April 23, 2018

#11627 Experience an NGSS-aligned Unit on Sound and Learn How to Implement this Unit in your Middle School Classroom

Teachers will be trained to teach the middle school NGSS unit How Can We Sense Different Sounds from a Distance? which helps students develop models to explain phenomena related to how sound is produced, how it travels, and how it is detected. This middle school unit on sound starts off with students exploring a perplexing phenomenon where sounds and voices are heard coming from a paper cup and needle as a plastic disc (a record) is spun underneath it.  This phenomenon fuels a series of questions and ideas for investigations to pursue about how sound is produced, how it travels, and how it is detected and encoded.
Students develop wave models of sound to explain how sounds vary in frequency and wavelength, and can explore how analog vs. digital information is encoded and transmitted. The unit targets NGSS performance expectations MS-PS4-1, MS PS4-2, MS LS1-8, and MS PS4-3. Teachers will receive a copy of the full storyline. These open-source educational resources were developed by the Next Generation Science Storylines project at Northwestern University.

Join us to learn from a local middle school teacher who piloted the unit in her classroom. She will share valuable insights she gained while teaching this unit to her students. Teachers will conduct several of the investigations included in the unit and also gain valuable Talk Science strategies to help students model and discuss phenomena and scientific concepts.

Dates:  June 19 – 21, 2018
Time:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM each day
Location:  WIU Riverfront Hall Room 103, Moline
Cost:  $50
PD Hours:  18
Audience:  6th – 8th Grade Teachers
Presenters:  Sara Ryner & Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline:  6/12/2018

#11614 Phase 2 – The Tools Needed to Bring NGSS to the Classroom

Phase 2 training will focus on bringing three-dimensional learning to the classroom.  In order to do this, participants will experience a lesson to both examine three-dimensional learning and the key shifts required to bring NGSS to the classroom.  Participants will learn how to utilize phenomena to drive instruction, “unpack” the Disciplinary Core Ideas to determine the content of our lessons, utilize the Crosscutting Concepts as a lens for students to make sense of the science, and engage students in the Scientific and Engineering Practices to study phenomena.  While participants will focus on one performance expectation, the process will be applicable to all performance expectations. Participants should have knowledge about NGSS and three-dimensional learning before attending this training. Attendance at Phase 1 or other introductory NGSS session is recommended prior to this session.
Date:  June 13, 2018
Time:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $25.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  K-12nd Grade Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Sara Ryner & Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline:  6/6/2018

#11613 Phase 1 – Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards: Using Real-World Phenomena to Motivate Students to Learn

Science Foundational Services are designed to increase knowledge of the new Illinois Learning Standards for Science (NGSS).

Phase 1 will contain components to prepare participants to:
• experience a three-dimensional science lesson.
• recognize the instructional shifts required by the NGSS.
• discover the three dimensions of the NGSS.
• read and understand the standards pages of the NGSS.
• explain how these new Illinois Learning Standards for Science, and their incorporation of 3-dimensional learning, will transform science education for kids by engaging them in meaningful, relevant, and coherent investigations.

Date:  June 12, 2018
Time:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $25.00
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  K-12nd Grade Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline:  6/5/2018

ECO Camp 2017-2018

  The dates are set for ECO Camp 2017 – 2018.  Click here to download your  flyer to fill out and submit to the ROE to get your class registered.