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Patterns Physics (Day 1-5)

Workshop Details

Date(s): August 10-14, 2020
Time: Zoom synchronous workshops will be hosted: 9:00-10:30 and 12:00-1:30
Place: UPDATE: The workshop is fully distance. Teachers will be provided with distance teaching strategies and curriculum links.
Presenter: Bradford Hill, Physics and CTE Engineering Teacher at Mountainside High School, Beaverton SD, Oregon
Audience: High school physics and physical science teachers
Capacity: 30 participants
Fees: Free for Lane County high school science teachers, $150/day for teachers outside of Lane County
  • Experience and learn about open-source physics/physical science curriculum, with specific focus on the Patterns Approach to instruction. Unit 1: Finding Patterns in Nature to Make Predictions, Unit 2: Texting & Driving, and Unit 3: Energy & Engineering. NOTE: This curriculum has been updated to be taught through distance teaching. Distance versions of these units will be shared at the workshop.
  • Discuss tools and strategies for teaching in-person, distance, and hybrid models of instruction. See: Patterns Distance Teaching Resources
  • 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: Teachers are welcome to attend all five days of the workshop, or some of the days of the workshops, depending on their needs.

UPDATE: The workshop is fully distance. Teachers will be provided with distance teaching strategies and curriculum links.

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.

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