The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Energy… and Beyond

The objective of this presentation is to Energize the Earth Science Instruction in the classroom by utilizing a myriad of activities including QR codes, iMovie to YouTube videos, hands on activities and more. Participants will go through the creation of videos using various apps including IMovie, Educreations, etc. All Lessons aligned to Texas TEK standards.  Lesson plans and activities will be available to participants via a flash drive given to each participant.  Participants will also experience various games and mini competitions throughout the day for a chance to win Door Prizes!!!
Handouts as well as ready to use lessons will be given to each participant. Please bring your own iPad, tablet or laptop.
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Kirah Diaz

Teacher, Lamar CISD

Kirah Diaz is a 5th grade science teacher in Lamar CISD. She has been teaching for 15 years in grades 3-5, but 5th grade science is my first love and passion! She has been a facilitator for the Offshore Energy Center for over 7 years and she has presented at numerous workshops for many school districts and conferences such as CAST, Regional Centers and for the Texas Regional Collaboratives.

Joy Sloan

Ms. Joy Sloan is a retired Math/Science Facilitator for Lamar CISD and a Contributing Writer of 2nd & 3rd Addition of Project E3 – Expanding Energy Education Activity Book. She has a Bachelor of Science from Houston Baptist University and a Master’s degree from Lamar University. She has the following Certifications: Provisional Elementary - Self-Contained (Grades PK-06) Provisional Elementary – Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language (Grades PK – 6th) & Gifted & Talented.

She has presented at many different venues including the National Science Convention, CAST, Regions 4, 13, & 11, TAGT, the International Offshore Conference, Energy Day Houston, and The R T Garcia Early Childhood Winter Conference, Stem Education. She has facilitated Staff Development at Houston ISD, Lamar CISD, Alvin ISD, Alief ISD, Galveston ISD, Cy-Fair ISD, Kline ISD, and Katy ISD. She also plans and facilitates the Playing with Petroleum workshops, the Knowledge Box workshops, and Early Childhood workshops for The Offshore Energy Center.