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'Three Dimensional Learning in Action Earth and Human Activity'

The workshop will be centered on Three Dimensional Learning: the integration of Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts in science instruction. Participants will create a paper plate diorama of an animal or plant of their choice within their habitat. The diorama will represent the relationship between the needs of different plants/animals (including humans) and the places they live in order to demonstrate an understanding of habitats and environmental adaptations.This is a STEM activity, integration of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. Participants will think like engineers planning & creating habitats supplying the needs of its inhabitants.

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Karen Parrino
Email: karen.parrino@lpsb.org
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Person Type: Primary Presenter
Biosketch: I am Karen K. Parrino. I was honored to be the Louisiana Elementary Ag in the Classroom Teacher for 2017. I am an L.S.U graduate with a Master’s + 30 and a Teacher Leader Endorsement, as well as a Reading Specialist. I have 27 years’ experience in early childhood education. In addition, I am a National Board-Certified Teacher. I am passionate about integrating science and agriculture into the curriculum and providing young students with engaging, hands-on and meaningful experiences. I was the Louisiana Science Teacher's Association's 2016 Elementary Science Teacher of the Year. I recently served as a member of Louisiana’s Science Standards Elementary work group and Science Standards Steering Committee for the state of La. I present on a district, state and national level and I LOVE teaching Kindergarten!
Organization/Affiliation: Livingston Parish Public Schools