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  • Saturday, February 27, 2016 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A two-day workshop for middle school and high school STEM and English teachers on science reading and writing
    Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10 am-4 pm
    Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary, Worcester, MA
    Registration: $269
    Standards-based science education includes research and writing expectations, the focus of this hands-on workshop. On day one, we will examine narrative, informational, and argumentative styles and prompts, from lab-based abstracts and discussions to science essays and text-based summaries. We’ll examine creative ways to integrate science content into writing that motivates and supports learning and comprehension, including original e-books using authentic sources. Day two will focus on argumentative writing, in which students make claims, organize evidence, build arguments, and summarize their conclusions. We will use graphic organizers and writing templates to organize arguments with logical claims and textual evidence—the claim, evidence, reasoning model. The workshop will include e-templates of all materials, including argumentative writing packets on several topics, handouts on academic language, open response templates, academic honesty, editing, developing writing prompts, citation style and other skills essential for science writing in your classroom.

    For additional information, contact Dr. Judith Sumner at  

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2016 Webinar Schedule:

    • Chemical Handling and Storage: 2016: Nov 18

    • Complying with the OSHA Lab Standard: 2016: Oct 31

    • Compressed Gasses: 2016 Dec 1

    • Eye and Face Protection: 2016: Aug 5

    • How to Convince Others: 2016: Dec 16

    • Public vs. Private Employees/State Plan States: 2016: Oct 21

    • Recordkeeping for Effective Safety Programs: 2016: May 26

    • Safety Information Resources: 2016: Aug 18

    • Strategies for Best CHO: 2016: Sep 12

    • Ventilation Basics: 2016: Oct 6

    All webinars and other training programs are available on request. Please contact Mary Thompson for more information: For LSI’s Full Schedule visit our website:

    The following five courses are offered on request: · 8-Hr HAZWOPER Refresher · Laboratory Ventilation · Radiation Safety · Regulatory Compliance for Labs · Safe Labs Can Be Green Labs

    • 24-Hour Short Course Aug 8-11 Boston, MA

    • On-Demand Tutorial: Many of LSI’s training programs can be provided on-demand at our Natick training center. You pick the date.

    • Bring LSI to your location! We are still expanding the 2015 & 2016 schedule. Please let us know if you would like to be a host site for a seminar or short course. For smaller groups, hosting will be more economical. Contact Ana Adams to discuss:

    • Hosting & Sponsoring If you would like to sponsor or host an LSI seminar or short course for your school district? Please contact Mary Thompson to discuss your needs. Larger groups and programs that are shared by two or more Sponsors are more cost-effective.

    • Online Courses (on-demand) Safety In the Laboratory (SITL) Series: SITL: An Introduction (12 Topics) SITL: Extended (18 Topics) SITL: Comprehensive (23 Topics) LSI’s Online Courses Offers: Available Anytime, Anywhere Online Tests & Quizzes Certificate of Completion Pre-recorded videos Go at your own pace

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