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Life at the Seashore Educator Workshop, Feb 26

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
The Seymour Center invites you to dive in to Life at
the Seashore, a science unit developed by the MARE
program specifically for 1st grade teachers. Learn
how to incorporate the Next Generation Science
Standards (NGSS) into your classroom teaching from
Sarah Pedemonte of the MARE Program, part of UC
Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.

Life at the Seashore is a new NGSS-designed unit
that addresses the science ideas of how plants and
animals use their external parts to help them survive,
grow, and meet their needs. In this workshop, teachers
will become familiar with the curriculum and how it
supports three-dimensional instruction. We’ll engage
in selected activities from the unit, then examine how
they build students’ conceptual understanding of the
content (Disciplinary Core Ideas) using Crosscutting
Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices.
We’ll reflect on how each of these aspects of science
is made explicit within the curriculum for both the
teacher and the students. We’ll also share strategies
for revisiting the ideas and practices throughout the
unit and even the school year. Life at the Seashore
also correlates with Common Core State Standards,
and is an excellent stand-alone unit or classroom
complement to the Seymour Center’s Awesome
Adaptations Discovery Lab.

This workshop includes an
electronic version of the unit in
Microsoft Word.

Engage Students in FOSS Next Generation K-8 (NSTA), Mar 30

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Join FOSS developers to learn about the FOSS Next Generation K–8 Program. We’ll introduce the instructional design, and illustrate how the system incorporates science-centered language development, notebooks, digital resources, formative assessments, and outdoor excursions into a coherent learning experience for students and teachers.

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA), Mar 30

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Hearing the word “assessment” can strike fear and trepidation into the hearts of both teachers and students.  Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth to improve student achievement.

Model Elementary Science Implementation (NSTA), Mar 30

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Hear from a panel of administrators and lead teachers about successful models for transforming instruction in elementary schools using science as the core. FOSS serves as the framework for the design of a science-centered curriculum for all students. Partnerships and professional development is part of the plan.

Wave Properties and Information Transfer (NSTA), Mar 30

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Engage in activities using lasers and optical fibers in the new FOSS Next Generation Waves Course for middle school. Explore properties of refraction and reflection that allow information transfer by fiber optic technology, and identify connections to the three dimensions of the NGSS. 

Evolutionary Evidence in the Fossil Record (NSTA), Mar 30

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
What does the fossil record tell us about how life has changed over time? Explore evolutionary history through hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Heredity and Adaptation Course for middle school, and identify connections to the three dimensions of the NGSS.

What to Look for in Physical Science Learning Progressions—Experience FOSS K–5 (NSTA), Mar 31

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Are you looking for coherent curricular direction in your elementary science program? Join FOSS curriculum developers to investigate learning progressions in grades K–5 using physical science modules from the new FOSS Next Generation program. Find out about transitioning to the newly released FOSS program modules.

What Does Argumentation Look Like in an Elementary Classroom? (NSTA), Mar 31

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Join FOSS Next Generation Program developers to learn about science practices within the context of active investigations.  Experience analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations, and engaging in argumentation from evidence as tools to deepen student learning within a FOSS lesson. Find out about transitioning to FOSS Next Generation.

What Does Conceptual Modeling Look Like in Grades K-5 Classrooms? (NSTA), Mar 31

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Join FOSS Next Generation Program developers to explore how students construct models with about phenomena.  Experience active investigations from two different grade levels and create models about physical science concepts.  Find out how student models can be used to guide future instruction within the FOSS program.

Developing Models for Sensory Receptors (NSTA), Mar 31

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Why don't people with visual impairments use their knuckles to read Braille?  Use hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Human Systems Interactions Course for middle school to explore how touch receptors in the nervous system respond to mechanical inputs.  Identify connections to the three dimensions of the NGSS. 

Identifying Energy Transfers in Motors and Generators (NSTA), Mar 31

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Dissect a motor to identify its components and make claims about energy transfers in the new FOSS Next Generation Electromagnetic Force Course for middle school. Compare the motor components to those of a generator and consider sustainability of energy sources. Identify connections to the three dimensions of the NGSS.

Amgen Biotech Experience Summer PD Workshop, Jun 19-22

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Our Summer Workshop will be held June 19-22, 2017, at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. The ABE Complete Series will be covered (including protein purification). We welcome new and returning Amgen Biotech Experience high school teachers from the San Francisco Bay Area to join us for the training. To sign up, please complete the online registration form by Friday, June 2, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maia Willcox: mwillcox@berkeley.edu or 510-643-3429).

FOSS Next Generation and the CA Framework (CA Users), Jul 25

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Join the FOSS developers at the Lawrence Hall of Science to experience how to meet the expectations of the new CA Science Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We will share strategies and tools to help K-5 educators engage students with phenomena through three-dimensional learning, CA Environmental Principles and Concepts, ELA and ELD standards, and formative assessment using FOSS Next Generation for California users. We encourage school teams, administrators and specialists to participate.

On this day:

• Experience FOSS Next Generation instructional segments investigating phenomena
• Gain an understanding of the CA Framework focusing on instructional strategies and access and equity
• Learn three-dimensional teaching strategies

Flier: http://tiny.cc/snz4iy

Refreshments and lunch included. Each participant will receive one teacher toolkit.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Lawrence Hall of Science and Delta Education.

Integrating the Curriculum with FOSS Next Generation (CA Users), Jul 26

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Join the FOSS developers at the Lawrence Hall of Science to experience how to meet the expectations of the new CA Science Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We will share strategies and tools to help K-5 educators engage students with phenomena through three-dimensional learning, CA Environmental Principles and Concepts, ELA and ELD standards, and formative assessment using FOSS Next Generation for California users. We encourage school teams, administrators and specialists to participate.

On this day:

• Experience taking FOSS outdoors with connections to the Environmental Principles & Concepts
• Incorporate sense-making using science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts
• Use science to strengthen connections to literacy, math and ELD

Flier: http://tiny.cc/snz4iy

Refreshments and lunch included. Each participant will receive one teacher toolkit.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Lawrence Hall of Science and Delta Education.

FOSS Next Generation Assessment (CA Users), Jul 27

February 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Join the FOSS developers at the Lawrence Hall of Science to experience how to meet the expectations of the new CA Science Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We will share strategies and tools to help K-5 educators engage students with phenomena through three-dimensional learning, CA Environmental Principles and Concepts, ELA and ELD standards, and formative assessment using FOSS Next Generation for California users. We encourage school teams, administrators and specialists to participate.

On this day:

• Preview FOSS Next Generation three-dimensional assessments
• Learn a 10-minute technique proven to support and improve student learning
• Experience the power of formative assessment in developing growth mindset

Flier: http://tiny.cc/snz4iy

Refreshments and lunch included. Each participant will receive one teacher toolkit.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Lawrence Hall of Science and Delta Education.