Welcome to the Alaska Cross Content Conference program!  We will not have a print program available.  This program is a planner for you and does not guarantee you a seat in a session.

Please note that things will be changing daily.  Field trips are being finalized. Sessions are still coming in...so stay tuned and watch for changes - the beauty & the beast with technology.  
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Friday, September 29 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Integrating National Park Service On-line Resources to Meet Next Generation Science Standards and State American History Standards

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Some of our students travel extensively and some only rarely. But not all see our country by visiting national parks. By recruiting and training staff to meet educational goals, the National Park Service now provides a wide range of engaging cultural and science-related resources for students and educators on-line as well as in print. There are many lessons available to teach topics such as the internment of Japanese in World War II, Custer's Last Stand, limiting factors in an ecosystem, diversity of a subtropical natural community, effect of plate tectonics on western landforms, and more. We will take some time to link these ideas and others you suggest to the grade level standards for the science and cultural history topics we are teaching and to share lesson ideas that correlate with what we discover. Students (you) will share discoveries with each other and we will compile some ideas to be sent by e-mail to each participant for future consideration.

In this session, you will find it handy to have a laptop or tablet so you can explore the web sites that contain content that interests you most. We will also be building models using clay, so be prepared to get a little messy!

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Patty Brown

President, Alaska Science Teachers Association
I am a mostly retired Alaska public school educator, 22 years teaching grades 4-12. Currently a consultant as "Chilkat Learning and Academic Support Services" in Haines. MS in Environmental Education from University of Washington, BS in Natural Resources Management from Humboldt State... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 107