Navigating NYS Next-Generation Science Standards on the Floating Classroom - Tuesday, June 26, 2018!
An Interactive Workshop for Teachers and Informal Educators
Experience STEM mini-labs firsthand
Explore real-world case-studies with a guest scientist
Join a design session to create a program for your class
Gain CTLE credits
Share ideas with other educators
Participants will be introduced to Floating Classroom programs aboard the MV Teal, and will explore ways to get the most out of their students’ time on the lake.
Morning sessions will provide firsthand experience with Floating Classroom core activities, and a guest speaker will share opportunities to incorporate current environmental issues and resources into lesson planning.
Afternoon sessions will include facilitated breakout groups to explore ways of applying the core experience on the Floating Classroom to projects tailored to enhance a teacher’s curriculum before, during, and after their field experience. Depending on participant feedback, sessions may include multidisciplinary approaches, using key thinking skills (NGSS) such as defining and asking questions based on real life problems, investigating through collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, and on developing, evaluating, and communicating explanations based on these data.
The workshop will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Lunch is included. $20 registration fee.
Workshop Resource Materials:
- Prof. Tom Vawter's Phytoplankton Dynamics of Onondaga Lake White Paper
- Prof. Robert Howarth's presentation on HABs causes.
- DCL Floating Classroom cruise materials: Basic Worksheet
- DCL Floating Classroom cruise materials: Plankton Workshop
- More to come...