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Patterns Physics Summer Workshop

Workshop Details

Date(s): August 2-6, 2021
Time: 8:30AM-3:30PM each day
Place: Lane ESD Main Campus (directions)
Presenter: Bradford Hill, Physics and CTE Engineering Teacher at Mountainside High School, Beaverton SD, Oregon
Audience: High school physics and high school physical science teachers
Capacity: 20 participants
Fees: Free for Lane County high school science teachers
  • 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, Unit 3: Engineering & Energy will be introduced.
  • Engage in an experience that will allow you to make instructional shifts to better serve your students.
  • 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 and towards a more culturally responsive and sustaining science education.
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: This workshop is designed for high school physics and high school physical science teachers.

Please email Heidi Rebar with questions regarding the workshops.

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