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Introduction to Patterns Chemistry

Workshop Details

Date(s): August 24-26, 2020
Time: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Place: The workshop will take place at a local high school, location TBD.
Presenter: Jomae Sica, Chemistry Teacher, Beaverton School District, Patterns Chemistry Facilitator and Andrea Leech, Chemistry Teacher, Portland Public School District, Patterns Chemistry Facilitator
Audience: High school chemistry teachers, other interested science teachers
Capacity: 20 participants
Fees: Free for Lane County high school science teachers, $150/day for teachers outside of Lane County
Description: This course focuses on three-dimensional (3D) learning through intertwining the disciplinary core ideas of chemistry 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 and inverse will be reinforced in addition to introducing exponential decay and logarithmic patterns. 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: Teachers are welcome to attend all three days of the workshop, or some of the days of the workshops, depending on their needs.

As of now, the workshop is being planned in-person, particularly because of the hands-on nature of the workshop. However, we are considering distance options, and may offer this as a distance workshop if needed, or a hybrid model. We will email registrants if we make any changes to the workshop model. Please email with questions.

In the workshop we will also discuss Distance Teaching Options for Patterns Chemistry. See below for Distance Teaching and Learning Resources from Spring 2020.

Lane ESD Summer Patterns PD Flyer and Patterns HS Science Distance Learning Resources for Teachers and Students – These resources were developed by district science TOSA teams and the Portland Metro STEM Partnership (PMSP) Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Councils. These Councils represent curriculum development leads and master HS teachers from Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Portland Public. We are planning school year, one-day in person or distance workshops to cover the remaining units. Dates and Times TBD.

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