SILAS Announces Grades 4-8 Science Teacher Professional Development Program

Calling all middle school science teachers. SILAS (Scaffolding Inquiry through Literacy and Assessment Strategies) is hosting a professional development program June 17-21 at the Ohio University Athens campus.
Participants will learn to design and facilitate 5E Learning Cycle science lesso­­ns that target scientifically accurate content aligned with the Ohio College and Career Ready (Revised) Standards for science, engage students in science inquiries, and use assessment and literacy strategies to scaffold student learning to positively impact student achievement in science.
Grades 4-8 science teachers are eligible to apply. Applications are due May 30, 2013.
All teachers who successfully complete the SILAS program will receive $550 in classroom resources and may be eligible to receive professional development funding from their districts.
Additionally, participants will have the option to earn up to 6 graduate hours of credit from Ohio University (3 hours for summer workshop, 3 hours for the follow-up) at a reduced tuition rate
The program begins June 17 with a 5-day workshop on, 2013 and continues through the academic year with four daylong meetings to be held at Ohio University on a weekday, an online seminar, and six meetings that will take place at your school. Funds to support substitute teacher costs for follow-up activities will be provided.
The SILAS program is sponsored by the Ohio Board of Regents through the Improving Teacher Quality Programs.
Contact Dr. Danielle Dani (, (740) 593-4438 for more information.

Published: May 21, 2013