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Register Now for the FOSS Summer 2015 Institutes in Berkeley!
This summer we’re very pleased to be holding four institutes at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, CA. The two elementary institutes will focus on FOSS and the Next Generation Science Standards (one is geared toward CA Edition users specifically). The two middle school institutes focus on two new middle school courses — Diversity of Life, Second Edition, and Weather and Water, Second Edition. We hope to see you here this summer!
The Lawrence Hall of Science Summer 2015 Institutes
Please visit the FOSS PD calendar for more information on registering for these institutes.
FOSS Newsletter: How to Sign Up or Be Removed
Twice a year we publish a newsletter that looks in depth at various elements of the FOSS program, showcases people and districts using FOSS, and highlights salient issues in science education. If you'd like to sign up for our newsletter, either a digital or hard copy, please follow the link below.
Conversely, if you currently receive the FOSS Newsletter and would like to be removed, we're sorry to see you go, but you can also sign up to be removed via the link below.http://www.deltaeducation.com/FOSSnewsletter
Teacher Prep Videos Available for Third Edition Modules as of February 2015
We're hard at work on producing accurate, complete teacher preparation videos. Here's a list of available titles for Third Edition as of February 2015.
Teacher Prep Videos Available for Texas Edition Modules as of February 2015
We're hard at work on producing accurate, complete teacher preparation videos. Here's a list of available titles for Texas Edition as of February 2015.
K Animals Two by Two
1 Plants and Animals
2 Air, Weather, and Earth
4 Energy and Electromagnetism
5 Mixtures, Force, and Energy
Texas Interactive Whiteboard Content now Available for Grade 3-5
Interactive Whiteboard content for the FOSS Texas Edition are now available for Grade 3-5! SMARTboard and Promethan files are available for download on FOSSweb.com. Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) boost the level of interactivity and engagement in the FOSS classroom for teachers and students as an extension of the FOSS Investigations Guide. They can effectively be used to help teachers lead students through the instructional sequences. The Interactive Whiteboard files are available for free with a basic Texas FOSSweb access code. The basic Texas access code is the code found on the inside cover of your Investigations Guide and is included with your purchase of FOSS Texas Edition.
To download the files, log in to FOSSweb.com. If you haven't done so already, enter your basic FOSS Texas access code by clicking on the yellow "Activate a New Module" button. Enter the code from the inside cover of your Investigation Guide.
Once your code has been entered, click on the module cover you wish to open. Under the "Digital Only Resources" header, you will find the link to download the Interactive Whiteboard content files.
To use the Promethean ActivInspire flipcharts, download and install free software from Promethean. Download Promethean ActivInspire.
To use the SMART Notebooks, download and install free software from SMART. Download SMART Notebook.
Middle School 2nd Edition Courses Now Available on FOSSweb
We are very excited to announce that we have several new FOSS Middle School, Second Edition Courses on FOSSweb: Planetary Science, Earth History, Weather and Water, and Diversity of Life! You can preview the content by viewing the course as a guest, or unlock teacher resources by entering the access code in the inside cover of your Investigations Guide.
NIMAS Information on FOSSweb
Are you looking for information on NIMAS files for FOSS? Visit the FOSS for All section of our site under the Teaching Tools menu for information on how to find and retrieve files and who to contact in your state.