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Professional Development

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Professional Development

Ward’s Science Professional Development

Connect to Free Online Training for Today’s Curriculum Topics

At Ward’s Science, we never stop exploring new ways to help you connect your students with science, and we know you never stop learning. Whether you’re teaching a new curriculum topic for the first time, or you want to learn new skills to enhance the lessons you already teach, our experts are here to help.

Our free online professional development webinars are live, interactive, and led by our own in-house science and education experts with the latest products and techniques for today’s science classroom.

Webinars are limited to the first 100 participants to join at the time of the webinar. RSVP to receive link to join webinar. Be sure to arrive early or on time to ensure your seat!*

Seeing is Believing: Using Visual Aides for Easier Understanding of Quantum Physics

Do Your students struggle to understand and retain complex quantum physics concepts and equations? The Particle in a Box model is a popular way to demonstrate quantum mechanics concepts in physics and chemistry classrooms, yet many students and teachers find this abstract model difficult to visualize and test in real life. In this colorful how-to webinar, we'll show you how to use our CENCO Quantum DOTS experiment to visually show and test Particle in a Box and quantum mechanics concepts for easier understanding. Using a spectrometer to study the behavior of quantum nanobeads, we'll show you how to use this versatile experiment to demonstrate high school and college concepts; including particle and wave duality, discrete nature of energy, and time-independent Schrodinger's Equation. If you want your students to understand and remember these concepts, this is a webinar you won't want to miss!

Date: 9/14/2016
Time:  4:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Samantha Bonelli

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Make the Leap: Transitioning from Cat to Rabbit Dissection

Do you use preserved cat specimens in your dissection lab? Has the recent industry-wide cat shortage forced you to postpone or cancel your planned lessons? While preserved cats are unfortunately in short supply, your lessons don't have to wait. In this live, interactive workshop, we'll show you how preserved rabbits can be a comparable and economical alternative to teaching internal and external anatomy with cats. Our biology and dissection experts will walk you through a dissection using our high-quality preserved rabbits, answering your questions along the way. You'll learn valuable tips and techniques for working with rabbits that will keep your dissection lessons moving forward.

Date: 9/21/16
Time: 4:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Nick Rosse

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Grantwriting: Designing for Dollars

The purpose of this webinar is to help teachers turn their science education ideas into well designed projects that engage and excite funders. Funders respond well to very specific plans so we will focus on clear, concrete, and specific science project activities that result in measurable, positive changes for the students. Teachers will walk away with an easy-to-use planning tool that links resources, activities, and outcomes that together, describe their science project with crystal clarity. Templates of project design models and worksheets will be available to registered participants on the day of the webinar.

Date: 9/26/16
Time: 4:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Dr. Rusti Berent

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*RSVP provides link to join, but does not guarantee access on the day of the webinar. Due to space limitations, webinars are limited to the first 100 participants to join via the link provided at the scheduled time. Please arrive early or on time to ensure your spot.