter your ALA website credentials. Navigate back to this page.
  2. Non-AASL members:
    • Join AASL or subscribe to AASL eCOLLAB and receive access to all site content.
    • Purchase the individual resource by clicking the blue "Add to Cart" button. You will need to log in using existing ALA website credentials or create an account with ALA.

AASL Webinars

Beyond Book Readings: Building Science Literacy with Hands-On Activities

Sep 12, 2017 6:00pm

Members: $0.00
Standard: $6.99

Description

Pairing science and nature-themed books with hands-on science and outdoor activities can provide educators with fun and easy ways to engage curious learners in school-day enrichment activities, in afterschool programs, and in family/school programs. This webinar will introduce librarians to freely available lessons as well as multimedia resources related to birds and nature that are designed to help build learners’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) skills and content knowledge. From the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds (the world's premier scientific archive of natural history audio, video, and photographs) to K-8 book guides and free lesson plans, to free Apps and online interactives—there will be something for all levels, including those unfamiliar with science and outdoor learning.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe at least three resources that they can use to help the learners they work with to think critically and gain STEM knowledge and skills.
  2. Describe how to access Cornell Lab book guides and utilize Cornell Lab multimedia resources to engage young learners.
  3. Describe best practices for engaging diverse learners in science learning through narrative nonfiction books and outdoor/hands-on activities.

Speaker(s):

  • Jennifer Fee, Manager, BirdSleuth K-12 Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

You must be logged in and own this session in order to post comments.