Curriculum Development: Planning Phenomenon-driven Units for NGSS Science Classes
Friday, March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT$45.00
(F Mar 19, 1pm-2:30pm Eastern Standard Time)
The goal of this 1.5 hr. workshop is to help teachers develop a unit that uses inquiry to drive the exploration of a process or phenomenon. Participants will learn a repeatable structure for writing phenomenon-driven lessons that incorporate the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards: Scientific and Engineering Practices, Cross-cutting Concepts, and Discipline Core Ideas. Time in the session will be spent considering engaging phenomena and linking together the hands-on activities and process of inquiry that teachers will use to guide students in a novel exploration. An outline of a unit will be produced so participants are familiar with the process from beginning to end for a topic that is applicable to their class.