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Intro Patterns Physics, Unit 1: Patterns & Inquiry

Workshop Details

Date(s): June 16-18, 2020
Time: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Place: Distance workshop, synchronous (times TBD) and asynchronous
Presenter: Bradford Hill, Physics and CTE Engineering Teacher at Mountainside High School, Beaverton SD, Oregon
Audience: High school physics and physical science teachers
Capacity: 20 participants
Fees: Free for Lane County high school science teachers, $100 for non-Lane County teachers
  • Experience and learn about open-source physics/physical science curriculum, with specific focus on the Patterns Approach to instruction. Unit 1: Patterns & Inquiry
  • Discuss tools and strategies for teaching in-person, distance, and hybrid models of instruction. See: Patterns Distance Teaching Resources
  • Participate in an ongoing professional learning community (PLC) of regional physical science and physics teachers making the curricular and instructional shifts called for in the NGSS
Description: This course focuses on three-dimensional (3D) learning through intertwining the disciplinary core ideas of physics with the science practices and crosscutting concepts as described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Teachers experience the patterns approach of using inquiry experiments as a mode to learn content and then apply what they have learned in engineering design tasks. The mathematical patterns of linear, quadratic, and inverse will be reinforced. Teachers will also learn how to structure their inquiry investigations with multiple designs to foster scientific discourse between students during the analysis of their data. Students will use technology to collect data and analyze data as well as use data mines and simulations when direct observation or collection of data is not possible.
Lunch: No lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: None
Notes: Teachers will learn about strategies and supports for teaching Patterns Physics at a distance, in-person, and with a hybrid model. Portland Metro STEM Hub has published teacher-developed distance teaching and learning resources on their website.

Teachers who attend this workshop can also attend the August workshop (which may be in person or at a distance), and teachers are welcome for all or part of the workshop, depending on their needs.

All participants will be provided a certificate for PDUs based on the training hours.
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