Earth and Environmental Science Educator's Institute: Connecting Models and Evidence Agenda


Day 1

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM

Logistics

  • Paperwork and such

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Icebreaker

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Linking Scientific Models and Evidence: Science in the News


10:15 AM to 10:30 AM

Break

  • Coffee, tea, and a light snack

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

More Linking Scientific Models and Evidence

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

Lunch!

12:45 PM to 1:15 PM

Plausibility and the Plausibility Ranking Task


1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

Climate Change MEL


2:15 PM to 2:30 PM

Break

  • Coffee, tea, and a light snack

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

MEL Architecture: Theory to Practice


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Jigsaw Activity: Articles from "The Earth Scientist"


4:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Wrap Up



Day 2

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Moon Formation MEL


9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Assessing Student Work Samples


10:15 AM to 10:30 AM

Break

  • Coffee, tea, and a light snack

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Talk Moves


11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Lunch!

12:15 PM to 1:00 PM

Educational Research Involving MELs & baMELs


1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Freshwater Resources baMEL


2:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Break

  • Coffee, tea, and a light snack

2:45 PM to 3:30 PM

Comparing MELs and baMELs


3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

MEL Teacher Guide Overview


MEL/baMEL Gameboard

Components

4:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Wrap Up



Day 3

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Origin of the Universe baMEL


9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Developing a Model-Evidence Link Task


10:15 AM to 10:30 AM

Break

  • Coffee, tea, and a light snack

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

Developing a Model-Evidence Link Task, Continued

11:45 PM to 12:30 PM

Lunch!

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Transfer Task


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Review of Other baMELs


2:30 AM to 2:45 AM

Break

  • Coffee, tea, and a light snack

2:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Workshop Evaluation

3:15 PM to 3:30 PM

Wrap Up: MEL and baMEL Implementation and Expectations