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Dr. Bridgette Davis is the Director of the Gulf Coast Academy for Science Literacy. She has designed professional development training for middle and high school teachers using STEM modules with embedded literacy instruction. She also serves as an assistant professor at Louisiana State University in the School of Education. She completed her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Science Education and Content Area Literacy in 2010. She presents two all-day sessions next month:

Putting the “E” in STEM | Strategies for Training Engineers in Your Modern Classroom
Common Core State Standards, College and Career Readiness Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards place great emphasis on a multi-disciplinary approach that increases interconnectedness among all disciplines and engineering. This April 21 workshop offers middle and high school teachers from all disciplines an introduction to essential principles of engineering, places to find resources, easily accessible tools, and basic ways to begin including engineering principals into their current curriculum.

Utilizing Careers to Address Literacy Across the Curriculum
Integrating Literacy across the curriculum can be a challenge. This workshop on April 22 offers teachers ways to meet the challenge by using College and Career Readiness Standards to support a focus on careers in instructional design. Teachers will explore ways to integrate relevant information text sources while making connections between the content in the subject area and careers through the use of appropriate literacy tasks. This workshop is designed for middle and high school teachers from all disciplines yet it is appropriate for curriculum coordinators and administrators. Art, music, and physical education teachers will benefit as well by attending.

Registration information can be found at www.edplus.org. Space is limited, EdPlus suggests interested educators enroll early to secure a place. Both sessions will take place at the  Rockwood Administrative Annex in Eureka.

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