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Patterns Biology Summer Workshop

Workshop Details

Date(s): July 26-29, 2021
Time: 8:30AM-3:30PM each day
Place: Lane ESD Main Campus (directions)
  • Caitlin Everett, Science Specialist for Beaverton School District, Lead Author of Patterns HS Science for All Curriculum, and Science Education Leader
  • Charlotte Denis, Biology Teacher, Mountainside High School, Beaverton School District, Curriculum Contributor and Editor for Patterns HS Science for All Curriculum
Audience: High school biology teachers
Capacity: 20 participants
Fees: Free for Lane County high school science teachers
  • Engage in lessons fromĀ  the Patterns Biology NGSS curriculum series, with a focus on Unit 1: Ecosystems and Biodiversityand Unit 2: Biomolecules. Teachers can request access to the restricted access Patterns Biology files here.
  • Engage in model lessons and discuss the pedagogical framework for the Patterns Science program, which centers cultural relevancy, supporting multilingual students in science, engaging students in 3-dimensional learning, and differentiating instruction. See Patterns Design Principles
  • Participate in an ongoing professional learning community (PLC) of regional biology 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 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. Biology Curriculum Link
Lunch: No lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: This workshop is designed for high school biology teachers.

Please email Heidi Rebar with questions regarding the workshops. The plan is to offer the workshops in-person with the focus of instruction on returning to in-person teaching and learning.

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