East Portland Unconference: What do you want to discuss with your colleagues around science education?
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How to teach the Next Gen science standards in an elementary classroom. For example, helping students to become scientists and do real science. Also, on a logistical note, how to do be able to plan, carve out time, find resources, and gain administrative support, etc.
Alexia, Stephanie, Leah and
Apps and Internet Tools to use in your classroom (Middle-High School)
Carol, Laura M, Sandra and
Integrating out-of-building experiences (field trips, Outdoor School, gardens, etc.) to effectively support learning goals (articulating NGSS alignment, etc.).
Developing / integrating inquiry and engineering tasks that can be used for work samples or portfolio entires.
Efficiency in student lab reporting: Scaffolding within and between science classes within your department. (Middle-High School)
How to tap community "Funds of Knowledge"
Research shows that students greatly benefit from linking their learning to real life and seeing ...
Culturally responsive lens & multiple perspectives of teaching science
Motivation Hacks: Tips and Tricks for Teachers and Leaders
You bring a motivational challenge to share, I'll briefly present the science of motivation, then...
Inventive ways to teach evolution in the middle school aligned to NGSS
How to support teachers in the transition to NGSS and instructional shifts
Incorporating the history of science into the curriculum. Using resources from the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library.
Alfonso Garcia Arriola
Science Fairs: How to get your students involved and compete in local and regional events (Middle-High School)