Sat, Sept 25 – Pikes Peak Implementation Institute – Next Steps

Title:  PPII – Implementing and Assessing the NEW Colorado Science Standards

Presenters: Tim Blesse, Teacher Programs Consultant,Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Others TBD – Other contributors include CDE, CAST, and EleSTEMary

Location: USAFA – Doolittle Hall

Description:   AM Session: Developing & Using Modeling to Unravel Phenomena (Science & Engineering Practice #2):  Models can open up new worlds for allowing students to reflect their understanding of phenomena, especially for second language learners. They can also serve as great jumping off points for deepening student thinking and for motivating communication.  But learning to use them in new ways takes time.  In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to participate in a series of activities that demonstrate some rich new ways that students can engage in the science and engineering practice of modeling.

Join with peers, as you look at the vertical progression of this practice and how you can better implement it into your classes. Explore how it relates to the other science and engineering practices.

PM Session: Using Math & Computational Thinking to Unravel Phenomena (Science & Engineering Practice #5):   Get your students excited about using math and mathematical models to make predictions and find answers for their questions about investigable phenomena. Learn how to implement an evidence-based gradual release model that makes this workable for both you and your students. In this interactive workshop you will experience what this looks like as a learner and have time to reflect on and apply what you need to do as a teacher to make the magic happen. Join with peers, as you look at the vertical progression of this practice and how you can better implement it into your classes.

Other AM and PM Sessions will be included and are soon to be determined.