The San Diego Padres, SDG&E and the Science of Sport were able to host 40 teachers from the San Diego area at Petco Park for a professional development workshop on the Padres Science of Baseball curriculum. The Padres Science of Baseball is a series of programs and initiatives which promote the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning. The program provides a mechanism by which middle school students can improve their academic performance through fun and engaging lesson plans. This unique professional development opportunity provided teachers with a hands-on Padres Science of Baseball curriculum and all of the materials and classroom kits needed to implement this interactive curriculum into their classroom. A big thank you to San Diego Gas and Electric for making this opportunity available to San Diego teachers!
When: Friday, September 16th
Time: 9am- 2pm
Where: Petco Park
Workshop Cost: Free
Curriculum: Padres Science of Baseball features 12 lesson plans and kit materials for 5th – 8th grade level teachers including baseball statistics, geometry, biomechanics, nutrition, reaction time, trajectory of ball flight, ballpark design, the rules of baseball, scoring, strike zone and physiology.
Audience: Math, Science, and Physical Education teachers serving 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grades in the San Diego area.