Program

Please plan to arrive at IslandWood in time for the 4:00 pm start on Wednesday, August 1st, and depart after 2:00 pm on Friday, August 3rd.

In this workshop, participants will:
  • Discuss the role of sustainability in the NGSS and in their science teaching
  • Learn about the InTeGrate instructional resources and their alignment with the NGSS
  • Develop scaffolds and supporting resources to support implementation of the InTeGrate materials in the middle and high school science classroom
  • Develop action plans for their own classroom, school, and/or district to implement three-dimensional learning opportunities that address sustainability

Wednesday, August 1st

Afternoon: Participants arrive at IslandWood and check in to accommodations. Note that rooms are not available until 4:00 pm—please feel free to bring luggage to the learning center as needed.

Location: Learning Studio 102

4:00 – 4:30 pm Introductions and ice-breaker

4:30 - 6:00 pm Engagement - Participation in an InTeGrate activity and analyzing it

6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner in dining hall (family style)

7:00 - 8:00 pm NGSS, InTeGrate, and you

Thursday, August 2nd

7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast in dining hall (buffet style)

8:30 – 8:45 am Introduction to the day

8:45 - 10:00 am Content area working groups: Discuss findings from exploring modules and begin to work on practices web

10:00 - 10:15 am Report out from working groups

  • What have you decided to focus on within your topic area?
  • What activities are there that you can use?
  • What additional activities/strategies do you need?

10:15 - 10:30 am Break

10:30 - 11:30 am Content area working groups: Continue working on practices web and adding cross-cutting concepts

11:30 - 11:45 am Report out from content area working groups

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Begin personal action plan: How will these materials fit into your teaching?

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch in dining hall (family style)

1:00 - 1:30 pm Group discussion: Sustainability and place and adding local examples

Soils, Systems and Society

Slides Soils, Systems and Society activity (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2MB Aug2 18)

1:30 - 2:30 pm IslandWood garden and sustainability tour

2:30 - 3:00 pm Group discussion: Incorporating systems thinking

3:00 - 3:30 pm Break and snack

3:30 - 4:30 pm Back to content area working groups to discuss adding systems thinking and local examples

  • Add ideas to group workspace
  • Add ideas to personal action plan

4:30 - 5:30 pm Report out: report out on development and get feedback from the group

5:30 - 5:45 pm Reflection and end of day roadcheck.

6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner in dining hall (family style)

7:00 - 8:30 pm Continue group work and action plan development based on feedback

Friday, August 3rd

7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast in dining hall (buffet style)

8:30 – 8:45 am Introduction to the day

  • Review of roadcheck responses
  • Plan for completing work

8:45 - 10:00 am Working groups

  • Finalize practice webs with list of activities and cross-cutting concepts
  • Prepare for review by others

10:00 - 10:15 am Coffee Break

Drawing systems diagrams

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Systems of Systems Thinking module introduces vocabulary and a basic systems diagram using a bathtub and a news story about fires in Minnesota
  • Unit 2: Picturing complexity describes how to draw a systems diagram and label more complex systems diagrams with quantities (fluxes and volumes)

10:15 - 11:00 am Review

  • Climate and Biosphere review each others' workspace pages
  • Water and Oceans & Coasts review each others' pages
  • 10:15 - 10:40: exploration
  • 10:40 - 10:50: explanation from 1st group
  • 10:50 - 11:00: explanation from 2nd group

11:00 - 11:30 am Feedback from reviewers

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Make modifications as needed to respond to reviews

12:00 - 1:00 pm Box lunch pick-up in dining hall, finalize personal action plans

1:00 - 1:40 pm Group discussion: Synthesis, next steps for you, and next steps for InTeGrate

1:40 - 2:00 pm End of Workshop Evaluation

2:00 pm Departure