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Educators from local, regional, national, and international areas participate in ESIP sponsored conferences.

Connecting Science and Literacy in the K-8 Classroom
September 29 - October 2, 2005 in St. Louis, MO

Join national leaders at a small, interactive conference to analyze and discuss: authentic uses of reading, writing, and talk to support inquiry-based science learning; how science can support critical literacy; class practices; research findings; professional development ideas. For more information, visit the conference website.

Crossing Borders I: Connecting Science and Literacy

The Elementary Science Integration Projects (ESIP) hosted the conference, "Crossing Borders: Connecting Science and Literacy," August 24-26, 2001 at the Mt. Washington Conference Center in Baltimore, MD. Seventy-two nationally recognized educators, scholars, school-based persons, researchers, and other stakeholders attended this invitational conference.


Crossing Borders II: Connecting Science and Literacy in the Classroom

Continuing the work started in 2001 (see Crossing Borders I), the Elementary Science Integration Projects hosted a second conference, “Crossing Borders II: Connecting Science and Literacy in the Classroom,” August 7-10, 2003 at University of Maryland Baltimore County and the Sheraton BWI Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.  Eleven school-based teams representing various geographical regions of the United States participated in this invitational conference.  States represented include: Texas, California, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Missouri, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Kentucky.  Participants included district and school administrators, curriculum supervisors, professional development personnel, librarians, and classroom teachers.

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