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Leap into Science - Scottsdale

Leap into Science - Scottsdale

The Arizona State Library, Arizona Science Center and the Yuma County Library District are collaborating to host educator trainings on Leap into Science Workshops. 

Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program empowers educators to offer workshops in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings.

All library staff and other informal early literacy educators are welcome to attend these trainings. For those interested in education beyond the one-day training, Leap into Science also offers an opportunity for participants to receive more extensive materials, ongoing support and the opportunity to become part of a national network of Educators.If you are a new educators (did not receive a Balance kit in 2018) you are also eligible to receive one set of curriculum and a Leap into Science: Wind kit. 

To apply to receive a Leap into Science: Wind kit please complete the Commitment Questions here. (One application per organization/branch.)

In order to be eligible to receive a kit and become a 2019 Educator, participants must:

  • Lead at least three workshops by the end of April 2020 for children and families
  • Lead an event during National Leap into Science Week (last week of February 2020)
  • Participate in quarterly calls for trained educators in your state
  • Complete brief online surveys after each event and at end of program year (April 2020)
  • First time applicant (did not receive a Balance kit in 2018) 

Visit the Leap into Science website for more information about this program. Leap into Science is funded by National Science Foundation, and led by The Franklin Institute andThe National Girls Collaborative Project.


Thursday, September 5, 2019
 
9:00 am - 2 pm (lunch provided)
 

Way of Life Facility

Himdag Ki / ‘Ayuu Doy Nyva

Directions (3 options) and Parking information:

From Phoenix take the 202 East to the 101 North. Get off at the Indian School Road exit. Go east on Indian School Road about 3 miles until you reach Center Road. Just past Center Road, the WOLF will be ahead on the righthand side. Turn right off Indian School for the WOLF. Please park in the west side parking lot of the WOLF.  The librarry is in the Way of Life Facility.

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Head east on Indian School Road past the 101 (Pima Freeway). Continue about 3 miles further east than the freeway until you reach Center Road. Just past Center Road, the WOLF will be ahead on the righthand side. Turn right off Indian School for the WOLF. Please park in the west side parking lot of the WOLF. The library is in the Way of Life Facility.

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Head east on McDowell Road to the Beeline Highway (Route 87/Country Club Drive). Turn north on Route 87. Go northeast for about 2 miles and exit at Center Road. Head north on Center Road about 2 1/2 miles to Indian School Road. Turn right at Indian School and the WOLF will be on the righthand side. Turn right off Indian School for the WOLF. Please park in the west side parking lot of the WOLF. The library is in the Way of Life Facility.

Date:
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Time:
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
Salt River Tribal Library - WOLF - 11725 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
Categories:
  Continuing Education     Training