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Patterns Physics for the Next Generation (Day 1)

Workshop Details

Date(s): April 1, 2020 To be rescheduled
Time: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Place: Lane ESD Main Campus (directions)
Presenter: Bradford Hill, Physics and CTE Engineering Teacher at Mountainside High School, Beaverton SD, Oregon
Audience: High school physical science and physics science teachers, and science/math/STEM teachers
Capacity: 30 participants
Fees: Free for Lane County high school science teachers, $150/day for teachers outside of Lane County
Goals:
  • Experience and learn about open-source physics/physical science curriculum, with specific focus on the Patterns Approach to instruction. Part I of Unit 1: Finding Patterns in Nature to Make Predictions will be introduced.
  • Learn new teaching strategies for making the shifts to the NGSS.
  • Participate in an ongoing professional learning community (PLC) of regional physical science and physics teachers making the curricular and instructional shifts called for in the NGSS.
Description: This course focuses on three-dimensional (3D) learning through intertwining the disciplinary core ideas of physics with the science practices and crosscutting concepts as described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Teachers experience the patterns approach of using inquiry experiments as a mode to learn content and then apply what they have learned in engineering design tasks. The mathematical patterns of linear, quadratic, and inverse will be reinforced. Teachers will also learn how to structure their inquiry investigations with multiple designs to foster scientific discourse between students during the analysis of their data. Students will use technology to collect data and analyze data as well as use data mines and simulations when direct observation or collection of data is not possible.
Lunch: No lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: None
Notes:
All participants will be provided a certificate for PDUs based on the training hours.
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