2017 Workshops

Incorporating Engineering and Three Dimensional Learning into the Science Classroom
March 4, 2017
Environmental topics – including those in current events like pipeline construction issues – are relevant and engaging content areas to support instruction in Engineering Design, Disciplinary Core Idea ETS1 in the NGSS. In this active and participatory workshop, we will use oil spill cleanup as an engineering design problem that could anchor a classroom unit. Attendees will receive an oil spill demonstration kit to introduce the topic and learn how to guide students in the engineering design process. During the workshop, participants will create and refine their own arguments to explore Science and Engineering Practice 7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence. In the discussion and planning portion of the workshop, we will take time to consider different DCIs from the physical, life, and earth and space sciences that could be grouped into a unit around this anchor. Lastly, participants will have some time to discuss how ETS2 – Links among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society; Nature of Science ideas; and Crosscutting Concepts – could be reinforced in a unit anchored by this design problem.

Invited Presenter:

Gail Emilsson, a former New Haven Public Schools teacher of ten years, now representing the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.(CCAT), a non-profit organization in East Hartford, CT that leads regional and national partnerships with industry, academia and government to advance strategies and activities for enhancing the skilled workforce pipeline.

View the flyer 2017 March 4

Environmental Data Analysis with Connections to NGSS
March 18, 2017

Using natural life science phenomena and authentic data sets, participants will explore data collection and interpretation as well as various approaches to analyzing the data sets. Connecting this to the Next Generation Science Standards, teachers will be able to understand the process of construction, analysis, and interpretation of graphical displays paired with hands-on activities to incorporate into their lessons.

Invited Presenters:

Susan Quincy, Environmental Education Specialist | CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, DEEP State Parks
Nicole Granucci, Curriculum Support Specialist | CRISP; Physics Faculty | Southern Connecticut State University

View the flyer 2017 March 18