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1ST GRADE DEEPER DIVE: FROM ROOTS TO ROARS

July 11, 2024

Event Details: Join us for this two day workshop as we use Three Dimensional Learning to investigate 1st grade Life Science standards. We will incorporate Science and Engineering Practices and Cross-Cutting Concepts with our Core Ideas to create low preparation, high engagement sequences filled with phenomenon, investigations and assessments. You and your students will be budding botanists and zoologists as we investigate by creating groups and subgroups, identifying what plants and animals need to grow and survive through their environment and their life cycle.

Grade Focus: 1st grade

PD Hours: 12

Date: Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12

Time: 8am – 3pm

Location: Marana USD

Cost/Commitment Fee: $35 for ASTA members; $50 for Non-ASTA members

Organizer: Deeper Dive Unit Authors: Tapia, Nicole, Scott, Megan

Benefits of Participation:
·       Resource to implement unit in your classroom (~$200 worth of materials)
·       Lifetime membership to ASTA ($250 value)
·       Transportation Stipend

50+ miles – 99 miles one way = $250;
100+-149 miles one way = $300;
travel 150+ miles one way = $250 for mileage +$100 for lodging — totaling $350

·       Follow-up Session at ASTA Conference – supported to attend with free registration ($225 value)
·       $300 Stipend ($200 for attending workshop; additional $100 for providing feedback of unit and/or /implementing the unit


Tucson Values Teachers is providing limited scholarships for educators to attend PD opportunities, if you are interested, click here for more information


  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Arizona Science Teachers Association.
  • Contact Name: Sara Torres
  • Phone No: 520-709-1886
  • Email Address: astaexecdir@azsta.org