Time: Friday October 13, 2017
Instructors: Mihir Ravel, Cary Sneider, and Jennifer Wells
Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR
Audience: High School, and possibly 8th grade Free workshop, curriculum and materials kit (for 32 students)
Have you ever attended a terrific workshop and then found that you didn’t have the time, funds or community support to teach the unit? That’s not the case with these workshops!
Participating teachers will receive a set of integrated curriculum materials (slides, worksheets, resources) and a classroom set of matching supplies to support teaching of each module, and the chance to join a cohort of colleagues.
Background: These 3-hour workshops present highly engaging STEM units that can be completed over a two-week period, and also extendable to three weeks. The activities can be adjusted to meet NGSS performance expectations at the high school level, and possibly late middle school level. The modules provide opportunities for students to use their understanding of core ideas in science, and to solve a problem or meet a need through the engineering and invention process.
The focus is on themes relevant to students’ daily lives, and based on purposeful scientific inquiry that can be applied to students’ design of their own engineering inventions.