K-12 Teachers

Outreach Course for Austin-area Teachers

2014-15 Schools served: Wooten Elementary, Casis Elementary, Guerrero Thompson Elementary, Gullett Elementary, Harris Elementary, Highland Park Elementary, Barbara Jordan Elementary, Kocurek Elementary, Maplewood Elementary, Mollie Dawson Elementary, Padron Elementary, Palm Elementary, Pease Elementary, Pecan Springs Elementary, Pioneer Crossing Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary, Sunset Valley Elementary, Volma Overton Elementary, Widen Elementary, Williams Elementary, Winn Elementary, Wooldridge Elementary.

 

Each Outreach lesson will complement what you are teaching in your classroom and follow the recommended preparation timeline for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills exams. If you are interested in having UTeach Outreach students come into your class, complete and submit the Teacher Registration Profile. Check out the Host Teacher Packet for additional information. Priority placement deadline is January 9th, 2015.

Field Trips to UT for Austin-area Teachers and Homeschoolers

With support from the Green Fee Project, UTeach Outreach & partnering student organizations lead over 700 3rd - 6th grade students from Austin-area schools on field trips through the UT campus. Students learn how about algae research; the importance of conserving resources; different plants' environmental benefits; man-made energy sources, biofuels, and energy transformations. Field trip activities include tours of the biological green house and an ecological scavenger hunt at the turtle pond. The field trips are sponsored by UTeach Outreach and the UT Sustainability Office's Green Fee Project.

Taking your students on one of our scientific expeditions allows them to see how the concepts you teach in the classroom work beyond it. If you are interested in organizing a scientific expedition that explores sustainability for your students, please sign up. One slot is for 1 class of no more than 28 students. If you have several classes note them for example as: "Barrington Elem. Mr Jones 5th grade Period 1 (26 students)"  then in another slot add "Barrington Mr. Jones 5th grade Period 2 (22 students)"

 sign up each class online here

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at UTeach.Outreach@austin.utexas.edu. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for 3rd - 6th grade are identified for each field trip.

Lesson Lending

For sample lessons that are used in the Outreach Course, click on the grade levels: 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade

PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. UTeach Outreach partners with PhET to create interactive, hands-on science and mathematics lessons and provide professional development for these lessons. http://phet.colorado.edu/  or view UTeach sourced Lessons.

Recommended Resources

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Summer Camps Professional Development

Summer Camps for Your Students

Registration for Summer 2016 will open in November 2015. Check out 2016 Summer Camps HERE

After School Clubs

3rd and 4th Grade Math Clubs: If you are interested in having a math focused after-school club at your school, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your students will receive a University of Texas student as their mentor, and UTeach Outreach provides all the necessary materials for labs and activities. Contact us for more information: UTeach.Outreach@austin.utexas.edu.

6th Grade Science Club: To increase participation from underrepresented populations in math and science, UTeach interns and UTeach Outreach students began a pilot program in 2007 to lead Mini-Science Competition teams in local 6th grade classrooms that serve these populations. The Mini Science Competition is now a hosted each semester by UTeach Outreach as a part of its STEM after-school program.

Students who participate in after-school clubs learn hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math lessons and compete against other clubs at the end of the semester in the Mini Science Competition on the UT campus. This initiative serves as a building block for students to continue to seek participation in the National Science Olympiad Competition.

If you would like to learn more about the STEM after-school club for your students to participate in the 6th grade Mini Science Olympiad, please contact UTeach.Outreach@austin.utexas.edu.