Aligning your Curriculum to Community Problem Solving: A VINS and National Geographic Teacher PD Workshop
Are you looking for new ways for your students to engage in authentic, real-world science projects? Would you like your students to become more connected and help to solve real-world problems in their community? Come join us for a day to dig deep into National Geographic Learning Framework and discover how your students can solve problems in their community, all aligned to the NGSS!
Teachers will be introduced to the National Geographic Learning Framework, explore what it means to become a Nat Geo Certified Educator and dive into the Nat Geo Geo-Inquiry Process. This experience will provide teachers with a user-friendly process and take-aways that they can implement immediately in their classrooms.
Event date: Aug 4
NGSX: Taking it Back to Your Classroom
This course builds on the Becoming A Next-Gen Science Teacher pathway offered as part of NGSX. This course helps teachers answer the question, “what could this shift in science teaching look like in my classroom?” Study group members will take what they have learned about three-dimensional learning and explore ways to apply it in their classrooms using storylines. Three perspectives guide the work throughout the course: engaging in three-dimensional learning as an adult learner; analyzing the work of K–12 students engaged in three-dimensional learning; and analyzing how teachers and curriculum materials support three-dimensional learning. This course is designed for K-12 teachers who have already taken the NGSX pathway Becoming A Next-Gen Science Teacher(3DL1). Please contact Hannah Gelroth directly with any questions regarding prerequisites.
Event date: Aug 10
Project Learning Tree
Are you interested in integrating Environmental Education into your classroom curriculum, or simply looking for inspiration on new activities that will engage your students in nature? Join Science Educators Michelle Amato and Marie Soderbergh in a FREE Project Learning Tree training workshop on Sept 25th, 2020. This PLT Workshop will include an introduction to the history of PLT, a hands-on tutorial on how to use the PLT PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide, and two hands-on PLT activities that you can incorporate into your curriculum! After completion of the workshop, you will be given your own copy of the PLT Environmental Education Activity Guide.See first-hand why PLT has been used in classrooms across the nation for over 40 years! You can register for the workshop here, and if you have any questions, please contact Marie Soderbergh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event date: Sep 25