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You Be The Chemist Essential Elements Workshop for Middle School Educators - DC Secondary STEM Studio - Workshop 1

About Essential Elements

The You Be The Chemist Essential Elements professional development workshops build educator confidence to teach hands-on science to students in grades K through 8. Furthermore, the workshops build connections among educators and chemistry professionals in communities to enhance instruction and elevate students’ career interests. To learn more, click here.

All workshop participants receive a customized CEF Periodic Table poster, and access to 50 You Be The Chemist Activity Guides – plus other giveaways!

Workshop Information:

This workshop is open to all middle school educators in the DC Metro area interested in learning about teaching science through hands-on inquiry. The workshop is part of a day of free professional development presented by the TGR Foundation in collaboration with OSSE. Please use the Eventbrite link to register:

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If you already attended an Essential Elements workshop you can find some great Educator Resources here.