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Patterns Biology for the Next Generation (Day 3-5 of 9 total)

Workshop Details

Date(s):
  • July 30, 2019
  • July 31, 2019
  • August 1, 2019
Time: 8:30AM-3:30PM each day
Place: Kalapuya High School
1200 N Terry Street
Eugene, OR 97402
Presenter: Caitlin Everett, Patterns Facilitator, K-12 STEM Specialist, Beaverton School District
Audience: High school biology 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 biology science curriculum, with specific focus on Unit 1: Ecosystems and Biodiversity and Unit 4: Genomics
  • Learn new teaching strategies for making the shifts to the NGSS
  • Participate in an ongoing professional learning community (PLC) of regional biology 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 biology with the scientific and engineering 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 as well as how to integrate engineering and student-centered learning experiences, such as case studies and simulations, into their instructional design. Teachers will also learn how to structure their inquiry and engineering investigations with multiple designs to foster scientific discourse between students during the analysis of data. Students will use technology to collect and analyze data as well as use data mines and simulations when direct observation or collection of data is not possible.

Note: Units 1 and 4 are taught during this workshop. Units 2 & 3 are taught in the May 2019 workshops. This is structured for Unit 1 outdoor requirements.
Lunch: Lunch will not be provided.
Prerequisites: None required. Attending Workshop 1 & 2 will provide important background for this workshop, but it is not required.
Notes:

All participants will be provided a certificate for PDUs based on the training hours.

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