This interactive, online workshop will explore strategies for accessible, learner-driven inquiry, and will bring you together with peers to share and gather ideas. Our focus will be on supporting students to follow their own curiosity and investigate their own questions in any setting.
You will try out some investigations as a learner, unpack the pedagogy behind the activities, and reflect on how these approaches support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You will also collaborate with your peers and consider how to apply these ideas in your own teaching.
The science activities we model in this workshop were designed for 3rd - 8th grade. However, educators of all grades and contexts are welcome, and we will facilitate discussions to help you apply what you learn to your own setting. This workshop is designed to be valuable for educators teaching online, hybrid, or in-person.
This three-day online learning experience will be highly interactive and will engage you in small-group discussions and individual exploration. You will participate in synchronous morning sessions over Zoom, then have an independent task to complete at your own pace in the afternoon.
June 22, 23, and 24, 2021
9:00 am to noon (Pacific Time)